The victorious Meten-Meer-Zorg PYO group poses with the winner’s trophy
The Progressive Youth Organisation (PYO), youth arm of the People’s Progressive Party, recently concluded its tapeball competition with Meten-Meer-Zorg PYO emerging as champions with a resounding 46-run win over the Grove/Diamond PYO.
In the final played on Sunday on the tarmac of the Guyana National Stadium, Meten-Meer-Zorg PYO, representing Region Three, defeated Grove-Diamond PYO, representing Region Four A, by 46 runs in the final.
Dubbed the PYO Championship League, in honour of the late political activist Walter Rodney, it attracted teams from several districts battling for several prizes.
In the final, Meten-Meer-Zorg batted first and made 100-4 from the allotted 10 overs. Grove/Diamond PYO in reply mustered only 54 from 9.3 overs to lose by a wide margin in the final.
In the third place playoff, Chesney PYO defeated Good Hope/Success PYO by 31 runs.
The lads from Grove/Diamond PYO had to settle for the runner-up spot
Prior to the championship game and third place playoff, Meten Meer Zorg PYO had defeated Chesney PYO in the first semi-final, while Grove/Diamond PYO got the better of Good Hope/Success PYO.
Andray Yagvalk, coordinator of the tournament, said the competition was a success because there was keen rivalry among the various PYO groups.
The tapeball competition was the first in a series of activities hosted by the PYO to mark its 61st anniversary.