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Cup Match revellers prepare for the final stages of the big game in Somerset (Photograph by Sarah Lagan)

Revellers continued to enjoy fun in the sun as Cup Match petered out to a draw at Somerset Cricket Club today.

The heat appeared too much for one individual midway through the afternoon: a streaker brought cheers from the crowd and applause from players by running on to the pitch with just a rolled up piece of cloth hiding his modesty.

He was later led away by police, although by that stage he was wearing a blue vest and blue shorts.

Police officers at the scene indicated he had been arrested and detained in connection with the incident, although the Bermuda Police Service has not officially confirmed.

One witness said: “He was big, white and shaggy. He was wearing a small red sarong. I presume he was Somerset.”

And although neither side could celebrate victory at the end of the match, crowds flooded on to the pitch amid a cheery atmosphere anyway.

Somerset fan Selena Fields Lambert paid tribute to century-making batsman Janeiro Tucker, telling The Royal Gazette: “I feel great. I was so pleased with Janeiro Tucker. I hope it changes his mind about retiring.”

Daren Heyliger, a St George’s supporter, said: “My relatives come from Somerset but I was born in St George’s. I’m disappointed but we grabbed out a draw.”

Selena Fields Lambert celebrates Somerset holding on to the Cup Match trophy (Photograph by Sarah Lagan)
Daren Heyliger, a St George's supporter, had to be content with a draw (Photograph by Sarah Lagan)