Guyana’s top 20/20 side, the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC), will leave on Tuesday to participate in the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) Regional 20/20 cricket competition in Trinidad.
The event is scheduled to commence on May 8, and the Georgetown club, which won the national 20/20 title by beating Lusignan in the final last Sunday at Bourda, is expected back home on May 29.
The Queenstown-based side will include two guest players in national player Deon Ferrier, of Malteenoes Sports Club, and West Indies ODI left-hander Leon Johnson, of Georgetown Cricket Club, and will be captained by national wicketkeeper Derwin Christian with former Guyana skipper Travis Dowlin as his deputy. The squad includes seven players with senior national experience and former national off-spinner Garvin Nedd will perform the duties of Player/Coach.
Andrew Lyght Jr., the son of former Guyana and West Indies ‘B’ team batsman, the late Andrew Lyght, plays club cricket in Trinidad, and is named to represent his Guyanese club in the competition which climaxes with the final on May 17.
DCC is in group ‘C’ with Trinidad clubs Merry Boys and Preysal and play their first match in the competition against Merry Boys on May 11 in a day/night affair.
The Guyanese will play their first practice match on May 6 against Trinidad club Wanderers. The Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) represented Guyana in last year’s competition.
The DCC squad reads:- Derwin Christian (Capt), Travis Dowlin (V/Capt), Christopher Barnwell, Trevon Griffith, Dennis Squires, Kevin George, Leroy Bristol, Deon Ferrier, Denver Greaves, Trevon Garraway, Leon Johnson, Jamal Hinckson, Vishal Arjune, Andrew Lyght Jr., Robert Adonis (Manager), Garvin Nedd (Player/Coach).
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