The Blairmont Centre Cricket Club will be hosting its Roy Fredericks’ Floodlight Cup competition, dubbed “REVOLUTION”, at the Albion Community Centre on Saturday, July 21.This is the 4th edition since the tournament began in 2015, and it will see competitive cricket being played in a day and night affair, with leading cricket clubs in Guyana already confirming their participation.The day’s activities are expected to commence at 09:00h and conclude at 22:30h with seven teams competing for supremacy. Two-time defending champions, Blairmont Blazers, will be hard pressed to retain their crown. They are expected to face stiff challenges from the other teams, such as Albion Cricket Club, Demerara Cricket Club, Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, Port Mourant Cricket Club, Young Warriors, and Upper Corentyne Association.Guyana and West Indies batsman Roy Fredericks started playing cricket at the Blairmont Centre Cricket Club, and later went on to play with Demerara Cricket Club (DCC). Fredericks played 59 Tests, scoring 4334 runs at an average of 42.49. In the process, he produced 8 centuries and 26 half-centuries.He gained international fame for the scintillating 169 runs he scored at Perth against Australia, playing against the likes of legendary pacers Dennis Lillie and Jeff Thompson.This tournament has, since 2015, been a tribute to the late distinguished cricket icon Roy Fredericks, and it has become one of the club’s major fundraisers.At the day’s event, there will be lots of attractions for spectators: such as tassa drumming, lighted bails, 4 and 6 fans, bowl off, spectator catch, cartoon characters walking around, live commentary by international commentator Inderjeet Persaud, among other things.Apart from the shortest version of cricket competition, other activities planned are volleyball and domino competitions. The club executive and members are seeking sponsorship for the events, and would welcome any contribution toward the success of this event.Proceeds will go for intended purposes, which are: to maintain and develop the cricket club. The club’s main project is to build an indoor cricket facility to cater for the rainy season. For more information, interested persons are kindly being asked to make contact with assistant club secretary Ameer Rahim on 626-2563.
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