|Hard Drive powers to Mayaro Windball title |
Saturday, April 19 2014
RBSL HARD Drive Sports Club are the new round-robin champs of the bpTT Mayaro Windball Night Cricket League, the curtain-raiser of its 2014 season at the Mayaro Government School Ground on Saturday last.
In a keenly-fought affair, the San Fernando-based RBSL Hard Drive, led by Dinesh Ragbar, dominated Rest House Warriors, scoring 38 in the three-over match and restricting their opponents to 24.
Ragbar commented,“our team is focussed and this victory is vindication of all our hard work and, as we’ve shown, this season we intend to dominate from the start.
“We play in leagues all over Trinidad and Tobago, from Rousillac to Tacarigua to Santa Cruz but the Mayaro League has a really special atmosphere. A lot of credit must go to bpTT and MGUOCC (Mayaro/ Guayaguayare Unemployment Organisation and Concerned Citizens) for making this one of the best cricket leagues in the country.”
A total of 17 male and female teams participated in the launch, with Mayaro Police Youth Club retaining its Male March Past trophy with Bomb Squad taking the female marching crown. Bomb Squad also won the female round robin competition by default.
Also in the March Past, Mafeking Destoyers and Rest House Warriors were second and third respectively in the male category while, in the women section, Neal and Massy Wood Group were second and ZNS Construction Crew third.
Now in its 15th year, the Mayaro Windball Night Cricket League is sponsored by energy company BP Trinidad and Tobago and organised by the MGUOCC.
Formally opening the 2014 season was Joel Primus, Community Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations Adviser, bpTT.
“We remain committed to the development of Mayaro and its citizens, especially through the investment in human capacity development in areas like education, culture and sport,” said Primus. “Mayaro night cricket is a perfect opportunity for communities to unite while showcasing sporting talent in a fun atmosphere. The shared vision will be to focus on expanding this and other competitions so that they become nurturing grounds for future talent.”
Among the other dignitaries in attendance were Winston “Gypsy” Peters, Member of Parliament for Mayaro and Minister of Community Development; Matthew Pierre, Community Liaison Officer, bpTT; and Kyron James, councillor for Mayaro/Guayaguayare.