Friday, March 12, 2010

St Georges Brass Band

Today is a big cricket day here in Port Elizabeth. Our local team, the Chevrolet Warriors, are playing in the Pro20 final against the Highveld Lions. The Warriors already won the 40 over competition this year, their first trophy since the mid 1990's, and start as favorites. This is the first domestic final played in Port Elizabeth in many years and the stadium has been sold out since early in the week. As I am posting this I am getting ready to head down to the stadium for the game. Unfortunately my camera is in for repairs, but to keep to the topic, I am posting a picture of the St Georges Brass Band which I took at the semi-final a week or so ago. The band is unique to Port Elizabeth and gives the stadium a bit of a West Indian feel with their music and the way they get the crowd to participate. I can't wait for the game and to experience a full house crowd.
Update: The Warriors easily won the game and their second title of the season. They won the toss, elected to bat and made 186/2 in their 20 overs. The Lions were bowled out for 104, giving the Warriors a 82 run win. The atmosphere in the stadium was electric with a sell out crowd of 17 073 supporters in.
GPS: 33°57'59.85"S, 25°36'33.84"E

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