Blairmont Annual General Meeting
The Blairmont Cricket Club recently held its Annual General Meeting and election of office bears for the year 2012.
Businessman Shabeer Baksh was reelected to serve as president for another year and he will be assisted by Nishal Samaroo as first Vice President and Karamdatt Bissoondyal as the second Vice President. The Secretary is Waqar Hassan, while Shazad Ali will occupy the Treasurer’s position with Parmanand Ramdhan serving as the assistant Secretary /Treasurer.
The committee members are Roopchand Ganesh, Andrew Tageram and Nanrandranauth Boodram.
The club, which was once very active, was resuscitation on 26 May 2010 and has since been moving from strength to strength. Since its resuscitation the club’s administration has been very active with its many programmes on and off the field. There were several cricket and domino competitions, coaching sessions, and food sales, while an award ceremony and outreach charity programmes were also held in 2011.
It participated in all the competitions for 2011- at the under-13 it reached the semifinal, while at the under-17 level it lost in the quarterfinals. At the senior level, out of three complete competitions Blairmont reached the semifinal stage on two occasions, being defeated on both occasions by Berbice champion Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club.
The club, which participates in all cricket competitions in Berbice, had representatives in the Berbice teams in all the age groups including two at the under-15 level, one at the under-17 level, two at the under-19, while three represented Berbice at the Senior Inter county level Brendon Bess, Romesh Boodram and Karamdatt Bissoondyal, also a member made the Guyana Youth Conquerors team.
Bess has been a member of the Sagicor High Performance Centre for the past two years. He also went on to represent Guyana in 2008 and the West Indies in 2010. Best is only the Second Player from Blairmont behind the late great Roy Fredericks to have represented the West Indies.
Committees expected to be formed this year are Discipline Committee, Selection, Finance and a Special Event Committee.
The first activity for the year will be a fund raising 40 overs match on Sunday 29th of January at the Blairmont Community Centre between two teams to be announced shortly.
The club wishes to express special thanks to Banks DIH, Universal DVD and Solutions, Berbice Cricket Board, Sterling Products, Baksh Travel Service, Basil and Son’s CD and DVD store and Chowramottoo Construction and the various media houses for the support and cooperation given during the year.