November 20, 2008


Bermuda mourn Edwards

Will Luke

The flag at Somerset Cricket Club in Bermuda is flying at half-mast this week in honour of tge late all-rounder, Winton (Timmy) Edwards, whose "legacy will live on forever through his extraordinary exploits in Cup Match". Edwards died earlier this week following a bout with illness, aged 79.

The left-arm fast bowler and right-handed opening batsman represented Somerset in Cup Match between 1948 and 1962 and is best remembered for his unbeaten 170 achieved in the West End in 1950 that surpassed the previous highest individual score in the classic set by team-mate Lloyd Simmons (146) the year before at the newly opened Somerset Cricket Club ground.

The Royal Gazette has the story in full.


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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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