Ex-Bermuda fast bowler dies after road accident


HAMILTON, Bermuda - Anthony Edwards, a Jamaica-born former Bermuda national team fast bowler, has died after a road accident earlier this month.

Edwards, 51, widely known as 'Pacer' for his bowling prowess, sustained serious head injuries when his motorcycle collided with a truck as it was exiting a side road in Southampton parish on February 6.

His family said Edwards, who moved to Bermuda from Jamaica as a child, had remained unresponsive and in critical condition since the crash.

Edwards rose to prominence as a cricketer in the 1970s at Devonshire Recreation Club.

From there, he gained in recognition and was a member of the 1979 Bermuda Under-19 team that won the International Youth Tournament in Canada. 

Three years later, he made a victorious debut for Somerset in Cup Match, Bermuda's leading domestic cricket fixture, taking eight wickets. 

This was followed by his call-up to the national senior team and a distinguished run for Bermuda that lasted until 1994, when he and the late Terry Burgess spearheaded an attack in Nairobi, Kenya, that took Bermuda  to within one victory of qualifying for the World Cup.

Edwards is the third person to die on Bermuda's roads this year.


Tue, 02/18/2014 - 16:08