The Bermuda Cricket Board announced that the BCB Executive unanimously supported the recommendation of the High Performance Committee to appoint Herbie Bascome as the National Men's Coach beginning March 1st, 2019. Following a best practice and transparent process the High Performance Committee selected Mr. Bascome as the best candidate to navigate the performance of the national senior men's squad.
President of the BCB, Lloyd Smith, said: “I congratulate Herbie on his appointment to Head Coach. Herbie has devoted his life to our great sport and brings great passion and experience to the role. Bermuda has a very busy schedule ahead with our participation in the 50 over ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League which will feature 3 tournaments in 30 months and even more frequent T20 commitments. We are excited to be hosting the regional T20 qualifier in August and looking forward to Herbie leading our players into one of the two qualifying places to the global qualifier in November."
Newly appointed coach, Bascome, said: "I am very grateful for the opportunity that the Board has given me to lead our country's national cricket team. I have been fortunate to have had outstanding experience as Assistant Coach to Gus Logie when we were a Division 1 team. I am fully committed to moving our cricket back towards those high performance levels starting with a strong showing in August in the T20. I encourage players to commit to playing for our country and restoring pride at the national senior level."
Monday, February 11, 2019
Under 19 World Cup Qualifiers Dates Announced
Bermuda’s is expected to announce a squad for the 2019 Regional Under 19 Qualifiers as the journey for Qualification to the 2020 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup to be held in South Africa is underway.
In order to qualify for the World Cup, Bermuda will need to finish first in the Americas region - ahead of Argentina, USA, Cayman Islands and Canada.
The Americas Regional Qualifier is scheduled to be played in Toronto between July 7th and July 19th.
Saturday, February 09, 2019
Leverock Leads Walkerville to Victory
Kamau Leverock and his Walkerville Cricket Club teammates would earn a big win on Day Two of their Kookaburra Sports A1 Premier Grade Round 8 match against Payneham.
Walkerville batted the entire 80 overs on the opening day scoring 325/7, in reply Payneham were bowled out for 62 in their first innings, Walkerville would send them back to bat and bowl them out for 92 in their second inning winning the match by an inning and 171 runs.
Payneham were bowled out for 62, James Stagg was their top scorer with 25, with Scott Blackmore leading the Walkerville Cricket Club bowling attack returning figures of 12.2-3-31-6, while Leverock bowled 5-2-5-2.
In their second inning Payneham would score 30 more runs, as they were bowled out for 92, Anthony Brdar was the top scorer with 31 not out, while Leverock led the Walkerville bowling attack with figures of 12.3-4-29-5 to take his game figures to 17.3-6-34-7.
Payneham Second Inning
..17 Mark Barker c Knowles b Scott Blackmore ..01 Jake Boerema c Knowles b Jake Roberts ..04 Anthony Brdar c Christopher Fanous b Jake Roberts ..25 James Stagg c Ahern b Kamau Leverock ..02 Thomas Colley b Scott Blackmore ..00 Benjamin Cameron b Scott Blackmore ..06 Mark Barber c Christopher Fanous b Kamau Leverock ..06 Lochlan Roberts b Scott Blackmore ..01 Adam Keene b Scott Blackmore ..01 Jignesh Patel Not Out ..00 Max Hughes c & b Scott Blackmore ..00 Extras ..62 All Out after 24.2 overs
12.2-3-31-6 Scott Blackmore 7.0-0-26-2 Jake Roberts 5.0-2-05-2 Kamau Leverock
Payneham Second Inning
..00 Mark Barker c Julian Morena b Scott Blackmore ..06 Jake Boerema c Christopher Fanous b Scott Blackmore ..31 Anthony Brdar Not Out ..04 James Stagg b Scott Blackmore ..10 Thomas Colley c Mathew Perilli b Kamau Leverock ..00 Benjamin Cameron LBW Kamau Leverock ..00 Mark Barber c Perilli b Kamau Leverock ..06 Lochlan Roberts b Kamau Leverock ..10 Adam Keene c Lewis Barrington b Kamau Leverock ..06 Jignesh Patel c & b Lewis Barrington ..02 Max Hughes b Lewis Barrington ..17 Extras (1b-5lb-5w-6nb) ..92 All Out after 37.3 overs
