Cup Match Radio Commentators Retire

August 25, 2011

009_28Jul11Cup Match commentators Albert Steede and Cleon Scotland have announced their retirement from broadcasting. On the heels of one of the most exciting Cup Match Classics in recent memory, both men have decided that the time is right to step aside from their roles at the Bermuda Broadcasting Company.

Former Bermuda and Somerset Cup Match captain Albert Steede had just completed his seventh year in the booth and admitted that he thought the 2010 match would have been his last. “Coincidentally, Cleon mentioned last year that he thought he would probably finish up at Wellington Oval in 2011, so I decided that I would stay with him for another year and we could hang up our mics together.”

Mr Scotland added, “I’ve been very fortunate to be doing this for 12 years but last year I felt that it was time to get off the stage. Fortunately we had a very exciting game to call this year so it was a good ending for us both.”

Both men wanted to thank former players and commentators, Colin Blades, Randy Horton MP and Allen Richardson as well as scorer Janet “Pinky” Todd for their encouragement and friendship over the years. Special thanks also went out to Ric Richardson, Everest DaCosta and Earlston Chapman at Bermuda Broadcasting Company.

Mr. Steede’s broadcasting career doesn’t make for good reading for Somerset fans – 4 draws and 3 defeats. He joked, “Maybe we can get a victory now that I won’t be commentating anymore!”

Mr. Scotland on the other hand called 3 victories for St George’s, 1 for Somerset and 8 draws. He concluded by thanking the fans. “The praise we have received over the years – and especially this year – has been overwhelming . It made our decision a very difficult one, but it has truly been an honour to be part of such a wonderful Bermuda tradition. Long may it continue.”

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  1. OMG !!! PLZ dont !!! says:

    I have been listening to them both since they first started commentating on the radio.. Cause Jim Wollridge and Randy Horton is WACK !!! Cleon and Albert really made it exciting and talk about the game. Jim Woolridge and Randy Horton always get distratced fromt he game, neva know the score and who is givning them food or wht not. I want to hear the GAME.. Damn this is gonna be a BIG LOST.. I guess I m not gonna listen to the game next Cup Match.. I feel like a family memeber is living me.. LOLOL .. Damn whtat will i do now.. Guys is was GOOD listening to you both it was GRREEAATTT !!!!

  2. SL says:

    Sorry to see Albert and Cleon retire. They have done a tremendous job and not only commentating but also educating the listening audience on the game. (and got the players names right)

    An excellent job by both Albert and Cleon. I wish them both well.

    Sorry but I think the Voice of Summer needs to hang up his boots as well.

  3. ap says:

    leave the CV Jim Voolridge alone! thats my mate!

    • change says:

      He is a Bermudian icon (Mr Woolridge) Variety from him is welcomed. He helped us feel the atmosphere on the grounds.

      Thanks Albert & Cleon. God’s speed.

  4. Wondering says:

    COme on people – they have been training Allan Richardson – give him a chance -

  5. Spectators Corner says:

    All the best to Cleon and Albert as they move on from the comentary box.Job well done guys.As for uncle Jim…… he has been there for so long that he deserves to say when whenever.The VOICE OF SUMMER can never be replaced.I know sometimes he may wonder into some other speals of goings on around him rather than keep us updated on the game but you must admit that the flavour that he brings is secound to none.His tone alone makes me start to think of past games that he has called, be it on the game or the food stalls[his favorite subject]or for goodness sakes what she is wearing. WE LOVE YOU UNCLE JIM.THE VOICE OF SUMMER FOR EVER…..