Friends of CRY Club, Kuwait (FOCC) celebrated their 20th Anniversary of conducting school cricket tournament in Kuwait on 18 January, 2019 at the Kuwait Oil Company stadium, Al Ahmadi. In fact, the FOCC organized tournament is very the first of its kind to promote grass root level cricket in Kuwait providing school children an opportunity to play competitive and organized level cricket. Having established in 1998, FOCC successfully hosted the ‘ABK CRYcket’ tournament which was sponsored by Ahli Bank of Kuwait.
‘CRYcket’ is an annual softball cricket tournament, played in 7-over match format, for children in two age groups of under 12 (U-12) & under 14 (U-14). The tournament is open to schools, clubs and independent teams and is completed in a single day, with two matches being played simultaneously.
This year, the ‘Dashing Knights’ clinched the winners’ trophy in the U-14 category for the second successive year and MG 7 Warriors were the Runners Up. The winner’s trophy in the Under-12 was clinched by MG 7 Warriors and Runners Up was CCC. The best player awards were claimed by Anirudh S of Dashing Knights in the U 14 Category & Aryan Siju of MG 7 Warriors in the U 12 category.
Thanks are extended to Arab Times, Kuwait Times, Times Kuwait, and Indians in Kuwait.com for giving the event wide publicity.
The Kid’s Corner, raffle tickets sale, Buy for Cry was under the new CRY buddies who joined the organization this year. Toys, books and many household items were available at amazing bargain prices. The Raffle draw was a huge success and featured 13 prizes to be won.
This year we had a record registration of 23 teams, out of the 24 available slots. In the U-12 category teams at the league stage were:
CCC, MG Warriors, Dashing Knights, Winning XI, MG Tigers, SCA American Tourister, RCA Strikers, Rising Superstars, 22 Yards Cricket Academy, 664 Hitters, RCA Warriors and Salmiya Riders.
In the U-14 category, teams at the league stage were:
CCC, Fresh Starz, Magnificient XI, Dashing Knights, SCA American Tourister, 664 Hitters, RCA, Rising Stars, 22 Yards Cricket Academy, IPS Stars, MG U14
FOCC is proud to be partners with CRY – in our joint mission to help the underprivileged children. Those interested in joining hands with FOCC may please visit www.focckuwait.org, or contact any of the volunteers.