Trinidad defeats Guyana in T/20 Final – 21st Jan 2013
Three back-to-back games seemed to have taken their toll on Guyana’s cricketers as they crashed to defeat against a well rested and focused Trinidad and Tobago side. Losing the toss added to their disadvantage as they were sent in to bat by their opponents. In the competition this year,the odds were against teams batting first, with only 2 wins coming as compared with 9, when teams batted last. Guyana’s top order failed to get going and the team eventually laboured to 116 off their 20 overs, due to disciplined bowling from the Trinidadians, who then took 12 and a half overs to knock off the small total. The match was in stark contrast to the run chase on Saturday night, when the Guyanese defied the odds and Chris Gayle, 122 not out, to chase down 183 made by the Jamaicans, in the play-off to face Trinidad.
Re-elected GFA President, Vernon Burnett, plans to work tirelessly to improve the state of football in Georgetown. Burnett retained the Presidency of the Georgetown Football association in a close battle with council member, Lavern Fraser-Thomas. In an election described as one of the most transparent in football, Burnett netted 9 votes to Fraser-Thomas’s 7. Fraser-Thomas was bidding to become the first female President of the GFA. She was however, elected VP Administration, joining Mark Phillips competitions and Rawle Adams technical and tactical development as the Vice President.
Christopher Matthias was elected General Secretary, Dexter Schultz the Treasurer and Charmaine Wade, the ASST Sec. Treasurer. GFF President, Franklin Wilson, witnessed the election. The GFA President and the Acting President of the GFF, both spoke about how they see the future for Georgetown football.