St. George’s Cricket Club 273/6 Southampton Rangers 274/6
The St. George’s Cricket Club batted first and scored 273/6 in their 65 overs, Temiko Wilson was the top scorer with 133, while Oronde Bascome added 63. Tayo Smith was the pick of the Southampton Rangers bowlers with figures of 12-2-43-4.
In reply the Southampton rangers would score 274/6 in 51.1 overs, Ricardo Brangman their top scorer with 97 not out, Shannon Raynor added 69, player/coach Ryan Steede was the pick of the St. George’s Cricket Club bowlers with figures of 14-1-52-3.
St. David’s Cricket Club 72 Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club 73/3
At lord’s in St. David’s, the host were bowled out for 72, Rudell Pitcher was the top scorer 25, Derrick Brangman was the pick of the Bailey’s Bay bowlers with figures of 12.1-4-26-6.
In reply Bailey’s Bay scored 73/3, Sinclair Smith was the top scorer with 39 not out, while Delyone Borden had figures of 6.2-2-18.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Bermuda Open Cricket Round Up
Lambe Batting at the PHC Stadium
Somerset Bridge 87 PHC 88/1
In the Opening Game of the season at the PHC Stadium, PHC won the battle of the Western County rivals Somerset Bridge by 9 wickets. Sharye Tavares was the top scorer with 31, while Randy Bean was the pick of the PHC bowlers with figures of 6-1-7-5
In reply PHC would score 88/1 winning by 9 wickets, Kevin Lambe was the top scorer with 44 not out, while Tavares was the pick of the Somerset Bridge bowlers with figures of 3-0-9-1.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Could Bermuda Follow the ECB
The England Cricket Board presented its proposed approach for the new eight-team domestic competition - starting in 2020 - to Chairmen and Chief Executives of the First-Class Counties and MCC.
The competition will be based on the simple format of 100 balls for each team.
Featuring aligned competitions for both Men’s and Women’s teams - sharing a common format, brands and identities in their own leagues - it received overwhelming support at today’s meeting at Lord’s following unanimous support by the board of the new competition.
Supporting the aims of the game-wide strategy of Cricket Unleashed, the new 100-ball format will meet key aims for the new competition, including:
Attracting a wider audience – its simplicity helping to appeal to families and a more diverse and younger audience.
Promotion for the game – a five-week window in the middle of summer showcasing cricket at major venues, promoted across Sky and BBC and linked to participation.
Clear differentiation from other competitions – distinct from the popular Vitality Blast with a fresh approach to broadcast coverage and promotion.
The 100-ball concept has also been discussed and supported by the ECB Board, the representative T20 Development Group and ECB’s T20 Governance Group and will now be further developed. It has been welcomed by broadcasters and player representatives – both men and women – have been consulted.
ECB’s Chief Executive Officer Tom Harrison said: “This is a fresh and exciting idea which will appeal to a younger audience and attract new fans to the game.
“Throughout its development, we have shown leadership, provided challenge and followed a process. We will continue to do that as the concept evolves.
“Our game has a history of innovation and we have a duty to look for future growth for the health and sustainability of the whole game.
“There are 18 First Class Counties, playing red and white ball cricket, at our core and these Counties and competitions will be supported, promoted and benefit from the game’s growth.”
ECB Chief Commercial Officer, Sanjay Patel, MD for the new competition, said: “The development team has had strong support and encouragement in its conversations to date and it’s time to take the concept wider as we build the detail.
“This is 100-ball cricket, a simple approach to reach a new generation. Based on fifteen traditional 6-ball overs, the other ten balls will add a fresh tactical dimension.
“Crucially, this will also help differentiate this competition from Vitality Blast and other T20 competitions worldwide, maintaining our game’s history of successful innovation.
“The players and our valuable broadcast partners under the new TV partnerships from 2020-24 are vital to the success of this competition and they will see the energy, excitement and simplicity of this approach.”
Clare Connor CBE, Director of Women’s Cricket at ECB, said: “Our World Cup win at Lord’s last July showed what’s possible in terms of our sport reaching a new, younger and more diverse audience.
“Kia Super League has had a huge impact on participation, player development and the profile of our game. It was a big investment and a bold decision by the Board and paved the way for this next stage of growth.
