Friday, November 24, 2017
Bermuda Cricket Win Player Eligibility Ruling Campaign
Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) President Lloyd Fray, celebrated the successful campaign of the BCB to get ICC to amend its player eligibility regulations to prevent them from disallowing Bermudians from playing for Bermuda.
In October 2016 Okera Bascome was prevented from representing Bermuda due to the additional Development Criteria imposed on certain events even after an extensive appeal process.
Mr. Fray said, "This is a significant win for Bermuda and corrects a huge loophole in the ICC eligible rules. It was astounding the ICC were able to prevent Bascome, a Bermudian from a family with a rich history of representing Bermuda, from playing last year. I am happy that this unfortunate travesty cannot occur in the future. I commend the tireless work of Neil Speight on driving this process by raising the issue, lobbying committee members and other Associate Nations, and successfully advocating for this much needed change. I look forward to Bascome, and any other young Bermudian that may be currently overseas, representing our country with pride and passion in the future."
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Bermuda Coaches Complete Level 3 Coaching Course
Cricket West Indies (CWI) has concluded two important sessions as part of its continued efforts to improve its role in coaching education that saw Bermuda pair Clay Smith and Calvin Waldron take part.
The Level 3 Coaching Course was the second one in the region, the first was held in Barbados in 2016. A total of 25 Regional coaches participated in the course including former Windies players Curtly Ambrose, Stuart Williams, Ryan Hinds and Pedro Collins.
According to a statement from the CWI, the course focused on equipping the coaches with the technical and soft skills to develop performance players and elite players.
Coaches were given guidelines to develop management styles, leadership qualities and communication channels with their players. The sessions were a mixture of practical and theoretical learning, with focus on sports science, strength and conditioning, and psychology.
The course was led by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) with eight coaches; while four coaches from the West Indies (Henderson Springer, Anthony Gray, Jeffery Dujon and former Bermuda National Coach Gus Logie) co-presented on fast and spin bowling, fielding and wicket-keeping.
The coaches in the course came from Jamaica, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. Coaches from Canada, Bermuda (ICC Americas) also participated, as part of CWI’s commitment to International Cricket Council (ICC) America’s cricket development. West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) also had a representative in the course.
Tim Dellor, Operations Manager of the ECB’s Level 3 coaching programme and facilitator of this course in Antigua said, “First of all, I always think it’s important that they enjoy it….we also tried to give them opportunities to actually coach whilst we’re with them….so they can go out and practice that.”
At the end of the course, the coaches were given assignments to complete. They will complete these in their respective home countries and then reassemble for a final assessment to complete the course in February 2018.
Upon completion, Level 3 certified coaches from the region will be able to work as recognised Level 3 coaches in the UK.
Another 10 coaches from around the region and St. Maarten completed a Level 1 programme. The course was facilitated by Junie Mitchum, Kumar Rampat and Steve Liburd.
Monday, November 20, 2017
Rawlins Leads Sydney Cricket Club to Victory
Delray Rawlins played a NSW Premier Cricket - Kingsgrove Sports Twenty20 Cup match prior to his departure for a Training Camp with the Lions.
Rawlins and his Sydney Cricket Club teammates took on Illawarra at the North Dalton Park.
Sydney won the toss and elected to bat they scored 147/8 in their 20 overs, Rawlins and H Dalton shared a 49 run 3rd wicket partnership to help Sydney to the total, Dalton was the top scorer with 60 not out, while Rawlins scored 24 off 15 deliveries, he hit 3 fours and 1 six in hit 34 minute stay at the crease.
In reply Illawarra were restricted to 109/9 in their 20 overs, going down by 36 runs, T Laws was their top scorer with 52, while Rawlins led the bowling attack with figures of 4-0-12-2.
Sydney Cricket Club Inning
..04 (02) BA Manenti c TC Laws b P Hammond
..07 (03) R Felsch c D Maddinson b P Hammond
..00 (01) AJ Mosca LBW P Hammond
..60 (59) HJ Dalton Not Out
..24 (15) Delray Rawlins st M Stephenson b C Macnamara
..25 (22) DK Jacob c K White b JJ Colliss
..04 908) B McClintock c GA Batty b K White
..13 (07) R Corns c T Coleman b K White
..07 (03) J Mosca Run Out
..03 Extras (3w)
147 Total for 8 Wickets after 20 overs
Fall of Wickets: 1-4 (Manenti), 2-4 (Mosca), 3-22 (Felsch), 4-71 (Rawlins), 5-111 (Jacob), 6-122 (McClintock), 7-140 (Corns), 8-147 (Mosca)
3.0-0-27-3 P Hammond
1.0-0-10-0 T Coleman
3.0-0-30-0 N Fitzgerald
4.0-0-22-1 C Macnamara
4.0-0-24-1 JJ Colliss
4.0-0-25-2 K White
1.0-0-09-0 D Maddinson
..17 (15) K Gray c Delray Rawlins b ND Bills
..00 (02) K White c H Manenti b Delray Rawlins
..05 (14) D Maddinson LBW H Manenti
..01 (06) GA Batty c B McClintock b R Corns
..00 (03) JJ Colliss c B McClintock b H Manenti
..52 (39) TC Laws c B McClintock b AJ Mosca
..01 (05) M Stephenson b Delray Rawlins
..00 (04) P Hammond LBW BA Manenti
..17 (15) T Coleman b AJ Mosca
..12 (16) C Macnamara Not Out
..01 (02) N Fitzgerald Not Out
..03 Extras (1nb-2w)
109 Total for 9 Wickets after 20 overs
Fall of Wickets: 1-5 (White), 2-22 (Gray), 3-22 (Maddinson), 4-22 (Colliss), 5-41 (Batty), 6-49 (Stephenson), 7-50 (Hammond), 8-85 (Coleman), 9-105 (Laws)
Sydney Cricket Club Bowlers
4.0-0-12-2 DM Rawlins
4.0-0-16-1 ND Bills
4.0-0-30-2 H Manenti
4.0-0-25-1 BA Manenti
1.0-0-09-1 R Corns
3.0-0-17-2 AJ Mosca
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Rawlins Heads to Training with Stuart MacGill
Two of the four programmes on the International Pathway - the Lions and the Overseas Placements - will come together in Brisbane this week as three promising young spinners head north from Sydney to link up with Andy Flower’s squad.
