Watch Out Fi Dis T20 cricket bowls off today

Jamaica Observer article.

Kingston, Jamaica - The inaugural staging of the Watch Out Fi Dis Schools' Invitational Twenty20 cricket competition bowls off today and will end on Sunday, as eight schools from rural and urban areas vie for a share of $200,000 in prizes.

The straight knock-out competition will comprise urban area stalwarts Jamaica College, Kingston College and Excelsior High, the St Catherine trio of St Jago, Innswood High and Eltham High, alongside rural Jamaica's best Manchester High and Vere Technical.

The tournament will be played at two venues — Chedwin Park and Port Esquivel in St Catherine. The first day will see matches being played at both venues, while the second and third days will be played at Chedwin Park only.

The top school will receive a prize of $100,000 and trophy, second place gets $50,000, while third and fourth place finishers will receive $30,000 and $20,000, respectively.

Today's games will see Innswood High taking on Kingston College at Chedwin Park starting at 9:30 am, and Excelsior High up against Manchester High at the same venue starting at 1:30 pm.

At Port Esquivel, Vere Technical will tackle Eltham High at 9:30, then Jamaica College take on St Jago High at 1:30 pm.

On Saturday patrons will see the winner of match one (Innswood vs KC) taking on the winner of match four (JC vs St Jago) starting at 9:30 am. The winner of match two (Excelsior vs Manchester High) will take on the winner of match three (Vere Tech vs Eltham High) at 1:30 pm.

The competition is sponsored by Caribbean Premier League T20 and Jamaica Biscuit Company Limited, and is organised by Sports.

First Published In The Jamaica Observer.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:52