Guyana Inter-County Cricket Games Set For Sept. 7

Queen's Tribune article.

New York, USA - The 2013 Guyana Inter-County Games, presented by, will this year add a Caribbean flavor twist.

In addition to the traditional clash of the Guyana counties – Berbice, Demerara and Essequibo, this year’s tournament will feature a Rest of the Caribbean XI competing for the top honors.

The traditional inter-county matches have attracted large crowds of fans over the years and it is hard to deny the abundance of talent evident within the ranks of the representative Caribbean countries of the cricket Diaspora in New York. Therefore, adding a Rest of the Caribbean XI to the mix is seen as a very visionary bit of genius on the part of the organizers, led by Telston Johnson.

The four teams will converge at the Baisley Pond Park Cricket Ground located at Rockaway and Baisley Boulevards in Jamaica on Sept. 7.

In addition to cricket matches, there are raffles scheduled to be drawn on the same day at the ground. Tickets cost $2 and are being sold in advance of the games. Prizes include a complete bed set as the first prize, followed by an Android tablet as the second prize, an iPhone 4 as the third prize, and a “Bowl of Chance” bowl-off, requiring some skill and a bit of luck, as the fourth prize. There will be cash prizes for the winner and runner-up teams.

The New York broadcast duo of Lenny Achaibar and Carl Bennett will be on hand to add live, colorful commentary to the matches. Families are encouraged to come out and enjoy the picnic-like atmosphere.

Among some of the most talented players in the New York area expected to participate are Richard Ramdeen, Troy Mars, Alex Amsterdam, Troy Dudnauth, Telston Johnson, Azrudeen “Andy” Mohamed, Richie Sieuchan, Ryan Girdhary, Michael Noble, Zaheer Saffie, Dwayne Smith, Karan Ganesh, Clain Williams, Andre Kirton, Charlton Senior, Triston Carmichael and Randall Wilson.

The games will begin at 10 a.m., following an opening ceremony and breakfast, beginning at 9 a.m.

For information on the 2013 Guyana Inter-County Games, contact Telston Johnson at (347) 723-3284, Kerk Higgins at (917) 667-7835 or visit

First Published On The Queen's Tribune.

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 18:49