Sussex all-rounder Delray Rawlins, and leg-spinners Matthew Parkinson of Lancashire and Derbyshire’s Matt Critchley - who have all been playing Grade cricket in Sydney and practicing with the New South Wales State squad for the last month - will spend a full week with the Lions in Queensland.
That will mean working with Peter Such, the ECB’s spin-bowling lead, plus Surrey’s Amar Virdi and the Somerset pair of Jack Leach and Dom Bess, the three specialist spinners selected for the Lions’ four-week training camp in Australia – not forgetting Liam Livingstone, Tom Westley and Dan Lawrence.
But the spin-fest does not end there.
Parkinson’s twin brother Callum, a left-arm spinner who made his first-team breakthrough with Leicestershire last year, has been invited to join the Lions for the first half of their winter programme – and Simon Kerrigan has also been practicing with the squad having paid his own way with support from Lancashire.
Last but not least Stuart MacGill, the former Australia leg-spinner who has been employed by the ECB for a second consecutive winter to provide specialist coaching and mentoring to Parkinson and Critchley – after forming such a fruitful partnership with Mason Crane last year – has also flown north from Sydney to Brisbane to work alongside Such and share his knowledge with the Pathway spinners.
“We have recognised spin bowling as a priority area, and this is tangible evidence of our commitment to do all we can on our Pathway programmes during the winter,” Such explained.
“The way Mason Crane seized the opportunity we provided for him in Sydney last winter has been well-documented, to such an extent that he made his senior England debut in the summer, and is now on the Ashes tour.
“Having the Lions in Brisbane means we can offer further opportunities, experience and support to more of our promising spinners this winter, by bringing Parkinson, Critchley, Rawlins and MacGill up from Sydney.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Rawlins & Sydney Defeat St. George
St. George 283 Sydney Cricket Club 286/9
Delray Rawlins and his Sydney Cricket Club teammates were back in action playing in the NSW Premier Cricket - First Grade League. Sydney concluded taking on St. George Cricket Club.
Sydney won the toss and sent St. George to bat at the Hurstville Oval, St. George were bowled out for 283 after 95 overs.
In reply to the St. George Cricket Club first inning, Rawlins and his teammates scored 286/9 after 86 overs, Rawlins was out without scoring, but Sydney Cricket Club were led to victory by Nicholas Bills who scored 87 not out and Justin Felsch added 73, the pair shared a 103 run 8th wicket partnership. Harold Stapleton was the pick of the St George bowlers returning figures of 26-8-72-6.
St. George Inning
..05 (04) N Stapleton c B McClintock b ND Bills
..86 (151) M Hopkins LBW BA Manenti
..43 (82) BD Macdonald Run Out
..02 (11) J Rose b Delray Rawlins
..52 (140) L Bartier LBW BA Manenti
..27 (72) C MacDougal st B McClintock b BA Manenti
..14 (27) O Robinson LBW Delray Rawlins
..21 (28) D Smith c DL Smith b ND Bills
..17 (28) M Gray Not Out
..10 (22) A Walsh b ND Bills
..00 (05) OJ Oborn-Corby LBW BA Manenti
..06 Extras (1nb-2b-3lb)
283 Total All Out after 95 overs
Fall of Wickets: 1-6 (Stapleton), 2-85 (Macdonald), 3-87 (Rose), 4-168 (Hopkins), 5-210 (Bartier), 6-221 (MacDougal), 7-243 (Robinson), 8-262 (Smith), 9-282 (Walsh), 10-283 (Oborn-Corby)
Sydney Cricket Club Bowlers
16.-4-44-3 N Bills
5.0-2-16-0 A Glendenning
12.-1-48-0 R Felsch
37.-14-84-4 B Manenti
25.-5-86-2 Delray Rawlins
Sydney Cricket Club Inning
..11 (44) J Mosca c C MacDougal b N Stapleton
..33 (76) M Rodgers c J Vella (sub) b O Robinson
..00 (03) HJ Dalton c BD Macdonald b N Stapleton
..19 (37) AJ Mosca c J Vella (sub) b N Stapleton
..00 (09) Delray Rawlins LBW N Stapleton
..09 (09) B McClintock b N Stapleton
..16 (30) BA Manenti c A Walsh b C MacDougal
..73 (78) R Felsch c O Robinson b M Gray
..87 (141) ND Bills Not Out
..12 (80) AD Glendenning c BD Macdonald b N Stapleton
..21 (13) DL Smith Not Out
..05 Extras (4nb-1lb)
286 Total for 9 Wickets after 86 overs
Fall of Wickets: 1- 31 (Mosca), 2-31 (Dalton), 3-66 (Mosca), 4-66 (Rodgers), 5-68 (Rawlins), 6-83 (McClintock), 7-95 (Manenti), 8-198 (Felsch), 9-254 (Glendenning)
St George Cricket Club Bowlers
23.-4-75-1 O Robinson
26.-8-72-6 H Stapleton
16.-1-61-0 A Walsh
10.-3-26-1 C MacDougal
1.0-0-09-0 BD Macdonald
8.0-1-28-1 M Gray
2.0-0-14-0 D Smith