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2011 Hiscox 11&U Celebrity Cricket Festival




Left from right: Allen Richardson, 1st VP, Minister Glenn Blakeney, JP, MP, Lionel Cann, National Player, Patrina O'Conner Paynter, Power Girl and Charles Dupplin, Hiscox CEO


Hamilton, Bermuda, Wednesday 11 May - Today the Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) and Hiscox Insurance Company (Bermuda) Limited jointly announced plans for the 2011 Hiscox 11&U Celebrity Cricket Festival to celebrate community based youth cricket. The Festival takes place on Saturday 4 June at the National Sports Centre, North Field. 


The line-up for Saturday is as follows: 

9.30am - 11&U East vs. 11&U West 

1.00pm - Celebrities vs. 11&U National Team 


Celebrity Team: Glenn Blakeney, JP, MP, Michael Scott, JP, MP, Kim Wilson, JP, MP, Zane DeSilva, JP, MP, Michael Weeks, JP, MP, Michael Jackman, Bruce Barritt, Power Girl, Nadanga Bailey, Gavin Djata Smith, Teresa Perozzi, Jay Donowa, Lionel Cann, Stephen Outerbridge and more ...


There will be free children's entertainment during the day including face painting, bouncy castle and slide. Lunch and a free t-shirt will be provided for the first 400 to attend.


There will be a raffle and all proceeds will go to the Sunshine League. The Sunshine league Children?s Home has continued to be a 'Ray of Hope' in the lives of children in need for over 85 years.  The home operates a much-needed residential care facility for displaced children between the ages of 8 and 16 years.


Minister of Youth Affairs & Families, the Hon. Glenn Blakeney, JP, MP, said, "I am delighted once again to compete with my fellow celebrities for the coveted trophy. This year is going to be even tougher for us as we face the BCB U11 National Academy Team who have been in training since March of this year but I am confident that we will be able to rise to the challenge. This is a great family day of cricket and festivities and I encourage everyone to come out to enjoy the festival."


Charles Dupplin, Chief Executive Officer, Hiscox Insurance Company (Bermuda) Limited said, "The Celebrities are 2 - 0 down and keen not to make it three in a row.  In another sense however we do hope that history repeats itself in making this a very special, memorable and fun family day out.  We are very proud to be continuing our sponsorship."


Reginald Pearman, President of the Bermuda Cricket Board, stated, "This is the third annual Hiscox U11 Celebrity Festival. The BCB is excited to partner once again to provide a fun family day of cricket for the community and to raise money for the Sunshine League. This year we were extremely pleased that Hiscox was awarded with the Bermuda Government Appreciation Award for supporting Youth Cricket for over five years and counting! The Hiscox 11&U League continues to be the BCB?s most popular league with over 300 young cricketers playing organised games throughout the season. I would like to encourage the community to come out and support our future cricketers compete against a line up of Government Ministers, local radio hosts, athletes and comedians for a great family day out of fun!"