THE St John’s RAMS T20 Cricket Festival returns this weekend bigger and better after adding four new schools to their original eight.
A total of 12 schools are set to outwit each other at the famous “Green Blazer” in the capital starting tomorrow.
The tournament ends on Sunday.
Host, St John’s College will be joined by traditional giants, Marondera’s Peterhouse Boys, St George’s College, Falcon College, Christian Brothers College, Lomagundi College, Churchill Boys and Prince Edward Boys.
Emerging side, Wise Owl makes their debut while St Andrew’s, Westville Boys and Kearsney College all from South Africa adds the regional favour.
Tournament hosts St John’s College are in Pool A together with Kearsney College of South Africa, Lomagundi College and Prince Edward High School.
St George’s College who recently hosted their own successful St George’s CABS T20 are in Pool B where they are grouped with Falcon College, Westville Boys High School of South Africa and Marondera-based Wiseowl.
The recently crowned champions of the St George’s CABS T20 Peterhouse of Marondera are in Pool C grouped with Clifton College of South Africa, Churchill Boys High School and Christian Brothers College of Bulawayo.
The St John’s RAMS T20 Cricket Festival comes three weeks after 10 local schools hosts, St George’s College, Lomagundi College, Hellenic Academy, St John’s College, Peterhouse Boys, Falcon College, Prince Edward, Churchill, Christian Brother’s College, Wise Owl, Richards Bay Academy (South Africa) and Windhoek College (Namibia) battled for honours in the St George’s CABS T20 tournament. This weekend’s tournament brings back together the same group of top cricket playing local schools, with the exception of Hellenic Academy, to outsmart each other in the festival.
These top schools cricket festivals have assisted some top players from various participating schools over the years to reach provincial, national and even international professional levels. Some of the players who took part in these tournaments are now playing for top cricket nations such as England and New Zealand at the international level.