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Final T20 cricket fixtures switched to the East

Steven Douglas, the Bermuda Cricket Board's cricket chairman (File photograph by Lawrence Trott)

The Bermuda Cricket Board has confirmed that the decision to host the final rounds of Athene T20 League Premier Division matches in the East of the island was made purely for logistical reasons.

After St George’s clinched the title last weekend, all eyes will be on the other end of table on Saturday as a thrilling finale in the battle against relegation takes place.

The standout fixture of the morning round of matches, starting at 10.30am, is at St David’s where Somerset, in the final relegation place, face Southamtpon Rangers who are just outside of the drop zone. Both teams head into the encounter on 40 points.

Relegation-threatened Cleveland County, who sit on 30 points, will be aiming to build on back-to-back victories last weekend when they take on the newly crowned champions at Wellington Oval, while Bailey’s Bay take on bottom club Warwick, who also find themselves on 30 points, at Sea Breeze Oval.

Depending on those early results. the season could come to a crescendo in the afternoon when Cleveland and Warwick face off in what could prove a crucial encounter at St David’s at 2.30pm.

Wellington Oval hosts the match between St George’s and Somerset, while third-placed Western Stars take on second-placed Bailey’s Bay at Sea Breeze Oval.

“We chose to host the matches in the East just so all of the games were close to one another and it meant less movement for the teams between games to make things a little easier,” said Steven Douglas, the BCB Cricket Committee chairman.

“Some of the grounds in the West were not available and so it just made sense to have grounds that were all close in proximity to one another.”

Douglas also confirmed that there will be no discussions regarding the possibility of splitting the final prize money in the First Division after the final round of games were cancelled the day after Hurricane Fiona passed by the island.

With those cancellations the in-form Devonshire Rec, who finished fourth, were denied the opportunity to overhaul third-placed Flatts, with $1,000 in prize money up for grabs.

But Douglas confirmed prize money will be allocated as originally set out in relation to to final league standings, with Flatts taking third place on net run rate.

“The final positions in the table are decided on net run rate,” Douglas added. “We discussed with all of the teams that if clubs were tied, Net Run Rate would be used as the first tie-breaker.

“The final table will remain as it is; there have been no discussions about splitting prize money.”

<strong id="strong-b889453c97a04758880be7b6f9dcda99">ATHENE T20 LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION</strong>


St George’s (C) 9 9 0 0 0 90 3.374

Bailey’s Bay 9 6 3 0 0 60 0.190

Western Stars 10 4 6 0 0 40 0.310

Southampton 10 4 6 0 0 40 -0.469


Somerset 9 4 5 0 0 40 -0.687

Cleveland 10 3 7 0 0 30 -0.851

Warwick 9 3 6 0 0 30 -1.218

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Published September 29, 2022 at 7:39 am (Updated September 29, 2022 at 7:39 am)

Final T20 cricket fixtures switched to the East

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