Members of the Building Bridges Sports and Social Club, Miss Tricia Williams and Mr. Tito Chapman, spoke to the media on Monday 26th October about an upcoming Cricket tournament that will be hosted by the club.The club has received permission to name the tournament in honour of the late Ruby Chapman, who was one of the finest female cricketers to come out of Nevis.
The tournament which will be a tape ball tournament, is set to bowl off on Saturday 7th November.All matches will be played at the ET Willet Park and the matches will be of ten overs per team duration.
Teams can register up to 14 players, of which a set number will have to be females. The number of females in each team will be determined at an upcoming meeting to be held with the participating teams.
Other intricacies such as the number of overs to be bowled by male and female players; fielding restrictions and such like, will be also finalized at the said meeting.
Registration is $120.00 and must be paid by Thursday 29th October.
Registration can be completed at the Department of Community Development in Charlestown. Interested persons can also call the following numbers for more information:
667-6677; 763-7778; 665-1972 and/or 662-6512.
The prizes are still being finalized but will involve prizes to the best bowlers; best batsmen; top teams etc.
The Building Bridges Sports and Social Club, originated with a group of Teachers at the Jocelyn Liburd Primary School, about two years ago and has now expanded its membership experience to include persons from across the island, from varying professional backgrounds.
The group engages in fund raisers at major events and some of the money raised has been used to offer scholarships to children at the Jocelyn Liburd Primary and the Ivor Walters Primary school, thus far.
The club has also given back to the community in other meaningful ways.
Chapman and Williams used the opportunity to encourage the general public to support the upcoming tournament, as it promises to be exciting and they will be helping to raise funds which will be used for a worthy cause.