“We Story” The Collection presents, Keacy Carty – First-Class Cricketer

PHILIPSBURG – In the spirit of Black History Month and as Sint Maarten continues to
acknowledge its rich, and diverse heritage, the Ministry of Education Culture Youth and
Sport (MECYS) is unveiling “We Story” The Collection. “We Story” is a compilation of
newly and previously written profiles/features (by cited & acknowledged authors) on
prominent and well-known past and current educators, artists, sports icons and
community pioneers that have contributed to Sint Maarten and its diaspora.
The objective of “We Story” The Collection is to bring about more awareness and
increase the visibility of the many facets of Sint Maarten’s rich and diverse heritage
through a series of press releases schedule to appear over the next two weeks and
beyond via Government and local media outlets.
Mr. Keacy Carty, a right hand top order batsman who has played for the Leeward Islands
and the West Indies is a born St. Maartener and achieved the honor of Male athlete of
the year and International Ambassador during the 2016 Brown Pelican Sports Awards.
Keacy, played the highest-level as a first-class cricketer within the under 19 division and
as a St. Maartener, he made the most runs as an under 15 batsman. At the age of 16, he
represented the Leeward Islands and played as a contracted player for the Leeward’s
senior team (Leeward Island Hurricanes). He competed in the West Indies Under 19
finals Championship in Grenada and was selected to represent the West Indies under 19
Cricket team at the 2016 Under 19 World Cup in Bangladesh. The West Indies U19 team
won the U19 World Cup Cricket finals by defeating the home team of Bangladesh.
Keacy was named man of the match as he secured the win with 52 runs not out. For
him, that was a major accomplishment being the first to play cricket internationally.
Keacy’s career stats as a first-class player spans from 2016 to 2022 with 33 matches, 58
innings and 1,493 runs. With a run rate of 2.54 his amassed runs include two (2)
centuries, eleven (11) half centuries, fourteen (14) 6’s and one hundred fifty-six (156)
4’s. He has participated in the Nagico Super 50, West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)
professional Cricket League Regional 4 Day Tournament and the West Indies
Championship amongst other tournaments. He currently plays for the Leeward Islands
Hurricanes, his story has just begun.

The Ministry of Education Culture Youth and Sport (MECYS) will continue to add to the
collection as information is researched and compiled from new and historical sources.