Photos: BCB Holds Cricket Awards Ceremony

October 27, 2015

The Bermuda Cricket Board [BCB] recently held their annual awards ceremony, with award winners chosen from categories including Most Catches, Most Runs, Most Wickets, Most Dismissals, and many more.

The Logic 1st Division Most Catches was awarded to Christopher Douglas from Devonshire Recreation with 11 catches, while the Logic Premier Division Most Catches was awarded to Dion Stovell from Southampton Rangers with 9 catches. The same pair laid claim to Logic 1st Division and Premier Division League Most Runs, with Christopher Douglas making 538 runs and Dion Stovell making 402 runs.

The Logic 1st Division League Most Wickets was awarded to Brian Hall from Western Stars Sports Club with 22 wickets.

The Logic Most Dismissals by a Wicketkeeper went to Janhoi Bean Wilson of Somerset Cricket Club with 11 dismissals, while the Logic Wicketkeeper of the Year went to Temiko Wilson of Western Stars Sports Club with 10 dismissals and 470 runs; Wilson won a $50 gift certificate sponsored by Digicel.

The Logic 100 Runs Club winners were Christopher Douglas [Devonshire Recreation Sports Club], Temiko Wilson [Western Stars Sports Club], Dion Stovell Southampton [Rangers Sports Club], Treadwell Gibbons [Cleveland County Cricket Club], Allan Douglas Jr [Cleveland County Cricket Club], Oliver Pitcher Jr [St. David’s County Cricket Club], Oladapo Frederick [Devonshire Recreation Sports Club], Deunte Darrell [Willow Cuts Cricket Club], and Onias Bascome [St. George’s Cricket Club]

This year there was a tie in the 2015 Logic Premier Division Most Wickets category. The 2015 Logic Premier League Most Wickets was awarded to both Kyle Hodsoll from Bailey’s Bay and Derrick Brangman from Southampton Rangers, who both took 26 wickets.

The Logic 5 Wickets or More Club included Kyle Hodsoll [Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club] and Malachi Jones [Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club].

Players with one 5 wicket haul included Nyhrobi Carmichael [Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club], Cameron Jeffers [Warwick Workmen’s Club], Demiko James [Warwick Workmen’s Club], Makai Young [Western Stars Sports Club], George O’Brien Jr [St. David’s County Cricket Club], Kevon Fubler [Willow Cuts Cricket Club], Dante Wellman [Pembroke Hamilton Club], Collin Stewart [Pembroke Hamilton Club], Dean Stephens [Willow Cuts Cricket Club], Justin Donawa [Somerset Cricket Club], Darren Anglin [PHC], Levar Talbot [Devonshire Recreation Sports Club], Jamie Smith [Devonshire Recreation Sports Club], Derrick Brangman [Southampton Rangers Sports Club], and Ellsworth Bean [PHC].

This years’ Logic 1st Division Coach of the Year went to Mr. Wendell Smith of Western Stars Sports Club, while the Logic Premier Coach of the Year went to Ricardo Brangman of Southampton Rangers Sports Club. The BCB 2015 Special Coach Award went to Lorenzo Tucker of Warwick Workmen’s Club.

The BCB Best Hosted Venue Award, sponsored by Gametime, went to Somerset Cricket Club; the BCB Best Club Tea Award, sponsored by Gametime, went to St. David’s County Cricket Club; the BCB Best Changing Facilities Award, sponsored by Gametime, went to Somerset Cricket Club; and the BCB Scorekeeper of the Year Award, sponsored by Gametime and voted by the Umpires, went to Mr. Llewelyn Hall of Western Stars.

An Umpires Association spokesperson said, “Mr. Hall from Western Stars Sports Club has always been helpful in the pre-game preparations in sorting out team sheets and in the taking care of spare balls for the Umpires. He maintains accurate score-sheets and during the match keeps timely communications with the on field Umpires.

“He always has a pleasant demeanor and uses his personality and influence to help keep the Western Stars Team members focused on the task at hand. Mr. Hall is quick to aid quelling any unnecessary player expressions that would detract from the game and is an asset to the game.”

The BCB Umpire of the Year Award, sponsored by Gametime, went to Mr. Roger Dill, while the Groundsman of the Year Award, also sponsored by Gametime, went to St. Georges Cricket Club’s Head Groundsman, Mr. Calvin “Squaller” Richardson.

