RHTYSC Patron’s Green Economy to attract 16 softball teams

first_imgTHE Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTYSC) Patron’s Green Economy Trophy, which was scheduled to bowl off on Saturday July 1, has been postponed due to the weather, among other factors.However, organisers have decided to play a softball tournament, involving sixteen teams, and which will bowl off on July 15 once the weather improves.Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster stated that the tournament will be played on a knock-out basis.Teams across Berbice are invited to enter, and must submit fifteen players, a manager and a contact telephone number.The first round of matches will be played using the 10/10 format, while the third place and final will be played based on 20/20 format. National, academy or contracted played with the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) will not be allowed to participate.Teams have until Monday July 10 to enter, while the drawing for fixtures will be done on Wednesday, July 12, at the Area “H” ground, starting at 16:00hrs.The winning team will earn $500 000 and a trophy, the first runners-up $300 000 and a trophy, the second runners-up $100 000 and a trophy, while the third runners-up will be $50 000 richer. The man-of-the-final will pocket $50 000 and a trophy.Foster expressed confidence that the tournament will be a great success as softball cricket is very popular in Berbice.The Area “H” ground, and the Albion ground will be the venues for the tournament, which will be played over three weekends.The final has been set for Sunday, July 30.The longstanding Secretary/CEO also disclosed that the club will be using the tournament to promote the ‘Say No to Suicide’ message, educating Berbicians on Climate Change and the efforts towards a green economy in Guyana.Teams can contact the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, MS, on 337 4562 or email: [email protected] for more information.Meanwhile, the club will be donating $2M worth of school bags, bicycles, and cricket balls under the Patron’s Fund on Friday, July 21 at the St Francis Training Centre at 13:00hrs. The club will also be distributing $1M worth of exercise books to schools drawn across Berbice.last_img

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