The Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) and Chivas Regal, the leader in quality blended scotch, announced the winner of the weekly Chivas Cricket Sportsman Award (CCSA) for week 12 is Courtney Trott of Cleveland County.
Trott will often act as Manager for Cleveland County and at home games is always seen to be “getting things dine”. Water for the water breaks, ensuring the scorers have everything they need and making sure everything is in place for tea (even going to the store if something is missing).
Trott is also s rep for Cleveland County with the Eastern County Cricket Association, Trott has regularly assisted the youth programs at his club. Additionally, he is often helping the youth fixtures by scoring at the Junior County games if needed.
For his commitment to the spirit of cricket and chivalry in both Junior and Senior Cricket Courtney Trott has been selected as the Chivas Sportsman of the Week.
The Chivas motto is ‘Live with Chivalry,’ and cricket is renowned for being a gentleman’s sport.
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Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Division 4 Fast Approaching Bermuda Get Ready
With the announcement of the 2015 ICC World Cricket League Division Six scheduled to take place in England from September 7th – 13th, the countdown to Division Four in which Bermuda is a part of is fast approaching.
With no action at the National level since the ICC Americas T20 Tournament in Indianapolis, the Bermuda Cricket Board, Clubs and Players will need to turn their attention to preparing the best possible team.
The Board and the Clubs need to have an open dialog with the players a Coach/Coaching Staff and Captain needs to be established immediately.
Coach/Coaching Staff along with the Captain need to be able to invite the players they feel will support each other, that will not prevent others from joining in the training sessions, making sure that all are welcome, however the importance of the Coach and Captain inviting is the buy in from the players.
Drug test the players one month into the training session, those who commit after will have to pass a test before they begin training.
The Board need to explain their plan before all of this goes into place, to many times we have disgruntle players because they are finding things out at the last minute that leaves them feeling uneasy.
We need to make the changes, because the way we have been doing business is ending with the same results.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
ICC Hold Meeting with Suspended USA
ICC Head of Global Development Tim Anderson
The International Cricket Council (ICC) conducted a Town Hall meeting in Chicago with stakeholders from the USA Cricket Community.
The meeting was attended by 85 people, with most representing many of the approximately 100 Cricket Leagues across the country.
The day was hosted by ICC Chief Executive David Richardson and ICC Head of Global Development Tim Anderson, with members of the ICC’s USA Local Advisory Group also in attendance.
The current status of cricket in the USA – including the ICC Board’s recent suspension of the USA Cricket Association (USACA) – was discussed during the meeting, however, most time was spent considering the future strategic priorities for the game in the USA. The development of a meaningful strategy aimed at assisting the future promotion and development of cricket in the country will now continue over the coming months.
“We came to learn earlier this year that although lots of cricket was being played in the USA, and lots of passionate people were supporting the game, these efforts were largely disconnected,” said ICC Chief Executive David Richardson.
“A focus on bringing people together to share information, discuss common issues and, importantly, start talking about how exciting the future of cricket in the USA could be was therefore needed, and that’s what was achieved during this meeting.
“There remains much work to do, however, judging by the attitude of those in attendance who are keen for cricket in the USA to move forward with greater purpose, this has certainly been a very positive step in the right direction.”
Over the coming months the USA Local Advisory Group will continue to engage with the community as part of the strategy development process.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Weekend Top Performers & Some History
After a weekend of Cricket Drama, that saw Cleveland County do something they have not done for generations and that is to be the Eastern County Cup Cup Holders on six consecutive occasions, while sad side three matches for different reasons were either abandoned, canceled or not played.
Dion Stovell continued a trend that has seen guest players lead their team in the Eastern County Cup competition, names such as Clarence Parfitt and Barry DeCouto, helping Flatt’s Victoria win the Cup, Winston Coe Trott helping Bailey’s Bay win the Cup and the likes of Wendell Smith, Clay Smith and Albert Steede assist St. David’s Cricket Club to win the Cup all come to mind.
We now take a look at the top performers for the weekend and also report that the
Eastern County Cup Series will see Cup Holders Cleveland County take on Flatt’s Victoria in the first round, the winners will meet St. David’s Cricket Club and the winners of that match will take on Bailey’s Bay.
In the batting department Treadwell Gibbons from Cleveland County was the top scorer for the weekend with a knock of 100 not out, in his teams Premier Division win over the Southampton Rangers, while OJ Pitcher from St. David’s Cricket Club had second best knock scoring 93 against Cleveland County and Allan Douglas Jr. scored 66 for Cleveland County against the Southampton Rangers.
With figures of 9.3-0-33-6 saw Jamie Smith from the Devonshire Recreation Club returned the best figures of week in his teams First Division win over Bermuda Under 18 Squad, Detroy Smith from Cleveland County was the weeks second top bowler returning figures of 10-1-52-4 in their match against Southampton Rangers. With figures of 10-3-16-3 saw Janeiro Tucker from Southampton Rangers have the third best figures of the week.
100* Treadwell Gibbons – Cleveland County ..93 OJ Pitcher – St. David’s Cricket Club ..66 Alan Douglas Jr. – Cleveland County ..50 Shea Pitcher – St. David’s Cricket Club ..50 Derrick Brangman – Southampton Rangers *Denotes Not Out
9.3-0-33-6 Jamie Smith – Devonshire Recreation Club 10.-1-52-4 Detroy Smith – Cleveland County 10.-3-16-3 Janeiro Tucker – Southampton Rangers 9.4-1-31-3 Dennis Musson Jr. – Cleveland County
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Rawlins' London & East Region Win
The Super 4s competition for the country’s most promising Under-17s in Loughborough continued with Delray Rawlins representing London and East.
Somerset’s George Bartlett continued his excellent tournament with 103 in a South West total of 297 for seven, only for London and East to snatch a two-wicket win with three balls to spare to secure third place in the rankings.
Jonty Jenner, a Sussex wicketkeeper who has made six T20 appearances for Jersey, played the match-winning innings of 66 from 48 balls with four fours and four sixes, supported by 59 from Feroze Khushi, a member of the Graham Gooch Essex Cricket Academy.