Cricket Game Postponed Due To Scotland Funeral

June 15, 2012

This weekend’s game St. Georges CC v Somerset Bridge RC has been postponed due to the funeral of Rupert Scotland, a member, former league and Cup Match player for St. Georges Cricket Club.

President of the Bermuda Cricket Board Lloyd Fray commented, “Rupert Scotland was an outstanding local and international cricketer and a true gentleman who epitomized the spirit of the cricket and always showed great sportsmanship. On behalf of the board we offer our most sincere condolences to his family and friends at this time.”

St George’s MP Kim Swan said, “We were saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Rupert Scotland who established himself a cricket legend in Bermuda.

“As a member of St. George’s Cricket Club, I had the opportunity to come in direct contact with Mr. Scotland and his peers. He was “Scotty” to them but always Mr. Scotland to me as he was always a larger than life figure to me.

“As a young boy from the West End, I grew up in awe of Mr. Rupert Scotland, especially following his historic record last wicket stand with Clarence Parfitt which denied Somerset Cricket Club, what seemed, a certain victory.

“Mr. Scotland came to Bermuda in 1960 and was encouraged by the father of the late Dame Lois Brown Evans and immediately became a part of the St. George’s Cricket Club where he became a Cup Match Colt in 1960 and would in later years become captain of our league team.

“Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the late Rupert Scotland. May he rest in peace in God’s pavilion.”

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