Bernews – Members of the community, including OBA MPs, have donated towards getting the wall built at the Somerset Cricket Club.
- Members of the community, including OBA MPs, have donated towards getting the wall built at the Somerset Cricket Club.
- The matter came to public attention recently as Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said that he feels the Governor should not be invited to present the Cup at Cup Match, explaining to Parliament that he told Somerset Cricket Club this, and made it a precondition to fixing a wall.
- Speaking in the House of Assembly recently, Minister Burch said, “I also happen to be a member of Somerset Cricket Club, and I have repeatedly as a member of that club made the motion that I find it offensive personally, and also as a Bermudian, that we celebrate this annual historical occasion and then we turn around and invite the supervising power to come and present the Cup.
- Following that, Shadow Public Works Minister Trevor Moniz said, “The Minister has put Somerset Cricket Club in an impossible position.
- The Governor will be happy to support the event respectfully and in the way judged most appropriate by the Club and Cup Match organisers,” Government House said.