Kent Cricket Club has today, 1st March 2019, donated cricket equipment and playing shirts to the Stadium Stars Women's Cricket Team ahead of their opening match of the T20 women's league on Sunday 3rd March. The donated equipment included helmets, batting gloves, batting pads, bats and tennis balls.
Commenting on the donation, Emmanuel Pessima, President and Chief Executive Officer, Kent Cricket Club, said, "This donation is part of our efforts to complement the wonderful work that the Sierra Leone Cricket Association is undertaking for the progress of Women's and girls' cricket in the country".
Receiving the equipment after training, ex-Sierra Leone international Gabriel Anthony, who is the manager of the Stadium Stars Women's Cricket Team, said, "This donation is truly appreciated, as it came to us as a surprise, and because we never requested for it. This shows that Kent is a club with a big heart, as they are sharing the limited equipment they have".
Linda Bull, captain of the Stadium Stars Women's Cricket Team also the captain of the Sierra Leone Women's Cricket team, said, "I want to thank everyone at the Kent Cricket Club for their generous donation. Our team will strive to make good use of this equipment, and ensure that we develop more female cricketers".
The Stadium Stars Women's Cricket Team becomes the second team in the week to benefit from the Kent Cricket Club's commitment to empower women's and girls' cricket in the country.
Kent Cricket Club would like to thank all our partners, sponsors, friends, and supporters for their continued support, as without their support, the club would not have been able to make these donations.