Umpire Cumberbatch – a man of `impeccable integrity’

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) – Prominent jurist and former national cricketer, Prakash Moosai has described late former international umpire Clyde Cumberbatch as a man of “impeccable integrity.”Speaking during a tribute at the funeral for Cumberbatch on Friday last, Moosai said the Trinidadian had always carried the highest values and these had always been evident during his umpiring career.“The man was a man of impeccable integrity and he did what he thought was right and honest,” Justice Moosai told mourners gathered at All Saints Anglican Church.“For that, Trinidad and Tobago and the West Indies region owe him a lot because they were able to get someone who was so independent, full of integrity and impartial.”Moosai, who played 20 first class matches for Trinidad and Tobago during the 1980s, said though Cumberbatch took officiating very seriously, he was often lighthearted off the field.“Clyde had this no nonsense demeanour on the field of play but when he was off, he would always share a drink with the players and have a chat,” he recalled.Former umpire Vivian Johnson, secretary of the West Indies Umpires Association, also said Cumberbatch had been defined by his integrity.“Clyde would always be remembered as a man of tremendous integrity,” the Jamaican said.“I umpired with him and shared a close relationship with a man I saw as a mentor.”Cumberbatch passed away a week ago after falling ill at home and failing to recover after being rushed to hospital.The 81-year-old stood in 12 Tests during a 14-year career between 1981 and 1995, and also officiated in 26 One-Day Internationals…He was eulogised by his son Robert at the service attended by prominent local administrators administrators Baldath Mahabir, Lalman Kowlessar and Deryck Murray.last_img read more

Arron storms to Faldo Series win – joy too for Burke

first_img Tags: Dorset, England Men’s Team, Essex 15 Nov 2019 Arron storms to Faldo Series win – joy too for Burke Arron Edwards-Hill produced a stirring final round fightback to win the overall 23rd Faldo Series Grand Final in some style.The England Men’s squad player carded a brilliant six-under par round of 64 to emerge triumphant in the event staged at the Al Ain Equestrian Shooting and Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates.There was also success for Dorset’s Louise Burke in the girls’ under 16 event when she claimed victory in her section thanks to a final round of 66.The course has proved something of a lucky charm for England Golf players in recent weeks. Josh Hill from the boys’ squad became the youngest ever winner of a ranking professional event when he won at the same venue on the MENA Tour last month.Now Edwards-Hill has joined his countryman in writing his own bit of history in the desert.Watched by six-time major champion and series founder Sir Nick Faldo, the Essex golfer started his third round four shots adrift of South Africa’s Dylan Melville.But Edwards-Hill showed no fear as he followed up two rounds of 68 with a 64 to post a winning total of 10-under par.The Chelmsford golfer fired seven birdies in his excellent final round.Five birdies in a row from the 10th hole proved to be the key to his success and allowed Edwards-Hill to motor past Melville and win by two shots.Burke’s four-under par final round blew away the rest of the girls’ field.A run of four birdies in five holes before the turn gave Burke – an England Under 16 player – final round momentum.The Broadstone GC member eventually won by six shots from Japan’s Sakura Kawakami.Photograph credit: Leaderboardlast_img read more