THE CUP MATCH CRICKET PLAYER
STERLING SILVER BERMUDA ICONS
Know as a true “gentleman’s game”, cricket has been played in Bermuda dating back as far as 1845. Cricket was introduced to Bermuda through its British ties and often played at family picnics. Celebrating the abolition of slavery in 1834, men from the east and west end of the island would meet for a friendly rivalry game. In 1902, due to its increasing popularity over the years an annual silver trophy was introduced and Cup Match was officially born.
Cup Match is the highlight of Bermuda’s summer event. a two day holiday filled with activities defining community, culture, tradition and family-centered around the game of Cricket. Annually, players from the Summerset Cricket Club and the St. Georges Cricket Club come together on Thursday, Emanci[atipon Day and Friday, Somers Day, before the first Monday in August. Thousands of fans sport their team colors – red and blue for Somerset and light blue & dark blue for St. Georges Weeks before and during the match there is friendly banter as the island prepares for the excitement with great historic significance.