World Cup 2007 November 6, 2005

Glamorgan's Hemp wants to play for Bermuda

Cricinfo staff

Glamorgan's David Hemp has set his sights on playing for Bermuda in the 2007 World Cup.

Hemp, 34, was born in Hamilton, Bermuda, but his family returned to Swansea soon after his birth. He has flown to the island to complete a 100 days residency period that will allow him to play for Bermuda.

"It's a wonderful chance at this stage of my career," Hemp told the Sunday Telegraph. "I also want to be in for the 2009 ICC Trophy and the 2011 World Cup." Hemp, who has scored over 12,000 first-class runs, won Glamorgan's Player of the Season award in 2005. He will be an asset to a Bermuda side that showed they are lacking real talent during the recent Intercontinental Cup, when they were pushed aside by Kenya in the semi-finals.