Digital Technology/Yolo Entertainment 10/10 Cricket Competition
…Uitvlugt Community Centre to come alight tomorrow
Do you remember playing cricket in your backyard or on the street or in any open space that you could find? Do you remember the equipment that we used to use, a piece of wood or a stripped coconut branch as a bat, a kuru seed strapped with countless pieces of bicycle tube as a ball and a piece of old zinc as a wicket? Those were fun days and we played because we all loved the game.
Now that same ‘backyard cricket” has been transformed into a competitive format called softball cricket with numerous teams and clubs registered throughout the length and breadth of Guyana. Eight of those teams will match their skills tomorrow at the Uitvlugt Community Centre ground in the semifinals of the Digital Technology/Chow Pow’s 10/10 Challenge Series. At stake, $1million in cash and prizes and the bragging rights of being the first Digital Technology/ Yolo Entertainment 10/10 champions. The first encounter which starts at 10:30hrs, will see the females in action with Regal Champs coming up against the mighty 4R Lioness that boasts West Indies female star Shemaine Campbell. Both teams are very strong in all departments of the game and it will be interesting to see what will be the outcome of this match up.
The upset team of the competition Recharge battle the new East Coast champs Superstars XI in the next featured semifinal. One would have remembered that Recharge defeated 2012 champs Regal and Speedboat in the preliminary games that were held at the Wales Center Ground.
The Superstars team is no walkover, however, and they plan to teach Recharge a few tricks. The next encounter features West Indian player June Ogle, who will be representing Trophy Stall Angels when they play the evergreen Mike’s Wellwoman team. The bookmakers are all placing their bets on the Trophy Stall Angels, but one cannot simply overlook the Mike’s Wellwoman team who’ve proven over the years that they play best when the odds are against them.
The game of the day, however, is the matchup of West side rivals, Speedboat and Wolf’s Warriors. The “Warriors” have trounced every team that they’ve faced in the competition and would definitely start as favourites, but Team Speedboat are another veteran unit that are usually a difficult opposition to get past. They displayed tremendous fight in their qualifier against 2012 champs Regal and with Safraaz Esau in their lineup and their fans in support the Warriors will not have an easy task. With prizes all day for the fans up for grabs, the Uivlugt Community Centre is where sporting fans should be tomorrow. It promises to be a great day of cricket and fun.
Published by: Kaieteur News