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Come Saturday 2nd November, Kensington Oval will be the venue for a historic cricket match.

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(FILE IMAGE) The feature attraction at the Maryan Affair mounted by St Mary’s Church in the City is the fun T10 Softball Cricket Match which will showcase a number of clergy members and friends from the Anglican Church being led by Bishop Michael Maxwell. They will be pitted against a Celebrity team expected to be led by Conde Riley, President of the Barbados Cricket Association.

It is expected that the members of the various congregations will come out in numbers to support their parish priests in what is anticipated to be a fun but keenly contested match. St George will be represented by Senator the Reverend John Rogers, Rev. Anthony Harewood will be ‘repping’ for Holy Innocents, Rev. Mark Harewood for St. Barnabas while Rev. Audrey Griffith will represent St. Philip.

Other priests from whom the final team will be chosen include Rev. Beverley Sealy-Knight from St. Jame’s Parish Church, Rev. Suzanne Ellis from St. Augustine, Rev. Jerome Small from St. Philip the Less, Rev. Graveney Bannister from St. Clements and St. Swithins , Rev. Hugh Sandiford from St. Matthias Church, Adrian Elcock – Synod Representative and Michael Alleyne Clergy Registrar. Rev. Rosalyn Harper-Johnson and Canon Wayne Isaacs are expected to both represent St. Mary Church.

Expected to play with Conde Riley on the Celebrity team will be Minister of Health & Wellness – Jeffrey Bostic, Anthony ‘Admiral’ Nelson, Eric ‘Queen’ Lewis, Lisa Broome – CBC News Anchor, Sergeant Seibert Johnson of the Royal Barbados Police Force, Junior Jordan – Safe Driving Advocate, Marisa Lindsay of Barbados Today, Calvin Hope – Member BCA, Rasheed Hughes (champion Gold Cup Jockey 2018 and 19) Wayne Young from CaribSupply, Eleanor Rice – Tent Manager and actress Jennifer Walker.

In addition to this feature cricket match there will be a number of attractions at the Maryan Affair on Saturday, including a Tea Garden where a variety of teas will be served, a food court, Kid’s City with numerous rides and tents for children as well as Books and Things, a Fruit and Veg stall as well as health checks.

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