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Cup Match 2019

Cup Match 2019

Cricket 101

The History of Cup Match There is nothing like Cup Match in Bermuda. Nothing like it in the world. Nowhere else in the cricketing world, not England where the great game was invented nor in the cricket-crazy Caribbean does a whole COUNTRY celebrate a cricket game quite like Bermuda. The food, the fashions and the Crown and Anchor tables are as much a part of the scene as the cricket itself. “Cup Match” someone once said, “is where we eat…


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This Year’s Match

Cup Match is renowned for being Bermuda's most fun, festive and celebrated sporting event and national holiday. This year's match will mark the 117th time that Somerset and St. George's have met on the cricket pitch to bowl and bat…


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Betting on Crown & Anchor

Crown and Anchor is as important to Cup Match as the game of cricket itself. I must have been near six years old when I was properly introduced to the game. My father coached me as he dragged me along…


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Cup Matches of Yesteryear

For generations, Bermudians have been coming together to share in the culture of Cup Match. Since 1902, Cup Match has been the cause of much feteing, celebration and traditional customs: From festive attire (in Cup Match colours, of course!) to…


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Cup Match Sippin’

Whether you're partying on a beach, rafted up on a boat or betting big on Crown & Anchor, a cocktail (or two) is an added bonus to an already perfect holiday. So don't be shy, mix one up and toast…

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Alma “Champ” Hunt: King Cricket

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the May 1976 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  In 1933 the only way to get from Bermuda to Jamaica was by sea,…