Launching of Region 3 Softball Cricket League: Outlaw Warriors trump Speedboat to win league
Region 3 Softball Cricket League was formally launched last Sunday at the Tuschen Sports Ground, East Bank Essequibo. This was done in a collaborative effort with the West Demerara Lions Club. An exhibition game was featured, in which 50 deliveries were played by two teams, Outlaw Warriors and Speedboat.
Outlaw Warriors won the game, having made 144 runs without the loss of any wicket, and received a trophy and $60,000 cash prize, while Speedboat collected a trophy and $30,000 for their competitive effort, having scored 140 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Man of the Match, R. Adams, produced a knock of 75 not-out, and received a trophy for his efforts.
The trophies were donated by Trophy House. Both prizes were donated by the newly elected President of the League, Imran Hussain of Wolf’s Furniture Store at Leonora, WCD. The Treasurer of the League is Reuben Yuyudhana, popular JP, Commissioner of Oats to Affidavits, and immigration consultant, while the secretary is social worker Jai Lall.
This Cricket League has been established to promote and uplift the game of softball cricket in Region 3, and to incorporate the President’s “One Guyana” theme with the Men on Mission initiative.
The League will shortly unfold a competition which would involve both primary and secondary schools, a male over-45 group and an under-45 group, and a female Open group. It is anticipated that the competition would be competitive, and children and adults are encouraged to get involved in sports entertainment and to embrace a wide spectrum of family-oriented activities that would bridge villages in camaraderie and friendly sportsmanship, while identifying skills and ability from a youthful age.
A number of new rules have been introduced to target discipline, fairness and judgement, and there are a number of lucrative prizes to be won. This League has already sought the blessings of His Excellency President Dr. Irfaan Ali and the Honourable Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson jnr, and plans to approach the business environment in Region 3 to come on board.
Many have already committed their cooperation, help and assistance. The League is looking forward to evoking a spirited interest from the public, and various cricket teams, sports managers and captains and umpires have already indicated their enthusiasm and participation.
The Region 3 Softball Cricket League applauds the presence of West Demerara Lions Club President Duane Pedro, Deputy Commander for Region 3 Police, Officer Mandall; and East Bank Essequibo Cricket Association Manager Vishal Ambedkar, along with other captains from various cricket associations.