Richmond Hill Liberty CC bowls off 2024 with tour of Guyana

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Richmond Hill Liberty Cricket Club (RHLCC) will bowl off 2024 with a tour of Guyana.

The New York-based cricket club is set to play games in Berbice, Essequibo and Demerara, starting January 27 and culminating on February 4.

The squad is set to feature long-time club members such as Dominique Rikhi, Trevor Henry, Leon Mohabir, Altaaf Habibullah and Naresh Rambharos as part of the travelling contingent. Clinton Pestano, Antony Adams, Jomal LaFleur and Shamal Angel are the Guyanese locals who will join the squad.

The majority of the travelling contingent from New York and Toronto will arrive in Guyana on Thursday, (January 25), and is slated for a net session at Malteenoes Sport Club later that day.

From there the squad heads to Berbice for games on January 27 and 28. The Saturday encounter is slated against Tucber Park Cricket Club at Port Mourant, while the Sunday match-up will be against Rose Hall Youth and Sports Club at the Area ‘H’ ground.

Following the first weekend in Berbice, RHLCC will head to Essequibo where again games will be played across two days and hosted by the Essequibo Cricket Board and local clubs.

On January 30 the team will head to the island of Wakenaam to play two games and then back to Essequibo Coast on January 31 to play two games. On each playing day slated for Berbice and Essequibo, RHLCC will be playing two T20 games with one geared towards the First Division and the second geared towards the Second Division.

The team will travel back to Georgetown for the final round of games of the tour. Matches are slated for Enomore Community Center for both days.

On Saturday, February 3, RHLCC will take on Enmore Cricket Club in a 30-over encounter. The tour will culminate with Everest Cricket Club hosting two matches on Sunday, February 4. One of the two matches will be against Everest First Division team and the other against Everest Masters.

This Guyana tour marks the second international outing for RHLCC. The first was in 2023 when the club travelled to the British Virgin Islands and played two games hosted by the BVI Cricket Association.

The RHLCC management would like to commend New York-based businesses and persons for contributions to the tour, namely MK Workforce and Michael Kellawan; Rockaway Group of Companies and Hafeez Ali; Universal Mixed Martial Arts; Bhesham Ramnath and Bhesham Plumbing and Heating; and Cricket Zone USA.

Additionally, the club would like to express appreciation to the members of the touring party for their personal contributions.

The RHLCC squad list includes: Aleem Baksh, Altaaf Habibulla, Antony Adams, Clinton Pestano, Danesh Deonarain, Diquan Murray, Dominique Rikhi, Emanuel Seecharran, Hafeez Ali, Joemal LaFleur, Kumar Dass, Leon Mohabir, Naresh Rambharos, Nirshaw Khan, Randy Boodhu, Samuel Raghubir, Shamal Angel, Shiv Sangalemaa, Suarj Singh, Tooneshwar Kirstona, Trevor Henry and Varun Mangla. Throughout the tour, local players may join in the playing eleven as needed.

The 2024 Liberty Sports Club Inc. is based in Queens, New York.

The club’s cricket team, RHLCC is playing in its 31st season and is locally supported by: SVC LLC, TOP Marketing Group, Century 21 Professional at 119-17 Rockaway Blvd, MK Workforce, S&A Workforce, Bhesham Plumbing and Heating, Cricket Zone USA, Universal Mixed Martial Arts, Rockaway Group of Companies and Galaxy Maids.

The club is always open to any new members.

Interested persons can get more information on the club via its social media sites by searching ‘Richmond Hill Liberty Cricket Club’ or @LibertySportsC and www.LibertySportsClub.org.

Follow the Team’s social media accounts at www.facebook.com/libertysportsc, www.instagram.com/libertysportsc, and www.tiktok.com/libertysportsclub for live scoring links as the matches are played and general updates.

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