Players Reprimanded/Banned After Cricket Match

July 24, 2015

[Updated] A number of players have been issued reprimands and bans following the Cleveland County Cricket Club vs Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club match, the Eastern County Cricket Association said today.

An ECCA spokesperson said, “On July 23, the Eastern County Discipline Committee meet and held hearings as a result of several charges brought by the Umpires against 5 players from the 1st Round of the Eastern County 2015 Series played on July 18 between Champions Cleveland County Cricket Club and Challengers Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club.”

The charges and outcomes are detailed below:

  • Dion Stovell [CCCC] – One Level 1 Offence – Issued an Official Reprimand
  • Jason Anderson [CCCC] – One Level 1 Offence – Issued an Official Reprimand
  • Allan Douglas, Jnr [CCCC] – One Level 1 Offence – Issued an Official Reprimand
  • Dennis Musson, Jnr [CCCC] – One Level 2 Offence – Issued 1 County Game Ban
  • Allan Douglas, Jnr [CCCC] – Two Level 2 Offences – Issued 2 County Games Ban
  • Shaki Darrell [CCCC] – Two Level 4 Offences [1 reduced to a Level 3 Offence] – 14 County Games Ban

Update 7.51am: A description of the charges are as follows:

  • Dion Stovell – Level 1 – Showing Dissent at an Umpire’s Decision
  • Jason Anderson – Level 1 – Showing Dissent at an Umpire’s Decision
  • Allan Douglas – Level 1 – Failure to control his players
  • Dennis Musson – Level 2 – Showing serious Dissent at an Umpire’s Decision
  • Allan Douglas – Level 2 – Showing serious Dissent at an Umpire’s Decision [2 counts]
  • Shaki Darrell – Level 4 – Threats to Umpire[s]

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  1. Yes aye! says:

    Bans for what?

    • It's allabou' da bass says:

      Bans for level 2, 3, 4 offenses.

      • Really really Bettty says:

        Good to see the ECCA carefully examine this issue and followed the rules and regulations of the organization.

  2. It's allabou' da bass says:

    Any Umpire reprimands (publicized) for allowing this to escalate?

    • hmmm says:

      Bad sportsmen.
      Umpire is doing his job.
      Umpires do not get every decision correct, but without the umpire there is no cricket.

    • Sick & Tired says:

      Seriously???? Umpires are there to officiate a game, not babysit men and teach them how to behave appropriately!

  3. And people want to know why many no-longer attend County Games or other matches that may draw crowds of disreputable individuals :-(
    Them that are playing have always been an influence upon the, “youngsters” but unfortunately, many of the people we see at a match today are far from respectful! Here we see over half of the C.C.C.C. team being reprimanded for their behavior…Absolutely unacceptable!

    • bermyguy says:

      i have a petpeeve and its ppl like you that act like bermuda is the only place in the world where unsportsman like conduct happens in sports. im not saying its right all im saying is stop acting like bermuda is the only place it happens and using it as a reason to say your not going to a game. if you watch professional football in europe you see all season long where players get in to heated argument s on the field and butt players or they push n shove each other there are times when fights happen on field or in the tunnel. prime example last month in the Copa America Chile vs Uruguay bif scuffle where play was held up for a few minutes. even the professionals get a little out of hand so dont crucify local amatuer players when professionals do it also. on one hand you wnat local players to act professional but then on the other when they do what professional players do then you act like bermuda is the only place in the world where it happens.

      even fans people say they dont want to go to a football or cricket game cause there maybe a figh or unsocial behaviour, again all this goes on in professioanl sports also. if you were to go to a roma/lazio derby or ranger/celtic or milan/inter or benfica/sporting fans orchestrate fights and take weapons in the stadiums. there are big riots where task forces come out break it up and guess what again next weekend it happens all over again. how many times in a season you hear of fans from the home team attacking fans of the away team and a person dies. or clubs in europe getting fines and bans because of their fans. again im not saying its right im saying the excuse of thats why ppl dont go to local games is BS. that stuff happens in professional sports all around the big leagues in europe. the only difference is if you’re watching it on tv they dont show it they cut away from it. but here if it happens at your at a game its live in front of u.

      so again stop acting like Bermuda is the only place unsportsman conduct happens in sports.

