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Masters preparing to roll back years

Herbie Bascome will captain Soup's Sportsmen

Players have been assigned teams for the inaugural Masters Twenty20 League which is set to start some time in June.

The draft was held on Saturday at the Ocean View Golf Club, with all the players going into a hat.

At the end six equally balanced teams were formed, captained by Cal Dill Jr, Grant Smith, Herbie Bascome, Ricky Hill, Kyle Lightbourne and Charlie Marshall.

Several former Bermuda players have signed up to compete in the league for over-40 players.

Noel Gibbons is in the Tubby’s Legends team captained by Lightbourne and also including Winston Simmons, Wendell White, Andre Manders, Mark Ray, Troy Bean and Rahji Edness.

Dill will have Aaron Adams, Gladwin Edness, Francis Richardson, Jermaine Warner, Roger Leverock, Allan Douglas and Craig Brangman in his team, Woodgate’s Keepers, while Lloyd Drivers, captained by Smith, will be made up of Clevie Wade, Carlton Fraser, Treadwell Gibbons, Phillip Burgess, Mike Levon, Allan Brangman, Ryan Belboda and Ritchie Foggo.

Bummy’s Skippers, captained by Marshall, looks to be a strong team with several capable batsmen such as Arnold Manders, Ricky Brangman, Dean Minors, Jeff Richardson, James Celestine, Kenny Phillip and Donald Norford to go with bowlers Adrian King, John Ray, McDonald Woolridge, Peter Philpott. They also have two female players in Wendy Woodley and Precious Smith.

Another solid team looks to be Butler’s Spinners led by Ricky Hill and also containing Glenn Blakeney, Ricky Hoyte, Sammy Robinson, Hasan Durham, Dave Greenidge, Brian Morris, Freston Hurdle and Dale Fox. Herbie Bascome will lead Soup’s Sportsmen where Gary Brangman, another former St George’s Cup Match opening bowler, will join the likes of Reginald Pitcher, Curtis Jackson, Derrick Wright, Dennis Williams, Dennis Wainwright Jr, Allen Richardson, Barry Richards and Carlton Smith.

Players are asked to contact league organiser Hoyt Zuill to fill out the form and to pay the registration fee so that team uniforms can be ordered ahead of the league’s first games.