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Double delight for Somerset batsman

Stephen Outerbridge, the Bailey's Bay batsman, recently completed a Cup Match sportsmanship double when he won the award put up by the Bermuda Friendly Societies, who started Cup Match in 1902 as a celebration of the 1834 emancipation of slavery.

Outerbridge, who had earlier won the Warrington “Soup” Zuill sportsmanship award for walking after being caught behind on 49, was presented with the Clarence O Darrell Memorial Cup, the Bermuda Friendly Societies Association Shield, and the Emancipation Cup, along with a cash award from the Bermuda Friendly Societies Association before a packed crowd at the Manchester Unity Hall in Hamilton.

The awardee is selected each year by the three Cup Match umpires and is based on the character, performance and deportment of the players over the two days of Cup Match.

The guest speaker at the awards was Lionel Cann, a member of the St George's Cup Match team. Cann shared his passion and enthusiasm for the game, as well as some amusing stories about growing up in and around St David's Cricket Club.

Cann also spoke of his hope that the overall standard of Bermuda's cricket would improve to the level it was when Bermuda participated in matches leading up to the 2007 World Cup.

The presenter for the evening was Erwyn Bean, former president of Somerset Cricket Club, with David Chapman, a fourth generation grandson of Clarence O Darrell, presenting the Darrell Cup.

The Clarence O Darrell Cup was donated by Ewart Brown, the former Premier, on behalf of his great-great-great-grandfather, Clarence Orister Darrell. Darrell was a successful businessman in the late 1800s as well as a dedicated lodge member.

Honoured again: Outerbridge won a second sportsmanship award for his behaviour in Cup Match (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published August 24, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated August 24, 2016 at 11:46 am)

Double delight for Somerset batsman

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