      • bermyguy says:

        I have a pet peeve and it’s people like you, that act like bermuda is the only place in the world where unsportsman like conduct happens in sports. I’m not saying it’s right, all im saying is stop acting like Bermuda is the only place it happens and using it as a reason to say your not going to a game. If you watch professional football in europe you see all season long where players get in to heated arguments on the field and head butt players or they push and shove each other. There are times when fights happen on field or in the tunnel. Prime example, last month in the Copa America Chile vs Uruguay a big scuffle broke out where play was held up for a few minutes. Even the professionals get a little out of hand, so dont crucify local amateur players when professionals do it also. On one hand you want local players to act professional but then on the other when they do what professional players do then you act like Bermuda is the only place in the world where it happens.

        Even for fans, when people say they dont want to go to a football or cricket game cause there maybe a figh or unsocial behaviour, again all this goes on in professioanl sports also. If you were to go to a roma/lazio derby or rangers/celtic or milan/inter or benfica/sporting fans orchestrate fights and take weapons in the stadiums. There are big riots where task forces come out break it up and guess what, again next weekend it happens all over. How many times in a season you hear of fans from the home team attacking fans of the away team and a person dies. Or clubs in europe getting fines and bans because of their fans. Again i’m not saying its right im saying the excuse of thats why people dont go to local games is BS. That stuff happens in professional sports all around the big leagues in europe, and fans still turn out in the thousands. The only difference is if you’re watching it on tv they dont show it they cut away from it. But here if it happens at a game your at, it’s live in front of you.

        so again stop acting like Bermuda is the only place unsportsman conduct happens in sports.

        • desmondp says:

          brother this is d only place in the entire world this has happen. a ball clearly goes to d boundary a fan picks d ball up throws it to a fielder he takes the ball tries to throw the ball overboard it ends up in crown n anchor we d ball returns d batsman retrieve the ball hands it to the bowler to bowl, he than turns n trows the ball to the other boundary n wen the ball returns he then kicks d ball to another fielder than in his over he runs up n not bowls 7 times. this is gone past un-sportsmanship this is far from that.it was crazy obviously u didn’t c it cleveland president had to come on the field approx 4-6 times for different players harassing the umpires even we stuff is clearly a 4 they would harassed them saying it wasn’t. it was the worse i hve ever seen in my life.

      • enough says:

        so you’re saying that because it goes on on all over the world and in professional sports we have to lower our standards and do the same thing. I certainly don’t think so. Bermuda has always had good sportsmanship so why should it change now. Stand out and be different.

      • PBanks says:

        Where did you get the impression from Raymond’s comment that he believed this was only a ‘Bermuda’ problem?

        There’s no excuse for threatening officials or disrespecting the game, whether you’re an amateur or professional, whether you’re playing at a major stadium or at a local field.

  4. familyMAN says:

    very interested in seeing if the cup match clubs will allow these players to be apart of the cup match classic the year.

  5. Realize & Legalize says:

    Well within reason to discipline & ban players as necessary…however they had no grounds to strip Cleveland of the cup. Yes time was wasted, but everybody including presidents, umpires & captains agreed to restart play. Umpires always have the option to add time but didn’t choose to. Game ended within ECCA regulations as a TIE so how does Bay end up with the cup? Makes no sense

    • Tolerate says:

      Agree with you on the officials ALL agreeing to restart; however the rules of Eastern County is in the hands of the E.C.C.A and NOT the Umpires. Umpires are provided with the rules and they regulate the game accordingly as instructed. Unlike football; there is no stoppage time that the umpires control. 7:20pm stoppage time is 7:20pm stoppage time until E.C.C.A. say (vote) otherwise. Personally, I believe if there is no issues of safety to the players, then additional time, within the overs limit should be allowed. Just recently the overs were readjusted, and I’m sure the team batting second still had their allotted overs remaining. In this situation, do to stoppage for any circumstance (injury, rain, etc.) The umpires should be able to allow play to continue as the overs have not run out.
      I know the overs are more a guide-line on the team batting first; however if you dictate the team batting second as well; why have a stoppage time? The umpires should play until the safety of the players is affected (bad light). ICC rules state the Umpires no-longer offer light to the batting team to decide; but are responsible for the safety of BOTH sides and THEY stop the game if THEY feel light is not adequate.
      IMO

    • Dreamcatcher says:

      You must mean the threatened umpires…….. as if they wanted to continue in such a disrespectful manner with these players acting the fool. If I as a fan was disgusted….. I can imagine how the umpires felt.

