Brangman sweating on BCB action
Bailey’s Bay appear to be waiting for the Bermuda Cricket Board to take disciplinary action against Derrick Brangman for his misconduct — with the all-rounder named in their team to play St George’s on Sunday at Wellington Oval.
Brangman forced a One Premier Division match between Bay and Western Stars to be abandoned after refusing to walk when he was controversially dismissed at St John’s Field last weekend.
The Somerset Cup Match player stood his ground for several minutes after being caught on the boundary for a duck off a full toss from spinner PJ Thomas before stand-in umpire Kent Gibbons had enough and drew the stumps.
Bay had scored 59 runs for the loss of four wickets, chasing Stars’ total of 199 with 18 overs remaining, when Brangman’s act of defiance brought a premature and unsavoury end to the match.
Brangman, batting at No 6, believed the umpire should have signalled a no-ball as he felt Thomas’s non-pitching delivery had been unfair and dangerous.
“The reports just got handed in [to the BCB], so it will probably be another week before things start happening,” said a Bailey’s Bay official.
Irving Romaine, the Bay assistant coach, told The Royal Gazette last weekend that Brangman’s behaviour was disrespectful to the game, although he believes the player received a poor decision.
“Derrick’s feeling was that [the decision] was too unjust for him to walk,” Romaine said.
“It was out of frustration more than anything; he has apologised to his team-mates,” said the former Bermuda captain.
“The ball looked high to me, but it obviously looked low to Western Stars. Each player still has to respect the game. Whatever happens you have to respect the game and cricket is going to lose out if behaviour like this keeps happening.”
Brangman has also been named as the guest player for Tuff Dogs in today’s all-Evening League Central Counties final.
Tuff Dogs made one change to their team which beat Devonshire Recreation Club in the previous round, with McLaren Lowe returning from injury and named as replacement for Trevor Corday who is off the island.
Brangman will be going up against Terryn Fray, his Bay captain, who has been named as the only guest player for North Village.
Last year Village lost to Western Stars in the final, with opener Fray leading their batting with 66. Village were dismissed for just 144 before Stars retained their title with a six-wicket victory. Today’s match starts at 11am at Devonshire Rec.
n Just six points separate the top four teams in the One First Division promotion race, with Flatts leading the way on 69 points, two ahead of Somerset Bridge. Cleveland have 65 and Willow Cuts 63.
Flatts play Warwick at Southampton Oval on Sunday while Willow Cuts take on Somerset Bridge at Somerset Cricket Club and Devonshire Rec host bottom side PHC. Cleveland have a bye.
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