The 2016 Cup Match Classic teams have been announced and fans have had their say on who should or who should not be in their teams.
Today www.islandstats.com brings you the men who will officiate the match that gets underway at the Somerset Cricket Club on Thursday July 28th at 10:00am.
The match referee is none other than former ICC Associate and Affiliate International Umpires' Panel member Roger Dill.
James McKirdy will serve as the third umpire, McKirdy passed the 2010 West Indies Cricket Umpires Association (WICUA) Exam.
Oscar Andrade will officiate in the middle with Emmerson Carrington.
Andrade also passed the WICUA Exam taken in 2010, he was selected to do his first Cup Match back in 2013.
Carrington who umpired the recent ICC Americas Under 17 Tri-Series in Texas passed his WICUA Exam in 2014.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Leverock In Somerset Team & Rawlins in Sussex Team
Kamau Leverock suited up for the Somerset County Cricket Club 2nd XI in their 2nd XI Championship match againt the Surrey 2nd XI at Bath CC.
Somerset featuring former England Captain Marcus Trescothick won toss and decided to bat, they were bowled out for 305 after 91.2 overs. Leverock scored 30 runs batting in the number 10 spot. Leverock faced 23 balls I 29 minutes att he crease hitting 78 fours at a strike rate of 130.43.
Surrey had to face the final 10 overs of the day, the closed out on 38/3 with Somerset CCC 2nd XI lead by 267 runs. Leverock opened th bowling returning figures of 5-0-20-0.
Delray Rawlins turned out for the Sussex 2nd XI in a 50 overs match against Glamorgan 2nd XI, with Sussex winning by 6 wickets at St Fagans CC, Cardiff.
Glamorgan won toss and decided to bat they scored 249/9 in their 50 overs, Rawlins returned figures of 8-0-47-0.
In reply Sussex scored 251/4 in 43.4 overs, Rawlins did not bat in the inning.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Leverock, Rawlins & Trott All Play in the UK
Leverock and his Newport Cricket Club teammates defeated Bridgend Town Cricket Club by 6 wickets in their Twenty20 Cup Finals match.
Newport won the toss and elected to field, Bridgend Town scored 151/5 in 18 overs, Leverock returned figures of 3-0-31-1.
In reply Newport scored 152/4 after 15.5 overs, Leverock batting in the number 1 position scored 56 runs off 26 deliveries in 36 minutes, hitting 5 fours and 5 sixes.
Rawlins and his Eastbourne Cricket Club teammates defeated Pagham Cricket Club by 32 runs in their Sussex Premier League 1st XI Division 2 match.
Batting first Eastbourne scored 271/8, Rawlins fresh off his English Under 19 Invitational match against Sri Lanka was the teams second highest scorer with a knock of 45, he hit 9 fours and 1 six of the 36 balls he faced.
Eastbourne then bowled Pagham out for 239, Rawlins returned figures of 13-2-67-1.
Trott and his Oxted and Limpsfield Cricket Club teammates went down to Cranleigh in their Surrey Championship Division 2 - 2nd XI - 2016 match.
Oxted and Limpsfield won the toss and elected to bat they scored 229/9 in 55 overs, Trott was trapped LBW for 1 on the third ball he faced. Oxted and Limpsfield fell from 193/2 to 229 all out.
In reply Cranleigh scored 231/7 in 43.1 overs, Trott returned figures of 9-0-41-2.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Premier Host Pre Cup Match Reception
Premier witht he Cup Match Captains
The Premier, the Hon. Michael Dunkley hosted the traditional Pre Cup Match reception for this year’s chosen Somerset Cricket Club and St. George’s Cricket Club Cup Match teams on the Camden Lawn.
The Annual Cup Match Classic is set to get underway on Thursday July 29th at the Somerset Cricket Club.
Also present was former Cup Match players from both St. George’s Cricket Club and the Somerset Cricket Club.
The Lawn was decorated in the two team’s colors, with the Premier wishing both teams well for the Two Day Classic.
“I on behalf of the Government and the people of Bermuda, would like to commend you the players for being upstanding rolemodels and I want to wish you all the best,” said the Premier.
Somerset Cricket Club President Alfred Maybury said, “I am just hoping for another exciting Cup Match Classic as we did last year.”
“I want everyone to know that the Somerset Cricket Club is ready, I have already told my team my expectations and we all have an understanding,” said Maybury
President of the St. George’s Cricket Club Neil Paynter informed all in attendance, “Change is in the air, starting with this evening everything has changed and it feels good.”
“I want everyone to come to the Somerset Cricket Club and be prepared for two entertaining days of cricket,” continued Paynter.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Colts Cup Match, Premier & First Division Round Up
St. George's Man of the Match
COLTS CUP MATCH
Somerset Cricket Club Win by 6 Wickets
St. George's Cricket Club 85/7 Somerset Cricket Club 86/4
Due to rain, the Colts Cup Match game was reduced to both teams allowed to bat for 2 hours at the Somerset Cricket Club.
Somerset Cricket Club won the toss and elected to send St. George's Cricket Club to bat, St. George's Cricket Club in their 2 hours scored 85/7, Nzari Paynter was the top scorer with 22, while Sheldon Caesar was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 6-1-16-4.
In reply the Somerset Cricket Club scored 86/4, Joseph Basden was the top scorer with 27. while Kwasi James added 24 not out, Chare Smith was the pick of the St. George's Cricket Club bowlers with figures of 6-2-15-2.
St. David's Cricket Club Win by 6 Wickets
Cleveland County 79/6 St. David's Cricket Club 82/4
At Lord's in St. David's the League leaders St. David's Cricket Club won the toss and elected to send Cleveland County to bat in a match that was reduced to twenty overs per side. Cleveland County managed 79/6, with Steven Douglas Jr the to scorer with 23, Rudell Pitcher was the pick of the St. David's Cricket Club bowlers with figure of 2-0-7-2.
In reply St. David's Cricket Club scored 82/4 after 17 overs, Ajun Lamb was the top scorer with 26, while Macai McGowan returned figures of 4-0-9-2 for Cleveland County.
Western Stars Win by 5 Wickets
Willow Cuts 153/6 Western Stars 156/5
At the St. John's Field, this match was reduced to 29 overs, Willow Cuts batted first and scored 153/6 Dwight Basden was the top scorer with 83, Makai Young was the pick of the Western Stars bowlers with figures of 6-0-28-3, Brian Hall bowled 6-0-46-3.
In reply Ian Armstrong scored 43 runs to lead Western Stars to victory, Shermar Gomes returned bowling figures of 6-0-30-2 for Willow Cuts.
Bailey's Bay Win by 42 Runs
Bailey's Bay 135/7 Southampton Rangers 93/9
At the Sea Breeze Oval, this match was reduced to 28 overs, Bailey's Bay scored 135/7 with Rodney Trott the top scorer with 21, in only his second game of the season Kyle Lightbourne was the pick of the Southampton Rangers bowlers with figures of 6-0-34-2.
In reply Southampton Rangers batted out the 28 overs scoring 93/9, Janeiro Tucker was the top scorer with 28, Derrick Brangman was the pick of the Bailey's Bay bowlers with figures of 5-0-18-4.