Wakenaam Cricket Committee

The Wakenaam Cricket Committee (WCC) is responsible for cricket on Wakenaam, an island of area 22 square miles at the mouth of the Essequibo River, with a population of about 10000. Wakenaam is accessible by both river and air. Two Test cricketers from Wakenaam are Ramnaresh Sarwan and Travis Dowlin. Wakenaam fields a first division team, consisting of players from the whole island, in Essequibo and national first division competitions.

Clubs (and their ground) in Wakenaam include Good Success Sports Club (Wakenaam Community Centre ground, Good Success), Maria's Pleasure Sports Club (Maria's Pleasure ground), Noitgedacht Sports Club (Noitgedacht ground), Sans Souci Sports Club, San Souci Jaguars Sports Club and Zeelandia Village Cricket Club (Zeelandia ground).

The WCC is an administrative and geographical division of the Essequibo Cricket Board (ECB).

2012 Activies

The WCC won a senior Essequibo Cricket Board competition for the first time ever, by winning the ECB 40-overs competition in 2012.

This year the WCC successfully ran two 20-overs competitions, sponsored by Safraz Sherifudeen (Mac) and Feroze Amin. Sans Souci Jaguars won the competition sponsored by Safraz Sherifudeen and Sans Souci SC won the one sponsored by Feroze Amin. Other competitions planned for 2012 were postponed because of poor weather.

Several players from Wakenaam were selected to the Essequibo inter-county teams and some went on to represent Guyana. Kemo Paul captained the Guyana Under-15 team and Ricardo Adams recorded the first century by an Essequibian in regional Under-19 competition. Wayne Osborne and Adams were selected to represent Essequibo in the inter-county Twenty20 competition, which was unfortunately rained out.

The Committee is expressing many thanks to its sponsors, Safraz Sherifudeen and Feroze Amin. Secretary of the WCC Nazeer Mohamed was thankful to sponsors Safraz Sherifudeen and Feroze Amin on behalf of the WCC.

2010 Activities

2010 Officials
Chairman: Sheikh Asif Ahmad
Vive-chairman: Tulchan Pooran
Secretary: Nazeer Mohamed
Treasurer: Bhawanie Persaud
Asnt Sect/Treasurer: Lennie Mohamed

Igloo Ice Cream 40-overs competition (won by Good Success, in November). Read more ...
Visit by Combermere High School (Barbados) cricket team. Read more ...

2009 Activities

Busta 40-overs (Won by Sans Souci SC, in December). Read more ...
Sterling Products Ltd 40-overs (won by Good Success SC, in October). Read more ...
Neal & Massy Essequibo Zone Div1 Nationwide 40-overs (won by North Essequibo). Read more ...
Harilall Speedboat Twenty20 tournament (won by Good Success SC, in May). Read more ...

2008 Activities

Busta 40-overs (won by Good Success SC, in December). Read more ...
Wakenaam Cricket Committee Under-19 40-overs (won by West Wakenaam, in November). Read more ...
President Jagdeo commissions new pavilion at the Wakenaam Community ground. Read more ...

 

The new pavilion at the Wakenaam Community ground, Good Success

 

2010 - President Jagdeo Visits Wakenaam And Commissions New Pavilion

A section of the gathering at the commissioning of the new Wakenaam sports pavilion at the Wakenaam Community Ground, Good Succes

In 2008 Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo commissioned brand new cricket facilities on the island, in accordance with a request by Wakenaam residents in 2006. Volunteers began fund raising activities, and construction of the new facilities, in 2007, with support from the (government) Regional Democratic Council. In 2008 Wakenaam Nite was started, with funds raised going toward the new facilities. Financial assistance also came from Test cricketer Ramnaresh Sarwan, who was born on the island.

President Bharrat Jagdeo handing over sports gear to Wakenaam residents at the newly commissioned pavilion