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Sir Gary tourney gets going today


At venues all across the island today, many of the world’s future greats will be propelling themselves even further towards stardom as they garner some much needed experience in this year’s edition of the Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools Cricket Tournament. With 16 teams going head-to-head in the two zones, keen competition is expected as all and sundry are hoping to dethrone last year’s winners, Christ Church Foundation.

After being launched last Thursday in a media conference at the Warrens Complex, the 27th instalment will see 11 regional teams and one from the UK coming up against the resistance of four local teams in the Under-19 tournament. With games starting at 10:00 AM today, Round 2 of the competition continues on Tuesday, while Rounds 3 and 4 will be played on Thursday and Friday this week.

In Zone A, Vishnu Boys Hindu College of Trinidad and Tobago will be playing the lone UK team Solihull School at King’s Park. Choiseul Secondary, St. Lucia’s only representative, have the honour of facing last year’s losing finalists and cricketing giants, Combermere at the Wayne Daniel ground. Fatima College will be getting a taste of ‘home-cooking’ as they will be coming up against countrymen, Presentation College of Trinidad and Tobago at Wanderers. The final Zone A fixture will see debutantes Christianburg Wismar Secondary of Guyana possibly drawing the short-straw to face defending champions Foundation at the James Bryan ground.

Zone B action will pit Pinelands Cricket Academy against Dominica Schools at Empire today. The BCL Juniors will be taking on the other Guyanese side in New Amsterdam Combined at Four Square. Another all-T&T affair have Queen’s Park Club and Southern Cricket Academy going at it at Windward. At YMPC, it will be Antigua Schools and Powergen Penal Sports Club of Trinidad and Tobago. (MP)

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