GSCL 12/12 Championships Action culminates at Everest tomorrow … Raffle for charity will be drawn
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA - Following two days of pulsating action in the inaugural Georgetown Softball Cricket League (GSCL)-organised 12/12 championships, the tournament will culminate at the Everest Cricket Club ground tomorrow with the playing of the semifinals and final from 10:00hrs.
Last year’s Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company nationwide 10/10 softball champions Regal XI, Speedboat, Memorex XI and Trophy Stall have all drawn the rights to compete in the semifinals, after their dominance over their group opponents.
Playing out of Group B on opening day last Saturday, Speedboat XI defeated Recharge XI and Farm XI to book a meeting with Group C winners Regal XI, who mauled Bartica Challengers and Cotton Field Wild Oats last Sunday.
The other semifinals will pit Group A winners Memorex XI, who defeated both Herstelling and Smith’s XI in their preliminary round encounters, against Trophy Stall who topped Group D, with victories over Universal DVD Titans and Hillfoot Vipers.
To date, Speedboat XI’s Greg Singh who has so far scored the lone century in the tournament, Regal XI’s Patrick Rooplall and Memorex’s Shimron Hetmyer have all placed themselves in contention for the Man-of-the-Series prize.
Singh scored 126 and 51 in his team’s opening matches, Hetmyer a national Under-19 opener an unbeaten 82 and 72 for Memorex while Rooplall missed being the second batsman to chalk up a century, by one run, with his unbeaten 99.
As an added attraction for the hundreds of spectators who are expected to witness the action free of cost, there will be a raffle at $100 a ticket and carries a first prize of one Daewoo double door refrigerator.
The second- to fifth-place prizes for the raffle, which will be drawn on the final day of the tournament, are: a three-piece living room suite, one 32” LCD Sony Bravia television set, a Royal four-burner gas stove and a G-shock mountain bicycle respectively, with all proceeds from the raffle going to charity.
Dilo Enterprise, DC Promotions, Five Star Minerals, El Dorado Trading and Ryan and Reuben Mahadeo (all out of Bartica), Star Party Rentals, Regal Stationery and Computer Supplies, Romain Car Wash, Bank of Baroda, Ravi Sarwan and Trophy Stall are some of the sponsors on board with this tournament.