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Lord’s bell tolls for former Cup Match star Cleon Scotland

Bermudian Cleon Scotland received an honour that few have when he got to ring the bell at the Home of Cricket last week.

Let's be having you: Cleon Scotland gives the Lord's bell a ring to signal a resumption of play between Middlesex and Derbyshire in the LV= Insurance County Championship (Photograph supplied)

Scotland, who emigrated to England with his wife and two children in 2013, has been a steward at Lord’s for the past two years — and got the call during the first day of the LV= County Championship first division match between Middlesex and Derbyshire.

A former Western Stars, St George’s Cup Match and Bermuda batsman who was one of the premier fielders of his era, Scotland was a general steward last year but was upgraded to the pavilion this year upon assessment — which included learning the history of Lord’s.

The pavilion steward is assigned to the players’ gate at lunch or tea, or between innings, and is responsible for getting the timing from the umpires and then rings the bell five minutes before the resumption.

“There are ten different stationed positions inside and outside, so it’s the luck of the draw,” said Scotland, 53, who was on Long Room duty between start of play and lunch.

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Published April 15, 2022 at 9:50 pm (Updated April 15, 2022 at 9:51 pm)

Lord’s bell tolls for former Cup Match star Cleon Scotland

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