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Memory of late brother inspires match-winner

After ripping Italy’s bowling attack to shreds, an emotional Lionel Cann dedicated his match-winning century to the memory of late brother Tracey (Shrimp) Mello who passed away in the UK last week.

“This (century) is definitely for my brother and this is what he would want,” Cann said. “I’ve had a very tough time this week concentrating and different things like that, but I’ve tried to put it (brother’s death) aside and get the job done.

“This has been a hard time for me and you try to keep it (brother’s death) out and go on, but every single moment it pops out. It’s been a tough week and I have to put my brother down (bury him), but hopefully I can finish strong.”

Cann’s whirlwind knock of 113 from 48 deliveries virtually relegated Italy from the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 ranks.

He thumped 11 sixes and six fours, reaching his half century off 24 balls and his century off 45 before he as dismissed with the fourth ball of the final over of Bermuda’s innings.

“This is an international hundred which I dedicate to my brother,” added Cann, whose knock is the highest by a local batsman in the WCL Division 3 tournament so far.

Bermuda batsman Lionel Cann in action during his team's win over Italy in the ICC World Cricket League Division 3 match. Cann scored 113.

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Published May 03, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated May 02, 2013 at 10:41 pm)

Memory of late brother inspires match-winner

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