Former cricket stalwarts stage Inaugural Andrew Lyght Memorial Cricket tournament
Cricket fans that may have witnessed the exploits of their late colleague, Andrew Lyght, during his hey days will re-enact memories of those days with two memorial matches slated for the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) and the Everest Cricket Club Grounds, Saturday July 14 and Sunday July 15 next.
The competition is the inaugural of what the organizers hope to be a yearly feature and will feature past cricketers the likes of former WI players Faoud Bacchus, who will captain the foreign based team, Clayton Lambert and Milton Pydanna among other past stalwarts, dubbed ‘Friends of Former Guyana Cricketers’ will turn back the clock in two T20 encounters starting at 13:00hrs on July 14 and 15 at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) and the Everest Cricket Club Grounds (ECC) respectively.
A release from the organizers said that the overseas team is looking forward to the tour and the opportunity to interact with local players while entertaining local cricket lovers.
The overseas based team will also comprise such players as Derrick Kallicharran, William White, Ray Joseph, Ramcharitar and Tyrone Etwaroo, former Guyana & WI U19 player, Eyon Grant, former Guyana U19 player, Godfrey Edwards and Safraz Ally. Other past stalwarts also include Victor Benjamin, Hafeez Ali, Lyle Wilson, Nigel Harper, Jerry Persaud, Saheed Mohammed, Selwyn Smith, Wazir Khan and Jai Sharma.
The players to comprise the local squad will be drawn from the membership of the DCC and will be announced soon. Trophies and other prizes will be donated by Rockaway Auto Sales and Car Rental and Cycle Store.