The Emerging Player of the Year was awarded to the Western Stars’ Brian Hall; Mr. Hall won an Alcatel Idol Alpha Phone donated by Digicel. The 2015 Logic 1st Division Highest Individual Score winner was Christopher Douglas of Devonshire Recreation Sports Club with 128 runs, while the Logic Premier Division Highest Individual Score was awarded to Dion Stovell of Southampton Rangers with 154 runs.

The Logic 1st Division Best Individual Bowling Stat went to Makai Young of Western Stars with 8-33 in the game vs St. George’s CC; the awarded winner received a $50 gift certificate sponsored by Digicel.


The Logic Premier League Best Individual Bowling Stat went to Derrick Brangman of Southampton Rangers with 8-40 in the game vs St. David’s CC; Mr. Brangman won a $50 gift certificate sponsored by Digicel.

The BCB Special Achievement Award was awarded to Eldon Raynor, and a BCB spokesperson said, “Eldon Raynor was born April 26th, 1933. He was a one team man, having played cricket his entire life at Southampton Rangers. Eldon also served on the Southampton Rangers executive committee for numerous years, thus showing his loyalty to the club he loved.

“He first starting playing cricket at the age of nine and by the age of thirteen he was training and playing with Southampton Rangers senior team.

“Eldon played for Rangers in the Western Counties scoring an aggregate of 1096 runs and claiming 91 wickets. Eldon had a 6th wicket partnership of 124 runs with Sheridan Raynor in 1968. In 1974 he got a 7th wicket partnership record of 150 runs with John Tucker.

“Eldon’s first attempt to play Cup Match was at Somerset, but he was unsuccessful in making their team. The following year LLoyd James went to his house and put Eldon’s gearbag in his car and told him you are coming St. George’s with me and so he did. Eldon played for St. George’s from 1958-1979.

“Eldon would go on to get 33 wickets and score 738 runs in Cup Match at an average of 29.52. Eldon’s Cup Match career ended in 1979 after being struck in his head.

“In 1968 Eldon was voted cricketer of the year after having a stellar season. A few years later in 1972 Bermuda would have an international double wicket competition, with the likes of Gary Sobers, Sunil Gavaskar, Semore Nurse, Geoffrey Boycott and more pairing up with a local cricketer. Eldon Raynor and partner Semore Nurse won the first ever double wicket competition.

“Bermuda would play against Barbados in the first ever 3 day game in which he top scored for Bermuda scoring 75 runs. After the game the press wanted to talk to him about his score, but he choose to use that time to promote the 2 day game in Bermuda as he felt the longer version of the game would help improve cricket in Bermuda.
 Eldon put his success down to his preparation.

“He said whenever he had a big game he didn’t start preparing the night before the game, but weeks in advance. For him preparation is the key to success.

“Today Eldon is a lover of golf, as he can be seen playing on various golf courses and he is always keen to talk to and pass on knowledge to younger players who are keen to listen. It with great honour that I present Mr. Eldon Raynor with the BCB Special Achievement Award, sponsored by BELCO, for his contribution to cricket in Bermuda.”

The Logic 1st Division undefeated Champions were Western Stars Sports Club, and they received $750 towards 2016 BCB dues donated by Logic, while the Logic Premier Division Champions were Southampton Rangers Sports Club, who received $1000 for 2016 BCB dues donated by Logic.

The 2015 Chivas Team Sportsmanship Award as voted by the Umpires Association, went to PHC, which will receive 12 bottles of Chivas for the team.

The Bermuda Umpire’s Association spokesperson said, “They were very disciplined in the way they played this year with Captain Jaloni Albuoy and in their general deportment on the field. PHC accepted the Umpires decisions whether batting or bowling. We didn’t hear them speaking down to each other or saying derogatory comments to team mates or their opposition.

“PHC always put in the effort to play competitively right to the end even when losing. Coach Cal Waldron and the rest of the PHC coaching staff are to be commended for instilling the right mindset in the team to play the game the way it is meant to be played.”

The BCB Youth Program Award went to Cleveland County Cricket Club Youth Programme.

The Logic First Division MVP was Temiko Wilson of Western Stars, who received a $250 cash prize and six months of free internet donated by Logic Communications, while the Logic Premier Division MVP went to Dion Stovell of Southampton Rangers, who received a $500 cash prize and a year of free internet provided by Logic Communications.

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  1. Keeper says:

    Splendid and congratulations to all.

    I understand that cricket is funded by the government and wonder what the annual amount is and how it is disbursed.

    • Varied says:

      You’d have to look up the budget from this year to see what each sport’s governing body received. More than a few got squat.

      For the record, cricket in Bermuda is also financially sponsored by more than a few businesses.

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