2015 Hiscox 11&U Celebrity Cricket Festival

June 3, 2015

[Updated with video] Today [June 3] the Bermuda Cricket Board [BCB] and Hiscox, the specialist insurer, jointly announce plans for the 2015 Hiscox 11&U Celebrity Cricket Festival.

The Festival is designed to celebrate community based 11&under cricket and to raise money for the BCB youth programs, and will take place on Sunday 7 June at the National Sports Centre, North Field.

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The line-up is as follows:

  • 11&Under League Skills and Drills Tournament starts at 8.30am
  • Free Kid’s Zone opens at 10:00am
  • Free BBQ lunch & T-shirt stall opens at 12pm [until supplies last]
  • Celebrities vs. 11&U All Star Team starts at 1pm

The Celebrity Team will include Premier Michael Dunkley, Governor Fergusson, Minister of Community, Culture and Sport Patricia J. Gordon-Pamplin, Mayor of Hamilton Charles Gosling, DJ Chubb and Sherri Berri, DJ Brotha Richie, Sluggo, Bermuda National Team Player Tre Manders, America’s Cup Sailors, Hiscox CEO, Jeremy Pinchin, Power Girl and more.

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The BCB said, “This year we have some exciting raffle prizes including a Samsung Galaxy S6 donated by Digicel, one night stay at Grotto Bay Hotel, three $250 travel vouchers from Watlington & Conyers, one year of free 4 MB internet from TBI, and gift vouchers from Island Restaurant Group, Willow Stream Spa, TBI, BELCO, Miles, The Supermart, Harrington Hundreds, Fourways, The Market Place, Atelerie and many many more!

“Raffles can be purchased from the BCB, Charites House, 25 Point Finger Road. All proceeds will go towards the BCB Youth Programs which provides free cricket programs to Bermuda’s youth reaching boys and girls aged 5 – 19. During the day there will be free children’s entertainment during the day including face painting, bouncy castle, cricket games and slide. Lunch and free t-shirts will be provided until supplies last.

Jeremy Pinchin, Chief Executive Officer, Hiscox Bermuda said, “Hiscox delighted to be sponsoring the Under 11 cricket league for the tenth year. The celebrity cricket day is a day the players all look forward to. The support of so many senior island figures in giving up their time to support the cricketers is part of making the day so special and sets an example to our future leaders some of whom we hope will come from these fantastic young players.”

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Lloyd Fray, President of the Bermuda Cricket Board, stated, “The 7th annual Hiscox Celebrity Cricket Festival starts with the Hiscox 11&Under Skills and Drills Tournament in which over 100 Bermuda 11&Under players take part. This competition tests both the skill level of both individual players and teams. The BCB uses the results to assist with national selection as results are a good measure of technical ability.

“The BCB provided the opportunity for all youth league coaches to attend a coaching session in which the skills and drills were demonstrated. They also received coaching packs, training plans and guidelines to assist them with training during the season. This is part of the BCB’s continued efforts to establish standards for coaching and to improve the overall level of cricket on the island.”

Mr. Fray continued, “I would like to take this time to thank Hiscox and all the supporters of the event including Barritts, Goslings, Undercover Tent Rentals, all our raffle sponsors and promoters. This is a great day out for the family and I would like to encourage everyone to come out to support our 11&Under boys and girls take on the Celebrities.”

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  1. Patricia says:

    Mr. Fray is correct, this is a great day out for the family so why a Sunday. It has always been on Saturday.

    • I heart 441 says:

      I believe there is a rugby event with a overseas team at NSC on saturday.

    • PBanks says:

      Good question, maybe there’s a conflicting event happening on the Saturday?

      Either way, it’s a great event and the U11 kids always enjoy it, so everyone should stop on by and support the young boys and girls who’re participating, as well as the volunteers and sponsors.

  2. Islander says:

    to the selected U11 youth team trusting it is a beautiful day enjoy the game and do your best