Friday, September 30, 2016
Rawlins Could Face South Africa
Earlier this week, www.islandstats.com reported that Bermudian Delray Rawlins signed a Junior Pro Contract with Sussex and he could possibly face South Africa next season.
The English Cricket Board announced the Tour Match Schedule for 2017, and Sussex Cricket will be welcoming the touring South African team to The 1st Central County Ground on Friday May 19th.
The match will be a 50-over floodlit affair, scheduled for a 2.00pm start ahead of South Africa’s Royal London One-Day International series with England, which begins five days later at Headingley.
There is also a bonus Tour Match for Sussex supporters later in the summer when South Africa A will be the visitors to Arundel Castle, for a four-day match to face Sussex between Wednesday June 14th and Saturday June 17th, however, if Sussex reach the play-off stages of the Royal London One-Day Cup, then the tourists will play a Duke of Norfolk XI.
It will be South Africa’s first visit to Hove since 2003, when Sussex also welcomed them for a 50-over floodlit Tour Match, which saw the visitors win by 153 runs.
South Africa were also at Hove four years earlier, beating India by four wickets in the ICC Cricket World Cup, in the only One-Day International to be played at the ground.
Ticket details and further arrangements for the matches will be confirmed via the Sussex Website during the winter months.
ECB Chief Executive Officer Tom Harrison said, “We’re very pleased to have agreed such a comprehensive touring programme for 2017 – a schedule which will provide fans with even more opportunities to see two international teams in action at county grounds; and help our Lions players test themselves against high quality opposition in both red and white-ball cricket.
“With this country also hosting the ICC Champions Trophy and the ICC Women’s World Cup next season, 2017 promises to be a hugely exciting summer of cricket – and a strong platform to promote our sport to an even wider and more diverse audience.”
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Rawlins Offered a Junior Pro Contract at Sussex
Www.islandstats.com can confirm that Bermuda International Cricketer Delray Rawlins has been offered a Junior Pro contract by Sussex.
Although both parties are still working on outstanding issues we can confirm that the contract will be for one year.
Rawlins speaking to www.islandstats.com said, "The journey has been quite tough, however with the people around me I've always tried to find a way to get over certain obstacles."
Rawlins was asked, what he would need to work on to become a regular in the team, "Consistency would be an area of improvement, putting a few performances together could see me in the mix for first team selection."
Commenting on if he considers himself as an all rounder Rawlins said, "Yeah I feel in the one day arena I can be and all rounder, however in the red ball arena there is still more development to do with my bowling to improve that skill."
He concluded with comments about his recent century, "Yeah was really pleasing to score that century. In the uk obviously there are a bit more for the bowler however trying to keep the basics in mind and sticking to my processes it's a bit easier to adapt to different conditions."
Friday, September 23, 2016
Bermuda Cricket 50 Overs 2016 Fielding Stats
With the 2016 Bermuda Cricket League Season now over, www.islandstats.com will look a the final stats, today we continue with the Fielding in both the Premier and First Divisions.
Temiko Wilson Wicketkeeping
Southampton Rangers captain Janeiro Tucker held onto the most catches with 11, while St. David’s County Cricket Club pair Allan Douglas and Justin Pitcher both took 9 catches each.
Ricardo Brangman from Southampton Rangers and Temiko Wilson from Western Stars had the Most Dismissals recording 14 each, while Sinclair Smith from Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club had 12.
Wilson also led the Stumpings department with 5, while Smith claimed 4, Fiqre Crockwell from St. David’s County Cricket Club and Ramar Simmons from Willow Cuts both had 3 Stumpings each.
11 Janeiro Tucker - Southampton Rangers
09 Allan Douglas - St. David’s County Cricket Club
09 Justin Pitcher - St. David’s County Cricket Club
08 George O’Brien - St. David’s County Cricket Club
08 Terryn Fray - Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club
08 Dennis Musson - Cleveland County Cricket Club
07 Lamont Brangman - Devonshire Recreation Club
07 Jordan DeSilva - Somerset Cricket Club
07 Logan Phillips - Flatt’s Victoria
07 Kwasi James - Willow Cuts Cricket Club
14 Ricardo Brangman - Southampton Rangers
14 Temiko Wilson - Western Stars
12 Sinclair Smith - Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club
11 Ramar Simmons - Willow Cuts
08 Freeman Lema - Devonshire Recreation Club
07 Adrian Burrows - Cleveland County Cricket Club
07 Ajun Lambe - St. David’s County Cricket Club
06 Chris Foggo - St. George’s Cricket Club
05 Jekon Edness - Somerset Cricket Club
04 Shakeal Outerbridge - Warwick Workmen’s Club
5 Temiko Wilson - Western Stars
4 Sinclair Smith - Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club
3 Fiqre Crockwell - St. David’s County Cricket Club
3 Ramar Simmons - Willow Cuts
2 Chris Foggo - St. George’s Cricket Club
2 Jekon Edness - Somerset Cricket Club
2 Ricardo Brangman - Southampton Rangers
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Bermuda Cricket 50 Overs 2016 Bowling Stats
With the 2016 Bermuda Cricket League Season now over, www.islandstats.com will look a the final stats, today we continue with the Bowling in both the Premier and First Divisions.
