BCB and Bank of Bermuda Foundation announces Maybury Scholarship
The Bermuda Cricket Board is extremely pleased to announce that Mr. Greg Maybury has been accepted to attend the prestigious Oakham School, UK, starting in April, 2008. Oakham School has an outstanding cricket program with a 1st class indoor facility and excellent coaching led by former England cricketers Frank Hayes and David Steele. It is the BCB's aim to support young cricketers to obtain good GCSE and A level results which will significantly improve their ability to garner a place at one of the UK's six University Centers of Cricketing Excellence (UCCE). Students attending UCCE receive Level 3 coaching year round, access to indoor nets, numerous first class fixtures and healthy competition as well as quality teaching leading to their undergraduate degree.
The Bank of Bermuda Foundation has generously agreed to assist in funding Greg's schooling. This is the second time the Foundation has supported one of the BCB's promising young cricketers. With the support of the Foundation, Stefan Kelly has attended Oakham since 2003 and is planning to attend one of the UCCE in September 2008.
At only 14 years of age, Greg Maybury is an outstanding young opening bowler with the ability to swing the ball either way. Greg plays senior cricket for Somerset CC and opens the bowling in their senior side.
Greg's International highlights include:
Member of the U19 Team who played in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup
Made 30 in India during World Cup preparation against World Cricket Academy as well as taking 4 for 28 the following match against the same opposition.
Member of the U19 Team which qualified for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.
Took a four wicket haul in the U-19 World Cup Qualifiers (4-19) against Argentina and had a ninth wicket partnership of 86 (17 not out) taking Bermuda to 300-8 against the Bahamas.
Strike bowler for U19 team in the Sir Garfield Sobers Tournament, taking 5-16 against Caracoa.
Captained of the U15 National Team who were undefeated in 2007.
Greg's Local Sporting Achievements:
First place in the island's Middle School Cross Country event.
Part of Warwick Academy's Championship Volleyball team.
Winner of the 2007 Middle School Denton Hurdle Memorial Award for Sporting Excellence.
Top score of 103* in middle school cricket last year.
Scored 60 in an U-16 league game (Captain).
Captained the following school teams- Cricket, Cross Country, Track and Field (Co-Captained Football).
Took a five wicket haul in men's cricket (5-25).
Director and Secretary of the Bank of Bermuda Foundation, David Lang noted,
"Supporting youth development through education and sport is a guiding principle of the Bank of Bermuda Foundation. This scholarship will not only help one of Bermuda's talented youth cricket players develop his skills and sportsmanship but will provide him with a solid educational foundation on which to build his future career. We also hope this initiative provides an avenue that many more young Bermudians can aspire to. We wish Greg all the best in pursuing his dreams."
President of the BCB, Mr. Reginald Pearman stated,
"I am extremely pleased be able to congratulate Greg on being accepted to Oakham School and to thank the Bank of Bermuda Foundation once again for their generous contribution. Greg continues to shine both on and off the field. His sporting accolades speak for themselves, however, off the field, he is a confident and conscientious young man. Academically, Greg finished 2nd in his class at Warwick Academy and has proven that he is a committed and promising student. I am confident Greg will make the most of this opportunity and I wish him all the best for the upcoming term."
Mr. Pearman continued, "The BCB would also like to thank the Government of Bermuda, Butterfield Bank, Orbis Investment Management Ltd. and Mr. & Mrs. Maybury for their contributions in support of this program."
The Minister of the Environment and Sports, the Hon. Elvin James, JP, MP offered his congratulations to Greg on being accepted at such a prestigious school as Oakham. "I am gratified to see the Bermuda Cricket Board investing in the development of our young players. Bermuda's junior players represent the future of cricket in this country, and we should all be doing everything possible to support their development." The Minister also took the opportunity to thank the Bank of Bermuda Foundation for their generous support, and said that he looked forward to the Foundation's continued involvement with one of Bermuda's National Sports.