In March this year, we wrote about the historic launching (or relaunching) of the Lethem Cricket Club which was spearheaded by Mr. Kenrick McDonald. Since then, top ranking officials, public figures, and authorities in the Region have given the project their full support. The Lethem Cricket Club is now in full swing, and very soon, football will no longer be the only sport practiced in the Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana.
The Mayor of Lethem today announced that a pavilion and sanitary block were constructed on the Lethem Cricket Ground. This is a huge step forward. Very soon, budding cricketers from the Rupununi will be showing off their skills to the cheers of a spectator laden pavilion – bringing more excitement, activities, and revenues to Region 9, and unearthing once hidden talent.
According to the mayor, the construction of the pavilion and sanitary block for the Lethem Cricket Ground was made possible by financing from the Rodeo Committee who donated the revenue of the 2022 Rupununi Rodeo Performances to the project.
How You Can Help
The Lethem Cricket Club has just been launched. It is still in the early stages of development, and it has a far way to go. How fast and successfully the Lethem Cricket Club moves forward depends a lot on the business community of Guyana, governmental support, and the support of influential individuals.
In this context, the Lethem Cricket Club of Region 9 welcomes your help in the form of equipment, financial support, etc.
Founder and President of the Lethem Cricket Club, Mr. Kenrick McDonald, told this publication that the club has just a few of the required items.
All we have at this moment are a pair of batting gloves, one bat, a batting pad, and two cricket balls.
Some of the items still needed:
- Cricket Balls
- Batting and Keeping Pads
- Batting and Keeping Gloves
- Thigh and Side Pads
- Training Cones and Markers (disc cone and sports cone)
- Speed Agility Ladder
- Agility Hurdle Pole
- Abdominal Guards
- Finance to prepare the sportsground, etc.
If you would like to be a part of this historical undertaking and give support to the Lethem Cricket Club, you can get in touch in the following way:
Phone Number:+592 670 7208 (WhatsApp Available)