The SHCA is managed by an Executive Committee.
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Meet the St Helena Cricket Association Committee.
Damien O Bey
Damien started playing competitive cricket at the age of 13 for Jamestown 'B'. He is an all-round cricketer who open's both the batting and bowling for current team Jamestown Heat. Damien lives and breathes cricket. He was a member of the 2012 St Helena National Cricket team who travelled to Benoni South Africa and was Vice Captain for Team St Helena during their 2018 trip to Botswana. He has also represented Penrith Cricket Club in Cumbria, UK during the 2007 season. As the President of the St Helena Cricket Association it is his aim to continually improve the standard of cricket of St Helena and to encourage as many people as possible - especially youngsters - to play the game.
Derek has been associated with St Helena Cricket Association for many years now. He plays as wicket keeper and captains the St Paul’s B cricket team. Derek is an avid cricket enthusiast and would like to see St Helena cricket develop not only in its stature but also its standard. Derek believes that the participation of every player in the league contributes to the spirit of the game. He has served as Vice President of the Association for the past 3 years and his aspiration for cricket is to spread the sport to children and beginners of cricket in all corners of St Helena. Derek is also a local business owner of Island Images a destination management company on St Helena.
“Damian visited St Helena from London in October 2014, and joined the Jamestown Barracudas, where he donned the keeping gloves for his first season. He was blown away by the hospitality of the entire cricket community and quickly fell in love again with the game he had started playing as a school boy growing up in Kenya. Damian played two seasons for the Barras before returning to the UK in 2016. In 2018 he made the decision (entirely based on cricket of course) to return to the Island permanently. He re-joined Jamestown (now re-branded “the Heat”) and was elected treasurer of the SHCA Damian is dedicated to moving the game forward and especially boosting its international profile through promoting its unique selling points.
Barbara has been secretary to the St Helena Cricket Association for more than 10 years. One of the challenges of being the only woman on the executive committee means that she need to keep up as much as she can with “the world of cricket”, so that she has a positive input. Barbara,s role is to facilitate meetings, take minutes and to respond to issues raised by the Africa Cricket Association (ACA), as we became affiliated to the ICC on the back of the ACA. Barbara additionally assists with the arrangements of any visit from cricket coaches and undertakes the secretarial work behind the scenes for cricket tours.
Terry Richards has been involved in the game for more than 50 years. He started at the age of 13, recording scores – This meant walking to and from Jamestown to Francis Plain if I could not get a lift when a Jamestown team was playing – the payment for scoring at the time was two shillings and sixpence – which is twelve & a half pence in today’s value. His cricketing career started with Jamestown ‘B’ when he was 15 years old as a bowler. However, his cricketing career only took off after he travelled to Ascension Island in 1963 at the age of 16. On Terrys return to St Helena, he started a new team – Jamestown ‘Z’. Terry has been the President of the Cricket Association for the past 6 years