A package of $1.2million was unveiled by the St Ann/St Mary Hotel Cricket Association at the Shaw Park Beach hotel on Thursday night, February 13.
Some 12 teams are expected to participate in this year’s competition, with the winner receiving $70,000, the runner-up $30,000 and the losing finalists $10,000 each.
Additional awards of $5000 each will be presented for most disciplined team, batsmen making most runs in the season, bowler taking most wickets in the season. Bats men scoring centuries will receive $500.
Vice president of SuperClubs, Joe Issa in his address stressed the importance of discipline and expressed pleasure that Franklyn Rose and Leon Garrick who were doing Jamaica proud in the Shell Cricket Competition had participated in the hotel cricket competition.
He called on other hotels and business enterprises to emulate the actions of SuperClubs and sponsor other competitions in other sport in the area, such as football and netball.
He said he was proud to be associated with the St. Ann/St. Mary Cricket Association because of how the competition was run and noted that his company would always be involved as long as that pattern continued.
Also in attendance were Robert Marsh, president of the St Ann Cricket Association; Lascelles McKoy, president of the St Ann/St Mary Cricket Association; Livingston Burgess, public relations officer of the St Ann/St Mary hotel cricket association and John Anderson, resident manager at Shaw Park Beach Hotel.
The competition is expected to start on Monday, March 31 with matches slated for Content Gardens Sports Club and Buckfield Oval.
Source: North Coast Times