Champ To The Rescue

Champ To The Rescue

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Alma "Champ" Hunt, the legendary cricketer who thrilled cup match fans for years, set the standard for Bermudian achievements in sports. He contributed much to the education and well being of Bermuda's youth. 

A left-handed batsman, but right-arm medium-pace bowler, (Champ) Hunt was a great ambassador for cricket both in Bermuda and abroad. He was the first Black Bermudian to play internationally in Scotland. His wonderful stroke play and powerful hitting delighted spectators worldwide. Even in his youthful years, he displayed a refreshing zest for the game of cricket.

The eight of ten children, he was born to Solomon and Maris Hunt, October 1, 1910 in Somerset, Bermuda. He was married to Elmira Tucker, April, 7, 1947. The remained married for well over 50 years.

After finishing play in 1948, "Champ" we to Columbia University in New York and shortly after returned home to become a physical education teacher and later well-respected cricket administrator and journalist. His motto was, "i have tried to be an emailed to others by the way i have lived and served my felllow man."