Bay and YMSC in pursuit of Trott
Young Men’s Social Club and Bailey’s Bay are currently locked in a tug-of-war for the valued services of Bermuda all rounder Rodney Trott.
In an interview with
The Royal Gazette last month Social Club assistant coach Charlie Marshall indicated that Trott’s services had been retained for the upcoming season. He said the top cricketer had been playing an “integral role” helping to recruit fresh blood to relaunch the club’s senior cricket programme.
However, influential Bailey’s Bay sources have painted an entirely different picture, one that depicts the all rounder donning their club colours next season instead.
Trott, who helped Bay reclaim the Eastern Counties last season, was loaned to his childhood club until the end of the 2011 season after Social Club dropped out of the Premier Division due to a chronic player shortage.
It is understood that Trott, who captained Bermuda at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup, has met with officials from both Bay and Social Club but has yet to confirm his whereabouts for the upcoming season.
His whereabouts may not be known until Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) release the list of transfers for the 2012 campaign.
The BCB’s transfer deadline expires at 5pm March 30.
Marshall had agreed to assist Trott with coaching duties at the Pembroke club this season and said he was looking forward to working with the player.
“Last year I basically allowed Rodney to coach and captain the team and so forth,” the former Bermuda and St George’s Cup Match skipper added. “But I think he needs some assistance and that’s one of the reasons I was asked by the president (Fred Lewis) to assist and make sure the programme gets back rolling.”
Marshall confirmed that his club have sufficient numbers to field a team this season in the BCB’s senior leagues and were now looking to bolster their junior cricket program.
Garnell Hollis (Bay), Pierre Smith (Devonshire), Reid Trott (Western Stars), Nakia Smith (Stars), Kearon Trott (Stars), Damon Rabain (Cleveland) and Kenneth Darrell (PHC) were the remaining Social Club players that were loaned out to the end of the 2011 season.
Meanwhile, Trott is expected to be back in the thick of action for Bermuda today at ongoing World Twenty20 qualifiers in Dubai.
The 24 year-old offspinner has claimed four wickets and amassed 53 runs in seven visits to the crease batting lower down the order so far on the tour of Dubai
Bermuda’s hopes of qualifying for September’s World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka went up in smoke after the Island’s national team failed to progress from the group stage.
Bermuda finished seventh in Group A with a record of one win and six losses.
They will face USA today in a 11th place play-off semi-final at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
The eventual winner of today’s match will meet the winner of the other 11th place play off semi-final between Hong Kong and Uganda at the ICC Global Cricket Academy Ground on Friday.
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