The Blairmont Cricket Club has launched its Roy Frederick’s memorial floodlight T20 tournament, which is slated for March 19 and 20.
After naming the main pavillion in honour of the late Guyana and West Indies batting great during the second week in January, a 40-over match involving Blairmont and GCC and a four-team T20 event were held to recognise the left-handed opener.
“The executives of Blairmont Cricket Club intend to dedicate the first quarter of 2016 to Mr Roy Fredericks for his contributions to cricket development in Berbice, Guyana and the Caribbean,” a statement from the club read.
Blairmont Under-19 captain Zameer Inshan receives the donation from Baksh Travel Service
Executive member of the Blairmont club, Mohamed Samad, collects the sponsorship package from New Building Society
Funds garnered from the tournament in March will be used to secure covers for the pitches at the club.
Another of the club’s plans is to promote a Spelling Bee and a Math quiz for Grade Six students in Region Five to prepare them for the National Grade Six Assessment, with the blessing of the Ministry of Education in the latter part of the year.
Meanwhile, the two-day cricket event will see 10 top teams tussling for supremacy, namely Cotton Tree Die Hard, Young Warriors, Rose Hall Youth and Sports Club, Bath Underdogs, Blairmont Blazers, Skeldon Gladiators, West Berbice Super Kings, Black Bush Rangers, Bush Lot Strikers and Lusignan Emperors.
Blairmont Cricket Club also will partner up with Berbice Volley Association during the event by hosting a volleyball competition to resuscitate the game at the community centre. The home team Defenders during 1995-2007 was one of the top teams in Guyana, producing many junior and senior national players.
There will also be a domino competition, live commentary, ice cream and air horns giveaways, bouncy castle, trampoline and live musical entertainment from local artiste.
For more information on sponsorship rights or participation, persons can contact Shizad Ali (Green’s Massive) on 627-5215, Nigel Trotz on 643-4289 or Shabeer Baksh on 628-6767.