Hosts cart off Sixes title

Guyana Chronicle article.

Georgetown, Guyana - Last Sunday, the Executive Committee of the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) hosted and won a Sixes cricket tournament at their Shiv Chanderpaul Drive ground, with the aim of realising funds for a drainage project at the club.

Being held for the second time at the venue, the one-day tournament saw three teams, representing various corporate businesses, go up against a GCC member, with the corporate teams being invited to compete, as a means of encouragement, while they also got the chance to showcase their cricketing talent.

The four teams were National Hardware, Noble House, Sterling Products and GCC Members and after some strongly contested games, the final was played between National Hardware and the GCC Members team, where the host team came out victorious, leaving their opponents to settle for the runner-up spoils. The Man-of-the-Match, Best Bowler and Batsman got cash prizes.

The GCC Under-11 cricketers also got a chance to play on a first class wicket that was prepared, giving them the experience of playing in front of a crowd and speaking during the presentation ceremony which followed. GCC president Lionel Jaikarran said he hoped the guests had a wonderful day at the venue.

Jaikarran believes that with the new drainage at the Bourda ground more games can be played without the fear of flooding, as the club was gaining its popularity once again and such tournaments would help to ensure a bright future for the oldest club in the Caribbean.

First Published In The Guyana Chronicle.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 19:36