The Falkland Islands cricket team visited Barbados over the Independence weekend, and played a couple of matches against local teams. The match at North Stars in St Lucy on Sunday 2nd December was played in ideal conditions, but the local players comprehensively beat the visitors, as did the Isolation Cavaliers in St Andrew the previous week.

Irving Wilson (RIGHT OF CHEQUE) Principal Wilmont Straughn with a group of school students, receiving a cheque from Craig Paice, Captain of the Falkland Islands cricket team

One of the highlights of the day was the presentation of a cheque for US $1,500.00 to Principal of the Irving Wilson School, Wilmont Straughn, who attended the match with a group of teachers and students. Captain of the Falkland Islands team, Craig Paice, and his fellow players had raised the funds in the Islands before their Caribbean tour.

At the presentation ceremony, he commented how pleased he and the team were to have met Mr Straughn and the pupils at the match and said, “It’s great to see the school kids here and we are happy to be able to support the Irving Wilson School.”

The visitors are also playing matches in Belize and in Jamaica.

The Falkland Islands are a self-governing British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic. The Islands manage their own economy and affairs in all areas except Defence and Foreign Policy, and will be holding a referendum in March 2013, to determine their ongoing status as a British Overseas Territory.

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