Cricket, Fun and Rum! - SDC/Wray and Nephew T20 heats up this weekend
The Social Development Commission (SDC)/Wray and Nephew National Community T20 Cricket round- robin stage of competition continues to bring fun and excitement to venues across the island.
Cricket is loved by Jamaicans, but action on the field is just one aspect of the competition. Cricket is nothing without the crowds who enjoy every spanking boundary, every clattering of the stumps as a bowler outwits a batsman, every scintillating catch, or brilliant fielding effort.
Title sponsor, Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum, has made sure that spectators will have a walloping time. Wray and Nephew has always enhanced the cricket experience and the SDC T20 is no different.
Spectators will be immersed in the celebratory moments with thunder sticks and four and six run cards for cheering on boundary shots.
Fans at featured matches are in for a special treat of spectator games guided by the Wray Cricket ladies.
And the fun doesn't end with spectators. There will also be a fun Wray Rum incentive at weekly featured matches for any batsman who hits the inflatable Wray and Nephew rum bottle. That is worth $10,000 in cash.
The competition began on May 4 with 229 teams taking on each other in knock-out matches. Now it's crunch time. Only eight teams remain in each parish and there will be no quarters given.
At this stage of the parish competition, the teams will be divided into two groups of four and will face off against each other on a round-robin basis. Three points will be awarded for a win and a single point for a no result. The top two teams will play in the parish semi-finals with the winner grabbing the title of parish champions and advancing to the all-island stage of the tournament.
Parish champions and the three best losing teams will then be placed in a quartet of groups with four teams each. They will then lock horns with each other in a round-robin format. Net run rate will be used to decide group winners.
The two teams with the best net run rate will gain automatic qualification to the semi-finals with the other two semi-finalists being decided by pairing the two winning teams with the lowest net run rate against the two quarter-final losers with the best net run rate.
The national final will be held at the Noranda Port Rhoades Sports Club in St Ann on Sunday, August 25.