Bermuda went to bat first in their ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier First Warm Up Match against Nigeria at the Tolerance Oval, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Bermuda scored 171/5 in their allotted 20 overs with Opener Okera Bascome the top scorer with 49 off 35 deliveries, he hit 4 fours and 2 sixes, while Deunte Darrell scored 47 not out off 25 deliveries hitting 2 fours and 4 sixes.
In reply Nigeria were bowled all out for 118 as Bermuda recorded a 53 run victory. Adeleke Oyede was their top scorer with 25, while Kamau Leverock was the pick of the Bermuda bowlers with figures of 3-0-14-2, Rodney Trott bowled 3.5-0-26-2.
..49 (35) Okera Bascome c Sylvester Okpe b Abiodun Abioye ..25 (27) Dion Stovell LBW Daniel Ajeku ..23 (17) Kamau Leverock b Daniel Ajeku ..03 (04) Allan Douglas c Chimezie Onwuzulike b Daniel Ajeku ..47 (25) Deunte Darrell Not Out ..12 (10) Onias Bascome Run Out ..04 (02) Janeiro Tucker Not Out ..08 Extras (5w-3lb) 171 Total for 5 Wickets after 20 overs
Fall of Wickets: 1-76 (Stovell), 2-84 (Okera Bascome), 3-90 (Douglas), 4-123 (Leverock), 5-166 (Onias Bascome)
3.0-0-23-0 Vincent Adewoye 1.0-0-05-0 Chima Akachukwu 3.0-0-33-0 Isaac Okpe 2.0-0-21-0 Chimezie Onwuzulike 4.0-0-22-1 Abiodun Abioye 4.0-0-26-3 Daniel Ajeku 2.0-0-16-0 Sylvester Okpe 1.0-0-22-0 Sesan Adedeji
..05 (12) Daniel Ajeku c Allan Douglas b George O'Brien ..25 (24) Adeleke Oyede c Malachi Jones b Kamau Leverock ..05 (05) Sesan Adedeji c & b Rodney Trott ..18 (18) Chimezie Onwuzulike c Dion Stovell b Janeiro Tucker ..02 (02) Vincent Adewoye Run Out ..07 (06) Isaac Okpe Run Out ..32 (20) Ademola Onikoyi c Sinclair Smith b Rodney Trott ..03 (09) Daniel Gim c Okera Bascome b Kamau Leverock ..10 (16) Sylvester Okpe c Kamau Leverock b Allan Douglas ..04 (04) Chima Akachukwu Not Out ..02 (03) Abiodun Abioye Run Out ..05 (5w) Extras 118 Total All Out after 19.5 overs
3.0-0-14-1 George O’Brien 4.0-0-19-0 Derrick Brangman 3.5-0-26-2 Rodney Trott 3.0-0-14-2 Kamau Leverock 3.0-0-20-1 Janeiro Tucker 1.0-0-06-0 Dion Stovell 1.0-0-05-1 Allan Douglas 1.0-0-14-0 Onias Bascome
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Bermuda Hopeful to Create A Stir in Dubai
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All the Group A team captains including Bermuda’s Dion Stovell are confident that their side have the strength to pull off impressive victories in the ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup Qualifier to be held from October 18th to November 2nd.
Addressing the media in the first press conference of the tournament at the Dubai International Stadium, all the seven team captains that will play their group matches in Dubai revealed that they all want to showcase their talent and clinch a place in the ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup 2020 to be held in Australia from October 18th to November 15th, 2020.
Scotland and the Netherlands who had finished as joint winners in the last edition of the Twenty20 qualifiers, will start their campaign on the opening day of the tournament at the ICC Academy pitches No. 1 and 2.
Bermuda team skipper Stovell said, “There are 13 teams joining us here and we are looking to compete well against them and move Bermuda cricket forward."
Friday, October 11, 2019
Twenty20 World Cup Qualifier Trophy Unveiled
The ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup Qualifier Trophy was unveiled in Abu Dhabi ahead of the tournament, which will commence on October 18th.
Attended by the captains of all 14 participating teams including Bermuda’s Dion Stovell which play in the event in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the trophy was first taken to the Majlis of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan and then to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
It was followed by what was a fun interaction with enthusiastic children from the different Emirates at Abu Dhabi Cricket.
Through the grandeur of the Majlis and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the captains received an authentic Emirati welcome.
Welcoming the tournament to the United Arab Emirates, His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan said, “We are delighted to host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers here in the UAE. It’s a marquee event for us and an auspicious occasion for the country. Over the next few days, we hope all the teams will enjoy the Emirati hospitality and go back with memories to cherish.”
ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley, said, “Fourteen countries will battle it out to decide the six teams that will qualify for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia, taking place between 18 October and 15 November 2020.
“This event is the culmination of a global qualification process that offered all ICC Members the opportunity to reach the T20 World Cup.
“The UAE is an excellent location in which to stage this event with a number of world class facilities in close proximity to each other. We have staged several excellent events here in the past and I have no doubt that this event will be equally successful.’
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Officials Named for ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers
Former New Zealand captain Jeff Crowe and Indian woman referee G S Lakshmi are among the match officials announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the league phase of the ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 to be held in the United Arab Emirates from October 18th to November 2nd.
Emirates ICC Elite Panel Match Referee Crowe has officiated in 488 international matches including three ICC Men’s T20 World Cups, while Lakshmi will become the first woman match referee to officiate in an ICC event. South Africa’s Gerhardus Piennar is the third match referee for the event while 12 umpires are in the list.
Piennar will officiate in the opening match of the tournament between Scotland and Singapore at the ICC Academy Oval 1 Ground, with Roland Black and Ahsan Raza as the umpires. In the second match at the same venue, between the Netherlands and Kenya, Piennar will team up with umpires Chris Brown and Ravindra Wimalarsiri.
Matches on the same day at the Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi will see Lakshmi officiate along with Sam Nogajski and Sundaram Ravi for a match featuring Hong Kong and Ireland while Crowe, Alex Wharf and Allahudien Palekar will officiate in the Oman vs UAE match later in the day.
ICC Senior Manager - Umpires and Referees, Adrian Griffith, “We are committed to appointing the finest officials available for any match or tournament and have done our best to put this team together. This is an important tournament with six teams due to book places in next year’s T20 World Cup and I am confident our officials will do a fine job. I wish them all the best.”
The appointments for the semi-finals will be announced at the end of the league stage and those for the final will be finalised after the semi-finals.
Match officials at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019:
Match referees: Jeff Crowe, GS Lakshmi, Gerhardus Piennar
Umpires: Roland Black, Chris Brown, Lyndon Hannibal, Sam Nogajski, Ahmad Shah Pakteen, Allahudien Palekar, Rashid Riaz, Sundaram Ravi, Ahsan Raza, Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid, Alex Wharf, Ravindra Wimalarsiri
Thursday, October 03, 2019
Rawlins Not Selected in The 100 First Draft
Rawlins' teammates Archer Selected
Delray Rawlins missed out as two of his Sussex teammates are among the first players to be picked for next summer’s The Hundred.
Jofra Archer is Southern Brave’s England Men’s Red Ball Central Contract pick. His Sussex teammate Chris Jordan is one of the Brave’s two local icons, alongside Hampshire’s James Vince.
Today’s player picks were announced alongside the names and identities of the eight outfits that will take part in The Hundred. They are: Birmingham Phoenix, London Spirit, Manchester Originals, Northern Superchargers, Oval Invincibles, Southern Brave, Trent Rockets & Welsh Fire.
The remainder of the men’s team squads will be confirmed at a draft – broadcast live on Sky – on Sunday October 20th.