Cricket match in honour of former sports personality
Berbicians will have an opportunity to see some of the past and present cricketers in action together on a cricket field when they engage in the first Lennox ‘Bruckup’ Allicock Memorial Over-35 20/20 cricket match which will be played on Sunday at the Port Mourant Community Centre Ground.
Allicock, who died a year ago, was a onetime all round sports personality and sports enthusiast who participated in a multiplicity of sports during his hay days including cricket, football, athletics, Table Tennis, bodybuilding and basketball among others. In his later years he was a part of many sporting organisations including cricket, football and athletics and was described as an ardent sports fan, administrator, organizer and critic.
He was an integral part of the once feared Port Mourant Cricket Club and was instrumental in them winning many national titles. He was also credited with the upbringing of players such as Guyana’s most successful youth Captain Andre Percival, the Nagamootoo brothers, Mahendra and Vishal, the Dhaniram brothers, Sudesh and Sunil, the Fingal brothers, Robert and David among many others.
The match will be contested between a New Amsterdam/Canje line up and a team from the Lower Corentyne.
Among those expected to take part are former national players Hubern Evans, Andre Percival, Anil Beharry, Romesh Munna, Mark Lyte jr, Rawle Lyte, Rawle Perreira, Shawn Grant, Eon Gibson, Muniram Lallbeharry, Renwick Batson and eldest son of the honoree, Rawle Allicock.
Prizes will be awarded to the player of the match, best batsman, best bowler, and best fieldsman. Tokens of appreciation will also be given to all players in the match.
A number of sponsors are on board including Archway Snackette and Fish Shop,
Allicock wild meat establishment, Bobby and Sons Boutique, Imran Hamid and Sons and Daughters Establishment, Balram Shane General Store, Rudy’s Boutique, Neeta’s Lumber Yard, Sharmella Beauty Salon, Orin Boston, Tribuwan Jagdeo, George Gomes, Leon Crawford and relatives.
The match is slated to commence from 13:00 hrs.