The Bermuda Cricket Board announced the National Under 17 team selected to compete in ICC organized Triangular Tournament July 14th – 20th, 2016 in Houston, Texas.
Bermuda will take on Canada and USA in a Double Round Robin Format in a competition that is designed to assist all three countries in their preparation for the 2018 ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup.
Under 17 National Coach, Lorenzo Tucker said, “The Under 17 National training squad have made great sacrifices and have shown tremendous commitment during this trial period. They have undergone weekly fitness testing and have played in the PDL league as well as the Evening League. It was extremely difficult selecting just 14 players from a squad of 31 which is a testament to how well everyone performed. I am very confident the selected players will represent our country very well at the upcoming tournament in Houston.”
Jerez Eve Sancho Jackson Sher-maur Gomes De-Nyi Thomas
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Speight Voted Off ICC Executive by Associates
According to multiple sources, there has also been a change in Associate representation on the ICC board with Cricket Ireland's Ross McCollum winning a vote to replace Bermuda's Neil Speight. The other two incumbents - Singapore's Imran Khawaja and Namibia's Francois Erasmus - maintain their places on the board.
Bermuda Cricket Board’s CEO Speight was elected back in 2008, with this announcement brings an end to a 8 year run.
In better news for the Associates, there is a motion to give their three representatives on the ICC full voting privileges and therefore a voice when it comes to decision making. According to sources present, ICC chairman Shashank Manohar made the announcement and it could be ratified later in the week.
"Everything we're hearing from the ICC chairman really does point towards a new era in ICC governance and the structures behind that," Cutler said. "We talk about one man, one vote, are we going to have a 105-member federation with votes? Highly unlikely in the short term but if we do get to a point where the three Associate directors have a vote each, that really does shift the paradigm that was the ICC board and really moving things in the right direction where emerging nations really do have a true voice at the top table."
McCollum's promotion is timely from Ireland's standpoint, with a 12-team Test structure and 13-team ODI league set to gain approval later in the week. He was favored, sources indicate, because of a need to have one of the top six Associates to be on the board. Being from Europe helped his case as well, with the continent comprising three of the top eight ranked Associates - Ireland followed by Scotland and the Netherlands.
Meanwhile, two more teams are likely to be added to the main draw of the reinstated World T20 in 2018. Discussions at the Associates meeting of the ongoing ICC annual conference in Edinburgh also indicated that representatives of the Associate nations on the ICC board may get full voting rights as well.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Who is standing up for Bermuda’s Cricketers?
Players Need Questions Answered
The time for answers is now, before Cricket moves forward now is the time to stop and have questions answered, over the last few years, www.islandstats.com has informed the Bermuda public of the uneven playing field in the Associates World of Cricket.
Many in Bermuda know that Bermuda has representation on the ICC Board in the Bermuda Cricket Board’s CEO, however it would appear on the surface that our voice is not heard around the table.
We have seen over the last few months that the ICC is working hard to get into the USA Market, they are funding so many programmes in the Country that even higher ranked countries are asking what is going on?
Who is holding anyone accountable for not standing up for the Bermuda players or is the Bermuda voice at the table silenced, people are asking questions.
We have heard nothing from the board with regard to the fact that the ICC has created an unfair financial advantage for all the other competitors who are taking part in Division 4 including Bermuda.
Before the Bermuda National squad and Under 17 National players are asked to anything else questions of fairness and accountability as far as equal opportunity needs to be answered by the Board and ICC Americas.
With so many issues coming out publicly this things need to be addressed so that the Bermuda players are not subjected like they were to the leading paragraph of a story a few years ago that called them dimwitted, unintelligent, brainless, stupid, lazy and stubborn.
Another question people should be asking the Bermuda Cricket Board would be how much money has the ICC put into Bermuda and Canada, how much money has the ICC put in USA for their 30-man squad heading to Florida at the end of July for a week-long camp to help narrow down the list to a final 14 ahead of Division Four and their Under-17 squad for a tri-series against Bermuda and Canada in Houston from July 14th to 19th.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Bermuda Cricket Top Batting & Bowling Performances
Alex Dore scored 64 runs
Bermuda Cricket Board Premier and First Division matches resumed, as well as Soup Zuill Masters Twenty20 League took place this past weekend, www.islandstats.com brings you the top performers with both bat and ball for the weekend matches in which we were able to obtain the scorecards on the day of the match.
The weekend’s top scorer was Steven Bremar with a knock of 100 for Cleveland County against Bailey’s Bay in their Premier Division match, Pierre Smith scored 82 for Bailey’s Bay in the same game and Lionel Cann from Soup Sportsman was the third leading scorer as he scored 68 not out in his team’s 9 wicket win over the Woodgate Keepers.
