Premier Paula Cox hosted the traditional pre Cup Match reception for this year’s teams at Camden. The Annual Cup Match Classic is set to get underway on Thursday August 2nd at the Somerset Cricket Club.
The Premier told the invited guests that politics takes a back seat over Cup Match while we celebrate. She also confessed to being a Somerset supporter saying “this issue of being neutral is for the birds” and noting that its okay to be neutral at other times however over Cup Match its time to show her colours.
Minister of Youth, Families and Sports Glenn Blakeney noted that is he “conflicted” as he is a Somerset supporter, however his son is playing for St George’s. “I like the Premier am a Somerset supporter – but when my son Glenn bats for St. George’s I will be for them/him while he is at the wicket,” he said.
The Somerset Cricket Club Team will be captained by Jekon Edness, and will include Malachi Jones, Janeiro Tucker, Chris Douglas, Kamau Leverock, Greg Maybury, Tre Manders, Derek Brangman, Stephen Outerbridge, Terryn Fray and Jacobi Robinson. The Reserves are Marcus Johnson, Shaquille Jones and Justin Corday.
The St. George’s Cricket Club Team will be captained by Lionel Cann with his tea mates including Rodney Trott, Delyone Borden, Glenn Blakeney, Allan Douglas, Kyle Hodsoll, Justin Pitcher, Stefan Kelly, Treadwell Gibbons, Jason Anderson and Fiqre Crockwell. The Reserves are Onias Bascome, Lateef Trott and Delray Rawlins.
Somerset Cricket Club President Alfred Maybury, St George’s Cricket Club President Neil Paynter, politicians from both sides of the isle, former Cup Match players, 2011 Miss Teen Bermuda, the Miss Teen Bermuda contestants, the Top Model finalists and numerous friends and family were also in attendance.