July 12, 2022
Alma “Champ” Hunt, OBE
Champion Cricketer; Cricket Administrator
1910 - 1999
Champ Hunt is regarded the finest cricket player Bermuda has ever produced. He dominated the game as a player and administrator for more than 50 years.
He started his career with Somerset Cricket Club, went on to captain both Somerset and Bermuda, became the first Bermudian cricketer to establish himself as a professional overseas and represented Scotland at international level. He is the only Bermudian ever to have been invited to play a trial match for the West Indies Test team.
He later became a respected sports journalist and influential administrator in the game, as secretary and president of the Bermuda Cricket Board of Control and a member of the International Cricket Council. The ICC Trophy, the World Cup qualifying tournament for non-Test nations, was his brainchild.
He fought to break down barriers both in Scotland and Bermuda and also helped bring about the integration of cricket in Bermuda.