Crandon cops RHTY&SC cricketer-of-the-year award
… receives $400 000 in prizes By Ravendra Madholall
Guyana Chronicle
March 14, 2007

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WHEN the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC) held its 17th annual awards ceremony on Sunday at the J.C. Chandisingh Annexe Building, national opening batsman Royston Crandon received over $400 000 in prizes, inclusive of a trip to the United States.

Crandon, after having a relatively good run with the national team this year in the Carib Beer and KFC competitions, striking a century on his one-day debut and his dominance for RHTY&SC at the first division level, was named cricketer-of-the-year.

Royston, the younger brother of national fast bowling star Esaun Crandon, chalked up some 648 runs and took 37 wickets at the first division level for the vibrant RHTY&SC in the year 2006.

Renwick Batson who scored in excess of 750 runs was named runner-up cricketer-of-the-year.

Esaun was also the recipient of the abundance of prizes to young aspiring cricketers while various clubs, schools and other entities also received gifts at the presentation ceremony.

Esaun Crandon was recognised for his outstanding match against Jamaica in the inaugural Allen Stanford Twenty20 tournament last year, and his KFC and Carib Beer performance for Guyana in the 2007 season while Andre Percival also joined the honours list.

National middle-order Assad Fudadin was one of the cricketers honoured for his consistent scoring in the local competition for RHTY&SC while several young cricketers received prizes for their various contributions to the club over the past twelve months.

Secretary, CEO and founder member of the club, Hilbert Foster, gladly expressed his gratitude to the following official sponsors: DDL Pepsi, Bakewell, Courts, GT&T Cellink, Farfan and Mendes, Food for the Poor, North America Airline, Roop Group and Windies Sports Bar.

Foster distributed the 2006 prestigious awards not only to the sports fraternity but also to schools in Berbice. The Guyana Cricket Board also collected trophies.

“We have a packed programme every year and we are not only looking at sports but other areas especially for children, disabled persons. Our workers in the club Monish Singh, Stanley Alexander and others have been working feverishly over the years and without them nothing is possible,” Foster exclaimed.

He further stated: “Our club has no secret formula for its success. The honest truth is that our membership is the main reason why we are the best in Guyana.

I have seen individuals working beyond the call of duty and I have served people who practice what they preach to assist others. Our membership is a special bunch, who have over the years achieved what others can only dream about.

Foster said the club would like to thank all its donors for making the awards ceremony possible especially US-based Rose Hall residents Anil Rampej, of Rampej Real Estate of Richmond Hill, New York, Martin Cort and Ralph Fingall

This is why each year we meet as a group to honour those who have excelled in their different fields,” Foster concluded.