Her Majesty The Queen has recognized two individuals within Sports in her annual New Year Honours List:
Both former Bermuda and Somerset Cup Match captain Janeiro Tucker and Voice of Summer Commentator Sean Tucker have both been awarded Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honours.
Janeiro Tucker captained the Bermuda team in their first One Day International (ODI) when they played against Canada on 17 May 2006; Tucker took 2-29 off nine overs and scored 17 as Bermuda won the game by three wickets.
Tucker has since gone on to play in twenty six ODIs for Bermuda. However, it is for his domestic cricketing exploits that he is best known. ‘Mr. Cup Match’ as he is often called, is the Classic’s most prolific run scorer and has the highest aggregate in the game (1,491 runs) and has a record five centuries including the top score of 186 in 2001.
Sean Tucker started radio commentary in 1984, 2019 will mark thirty-five years in broadcasting. Well known as the apprentice to the late C.V. ‘Jim’ Woolridge, Sean has inherited his mantle as ‘The Voice of Summer’ bringing the sights, sounds and scores of every major cricket match to listening and viewing audiences across the Island.