Sir Garry Sobers Int cricket to bowl off
Barbados Advocate article.
Bridgetown, Barbados - Sixteen teams are set to take part in this year’s Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools’ Cricket Tournament.
The tournament is now in its 28th year and will kick off on Monday, July 7 with 11 overseas teams and five local teams. Powergen Penal from Trinidad and Tobago are the defending champions and will begin their campaign on Tuesday, July 8 against another T&T team, Queen’s Park Club, at Greens.
Combermere School were the losing finalists last year, going down by nine runs in a tense final at Kensington Oval. They will face the Lodge School in their opening match on Monday at the Empire Ground.
Three schools will be making their debut this year, two from the United Kingdom and one from Canada. The two UK teams are from Wisbech School and St. Ambrose School, while the Canadian team is from Oakville Academy.
Wisbech will face local Under-19 champions Christ Church Foundation on Monday, July 7 at Crab Hill, while St. Ambrose will face a rough baptism against Trinidad and Tobago’s Presentation College on Tuesday, July 8 at the James Bryan Complex. Oakville Academy will face BCL Juniors in their first match at Wanderers.
Named after the renowned Barbadian cricketer and National Hero, Sir Garfield Sobers, this annual tournament attracts school teams under 19 years of age to compete with their local, regional and international counterparts.
The Barbados Tourism Authority has been a major sponsor of the tournament since its launch in 1987. Other proud sponsors include Digicel and Scotiabank. (PG)
The list of teams is as follows:
Lodge School (Barbados)
Combermere School (Barbados)
Fatima College (Trinidad and Tobago)
Presentation College (Trinidad and Tobago)
Wisbech School (United Kingdom)
Christ Church Foundation School (Barbados)
St. Ambrose School (United Kingdom)
Vishnu Boys’ Hindu College (Trinidad and Tobago)
Powergen Penal Sports Club (Trinidad and Tobago) – Defending champions
H.L. Foundation (Barbados)
Dominica Schools (Dominica)
BCL Juniors (Barbados)
Oakville Academy (Canada)
Queen’s Park Club (Trinidad and Tobago)
Electra Institute (Guyana)
Antigua Schools (Antigua)