Dean Stephens - Willow Cuts
Dean Stephens from Willow Cuts and Vernon Eve from Southampton Rangers led the Wicket taking department for the Season with both claiming 29 wickets each, Delyone Borden from the St. David’s Cricket Club captured 24 wickets and Dennis Musson claimed 23 wickets.
In the Best Economy Rate category, with a rate of 0.83 saw Burton Outerbridge from Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club lead the way, while his teammates Coolidge Durham and Irving Romaine both had rates of 2.00. Dev Dinesh Hanuman from the Pembroke Hamilton Club had a Economy Rate of 2.52.
Jacobi Robinson from the Somerset Cricket Club was the only bowler to claim 5 wickets in a game twice during the season.
29 Dean Stephens - Willow Cuts Cricket Club
29 Vernon Eve - Southampton Rangers
24 Delyone Borden - St. David’s Cricket Club
23 Dennis Musson - Cleveland County Cricket Club
22 Janeiro Tucker - Southampton Rangers
22 Derrick Brangman - Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club
22 Rodney Trott - Baileys Bay Cricket Club
22 Macai Simmons - St. George’s Cricket Club
22 Paul Carr-Harvey - Flatt’s Victoria R.C.
21 Kyle Hodsoll - Baileys Bay Cricket Club
Best Economy Rate
0.83 Burton Outerbridge - Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club
2.00 Coolidge Durham - Baileys Bay Cricket Club
2.00 Irving Romaine - Baileys Bay Cricket Club
2.52 Dev Dinesh Hanuman - Pembroke Hamilton Club
2.56 Dajon Carey - Flatt’s Victoria R.C.
2.66 Dion Stovell - St. David’s Cricket Club
2.74 Lateef Trott - Baileys Bay Cricket Club
2.75 Stefan Kelly - St. David’s Cricket Club
2.78 Chare Smith - Warwick Workmen’s Club
2.81 Paul Carr-Harvey - Flatt’s Victoria R.C.
Most 5 Wickets Haul
2 Jacobi Robinson - Somerset Cricket Club
1 Adio Robinson - Flatt’s Victoria R.C.
1 Detroy Smith - St. George’s Cricket Club
1 Jamie Smith - Devonshire Recreation Club
1 Macai Simmons - St. George’s Cricket Club
1 Reginald Baker - Flatt’s Victoria R.C.
1 Del Hollis - Pembroke Hamilton Club
1 Lamont Brangman - Devonshire Recreation Club
1 Rudell Pitcher - St. David’s Cricket Club
1 Vernon Eve - Southampton Rangers S.C.
1 Mackih McGowan - Cleveland County Cricket Club
1 Delyone Borden - St. David’s Cricket Club
1 Stefan Dill - Warwick Workmen’s Club
1 Isaiah Greaves - St. George’s Cricket Club
1 Kyle Hodsoll - Baileys Bay Cricket Club
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Rawlins is Reserve for Sussex First Team
Delray Rawlins is a reserve for the Sussex First team and watched his teammates have an excellent morning session, Gloucestershire fought back on the first day of the final Specsavers' County Championship game of the season, at the Brightside Ground, Bristol.
Chris Dent showed terrific resilience throughout the first day on a wicket that provided the visiting bowlers with plenty of lateral movement.
He saw seven partners depart before Gloucestershire had reached 100 and then, with Payne at his side, led the host county into an unlikely, but gratefully accepted position of relative strength, at 201 for 7.
Happy to field first, Sussex made up for a delayed start by taking three Gloucestershire wickets inside 15 overs. Chris Jordan bowled Gareth Roderick (0) in the sixth over before Steve Magoffin added 19-year-old debutant James Bracey (2), two overs later, and Ollie Robinson bowled George Hankins (2) at 12 for 3 in the 15th over.
New Zealander Hamish Marshall, in his last game for the county he has represented so well for the past 10 years, provided temporary resistance, but eventually perished, lbw to Magoffin for 14 at 38 for 4.
Boundaries were hard to come by and though Phil Mustard hit an early four through extra cover, it was to be his only scoring shot. Magoffin, with his tail up, found the outside edge of the wicket keeper's bat and Sussex keeper Ben Brown took the catch.
At 42 for 5, Sussex must have felt they would be batting sooner rather than later. However, the indomitable Dent stuck to his task and despite losing sixth wicket partner Jack Taylor (5) at 68 for 6, he joined forces with Craig Miles and then David Payne, to guide Gloucestershire towards a total that at one stage, looked nothing more than a pipe dream.
Miles helped himself to 20 before falling to a smart leg side catch by Brown off Jofra Archer, at 97 for 7, and thereafter, Dent reached his 50 off 137 balls, with seven fours.
Better known for taking wickets than scoring runs, Payne played sensibly at the opposite end and having reached tea, on 143 for 7, Gloucestershire increased the tempo in the final session with Dent finishing the day unbeaten on 86 and Payne 48 not out.
When bad light forced the players off, with 28 overs of the day remaining, the eighth wicket pair had not only taken the score through the 200 barrier, but had posted their century stand, in less than 23 overs.