The summer heat wave is truly in full swing and the sporting agenda has never been so exciting and intense whether you have enjoyed the glamorous shots at Wimbledon, the fast and furious race at Silverstone, the endurance race of Tour de France through the streets of Yorkshire or the scintillating football at the World cup, it is going to get even hotter. Rest assured the hottest and biggest sporting summer event locally and regionally is the fourth annual Caribbean Cricket Soca Festival being held at The Carribeans Cricket Ground on Scott Hall Road on the weekend of July 26th and 27th 2014 and, best of all in these times of austerity, it’s all free!
Building on the success of last years event - that was attended by approximately 2500 people and attracted cricket teams from the length and breadth of Britain to play - the 20/20 tournament is happening again.Forget the Indian Premier League, Caribbean Cricket Club is where all the big hitters will be right here in Leeds at the Caribbean Cricket Club.
This year’s event spreads over a full weekend. It is not just about the cricket and to quote the words of Frank in tv's Shameless “it's time to party".The event has the theme of family running through it and will provide something for both young and old whilst maintaining its Caribbean identity .Bouncy castles, fun rides, face painting, dominoes and for the second time a live stage show featuring some of the great talents from within the community and regionally. For those slightly older rum and red stripe will help with the relaxation and make the event one of those not to be missed occasions.
The weekend event starts with a welcome dance on Saturday evening (26th July) with the cricket action begining Sunday morning at 9am until bad lights stops play. In true Caribbean style the sound of leather on willow will be mixed with the sounds of steel band, African drums and soca music with some of the best Djs in Leeds providing the musical entertainment. Add to that the truly unique sights and smells of Caribbean cuisine.....Jerk chicken, curry goat, fried fish, rice and peas ....world class food at a world class event. The only element of the Caribbean that can't be guaranteed is the weather but rain or shine cricket the day will be lots of fun.
We hope cricket fans and non cricket fans from all over Leeds and beyond will come and support this great day of family activity here in Chapeltown .The Chair of the Caribbean’s Cricket Club Mr Harwood Williams commented “We are thrilled that the previous tournaments brought together so many elements of our community both here in Leeds and across the country in a carnival atmosphere. The overwhelming support over the years has demonstrated that our event is one that is enjoyed by all and we look forward to another fantastic tournament this year."