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Bermuda makes solid start

Bermuda finishes at 91-1 on a rain-curtailed second day

Bermuda makes solid start - Cricket News
Bermuda made a positive start in response to Namibia's 320 when it reached 91-1 on a rain-curtailed second day of the four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup match in Hamilton.

Jekon Edness (36 not out) and Chris Douglas (14 not out) had added 32 runs for the second wicket before rain forced an early end to play just before tea. The partnership came after Edness and Oronde Bascome (36) laid the foundation of a solid start by putting on 59 runs for the first wicket.

Earlier, Namibia added another 40 runs to its overnight score of 280-9 as the last pair of Sarel Burger and Louis Klazinga put on 56 runs for the 10th wicket.

Burger, who resumed the day on 71, was the last batsman out when he was caught by Lionel Cann off left-arm spinner Dwayne Leverock (3-88) after scoring a fine 86. His 281-ball knock included five fours.

Klazinga contributed a priceless 30 off 74 balls.

The ICC Intercontinental Cup has quickly grown in stature and profile since its inception four years ago and now the ICC's premier first-class tournament is an integral part of the Associate Members' cricket schedule.

Having previously been designed around a two-group, three-day format, the event has evolved into an eight-team, round-robin and truly global tournament featuring four-day cricket which gives those teams who do not play Test cricket the chance to experience the longer form of the game.

Scotland won the first ICC Intercontinental Cup in 2004, beating Canada in the final, while Ireland has been victorious in both events since then, beating Kenya in the 2005 decider and Canada in the 2006-07 event.

The final of the ICC Intercontinental Cup 2007-08 will take place in November 2008 at a venue yet to be confirmed.

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