Big Leverock sparks Bermuda dreams

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With many believing that minnows like Bermuda have no place at the World Cup, there is bound to be a crescendo of sniggers when Dwayne Leverock takes to the field during the competition.

The 35-year-old Leverock, known affectionately as Sluggo, is big, huge, massive, even.

He weighs close to 250 lbs, and seems out of place on a cricket field, much less in the cut and thrust of a limited-overs international in the game’s major showpiece.

But Leverock, a member of the Bermuda Police Force, is a key component of the attack in the side from the tiny island in the North Atlantic with his left-arm spin bowling.

He has been a regular member of the national side for the last six years, and he has carried the modest attack on his beefy shoulders, a testimony to his stamina, in spite of his obvious girth.

When the ICC granted ODI status to Bermuda Leverock played with the national side in their first ever match against Canada last May.
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