The inaugural Regional Democratic Council (RDC)/DEVCON/Lloyd Britton/Regional Executive Officer (REO) Inter-Secondary School Cricket competition was launched last Friday.
Some 16 schools from Region Four will do battle in a 35-over-per-side tourney. Present at the RDC Head Office during the launch were: Guyana Cricket Board’s (GCB) Territorial Development Officer (TDO) Colin Stuart; Director of Sport (DoS), Christopher Jones; Banks D.I.H Powerade and Rainforest Water brands Manager Clive Pellew; and Nolan Lancaster, representative of sponsors Devcon Construction.
Jones said the move was an opportunity for the players to market themselves for the future, via this competition.
GCB’s Territorial Development Officer (TDO) Colin Stuart outlined the logistics of the competition. A maximum of 35 overs per innings and the option of declaring after 20 overs have to be bowled with two innings per side.
Stuart posited that the project is a praiseworthy one and praised the RDC Region Four for what he said is their ‘insightful investment’ into the sport.
Banks Brand Manager Clive Pellew explained that his company had scouted two players who went on to play for Guyana and West Indies.
Other speakers included Regional Executive Officer Lucas, Lancaster, and sponsors from Devcon Construction. They all echoed similar sentiments and further encouraged the young talents to be disciplined and build friendships during the tournament.
The competition will see eight days of play at two venues on the East Coast of Demerara, namely the Enmore and Lusignan Community Center grounds, with the finals set for May 24th at Enmore.
The competition will have ten special prizes, including most valuable player (MVP), most runs in the competition, the highest score, most wickets, best bowling figures, best all-round performance, most disciplined team, and most catches.