The 2016 Memorex Under-17, two-innings Cricket Competition, organised by the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) for teams in the Ancient County gets started this weekend with first and second round matches.
Twenty three (23) teams from Weldaad on the West Coast Berbice to No. 72 Cut and Load in the Upper Corentyne area are participating in this year’s competition as such the preliminaries will be played in five (5) geographical zones in order to ease travelling costs for the teams.
Performances in this competition will be taken into consideration by the Berbice Cricket Board selectors for the selection of the Berbice squad for the Under-17 Inter-county competition which is reportedly fixed for early next month and as such on players who are born on or after 1st September, 1999 will be participating.
On Saturday, the first round matches in Zone A (West Berbice) will see Blairmont Community Centre A vs Achievers at Blairmont; Bush Lot New Generation vs Weldaad at Bush Lot; Bush Lot United vs Blairmont Community Centre B at Lovely Lass.
In Zone B (East Bank/New Amsterdam/Canje), East Bank vs Tucber Park at Edinburgh; Sisters vs Young Warriors at Sisters.
In Zone C (Lower Corentyne), Albion Community Centre vs Chesney/United Warrior at Albion; Rose Hall Town Bakewell B vs Toopoo Rising Star at Area “H”; Rose Hall Town Bakewell A vs Tamarind Root at Hampshire.
Zone D (Lower/Central Corentyne), Port Mourant vs Rose Hall Town Metro Females at Port Mourant and Whim National vs Mibicuri Strikers at Whim; Big Star drew a bye.
On Sunday, the second round fixtures wil begin and the Zone A matches will be Achievers vs Weldaad at Lovely Lass; Bush Lot New Generation vs Blairmont Community Centre B at Bush Lot and Blairmont Community Centre A vs Bush Lot United at Blairmont
For Zone C, Albion Community Centre will play Rose Hall Town Bakewell B at Albion; Rose Hall Town Bakewell A vs Chesney/United Warriors at Area “H” and Toopoo Rising Star vs Tamarind Root at Toopoo.
In Zone D, Mibicuri Strikers vs Big Star at Mibicuri; Port Mourant vs Whim National at Port Mourant, while Rose Hall Town Metro Female drew a bye.
The Upper Corentyne zone (Zone E) is scheduled to start next week. All matches are scheduled to start at 10.30 hours each day.