Bermuda’s record of giving up the most runs in a World Cup game has fallen, after Australia scored 417/6 in 50 overs against Afghanistan overtaking the India score against Bermuda.
In the ICC Cricket World Cup India scored 413/5 against Bermuda in Trinidad in 2007.
BBC Test Match Special statistician Andrew Samson said, "Up until March 11th 2006 there were no ODI totals over 400 (2348 matches). In 9 years (1275 matches) since then there have now been 15."
Just last week West Indies came close to becoming the leaders of giving up the most runs in a World Cup match, but they held South Africa 5 runs short of the Bermuda mark.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Umpire Course Announced
The Bermuda Cricket Board confirmed that the Bermuda Cricket Umpire’s Association (BCUA) is offering a FREE Beginner’s Umpire Course. The course will start on Wednesday March 11th and will run every Wednesday for eight weeks at the Bermuda Cricket Board from 6pm-7.30pm.
This course is open to everyone, you do not need any cricket playing experience to take this course.
The course facilitator is Roger Dill who comes with a wealth of experience including the following highlights from his international resume:
• Dill gained international acclaim in May 2006 when he became the first ever Associate Umpire to officiate a game involving a Full Member (Zimbabwe v Canada). o Later in 2006 Roger was invited to umpire an ODI between England and Ireland. o Roger umpired for 25 ODI matches including England, West Indies, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe and 11 ICC Intercontinental Cups (4-day) matches. o Roger officiated at the U19 World Cup in Sri Lanka in 2006 and Malaysia in 2008.
Please contact Roger Dill on 532 7223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Steede Comments on 2015 Season
Bermuda Cricket Board 1st Vice President Neon Steede, said the 2015 Cricket Season will be a big one for teams as the end will see the beginning of a 6 team Premier Division and an 8 team First Division in 2016.
At the end of this season the sixth and seventh place teams in the Premier Division will automatically be relegated, while the fifth place team will play a play-off against the second place team in the First Division. The First Division winners will automatically be promoted.
The loan player structure will remain in place, while the Board is looking to hold the Twenty20 Final at the beginning of the season.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Smith Coaching Western Stars
Western Stars Sports Club has secured the services of Wendell Smith as their cricket coach for the upcoming 2015 season.
Smith a former St. George’s Cricket Club Captain, he scored more than 1,000 runs in Cup Match.
Smith coach the St. David’s Cricket Club to the League title last season, before leaving he club.
Western Stars just missed out on securing a spot in the Premier Division when they went down to Cleveland County in a Play-Off match at the end of last season.
Monday, February 16, 2015
ICC Americas Tournament Dates Announced
On February 2nd Islandstats.com reported that the ICC Americas will be conducting the Pepsi ICC Americas Division 1 Championship in Indianapolis.
We can now confirm the dates of the tournament which will run from May 3rd to May 10th, 2015. USA, Canada, Bermuda and Suriname have been invited to participate in the event. Suriname gained a promotion to Division 1 after winning the Division 2 Championship held in Florida in November 2014.
Ben Kavenagh formally invited Bermuda to participate in the championship earlier this year. "The Pepsi ICC Americas Division 1 Championship will be a T20 competition and the top 2 ranked teams in this tournament will be promoted to the 2015 ICC World T20 Qualifiers (for the 2016 ICC World T20), to be held in Ireland and Scotland from July 9th to August 11th 2015."
Last year, controversy broke out regarding the change of venue for the 2014 USACA Championship from Indianapolis to Florida, USACA's Project Manager for the National Championship noted, "The costs for teams, families and fans to travel and stay in Indianapolis were just exceptionally high."
However Kavenagh has been quoted as saying, "As with all ICC Americas Development Tournaments the costs of airfares, hotel accommodation, some meals, ground transportation and other tournament related expenses are paid for by the ICC Americas Development fund."