Endeavor Sports Club win Christiff Barnes Memorial T10 competition
The Endeavors Sports Club won the Christiff Barnes T10 Memorial Cricket competition for teams in the river rain communities. The competition, which was played at the Sand Hill Community Centre Ground, saw Endeavour winning the keenly contested final by 27 runs.
The win earned them the championship trophy and $20,000 cash. The four-team competition was held in honour of Christiff Barnes a cricket enthusiast who tragically lost his life on 25 May.
According to a secretary of the Vreed-en-Rust Sports Club, the organizers, James Allicock, the completion was organized in an effort to raise needed funds for the six children of Barnes who are facing dire financial constraints. Allicock said that the club was approached by the eldest child of Barnes who requested their help in honoring his father in a very tangible way via the competition.
“His son Trivette, who is the eldest child who is also 14 years old, approached us to lend some help…. we should seriously consider hosting a competition in his honor, while using it as an avenue of generating needed finds to help the six children,” Allicock said.
He noted that recognizing the many contributions that the late 32 year old father made to the club it was easy for them to proceed with the competition. “Christiff was a passionate and faithful member of the club and we were all touched by his sudden death and therefore seek to create avenues thus being proactive, resulting in opportunities for the rapidly growth of a number of young people within the community,” he said.
The club secretary said that the six children ranges from one year and months to 14 years and the club felt compelled to do something as they recognized that with the children tragically losing their father who was a logger they need all the possible assistance that they can get. “We are not just a sports club but also we are a community oriented organization and the young man died tragically at a very young age as a result of logging and therefore we wanted to help in a very tangible manner. The child felt also that holding this competition in his father’s name was the least that we could do in his honour,” he said.
In the semifinals; Endeavor made light work of Low Wood. Endeavor made 133 in their allotment at the crease while during their turn at the crease Low Wood could only muster 78 runs.
In the other semifinals, Sand Hill Sports Club took care of Santa Mission Sports Club.
Sand Hills batting first amassed an impressive 103with C. France leading the pack with 31 runs, while both M. Allicock and S. Davidson each contributed 16 runs each. Santa Mission at their turn at the crease could only come up with 94 all out. T. DeFreitas and P. Brown were the primary scorers making 19 and 15 runs respectively.
Meanwhile in the finals, Endeavor batted first and made 75 for the loss of one wicket. Melroy Gomes led the charge with 34 not out which consisted of four huge sixes and two fours, while the other not out batsman, Lloyd Roberts ended on 29 laced with three sixes and two fours.
However, when Sand Hill took to the crease some very tight bowling restricted them to 48 runs for the loss of three wickets.
Marvin Allicock with three fours top scored with 13 runs while supporting him very well was Andre Allicock with 12 which included one six and one four.
Sand Hill took home the runner up trophy and $15,000 for their efforts, while Curtis Gomes from Endeavor won the $5,000 and the Best Bowler’s award with Delroy Gomes took the Best Batsman award and the $5,000 cash with the Best All-rounder award going to Lloyd Roberts who took home the award and $5,000 cash.
The organizers presented the $65,000 raised from the one day competition to the six children of the late Christiff Barnes. (Andre Nelson)