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St Philip Alive T20 launch Sunday


BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

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A new St Philip Alive Twenty20 cricket tournament will be launched on Sunday at the St Philip Primary School ground in Church Village at 1 p.m.  
There will be an entertainment package featuring artistes from within the community and an exhibition match to accompany the launch.
The St Philip’s Primary School Choir, two-time calypso monarch John King, Flexi, Tyson Crimeson Gibson, Ben Ten & Get Dark Family, Crab Soldier and Hypa Dawg will be among those appearing in the entertainment segment.
Also performing will be former junior calypso king Richard Li’l Richie Holder, former Richard Stoute Teen Talent contest winners Rico Butcher and Tori Holder, DJ Danger, Nine Life Crew and other well known St Philip artistes.
“This event is geared to showcasing the skills and talents of individuals whilst revitalizing the communities by bringing families in support of various teams and individuals together, rekindling old friendships and the birth of new ones,” said coordinator Jeffrey “Rennie” Gibson.
The tournament will start on January 27 and will end on March 17 when reigning ten-time calypso monarch Stedson Red Plastic Bag Wiltshire will headline the closing entertainment programme.
Each team will be allowed a maximum of three non-residents of St Philip as guest players.  
Matches will be played on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 6 p.m. to midnight while matches will start at 1 p.m. on Sundays at various locations in St Philip.
The registration fee is $450 per team, inclusive of T-shirts while the estimated 16 teams will be vying for a first prize of $4 000. There will also be individual prizes for the Man Of The Match in the final; batsman, bowler and fielder of the tournament and the most valuable player.
Representatives of participating teams may contact Gibson or former St Catherine and BCL all-rounder Hophni Sargeant for further information. (EZS)

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