“To build the women’s and men’s competitions and identities together, side by side, is a prospect that few sports ever have and will give us greater reach, scale and prominence.
“It will attract more women and girls to the game, ensure that cricket reaches and entertains more families and give our players an exciting stage upon which to display their talent.”
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Rawlins & Sussex Seconds Fall to Essex Seconds
Sussex Seconds 132 & 242 Essex Seconds 382/9
Delray Rawlins and his Sussex Seconds teammates went down by Inning and 8 Runs on Day Three of their Three-Day Second Eleven Championship match against Essex.
On the Final Day Sussex resumed on 152/2 they would bowled out for 242 runs. Tom Haines was the top scorer with 104, Rawlins was out for 35, Steven Snater was the pick of the Essex bowlers with figures of 7.3-0-35-3.
Sussex Seconds 2nd Inning
104 (133) Tom Haines c Aron Nijjar b Matt Dixon ..03 (15) Will Beer c Feroze Khushi b Steven Snater ..35 (44) Delray Rawlins b Aaron Beard .. 34 (33) Laurie Evans b Aaron Beard ..04 (05) Nick Oxley b Matt Dixon ..00 (01) Danny Briggs LBW Matt Dixon ..20 (28) George Garton c Michael Pepper b ASS Nijjar ..00 (02) Scott Lenham b Aaron Beard ..04 (23) Tom Milnes Not Out ..09 (13) Matt Stiddard LBW Steven Snater ..00 (01) Will Sheffield b Steven Snater ..20 Extras (14b-3lb-1w-2nb) 242 Total All Out after 57.2 overs
Derbyshire 2nd XI have defeated Kamau Leverock and his Nottinghamshire 2nd teammates by 63 run in a rain effected match.
With most of the first day washed out Derbyshire 2nd XI batted first and they would score 419/4 in 96 overs, Nottinghamshire looking to make a game out of it declared at the end of Day Two on 69/1, Derbyshire would then forfeit their Second Inning hoping Nottinghamshire would chase the target set of 350 to win, but Leverock and his teammates were bowled out for 287.
In their 2nd inning Leverock was the top scorer with 65 not out off 55 deliveries, he hit 5 fours and 5 sixes in his knock, Leverock was invited to play with Nottinghamshire after training with the team last week, he has some match practice before heading to Malaysia with the Bermuda team.
Derbyshire 2nd First Inning
221 (296) BT Slater Not Out ..01 (10) JM Kettleborough c Carter b ME Milnes ..45 (67) HR Hosein b ME Milnes ..11 (33) AL Hughes c T Keast b Footitt ..19 (23) MJJ Critchley c ME Milnes b BM Kitt 101 (152) D Smit Not Out ..21 Extras (5b-5lb-1w-10nb) 419 Total for 4 wickets after 96 overs
Fall of Wickets: 1-22 (Kettleborough), 2-141 (Hosein), 3-177 (Hughes), 4-221 (Critchley)
Nottinghamshire 2nd Bowlers
13.-1-72-1 Footitt 14.-3-29-2 ME Milnes 10.-5-27-1 BM Kitt 7.0-0-36-0 JM Blatherwick 3.0-0+27-0 Kamau Leverock 27.-3-117-3 Carter 11.-1-51-0 CR Marshall 10.-0-46-0 W T Root 1.0-0-04-0 CF Gibson
Derbyshire 2nd Second Inning
..00 (06) CF Gibson LBW CF Hartley ..44 (47) S Budinger st D Smit b Hamidullah Qadri ..08 (11) W T Root c BT Slater b CF Hartley ..24 (69) S Perera LBW Hamidullah Qadri ..00 (11) T Keast c Hamidullah Qadri b AF Gleadall ..35 (45) Carter c D Smit b CF Hartley ..31 (50) CR Marshall c NO Priestley b CF Hartley ..00 (02) ME Milnes c D Smit b CF Hartley ..65 (55) Kamau Leverock Not Out ..16 (15) BM Kitt b JPA Taylor ..08 (30) JM Blatherwick LBW Hamidullah Qadri ..56 Extras (2b-7lb-1w-46nb) 287 Total All Out after 53 overs