Tournament bowls off on Saturday
The Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club on Friday last launched its first ever Kares Engineering Patron’s Green Economy Softball Cricket Tournament at its parent body St. Francis Community Developers Training Centre. The Tournament is organised by the Cricket Development Committee of the Club in honour of its celebration of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club Patron’s 72nd Birthday. The Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club on Friday last launched its first ever Kares Engineering Patron’s Green Economy Softball Cricket Tournament at its parent body St. Francis Community Developers Training Centre. The Tournament is organised by the Cricket Development Committee of the Club in honour of its celebration of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club Patron’s 72nd Birthday. Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster disclosed that the tournament would involve nineteen teams drawn from across the ancient county and would bowl off on Saturday 29th July, at the Hampshire Cricket Ground. The teams are Set Up, Rising Star, Canje Pathfinders, Force, Grill Master, Fyrish, Shamie Grocery, Toopoo Rising Star, Letter Kenny, Hustler II, Tain, Chaser, Maida, Hard Knock, Under Dogs, Guru Eleven, Hustler I and No. 64 Marines.The Winning Team would take home $500,000 and a trophy, the Runner-up $300,000 and trophy, 3rd Place $100,000 and trophy while the 4th Place and Man of the Finals would pocket $50,000 each. Kares Engineering Inc is the sponsor of the prizes, while among the other sponsors are the Ministry of the President, S. Jagmohan Hardware Supplies, B.K. International, Bakewell and KSM Investment. The Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club would be using the opportunity during the tournament to educate the Berbice Public on Climate Change and Guyana’s push for a Green Economy. The Say No to Drugs, Suicide, Alcohol, Crime and Yes to Life, Education, Sports, Religion Message would also be promoted to the teams and the general public. The first round of matches would be played on an eight overs basis, while the 3rd Place Playoff and Finals would be 20-Overs.Only round hard bowling would be allowed, while only one non-Berbician would be permitted per team. The four semifinalists would be uniformed in polo shirts provided by Mr. Mahadeo Panchu of KSM Investment.The fixture for the first round was drawn by representatives of the teams and the matches to be played are:1) Set Up vs Rising Star2) Canje Pathfinders vs Force3) Grill Master vs Fyrish4) Shamie Grocery vs Toopoo5) Letter Kenny vs Hustlers II6) Tain vs Chaser7) Maida vs Hard Knock8) Under Dogs vs Guru Eleven9) Hustlers I vs No. 64 Marines.10) Rising Star Cricket Club (West Berbice) drew the BYE
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