Annual Emancipation Celebration Awards Lunch

July 22, 2013

Heritage Productions hosted its 9th Annual Emancipation Celebration Awards Luncheon on Sunday [July 21] at the Somerset Cricket Club.

The luncheon is an occasion when former Cup Match players are awarded for their participation and contribution to the Summer Classic.

Heritage Productions organized the 1st Emancipation Awards Luncheon ceremony to commemorate Bermuda’s Emancipation while simultaneously honoring those men who have helped to promote Bermuda’s cultural heritage.

Somerset recipients consisted of Clyde “Tango” Burgess, Bargun Spencer, St. Clair “Brinky” Tucker and John Tucker. A special award was presented to Mr. Winston J.R. Jones for his outstanding service in broadcasting live coverage of Cup Match.

Mr Burgess played from 1973-1977 batting five times and scoring a total of 68 runs with a top score of 38. Mr Spencer played in 1966-1973 batting seven times recoding one not out. Spencer scored a total of 165 runs with a top knock of 75. He had bowling figures of 63-13-145-2 and also grabbed one catch.

St. Clair Tucker played in 1973 bowling with figures of 5-2-8-1 and he took a catch. John Tucker’s Cup Match career went from 1972-1988. Mr Tucker batted 25 times, three of which were not out. He scored a total of 650 with his highest knock being 84 not out. Tucker bowled a total of 17-2-62-4 and to this day, still has the most catches for an on-field player with 22.

Clevie Wade played from 1977-1999 batting 31 times with three not outs. He scored a total of 667 with a top score of 112. Wade had bowling figures over the years of 227.3-36-808-37 and he was responsible for 13 catches. Allan Douglas played from 1978-1991 batting 21 times with 3 not outs.

Mr Douglas scored a total of 375 runs with 76 not out as his top score. Behind the stumps Douglas had 25 dismissals, 16 catches and 9 stumping’s. Allan Richardson played from 1978-1985 batting 10 times with one not out. Richardson scored a total of 273 runs with a top score of 47 and also held on to two catches.

Arnold Manders’ Cup Match career was from 1978-1999. Manders batted 28 times with 3 not outs for a total of 688 runs and a top score of 104 not out. Manders bowled 106.3-19-357-15 and took 12 catches.

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