Swamy seeking stellar performances at AJM T20 tournament

National youth all-rounder Leon Swamy will return to the Cotton Tree Die Hard team for the AJM ‘Mash It Up’ T20 tournament, which bowls off on Saturday, February 24, at the Bush Lot Sports Complex in Region Five.

A product of the Tucber Park Cricket Club, Swamy is a left-handed batter who bowls brisk right-arm seam, and is an all-rounder who has built a solid reputation for dominating limited overs cricket.

In the last AJM second-division T20 tournament, Swamy was among the top performers, demonstrating his prowess with scores of 54, 61 not out, 37, and 22 not out. With the ball, Swamy picked up 5-20 and 3-3 as he brought his top bowling performance to the party.

“Well, I’m looking to have a great all-round performance again, and (I will) try to put my team in a good spot to win the competition for the second time,” he has said.

“The experience playing there was really entertaining and also competitive, and I also learned a lot. There was a lot of support at the ground, and the atmosphere was really pleasing,” Swamy has said.

This fantastic cricketer, who also plies his trade in the United States of America, has been putting in the work ahead of the AJM tournament.

“I have been working on my game every day; so, going into the tournament, there will be a lot of positives, and I always back myself when I have the opportunity. I want to take my team over the line and (let them) win the competition again; and by doing so, I have to take wickets and make runs,” Swamy explained.

The 23-year-old Swamy, who has represented Berbice at all junior levels, has been around cricket for quite a while, involved in various one-day tournaments.

“I have experience playing one-day tournaments like this, so I just have to stick to the basics, and just continue my training and wait for the opportunity. So, when the day comes, I’m ready to play hard cricket,” he disclosed.

Four teams in the West Berbice area will be on show at the AJM Mash It Up T20 tournament on February 24; they are: AJM defending T20 champions Cotton Tree Sports Club; D’Edward Sports Club; Achievers ‘A’, and Bush Lot Sports Club.

The day’s activities will commence at 09:00hrs, and the final will be played under lights. There will be big screen, commentary, and live scores at the venue, with Crown Vibes International providing sounds.

This tournament would quite replicate a CPL atmosphere, the organisers have promised. Cheerleaders will be on show, in addition to other side attractions.

AJM Enterprise aims to develop cricket in the West Berbice area, and provide quality entertainment to the cricket-loving population.
This event is sponsored by AJM Enterprise and Jumbo Jet, and is powered by Banks DIH Limited.