Knock-Out final between Bailey’s Bay and Cleveland ends in farce

Sunday’s Knock-Out Cup final match between Bailey’s Bay and Cleveland County ended just as it had begun … without a winner having been decided.

Confusion reined at Lords in St David’s, as what was supposed to be a coronation, became a debacle of farcical proportions, with neither team willing to accept the crown.

In truth, neither Bay nor Cleveland won the match based on statistics registered during the course of play, with rain forcing an abandonment after the former had put up a total of 258 for seven in an innings shortened to 38 overs.

Cleveland never got the opportunity to bat and contest rules mandated there be a coin toss to decide the victors in such case of a discontinuation, with the Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) holding to a policy of no replay in any of their sanctioned competitions.

However, matters were thrown into a quandary when the two clubs refused to adhere to the rules of a coin flip, saying that they would rather share the championship.

As such the awarding of the title has been withheld pending a decision being made by the BCB.

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