Nevis Cricket Star Runako Morton Donates To Alma Mata

CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (October 26, 2006)
The Gingerland Primary School was the proud recipient of a number of copy books from past student and Nevis’ top international cricketing star Runako Morton, during a small but significant ceremony at the school’s assembly on Thursday October 25, 2006.During the presentation, moments before Runako made 45 runs for the West Indies Team against India in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy before an estimated 48, 000 spectators, his wife Mrs Licelle Morton said her husband donated the 1100 specially printed copy books in celebration of his first One Day International (ODI) century he made against New Zealand in April 2006.
 
Upon receipt of the copy books, a visibly elated head teacher Mrs Marion Lescott thanked the Morton family on behalf of the students and staff for their donation and spoke of his cricketing prowess during his tenure at the school.
 
“The Gingerland Primary School is proud and happy to accept these books on behalf of Runako Morton. Runako was a cricketing star from school days and he continued on to the West Indies.
 
“I know that we have some other students here who can aspire for that. We have Trevia Smithen who is heading that way, we have Javier Liburd who is headed that way and Kieron Powell a past student heading that way and we want to say congratulations to Runako and so we are very, very proud at Gingerland Primary School,” she said adding, “give our best regards to Runako as we continue to support him as he continues to excel. We wish him God’s blessings.” 
 
Only one week earlier, Morton had scored 90 runs not out against Australia in the ICC series and was coped “The Man of the Match” award.

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