The Southern Brave has announced their Roster for The Hundred Cricket Tournament for 2021, with Delray Rawlins retained from the 2020 squad.
Southern Brave is also armed with a fantastic roster of players including Andre Russell, David Warner, Suzie Bates, Danni Waytt, and Chris Jordan.
Rawlins and his teammates will begin the tournament in July 2021. The team represents two counties in the championship- Sussex and Hampshire. Southern Brave will have their first match in The Hundred on July 19th, against Welsh Fire.
Southern Brave will play 8 league matches in The hundred 2021.
Check the Southern Brave Match Schedule 2021.
Southern Brave Team 2021 - The Hundred Players Squad Roster
James Vince (Batsman) Delray Rawlins (All Rounder) Ross Whitely (Batsman) David Warner (Batsman) Andre Russell (All Rounder) Craig Overton (Bowler) Liam Dawson (Bowler) Ollie Pope (Batsman) Alex Davies (All Rounder) Tymal Mills (Bowler) Chris Jordan (Bowler) George Garton (Bowler) Jofra Archer (Bowler) Max Waller (Bowler) Shadab Khan (All Rounder)
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Rawlins Finishes Runner-Up in Young Player of the Season Award
After an incredible season in both formats that were played, both with bat and ball, George Garton has received the most votes, and has therefore won, Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season for 2020.
With 43% of the Player of the Season Award and 53% of the Young Player of the Season Award, as voted by supporters on the Sussex Cricket website, Garton eventually came out as the comfortable winner.
Delray Rawlins who has shown glimpses of his incredible talent with the bat numerous times over the last three seasons finished as the runner up in the running for the Young Player of the Season Award.
Like many left-handed batsmen, Rawlinsí elegant style of play is hugely popular with fans and across social media, and throughout the truncated 2020 season, his popularity rose further as the Bermudian established himself as an all-rounder.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Former West Indies President Dave Cameron
Dave Cameron & Neil Speight
New Zealand's Greg Barclay will battle against Singapore's Imran Khwaja to become the next chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), it has been reported.
In yet another worrying time for the region the Cricket West Indies (CWI) did not nominated anyone for the upcoming elections of the International Cricket Council (ICC) chairmanship.
The ICC after months of being undecided about how to go about installing a new chairman finally settled on a path to achieve it. They outlined that the first step was one whereby current ICC Board members had given its membership until Sunday October 18th to nominate candidates for the position of chairman. After this, the potential candidate must be seconded by another board member before the elections are held.
The ICC has outlined that the nominees must be either a former or current ICC board member.
The USA Cricket Hall of Fame had written to CWI asking that they nominate the former president of regional body Jamaican Dave Cameron, 49, as chairman.
Barclay and Khwaja are the only candidates for the role after Sunday's October 18th deadline to apply passed, according to the Times of India.
An election is scheduled for December but no details on how it will work, or who is standing, have been officially confirmed by the ICC.
The ballot was triggered after India's Shashank Manohar formally stood down as chairman in July.
Khwaja, who has been serving as interim chair, will reportedly require just six out of 16 possible votes to remain in his position.
He is said to have backing from Pakistan and Indra Nooyi, the ICC's first independent female director.
When contacted by Guardian Media Sports, Cameron said that he was not nominated by anyone.
"I reached out to certain people but did not hear anything from them, so I guess that it is safe to state that I was not nominated by anyone for the post seeing that the process that now closed."
Cameron, who lost the presidency of what was then called the West Indies Cricket Board to Ricky Skerritt in the March 2019 elections Ė in which he was seeking a fourth consecutive term said that although he is disappointed, he feels it more for the regional cricket body.
"CWI needs someone to seek their interest and also that of the smaller cricket boards across the world. If not they will just have to be mere bystanders and take what they get. The reason I got World Cups to come our way in the Caribbean was that I went in there and fought and demanded and that is why we got the Women's World Cup a couple of years ago and we are getting the Youth World Cup in 2022."
Saturday, October 17, 2020
First-Class Counties Revised Structure Announced
Delray Rawlins and his Sussex teammates are set to compete for two red-ball titles next summer following confirmation that the First-Class Counties have agreed to a revised structure for the 2021 menís first-class season.
The chairs of the First-Class Counties have agreed via a vote that next summer will welcome the return of the County Championship in a group-stage format. The menís first-class season is then set to end with a showpiece five-day Lordís final to win the Bob Willis Trophy.
Essex will seek to defend both titles after the county won the 2019 County Championship and this summerís Bob Willis Trophy final at Lordís.
Todayís announcement follows discussions between the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the First-Class Counties to help restart the County Championship, whilst mitigating against the impact of COVID-19 next summer. The agreed revised structure is for the 2021 menís first-class season only.
The 18 First-Class Counties are set to play 14 County Championship matches each next summer across Group and Division Stages.
Each First-Class County has initially been placed into one of three seeded groups of six and will be scheduled to play five home, and five away, matches during the Group Stage.
The top two counties in each group, at the end of the Group Stage, will progress to Division One, with the other counties moving into Divisions Two and Three, where they will each play a further four matches.
The winner of Division One will be crowned the 2021 County Championship winners.
The top two teams in Division One will also earn the right to play in the Bob Willis Trophy final at Lordís.
ECB Chair, Ian Watmore, said: ďSince starting in my new role last month one of my key priorities, as a huge supporter of red-ball cricket, has been to collaborate with the First-Class Counties so that we could confirm a structure for next summerís menís first-class season.
ďI am delighted that the counties have been able to reach that agreement less than three weeks after Essex won the Bob Willis Trophy final at Lordís.
ďThe success of that competition provides reassurance that this structure can help safeguard against any impact the global pandemic may have on next season while also ensuring the integrity of the County Championship.
ďIt must be stressed that this structure has been agreed for next season only and during 2021 we will review and consult with the counties and other stakeholders to decide the appropriate next steps for the menís domestic structure in 2022 and beyond.Ē
Seedings for the Group Stage of the 2021 County Championship have been determined based on performances of the First-Class Counties during the 2019 County Championship and the 2020 Bob Willis Trophy.
A provision to accommodate derby matches, only where appropriate within the seeding structure, into the groups has also ensured that county members and supporters can look forward to some of county cricketís oldest rivalries resuming home and away next summer.
2021 County Championship Groups:
Group 1: Essex, Warwickshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Worcestershire, Durham
Group 2: Somerset, Hampshire, Surrey, Gloucestershire, Middlesex, Leicestershire
Group 3: Kent, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Northamptonshire, Glamorgan, Sussex
Playing conditions for the 2021 County Championship and the 2021 Bob Willis Trophy final remain under discussion and will be announced in due course.
Friday, October 16, 2020
Former Cup Match Players Association President LIVE 8am
Former Cup Match Players and Officials Association President Dean Minors will join www.islandstats.com at 8:00 am this morning to discuss the organization gaining charity status.
As we reported yesterday, Former Cup Match players and officials, from both Somerset and St. Georgeís have joined forces to form the association.
The associationís primary mission is to:
a) provide financial assistance to Former Cup Match Players and Officials who require supporting health care and/or other essential living needs b) assist young Bermudian cricketers aspiring to further their education and/or certification within the sport of cricket, and c) to protect, preserve and promote the significance of Cup Match and the game of cricket