Roy Fredericks ‘Revolution’ cricket set for July 21 at Albion
The Blairmont Centre Cricket Club will be hosting its fourth annual fundraiser, the Roy Frederick’s Floodlight Cup dubbed ‘Revolution’, at the Albion Community Centre on July 21.
The day/night affair will feature leading cricket clubs in Guyana, and apart from the cricket action there will be rivalry in volleyball and dominoes.
Action will commence at 09:00h and conclude under floodlights at the premier venue in the county. Two-time defending champions Blairmont Blazers will put their title on the line against six other teams, namely Albion Cricket Club, Demerara Cricket Club, Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, Port Mourant Cricket Club, Young Warriors and Upper Corentyne Cricket Association.
Among the activities during the day would be tassa drumming, bowl-off, spectator catch, cartoon characters and live commentary by international commentator, Inderjeet Persaud.
“The club executive and members are seeking sponsorship and welcome any contribution towards the success of this event. Proceeds will go towards the intended purpose, which is to maintain and develop the cricket club. The club’s main project is to build an indoor cricket facility for the club and other non-members to combat the rainy season. For more information, please make contact with Assistant secretary Ameer Rahim on 626-2563,” the club said in a release.
Fredericks, a former Guyana and West Indies opener, had his foundation in the game at the Blairmont Centre Cricket Club before moving to Demerara Cricket Club. The dashing left-hander played 59 Tests, scoring 4,334 runs at an average of 42.49 with eight centuries and 26 half-centuries.
Frederick is best remembered for his scintillating 169 at Perth in December 1975 against an Australian bowling attack led by Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thompson.
Apart from naming the fundraising tournament in his name, the Blairmont Centre Cricket Club has also branded the main pavillion at the venue after the late Fredericks.