False start!

—rain forces opening matches of O40 competition to be abandoned

Overnight showers forced the first round of the Raj Singh Insurance Brokers and Trophy Stall sponsored Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) Over-40 20 overs-a-side competition to be abandoned because of water-logged venues.

As a result of the showers, the proposed playing venues were rendered unfit for play resulting in the abandonment. According to a press release sent by the DCB, points will be awarded to the teams in accordance with the playing conditions.

After a long gap the competition has being reintroduced and has so far attracted immense interest from the four constituted areas in Demerara. Several former national players have been selected to participate and have been distributed quite evenly between the teams.

It is expected that a strong Demerara team would be selected to oppose their counterparts from the other Counties at a later date at the County level.

Weather permitting; the second round is scheduled to bowl off tomorrow. All matches will begin at 13:00 hours with each round playing four matches playing at the same time at the respective venues.

The fixture inclusive of the umpires for the second round:

 

Round 2:

Friday November 1 2013. East Bank Colts vs. GT Buffaloes at GCC; Umpires

Zaheer Mohamed and Daniel Richmond.

West Coast Seals vs. East Coast Tigers at Everest; Umpires Edward Nicholls and Javed Persaud.

Georgetown Bears vs. East Coast Bulls at Lusignan; Umpires Gavin D’Aguiar and Trevor Ritney.

West Bank Mavericks vs. East Bank Lions at Wales

; Umpires Nandkumar Shivsankar and Cyril Garnauth.