One Communications and the BCB announced the players of the week for week two, however controversy has raised it’s head again. With only two matches played in total, one in each Division, www.islandstats.com asked a member of the Executive what is the procedure as it would be at a disadvantage of the teams that did not play and the Executive Member indicated that the Bermuda Cricket Board in their scheduling allowed for rain dates, but a look at the standings shows the teams that had games rained out have been given 5 points, thus removing the thought that the rain dates come into play.
Speaking on the issue with the Cricket Board CEO Neil Speight, he stated, “The rain dates are if all games are rained out.”
It would be at an advantage to St. David’s Cricket Club and PHC who would have obtained bonus points from their wins and other teams have been given just 5 points.
The One Communications Premier Division ‘Player of the Week’ is George O’Brien of St. David’s Cricket Club.
O’Brien delivered a devastating spell of bowling in the rain affected match against Somerset on June 11th. In his allocated 4 overs, he took 4 wickets for just 18 runs ripping out the middle order of Somerset Cricket Club.
His bowling ensured that Somerset Cricket Club could only muster 89 runs which were easily obtained by the St. David’s batsman in 10 overs.
The One Communications First Division ‘Player of the Week’ is Charles Trott of PHC. Trott produced a heroic all-round performance in the One Communications First Division match against Warwick.
In a match reduced to 20 overs each due to rain Trott bowled 4 overs for just 2 runs including 3 maidens.
This opening spell was pivotal in restricting Warwick to just 105 runs. Trott then opened the batting for PHC and steered them to victory in 14 overs scoring 34 not out.