Sports
August 17, 2010
TBPO Softball Cricket opens with innovations

A weekly pairs domino competition is the new feature of the 2010 National Lotteries Top Belair Progressive Organisation (TBPO) Softball Cricket Competition.{{more}}

This year’s edition, now in its 27th year, opened last Saturday afternoon at the Dauphine Playing Field.

Coreas Food Division will be providing sponsorship for the domino component, in which the winning pair from each week will, along with the losing finalist, receive Smirnoff Vodka.

Jimmy Forde, representing Coreas, announced his company’s input of $8,000 in sponsorship.

He, however warned that discipline must be paramount for future considerations of sponsorship.

Coreas’ sponsorship goes alongside the National Lotteries Authority’s $12 000, towards the Cricket Competition.

And, this year will also see an increase in the stakes, as the winning team will pocket $2,000.

Anthony Dennie, Product Development Officer of the NLA, said that his organization was pleased to have been associated with the competition for the past 15 years, and promised future partnership with TBPO.

The organizers of the competition, which sees 24 teams participating, as well as the players, welcomed the improvements to the facility, including the construction of a retaining wall and a perimeter fence.

Partnership for the refurbishing was done in conjunction with the Social Investment Fund (SIF). Chief Executive Officer Bentley Browne urged the residents of the area to take care of the facility.

Joining him in this request was Minister of State in the Ministry of Sports Cecil Mc Kie, who also spoke of the many competitions that are being staged in the areas of West and East St. George.

Mc Kie disclosed that a new playing field is to be built soon, near to the proposed West St. George Secondary School.

Meanwhile, showing true community involvement, the executive of TBPO presented Certificates of Appreciation to five persons and one sports club, who provide services to the Dauphine Playing Field during sporting events.

Those recognised were Shelly Herbert, Glenroy Williams, Desmond Adams, Glenford Mc Lean, Edgerton Morris and United Survivors.

The double wicket competition, which closed off the day’s proceedings saw RSVG Police’s Renford Jack and Gerald Gould taking the trophy and a case of beverages, beating CGM Novice in the final.

Twelve teams were present at the March Past and contested the Double Wicket Competition.

Novice is the reigning league champions. (RT)