December 12, 2014
Stacy Ann Adams joyous in being among the five cricketers of the Year

National female cricketer Stacy Ann Adams received another fillip when she was named among the five cricketers of 2014 by the St Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association (SVGCA).{{more}}

Adams received her honour at the annual Prize Giving Ceremony of the SVGCA, held last Saturday night at the Murray Heights Hotel.

Considered an all-rounder in her own right, Adams was second in the tally of wickets at the regional women’s 50-over competition in August in Dominica and was also one of the main batters for the St Vincent and the Grenadines team.

In relation to last Saturday’s accolade, Adams told SEARCHLIGHT: “This award is a quintessential beginning for what I would like to achieve in my future cricketing career.”

With her eyes fixed on making the West Indies team, Adams recalled, “After the regional tournament this year, I came back eager to play the sport, with my eyes on the future goals, along with the passion for cricket…. So receiving this award is just an added incentive to keep playing and working harder.”

At last Saturday night’s announcement, Adams joined four established male players in completing the quintet of the top cricketers for the year 2014.

The other four named were the Guardian General Saints’ trio of Sunil Ambris, Romell Currency, Kenroy Peters and Victors One’s Keron Cottoy.

Ambris also copped the Senior Cricketer of the Year award, as he scored two centuries, including one on debut, in the West Indies senior tournament this year, playing for the Windward Islands.

He was selected to the Sagicor High Performance team against Bangladesh and toured Sri Lanka last month with the West Indies A team.

Ambris’ elder brother, Romell Currency, had some reasonable returns with the bat for the Windwards this year in the regional four day competition.

Meanwhile, Peters was the leading wicket taker in the regional competition. This earned him calls for the West Indies team training squad for the home series versus New Zealand, and is the provisional squad for the 2015 World Cup.

Cottoy, who was not on hand to receive his award last Saturday, as he is in Barbados pursuing studies, was the top all-rounder in the 2014 National Lotteries Authority Premier Division.

Cottoy collected 21 wickets and scored 243 runs, which earned him the Zepton Greaves trophy.(RT)