Bermuda finish Jamaica tour undefeated
OJ Pitcher made valuable contributions with the bat and ball as Bermuda ended their warm-up tour of Jamaica with a 3-0 record, beating Kensington Cricket Club by thirteen runs in a Twenty20 match on Monday.
Bermuda batted first and scored 113 for six and then restricted Kensington to 100 for seven. The top batsman for Bermuda were captain Janeiro Tucker with 26 off 30 balls and Pitcher with 25 from 18 balls.
James Celestine, who scored 17, and Tre Mander, who hit seven, opened the innings for Bermuda with Manders departing in the third over with 12 runs on the board.
Celestine and David Hemp, who scored nine, carried the score to 37 before two quick wickets fell, Celestine and then Hemp two runs later to make it 39 for three.
Fiqre Crockwell and Tucker carried the score to 65 when Crockwell departed for 13, leaving Tucker and Pitcher to carry the momentum in the late overs while Christian Burgess was seven not out.
Pitcher was also outstanding with the ball, taking three for 11 from his four overs after coming on as first change. Jordan DeSilva and Justin Pitcher, who shared the new ball, each took a wicket as did spinner Joshua Gilbert.
DeSilva gave up 22 runs in three overs, Pitcher nine off four overs and Gilbert nine off two overs.
Tucker and Delray Rawlins went for 24 and 21 from three and four overs respectively, as Kensington finished just short of the target they required for victory.
n Tokio Millennium Re, Hiscox, the Bank of Bermuda Foundation and BF&M are all returning as sponsors of the Bermuda Cricket Board’s youth leagues for this season.
The Tokio Millennium Re 8 and Under League started on Saturday and continues through to June 20, culminating with a medal presentations.
Games are played every Saturday morning at the North Field from 9.30am to 11.30am. Tokio Millennium Re also supports the Pee Wee Cricket programme.
The Hiscox 11-and-Under league is played on Wednesday or Friday evenings and concludes with the Under-11 All Star game on Saturday, June 27.
This year, the Hiscox Celebrity Cricket Festival takes place on Saturday, June 6 at the North Field, National Sports Centre. The Hiscox 11-and-Under Skills and Drills competition take place prior to the game. All of Bermuda’s 11-and-under players are invited to compete.