LEG TRAPPERS CRICKET CLUB
The Leg Trapper Cricket Club (?Leg Trappers?) was initially formed in 1997. The Leg Trappers started life in the Commercial League, which is essentially a friendly league a level below the two divisions of top-flight cricket in Bermuda. After six highly enjoyable years in the Commercial League and several successful seasons, the members of the Leg Trappers decided they wanted to test themselves further and applied to the Bermuda Cricket Board for entry into the main Bermuda league. The Bermuda Cricket Board approved the application in 2003 and the Leg Trappers joined the First Division thereby becoming the newest club to join the Bermuda League.
Three consecutive mid-table finishes in the one day league, together with victory in the League Cup in 2003 and a first place finish and promotion in the two day league in 2005 has been a respectable start to life in the Bermuda League. In addition in 2005 the Leg Trappers made it to the final of the inaugural 20/20 hosted by Somerset Cricket Club losing to Premier Division champions Southampton Ranges in the final.
The Leg Trappers continue to improve and attract more players, the ultimate aim is for promotion to the Premier Division where the Club can regularly compete against players who will be representing Bermuda in the forthcoming 2007 Cricket World Cup.
The Leg Trappers? membership, as well as including Bermudian players, now also boasts cricketers from Britain, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Tonga and India.
The Leg Trappers keen to start regularly touring overseas and were therefore delighted to be invited back to Sarasota for the annual six-a-side fesitival. The Leg Trappers had also attended the festival in 2004. 2005 was a considerable improvement on the previous tour with the two Leg Trapper teams making it to the semi-finals.