Teams competing in this year’s Sixes Cricket Competition, hosted by the Pigotts Sports Club, will vie for a grand prize of $1,000.
Coach of the Pigotts Crushers cricket team Abdiel Hughes said the competition, in its sixth year, will
also provide opportunities for players to win match prizes.
“Every game you have a man of the match; you get a trophy and a monetary contribution. Some teams don’t want to use that as a pre warm-up [competition] and the winning team gets $1,000 on Sunday, cash. I think we have 13 registered teams thus far, but the deadline is Thursday,” he said.
The competition is set to bowl off on Saturday at 10 am in Pigotts and continues Sunday at the same time. Teams will play a win or go home format with the top eight advancing to the next round.
The initiative, Hughes said, has grown drastically since it was first introduced six years ago.
“To be honest, I wasn’t thinking of the (success) of it, I was just thinking of the fact that I could add something to Pigotts. People normally pass by Pigotts field and say that it is the best field in Antigua, but the question is, what’s next after the field looking good, because you are going to get weary of the field looking good. I added that to the atmosphere and it’s a success,” he said.
Underdogs are the defending champions of the Sixes, dethroning Liberta who had won in 2012, 2013 and 2015.
The tournament is sponsored by Fitzroy’s Rewinding, Ceco Pharmacy, Joseph’s Electrical, Cool & Smooth and parliamentary representative for the St George constituency, Dean Jonas.