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Letter to the Sports Editor

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to express my feelings in reference to our wickets at the National Sports Centre.<br><br>I would like to start with two questions.<br><br>1) Are we working on the wicket at the National Sports Centre?<br><br>2) Are we waiting for the cricket season to start before we say the wicket is unfit for cricket this year?

Dear Sir,Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to express my feelings in reference to our wickets at the National Sports Centre.I would like to start with two questions.1) Are we working on the wicket at the National Sports Centre?2) Are we waiting for the cricket season to start before we say the wicket is unfit for cricket this year?I am trying to understand how a wicket can play perfect one year and become unfit to be a garden the next year. Was the wicket dug up during the off season unbeknown to anyone?I am by no means a world-class groundsman but I have played locally and internationally. I can tell you for a fact that our top groundsmen can and have produced world class wickets when given enough time to prepare.For years the top cricket nations have graced our shores with very, very few complaints about our wickets. There is no need for us (Bermuda) to go overseas to acquire clay. We can check the following clubs, Somerset Cricket Club, Southampton Rangers, St.David's and Police Recreation Club. These establishments have had quality clay and quality groundsmen for years.To the directors of the National Sports Centre please humble yourselves and let out grandmasters of the trade take over the National Sports Centre's wicket.Here are the following names: Timmy Edwards, Mansfield (Bo Jangles) Smith, Sheridan Raynor and Sidney (Shot) Carlington.Thank you,

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Published February 04, 2011 at 12:55 pm (Updated February 04, 2011 at 12:55 pm)

Letter to the Sports Editor

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