December 15, 2006


Parfitt calls for shake-up of Bermudan cricket

Will Luke

Clarence Parfitt, the former Bermuda batsman, has said his country needs to undergo a radical “shake-up” before next January’s World Cricket League in Kenya.

“I think half the team should go because they’re not strong enough mentally and physically to play cricket at this level consistently where you have to be mentally tough,” the legendary figure argued.

“There are a few boys in there that are pulling their weight, but I think the rest of them are just going through the motions. And it just doesn’t look good and they should be feeling embarrassed because if I was in that squad I would be.”

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Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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