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Bedessee Destroyers Set To Claw T/20 Foes In Florida

By Orin Davidson

Nov. 30th, 2009 | Comments
New York will be seeking additional glory through Bedessee Destroyers which will be throwing down the gauntlet to nine other teams in Twenty/20 competition this weekend (December 4) in Florida.

Bedessee Destroyers poses with Dreamcricket 20/20 championship trophy earlier this year. Photo by Shiek Mohamed.

Following the Regional team’s triumph in the National 50 overs championship, two weeks ago.

Destroyers will carry the Big Apple colors in the inaugural U.S. Cricket Open where they will be battling for a $10,000 first prize at the Broward County stadium over three days.

They have a strong 15-man squad including the likes of leading players Kevin Darlington, Carl Wright, Orlando Baker, Glenn Hall, Barrington Bartley, Akeem Dodson, Andre Kirton and Javein Thomas. It is primarily a young team with a dash of experience to be guided by the expert services of coach Linden Fraser.

Destroyers came to prominence over the summer by upsetting a strong field of nationwide teams to win the Dream Cricket 20/20 competition which qualified them to compete with arguably the best 20/20 teams in the country in the U.S. Cricket Open. Ten teams will represent states and cities comprising the pulse of United States cricket.

And Fraser will have an ideal opportunity to prove the New York cricket committee wrong for removing him as coach of the state team for the national championships, after winning the Eastern Conference title earlier in the summer.

The teams will be grouped in two pools for round robin competition to determine the best two to compete in the final. Miami Thunder, Atlanta Eagles, Washington Tigers, U.S. Tigers, Connecticut Lions, Washington Cricket Club, Caribbean Stars, SGCC Blues and U.S. All Stars will join Bedessee Destroyers in the battle.

The action starts on Friday with day and evening games and concludes on Sunday with the final under lights in America’s lone cricket stadium.

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Why do we continue to dwell about coaches in New York? Let\'s focus on the positive aspects that NY has offered our talented cricketers. These are the players that usually win matches, not the coach. No disrespect to Linden or any other coaches.
Posted by Youth Cricketer on Dec. 1st, 2009

I think its a grand time for cricket and cricket fans over the entire United States. The Bedessee Destroyers have shown their girth and determination and should be very successful in their games in the upcoming US Cricket Open in Florida. I wish them all the best. Hard work is the key to success and they have shown that they are doing just that. Good luck guys and be all you can be.
Posted by Nardia Drummond on Dec. 1st, 2009

NY better watch out for the Washington Tigers. NY has lost to them while Linden was coaching them in Dream Cricket a year ago in the Finals.
Posted by Cricketer on Dec. 1st, 2009

Coach Fraser continues to do a marvelous job despite theNYCricket Region decision to sack him from his coaching assignment. He has just won a U-19 Tournament a few days ago in Florida. He was successful with the Bedessie Destroyers and once again he has the opportunity to win the 20/20 US open. With the names I saw on the roster, there is absolutely no reason why the Destroyers should not win this inaougural tournament. Good luck boys!
Posted by Sam Sooppersaud on Dec. 1st, 2009

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