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Famous Bermudians
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 19 September, 2018 10:41

As Grockles moves to Bicknoller Beach House in Hamilton Bermuda on Thursday until June 2019 I thought I'd hit the collective cricket 'hive' mind for info on famous Bermudian cricketers.

The most recent famous one is Delray Rawlings of Sussex ((Sm160) Railboy) who got his T20 Runners Up medal on Saturday and is a local Somerset boy. (That's the name of half of the island)

The only other one I know of is 20 stone Dwayne Leverock nickname SLUGGO who took an early slip catch to dismiss the first Indian batsman (Uthappa) in Bermuda's 2007 World Cup clash with India. (Anyone know the name of the bowler who took out an Indian batsman with his debut World Cup ball).

I am reliably informed that a Leverock trialed for Somerset at some time but I have nothing more than that. Anyone got any others?



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Edited 7 time(s). Last edit at 28/09/2018 00:01 by Grockle.

Re: Famous Bermudans
Posted by: Clarence Parker (IP Logged)
Date: 19 September, 2018 10:57

An Old Millfieldian, David Hemp who played for Glamorgan and Warwickshire.

Re: Famous Betmudans
Posted by: Railboy (IP Logged)
Date: 19 September, 2018 11:20

I'm pretty sure Rawlings plays for Sussex and therefore received a runners up medal on Saturday

Re: Famous Betmudans
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 19 September, 2018 11:30

Cheers Railboy. I was surprised to see a Bermudan anywhere and it was early in the morning. See why I need the 'hive mind'. Mine doesn't work all the well!



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Re: Famous Bermudans
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 19 September, 2018 11:38

Kamau Leverock, nephew of Dwayne, did indeed play one or two games for our Second XI, though that is not acknowledged on Cricinfo.

[www.espncricinfo.com]



LoL

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Re: Famous Bermudans
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 19 September, 2018 11:41

Cheers LoL for the name and the correct spelling of the surname. He'll still be about I would imagine as he played in an ICC game this year for his home country.



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Re: Famous Bermudans
Posted by: mikeindex (IP Logged)
Date: 19 September, 2018 11:47

I think the bowler off whom Leverock senior took his seismic slip catch may have been Malachi Jones.
Young Kamau came on as 12th man in the 2nd XI semi-final against Leics a couple of years ago and displayed an athleticism quite unlike his uncle's.



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Re: Famous Bermudans
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 19 September, 2018 11:53

Yes it can't have been all that long ago, he's only 23/24 now. He was at Cardiff University I assume because he played for them as well.


He seems to have been a regular in Notts 2nds T20 side this year.



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Re: Famous Bermudans
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 19 September, 2018 12:03

Thanks Clarence.

As a mention David's brother Tim (who played for the Welsh Minor Counties it seems) had one Class A game in 1999 against Somerset in the Natwest in 1999. He made one and then was out to ARC. Not sure who he played for in that.



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Re: Famous Bermudans
Posted by: Grizzzly (IP Logged)
Date: 19 September, 2018 15:00

Looks like home from home Grockle:

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Have fun !

Grizzzly

Re: Famous Bermudans
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 19 September, 2018 15:13

I'd swear that was Watchet...



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Re: Famous Bermudans
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 19 September, 2018 15:58

It is interesting that Somerset village is 11 miles from the airport when according to the guide I looked at the island is only 10.5 miles long by about 2 wide. It's basically the road from Bicknoller to the ground with the space to the Quantocks on the left and the population of Taunton lives on it.

Might get to know a few residents you never know. Doubt cider will be plentiful but you never know.



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Re: Famous Bermudans
Posted by: mikeindex (IP Logged)
Date: 19 September, 2018 17:41

Perhaps the 11 miles is by road rather than as the Bermudan longtail petrel (pterodroma cahow) flies? If the roads in Somerset (Bermuda) are anything like the ones in Somerset (UK), that seems fairly plausible.

If cider is none too plentiful there could be an opening for an enterprising import-export agent.

Re: Famous Bermudans
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 19 September, 2018 17:48

True. I seem to be working in the Devonshire/Pembroke parish part of the Island (the wider bit) but I doubt anywhere is particularly far from anywhere else.



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Re: Famous Bermudans
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 19 September, 2018 20:52

The Goat? A famous Bermudan, rather tenuous though as probably not a famous Bermudan cricketer. You never know he might have played (Shaun Goater in case you're wondering)

Re: Famous Bermudans
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 19 September, 2018 21:31

Well he's an MBE so he must have done something.



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Re: Famous Bermudans
Posted by: Grizzzly (IP Logged)
Date: 19 September, 2018 21:49

The roads are indeed narrow and crowded.

I believe there is a local law restricting the number of cars to one per household.

That must make for some interesting family debates !

Grizzzly

Re: Famous Bermudans
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 19 September, 2018 22:18

And a 20mph island wide speed limit. Yep must be a joy to drive somewhere and then try and park!!

Think I'll take the bus.



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Re: Famous Bermudans
Posted by: Bobstan (IP Logged)
Date: 21 September, 2018 08:43

Reggie Lamb played 1 first team game for Ipswich Town FC. I saw him play one game for the reserves.

Why is the adjective Bermudian? That would only make sense if the country were Bermudia.

Re: Famous Bermudans
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 21 September, 2018 09:53

It isn't. It's BERMUDAN



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