Logie wants Hemp to captain Bermuda against Uganda

Wed, Aug 5, 2009 1:18 PM

Logie wants Hemp to captain Bermuda against Uganda
Gus Logie has revealed that David Hemp may captain Bermuda for its opening ICC Intercontinental Shield against Uganda this month.

Hemp, who was the leading run scorer at the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier early this year, has been playing club cricket in the Birmingham League in England but Logie believes he is the perfect man for the job.

"It's no secret we're looking at David Hemp (as captain)," Logie said in an interview with the Royal Gazette in Bermuda.

"At this point in time he's the most experienced player and he has done pretty well as a captain in county cricket, so we're looking at him in the short term. Having Stephen Outerbridge as his deputy is something we will also be discussing."

Logie, for whom the game against Uganda will be his last in charge of Bermuda, believes that its African opponents will provide a tough test.

"They (Uganda) are a hardworking team and very aggressive in the field - a bit like Kenya. They will give you a run for your money. They're new to the four-day game but we know what they can do in the shorter version. Playing at home should be an advantage for us and we need to make the most of that," he said.

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