In the Bowling Department, with figures of 7.4-3-06-6, Vernon Eve from the Southampton Rangers returned the best figures of the weekend, Delyone Borden from St. David’s Cricket Club had the second best bowling figures of 8-2-26-6 and with figures of 9-0-31-4 saw Cameron Jeffers have the third best figures while playing for the Bermuda Red Squad.
100 Steven Bremar – Cleveland County ..82 Pierre Smith – Bailey’s Bay 68* Lionel Cann – Soup Sportsman ..64 Alex Dore - Southampton Rangers ..63 Allan Douglas Jr. – St. David’s Cricket Club ..58 Tre Manders – Bailey’s Bay * Denotes Not Out
7.4-3-06-6 Vernon Eve – Southampton Rangers 8.0-2-26-6 Delyone Borden – St. David’s Cricket Club 9.0-0-31-4 Cameron Jeffers – Bermuda Red Squad 7.0-1-14-3 Kenny Phillips – Devonshire Recreation Club 9.0-1-18-3 Brian Hall – Bermuda Red Squad 10.-1-29-3 Micah Simons – Willow Cuts 10.-0-32-3 Joshua Gilbert – Somerset Cricket Club 10.-0-41-3 Raymond Butterfield - Western Stars 5.0-5-00-2 Janeiro Tucker – Southampton Rangers
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Bermuda Cricket Premier & First Division Round Up
Alex Dore batting against Western Stars
Southampton Rangers Win by 121 Runs
Southampton Rangers 173 Western Stars 52
At the St. John’s Field, Western Stars won the toss and sent Southampton Rangers to bat, they were bowled out for 173 in 43.2 overs, Alex Dore was the top scorer with 64, while Raymond Butterfield was the leading wicket taker for Western Stars with figures of 10-0-41-3.
In reply Western Stars were bowled out for 52, Temiko Wilson was the top scorer with 13, while Vernon Eve returned figures of 7.4-3-6-6 and Janeiro Tucker bowled 5-5-0-2.
St. David’s Cricket Club Win by 135 Runs
St. David’s Cricket Club 236/9 Willow Cuts 101
On an emotional day at Lord’s in St. David’s, this being the first match that the St. David’s Cricket Club players have taken to the field since the tragic shooting death of their teammate Fiqre Crockwell, visitors Willow Cuts presented the family of Crockwell a plaque from the family of Willow Cuts.
Willow Cuts won the toss and sent St. David’s Cricket Club to bat, they scored 236/9 in their 50 overs, with Allan Douglas Jr the top scorer with 63, Micah Simons was the pick of the Willow Cuts bowlers with figures of 10-1-29-3.
In reply Willow Cuts were dismissed for 101, Simons was their top scorer with 25, while Delyone Borden returned bowling figures of 8-2-20-6 to lead the St. David’s Cricket Club to victory.
Bailey’s Bay Win by 7 Wickets
Cleveland County 222/8 Bailey’s Bay 228/3
At the Sea Breeze Oval, host Bailey’s Bay won the toss and sent guest Cleveland County into bat, they restricted them to 222/8 in their allotted 50 overs. Steven Bremar was the top scorer with 100 for Cleveland County who recovered from being 3-17, Zeiko Burgess led the Bailey’s Bay bowling attack with figures of 7-1-17-2.
In reply Pierre Smith scored 82 and Tre Manders added 58 as Bailey’s Bay scored 228/3 in 46.2 overs, Steven Douglas Jr was the pick of the Cleveland County bowlers with figures of 4.2-0-28-2.
Devonshire Recreation Club Win by 2 Wickets
Somerset Cricket Club 106 Devonshire Recreation Club 104/8
The Somerset Cricket Club experienced their first League defeat of the season as visiting Devonshire Recreation Club came away with a 2 wicket victory.
Somerset Cricket Club batted first and were bowled out for 103, Isaiah Richardson was their top scorer with 21 runs, while Kenny Philips led the Devonshire Recreation Club bowling attack returning figures of 7-1-14-3.
In reply the Devonshire Recreation Club scored 104/8, Oladapo Frederick was the top scorer with 20 runs, while the Somerset Cricket Club bowling attack was led by Joshua Gilbert who returned figures of 10-0-32-3.
PHC 114 Somerset Bridge 107/6
At White Hill Field the match was reduced to 37 overs due to a wet wicket, PHC batted first and were bowled out for 225 in 36.4 overs, Ellsworth Bean was the top scorer with 21.
In reply with Somerset Bridge on 107/6 after 34.5 overs the stand in umpires decided to put a halt to the game due to crowd concern, Clarence Trott was their top scorer with 29.