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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
BCB Extends Condolences to Hon CV Jim Woolridge

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The Bermuda Cricket Board extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of the Honorable CV (Jim) Woolridge, CBE.

Woolridge spent over 50 years as a cricket commentator creating the brand “The Voice of Summer” followed and loved by cricket fans across the country.

Woolridge was a wicket-keeper batsman for “The Mighty Flatts” and made his debut in the Eastern Counties competition at the tender age of 15 years old. Woolridge was a huge lover of our great game and fervently believed it to be the greatest character-building sport in the world.

In 2013 the BCB awarded its inaugural “Lifetime Achievement Award” to Woolridge presented by Premier Cannonier. This was swiftly followed by the ICC Special Achievement Award providing global recognition for the immense contribution by Woolridge to cricket.

Lloyd Smith, President of the BCB, said, “It is a very sad day as we mourn the passing of a true legend. Mr. Woolridge is embedded in the culture and history of our game in so many ways and has touched the hearts of so many Bermudians and tourists over the years. His passion and love for the game and the ability to bring it to life in our homes and social spaces, was completely unrivalled. On behalf of the BCB I extend our sympathies to his family and friends. He will be sorely missed from the cricket fraternity of Bermuda.”
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