Wicketkeeper/batsman, Delbert Hicks, is to receive the prestigious Cricketer-of-the-Year Award for 2012 when the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTYSC) stages its 23rd annual awards ceremony on Sunday at the St Francis Training Center on JC Chandisingh Avenue in Rose Hall Town.
Hicks, who represented Guyana in one First-Class match in 2009 against Barbados and four List A games, was outstanding for the club’s First Division team with both bat and gloves and was one of the main reasons the team played exceptionally well for the entire year.
A total of 35 club members will be honoured during the awards ceremony, receiving a total in excess of $3 million worth of trophies, medals, prizes and gifts. The club will also honour over 100 of its sponsors, journalists and friends.
Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) Chief Financial Officer Justin Nedd, will deliver the feature address.
Club Secretary/CEO, Hilbert Foster, is expected to give a comprehensive report on the club’s activities, while other speakers will include patron Beverley Harper and president of the Berbice Cricket Board, Keith Foster.
Among the awardees are runner-up Cricketer-of-the-Year, Shawn Pereira, All-rounder-of-the-year Renwick Batson, Guyana and West Indies middle-order batsman Assad Fudadin and West Indies female player Shemaine Campbelle among others.
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