Eric Mitchell from Grenada and Ketty Kydd from St. Vincent today bowled for the chance to win US$100,000 in Digicel’s US$100K Bowl competition during the lunch break at the 4th Digicel ODI at Kensington Oval, Barbados.
The two lucky winners, who beat thousands of entrants to the competition, each received an all expenses paid trip for two to Barbados where they stayed at the luxurious Hilton Hotel and were treated to tickets for the 4th Digicel ODI courtesy of Digicel. During the match lunch break, the two finalists each bowled twice for the opportunity to win the grand prize of US$100,000 courtesy of Digicel.
Though there were no winners for the US$100,000, both contestants received a brand new Blackberry Curve 8900 courtesy of Digicel and Blackberry as consolation prizes.
Speaking about competition Eric Mitchell from Grenada said: “It was a good experience. I was given a great opportunity, though I didn’t win the US$100K, I still feel like a winner. My last delivery was very close, but close doesn’t cut it.
“The accommodations were top class and the match has been exciting. Everything is great, as to be expected with Digicel. I will be giving my Blackberry to my fiancé who worked really hard campaigning to get me here so it is the least I can do.”
Vincentian, Ketty Kydd, also spoke of her joy at having the chance to win US$100,000: “I think I did better today than in practice. My second ball was very close. But even though I didn’t win I’m still a winner, I got a Blackberry which I would not have bought for myself and a fabulous trip to Barbados.
“I really appreciate Digicel taking me from the Grenadines all the way to Barbados to watch the 4th Digicel ODI. The match today has been exciting. My sister and I have been having a great time. We been waving our fours and sixes and blowing our horn like crazy. The whole experience has been great!”
The Digicel US$100,000 Bowl was one of many fun and interactive competitions designed by Digicel to bring cricket fans closer to the sport and to encourage as many people as possible to turn out and support the West Indies in the Digicel Series 2009.