Rice Mill new tarmac

May 27, 2009 at 5:26 am 1 comment

Rice Factory New TarmacThis is the new drying floor of the Coop Rice Mill as photographed from Factory Road looking towards the Levans residence. As the rice mill does not have a dryer the drying floor (commonly referred to as the ‘tarmac’) is used to dry paddy before milling. On weekends, once not being used for its original purpose, it is converted to a cricket field where boys and men gather from far and wide to play softball cricket. The games are usually very intense owing to them carrying heavy bets both from the players on each side and supporters and onlookers. On weekday afternoons short softball games or small goal football is played on the tarmac and basketball is played infrequently though the hoop has been demolished.

Imran Khan photo. May 26th 2009


Entry filed under: Photos of Vergenoegen, Sports in Vergenoegen.

Village Hall site Coop Rice Mill – a village landmark

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  • […] Sports Cricket is easily the most popular sport in the village but football is also played and loved by many. The village has done well when competing in these sports against other villages in the area. Weight lifting, body building and karate are other sports which have avid followers and practitioners in Vergenoegen with karate classes being held at the Community High School. Softball cricket is religiously played on weekends at the old rice mill’s new tarmac. […]


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