8.0-5-08-3 Scott Blackmore 12.3-4-29-5 Kamau Leverock 6.0-0-09-0 Jake Roberts 6.0-2-10-0 Cooper Harrod 5.0-0-30-2 Lewis Barrington
Payneham Second Inning
..00 Mark Barker c Julian Morena b Scott Blackmore ..06 Jake Boerema c Christopher Fanous b Scott Blackmore ..31 Anthony Brdar Not Out ..04 James Stagg b Scott Blackmore ..10 Thomas Colley c Mathew Perilli b Kamau Leverock ..00 Benjamin Cameron LBW Kamau Leverock ..00 Mark Barber c Perilli b Kamau Leverock ..06 Lochlan Roberts b Kamau Leverock ..10 Adam Keene c Lewis Barrington b Kamau Leverock ..06 Jignesh Patel c & b Lewis Barrington ..02 Max Hughes b Lewis Barrington ..17 Extras (1b-5lb-5w-6nb) ..92 All Out after 38 overs
8.0-5-08-3 Scott Blackmore 13.-4-29-5 Kamau Leverock 6.0-0-09-0 Jake Roberts 6.0-2-10-0 C harrod 5.0-0-30-2 Lewis Barrington
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Leverock Helps Walkerville to a Big Total
Kamau Leverock and his Walkerville Cricket Club teammates batted the entire 80 overs on the opening day of their Kookaburra Sports A1 Premier Grade Round 8 match against Payneham.
Sent to bat Walkerville made Payneham suffer in the field, Jake Roberts led the way with a knock of 112, while Ben Knowles was 89 not out when the stumps were drawn, Leverock was out for 19, hitting 3 fours and 1 six in his 20 minute stay at the crease.
Walkerville Cricket Club Inning
..16 Mathew Perilli LBW Lochlan Roberts ..25 Scott Blackmore c & b Max Hughes 112 Jake Roberts c Hughes b James Stagg ..08 Julian Morena c James Brennan b Mark Barber ..89 Ben Knowles Not Out ..19 Kamau Leverock c James Brennan b James Stagg ..00 Thomas Ahern LBW James Stagg ..19 Christopher Fanous b Mark Barber ..21 Harry Lathan Not Out ..16 Extras (7b-77-2w) 325 Total for 7 Wickets after 80 overs
Fall of Wickets: 1-24 (Perilli), 2-89 (Blackmore), 3-102 (Morena), 4-213 (Roberts), 5-240 (Leverock), 6-241 (Ahern), 7-291 (Fanous)
Payneham Cricket Club Bowlers
13.-2-52-1 Max Hughes 8.0-1-28-0 Ashley Keene 8.0-0-45-1 Lochlan Roberts 13.-4-44-0 Benjamin Cameron 8.0-0-32-0 Jignesh Patel 21.-7-74-2 Mark Barber 9.0-1-37-3 James Stagg
Monday, February 04, 2019
Bermuda Named ICC Americas World Cup Qualifiers Host
The Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed that Bermuda will host the ICC Americas Region Twenty20 World Cup Qualifiers August 15th to August 25th.
The tournament is a Double Elimination format with the top two teams going on to the Global Qualifier tentatively scheduled for October/November 2019. Bermuda will compete against Canada, USA and the Cayman Islands.
BCB President, Lloyd Smith stated, “On behalf of the Board, we are honored to be selected by the ICC to host this prestigious event. The tournament will provide numerous opportunities for Bermuda officials, umpires and scorers to gain international experience and training on home soil. Bermuda should anticipate the excitement and engagement that comes with delivering such a memorable event and we look forward to welcoming the teams and their families to our beautiful island. We encourage all of Bermuda to come out to support our players as they compete to qualify for the Twenty20 World Cup.”
ICC Americas Development Manager Fara Gorsi stated, “After visiting Bermuda Cricket Board and meeting with the Bermuda Government recently, I have been impressed with both organizations and their sheer enthusiasm to support the initiatives of ICC development programs and also tender as hosts for the Men’s WT20 Regional Finals. It’s a huge honor for any member to host regional finals, from where the winners are led into the international pathway of competing at the next level, for a position in the Men’s WT20 in Australia. Bermuda are one of the leading members in the Americas region, and we hope to see many more tournaments hosted by Lloyd and his team.”