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Old July 9, 2005, 10:51 AM
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Did you see how many runs Bermuda score? 310 - that's a massive job - an uphill task that we could not do.

Just look at their history:

The story so far:

1979 (England) Bermuda top their group with three wins and a no-result. In the semi-final, they lose to eventual qualifiers Canada by four wickets.
1982 (England) Bermuda again top their group with six wins and a no-result. And again, they lose to eventual qualifiers Zimbabwe.
1986 (England) Three times unlucky. Bermuda finish top of their group for a third successive time, and again lose to Zimbabwe in the semi-finals. Zimbabwe make the World Cup.
1990 (Holland) One win and two losses see Bermuda crash out early - their worst showing in the ICC Trophy.
1994 (Kenya) Bermuda clean-sweep their group, and finish second in the next group phase behind UAE. They lose to Kenya in the semi-finals and to Holland in the third- place playoff match. The teams that qualify? UAE, Kenya and Holland.
1997 (Malaysia) Two wins and two losses ensure that Bermuda miss out on the 1999 World Cup as well.
2001 (Canada) Bermuda finish behind Ireland and USA on net run-rate. A loss to Namibia seals their fate.
2005 (Ireland) After losing to the host nation and fellow-qualifiers Ireland, Bermuda win three matches out of four to seal qualification. The other game against Uganda is rained off.

I don't want us to face them in the world cup - they have a good traditional history like ours in the ICC trophies and this means they have the potential to beat even more giant-killers - (mainly us).
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