  6. Disrespect says:

    A bunch of children. If anyone EVER behaved as such in England matches, there’re DONE. No respect what so ever for officials.

  7. Concerned says:

    one county game ban what the heck makes no sense especially if the player/team isn’t/may not be playing the next game again ECCA is smacking the hands of the persons who bought our much beloved County game into disrepute I trust the Clubs and BCBC follow through with punishment

    • PBanks says:

      It seems that the BCB may be powerless to take any action here, similar to what happened at past Cup Matches.

      That said, I wonder if the BCUA may protest any future Cleveland matches if the umpires from the county match are appointed to a league fixture.

  8. PBanks says:

    The way this match turned out, and from checking the punishments allocated to the players, Cleveland County should feel fortunate they didn’t get suspended from the ECCA.

    • Tolerate says:

      Yup, as I mentioned above; the bans are for actual games taking place and NOT games Cleveland are playing in.
      Weird.

  9. Jus' Wonderin' says:

    Should suspend CCCC from the ECCA for a while…that will be the only way this works. The players and coaches would really feel it then…

  10. Honestly says:

    The behavior of the above mentioned players should’ve never taken place in a game in front of crowds of at a practice match. There is a level of professionalism that comes along with playing sports locally or overseas! These players are influencing our youth young and old to decide if this sport is for them. Clearly many have been discouraged to play cricket if this is what it looks like. Threatening the umpire shouldn’t be tolerated and thank God it wasn’t by the powers that be! Grow up guys and take a page out the professionals book!

  11. Johnny says:

    Bermuda Cricket is trash. Should only be played for recreation. Janeiro and a few from his generation are the last of the distinguished gentlemen. As soon as his generation stop playing we should get rid of all of the wickets in the island – we can leave the one at Shelly Bay field for recreation cricket.

    • PBanks says:

      I feel ya, but there’s an abundance of talented youth, especially at the U-11 and U-14 ranks. Wouldn’t be fair to them to deprive them the chances to grow even further (and potentially, similar to what players like Delray and Kamau are doing, earn a chance to do even more in the UK).

      We just need to demand a whole lot better, with regard to sportsmanship, respect for the rules and the officiating and the spirit of the game. Threats to umpires for example, there’s no place for that.

      • Islander says:

        this is where the Club comes in holding coaches, players, supporters and fans alike to a high expectancy of conduct
        and any infractions to deal out serious discipline no matter who and or their position in the club

  12. REALLY says:

    What about Bay players??? They acted up as well.

  13. Oh,I see now says:

    What happened on that field is indicative of the attitude that is expressed through a certain section of the youth today.I won’t call any names but one of those individuals is always in some type of drama either it sport or personal.The whole situation was a disgrace and what is even worse THEY DONT CARE ,not one of them have even an ounce of remorse.

    Quo Fata Ferunt has taken on a new meaning god help us.

  14. Oh,I see now says:

    “so again stop acting like Bermuda is the only place unsportsman conduct happens in sports.”

    No the difference is we live here and we know full well that this is a society problem and not just a sports thing.C’mon you live in this country too and the behavior you saw could have been at a nightclub in town,at the Agriculture Exibition or anywhere.How the hell can you act like that in front of your children friends and family and feel like you accomplished something worthwhile.They show no respect for themselves,fans,family and club.I have one word that sums up the whole thing……….SELFISH.

  15. What you saw. Was how they are. says:

    Why do we expect these players to act like gentleman? In my opinion they behaved how they always behave on and off the field. What you see is what you get. Why are we shocked. Serious. We want to raise the standard? Lets start with drug test… Let’s implement some community service. We can not expect for these men to be who they are not…when who they are we except everyday. Cry me a river!

  16. Oh,I see now says:

    I agree with the drug testing but if you do can each club field a full team, I guess you can play some of the under fifteens to make up the squad……..better make it the under twelves for good measure.