July 13, 2008

Peru

Peru off to Brazil in October

Will Luke

From ICC Americas' June 2008 newsletter

The Peru Cricket Federation (PCF) held its AGM on June 6 at Lima Cricket & Football Club and we were delighted to have the region’s ICC Development Officer, Grant Dugmore, in attendance.

After the usual administrative items, he presented Peru Captain Harry Hildebrand with his Volunteer of the Year award. During the AGM, we were able to reflect on an eventful and productive first year as an ICC affiliated cricketing nation, with particular highlights being the ICC Americas Division 3 Championship in Buenos Aires, featuring Peru’s first international victory and the highly successful inaugural Twenty20 Championship played between four local teams.

There was of course lots of talk of continuing development, to build on these foundations. Grant held a seminar for the new PCF Committee on the morning of June 7th to outline ICC fund allocation, use and accounting. With this in mind, we are putting together a proposal for ICC assistance in the construction of cricket nets at Biram Bingham School, Lima, with the goal of providing much needed extra practice facilities and kickstarting schools cricket. Cricket has been reintroduced to two English language schools in Lima, Markham and Cambridge colleges, and a competitive match between them is in the pipeline.

In the realm of adult cricket, the PCF is hopeful of sending a team to play in Curitiba, Brazil in October 2008. They are also looking forward to hosting the Hollywood Golden Oldies team in March 2009.

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Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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