first_imgBlairmont Centre Cricket Club will be hosting the fourth annual fundraiser, Roy Fredericks’ Floodlight Cup Revolution, at the Albion Community Centre on Saturday July 21.The Blairmont Blazers team that claimed the third edition’s title of the Roy Fredericks CupThe cricket competition will be a day-and-night affair, and leading cricket clubs in Guyana have already confirmed their participation. Apart from competition in the shortest version of cricket, volleyball and dominoes competitions are also on the cards.The day’s activities are expected to commence at 09:00 hrs and conclude at 22:30 hrs, with the seven teams competing for the Roy Fredericks Cup 2018, a symbol of supremacy in cricket.Two-time defending champions, Blairmont Blazer, will be hard pressed to retain their crown. They are expected to face stiff challenges from other teams, such as Albion Cricket Club, Demerara Cricket Club, Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, Port Mourant Cricket Club, Young Warriors, and Upper Corentyne Association.The late Guyana and West Indies star batsman Roy Frederick started his cricket career at the Blairmont Centre Cricket Club (BCCC), and he later went on to play with the Demerara Cricket Club. BCCC executives and members have named the BCCC main pavilion after this great son of the soil.Fredericks played 59 tests, scoring 4,334 runs at an average of 42.49. He blasted 8 centuries and 26 half centuries during that time.Fredericks gained international fame for his scintillating 169 scored at Perth against Australia, playing against the likes of Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson. This tournament has, since 2015, been a tribute to Fredericks, and it has become one of the club’s major fundraising events.The club’s executives and members are seeking sponsorship for the event, and would welcome any contribution toward its success.Proceeds will go towards the intended purposes of maintaining and developing the cricket club. The club’s main project is to build an indoor cricket facility for club members and other non-members to utilize during the rainy season.For more information in regard to this tournament, interested persons are kindly asked to contact BCCC Assistant Secretary Ameer Rahim on 626-2563.last_img

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