Balram Shane Annual Cricket and Volleyball competition set for Sunday December 1
Kaieteur News article.
Georgetown, Guyana - The 14th Annual Balram Shane Challenge Fund raising 50 overs cricket match between archrivals Albion Community and Port Mourant and the third annual Volleyball competition is fixed for Sunday 1st December at the Albion Sports Complex ground and hard court.
The cricket match and volleyball competition is being sponsored by Businessman Deonarine Balram of The Balram Shane General Store at Rose Hall Town Corentyne.
A day full of action is anticipated since two of Guyana top cricket teams in the Albion Community Centre Cricket Club and the Port Mourant Cricket Club will square off against each other with the volleyball competition which will see the best volleyball teams in Berbice, ‘spiking it out’ for top honours.
A close and reviving encounter is anticipated in the cricket match as is the case whenever the two teams clash in any cricket engagement. Both teams are strong and will boost a number of national and former national senior and youth players and a bumper crowd is expected to be on hand and a close encounter is envisaged.
The winning team will receive the Balram Shane Memorial trophy and cash incentives, while the runner up will be adequately rewarded.
A number of individual awards will also be up for grabs including the man of the match, best bowler and best batsman among others all compliments of the sponsor and his family, who will be on hand to bowl the first ball and present the winners with their accolades. Starting time is 09:30 hrs. Albion are the defending champions.
Meanwhile, the third edition of the Balram Shane Volleyball competition will also be played simultaneously on the hard court of the Albion Community Centre, beginning at 10:00 hrs.
Most of the top volleyball teams in Berbice, including Guysuco Training Centre/Port Mourant (GTC/PM) which is expected to field more than one outfit, Port Mourant Jaguars, Albion Community Centre, Falcons of East Canje, Rollers of New Amsterdam and Three Door Strikers of West Berbice are expected to participate.
GTC/PM 1 are the defending champion.
According to Organiser, Deonarine Balram, the competitions are being played in memory of his father who was a former cricket and sports enthusiast. He stated that apart from Cricket it is their way of giving back to the community, from which they garner their support, in a tangible way.
Proceeds from the game will be dived equally and distributed to the two teams to assist with their cricket development programmes.
Mr. Balram further stated that a number of second division clubs and other organisations will also benefit from the proceeds of the game. These entities have been given tickets to sell and keep the proceeds from those ticket sales.