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Cup Match 2020

Cup Match 2020

5 Bermudian Dishes to Enjoy Over Cup Match

According to veteran Cup Match food vendor and St. David’s Islander, Dolly Pitcher, “People go to Cup Match for four reasons - the food, Crown & Anchor, drinking and (after a long pause) the cricket.” Here are the 5 foods traditionally enjoyed over Cup Match.   Curried Mussel Pie Bermudians love some mussel pie at Cup Match. The local custom is to have the lid of the hot pie sliced open and a dollop of mayonnaise inserted. For the Pie…


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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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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,…


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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…