– DCC’s rising starTwenty-year-old Kemol Nial Jared Savory, also called “Savas”, is presently representing the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) in the UWI T20 Tournament in Trinidad and Tobago. This talented Guyanese cricketer has been a part of the DCC for the past nine years and it has definitely been a successful journey. Born at the Woodlands Hospital to Joseph Savory and Wendy Callender, he was blessed to have grown up with two amazing siblings, Carlos and Romona Savory. His early childhood was spent in Essequibo, after which he moved to Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara and later to Tuschen Housing Scheme, on the East Bank of Essequibo. He had an amazing and ‘spoilt’ childhood because he was the youngest. He attributed his humble upbringing to his parents, adding that they were always supportive, especially when it came to the game of cricket. He is the third child for his patents – his father, a Chief Engineer who was often at work at sea.His days are basically spent with his siblings and mother. His nursery school life was spent in Essequibo but after moving to Vreed-en-Hoop, he began his primary school education there.Reminiscing on his childhood, Savory recalled waiting on the school bell to ring – signalling the end of session – so he could play with his friends. When the family moved to Tuschen, he joined his first cricket club, the Parika/Salem Cricket Club where he received formal training under a coach.After completing his National Grade Six Assessment, he was awarded a place at Stewartville Secondary School. He recalled those were some of the best days – he and his best friend at the time, Ravin, would escape during the recess period to hang out or play cricket with other friends. After recognising his interest in the sport, his mother got him enrolled at DCC.Being a part of the Club, he participated in the Guyana U-15, U-17 and U-19 competitions; the local franchise league Club tournament and currently, he his is in Trinidad for the UWI T20 Tournament which he described as a major achievement.He feels elated and humbled to have been called upon to represent his club in the tournament – an experience that he will defiantly use to his advantage. Savory nevertheless says that being able to play for Guyana in the U-15 and U-17 levels was a great accomplishment. It got even better when he was selected to be a part of the Cricket Guyana Inc Academy (CGI). In the next 10 years, this young and talented cricketer is optimistic in representing Guyana at the senior level; local and international leagues such as the Caribbean Premier League and more importantly, playing for the West Indies Cricket Board.His advice to young people is to take a lot of training and be dedicated to the game but above all, respect your seniors and always maintain self-discipline. “Love what you do,” he stated. Meanwhile, he had high praises for the Board of the CGI Academy and to the coaches who work very hard with the cricketers to realise their full potential.Apart from playing cricket, he would be a part of the masquerade celebration during the Christmas festivities. His favourite colour is white while his favourite dishes are definitely his mother’s steamed fish with steamed greens and her soup. He also loves KFC, Royal Castle chicken and Chinese fried rice and lowmein.