Cricket

Narine open to Tests once action improves but Bravo, Simmons still out

NARINE… has not suited up for
the Windies in over a year

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Embattled off-spinner Sunil Narine could be available again soon for West Indies in the longest version of the game, but first wants to continue fine-tuning his action. West Indies Head Coach Phil Simmons said he had spoken to the 27-year-old during the Caribbe ... Read More

India’s cricket team pose after their victory during the final day of the third and final Test match against Sri Lanka at the
Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in Colombo yesterday. PHOTO: AFP) India end 22-year series drought in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka (AFP) -- India overcame a gallant century by Sri Lankan Captain Angelo Mathews to ... Read More

India's Sharma, Sri Lanka's Chandimal banned for misconduct
Colombo, Sri Lanka (AFP) -- India's Ishant Sharma was yesterday suspended by the International Crick ... Read More

BRAVO… I could not have done it without the love and support of my fans and most of all my teammates. Dwayne Bravo receives the Hummingbird Medal
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) -- West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has be ... Read More

JCA boss optimistic about formation of female U15 tourney

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August 30, 2015    

HEAVEN… to answer charges
of leaking a confidential
document pertaining to West
Indies’ abandoned tour of
India last yea

President of Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Wilford 'Billy' Heaven has expressed optimism about the organisation of a female Under-15 tournament following another successful staging of the Kingston Wharves event. Heaven shared the thought while commending Kingston Wharves on another successful year of sponsoring the recently concluded competition which was won by Kingston, who defeated St Elizabeth by 59 runs. "First of all let me congratulate Kingston on winning this year's tournament; I k ... Read More

Pakistan women to play series against Windies women

Sunday, August 30, 2015    

LAHORE, Pakistan (CMC) — Pakistan women's cricket team will tour the West Indies from the middle of October to play four One Day Internationals and three T20 internationals A 16 -member squad along with four standbys have been selected to participate in a training camp in preparation for the tour which runs from October 14 to November 2. Three of the four ODIs in the rubber are a part of the ICC ODI Women's Championship, which is also a qualification process for the Women's World Cup to ... Read More

New attractions as Roper Cup goes to Sabina Park

Friday, August 28, 2015    

The annual schoolboy football season's curtain-raiser, the Roper Cup, traditionally played between Kingston College and St George's College, will take place this year at Sabina Park. This year's staging of the competition, set for tomorrow, has been included in the list of events that Kingston College has organised to celebrate the school's 90th anniversary. Organisers of Roper Cup 2015 have added some new attractions. In addition to the usual fare of a slate of five matches between North Stre ... Read More

Aussie pacemen star as Smith era begins with Ireland win

Friday, August 28, 2015    

Australia’s Patrick
Cummins bowls to
Ireland's Ed Joyce
during their One-
Day International
cricket match at
Stormont Cricket
Club in Belfast,
Northern Ireland,
yesterday.
(PHOTO: AFP)

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AFP) -- Steven Smith's first match as full-time Australia captain ended with a rain-affected 23-run One-Day International win over Ireland in Belfast yesterday, but it needed the speed of Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc to put the hosts in their place. A third-wicket partnership of 86 between Ed Joyce (44) and Niall O'Brien (45) put Ireland on course for their first-ever victory over the world champions. But after Glenn Maxwell ended the stand, the middle-lower order ... Read More

Former Windies batsman Sarwan to try out for Scorpions

Friday, August 28, 2015    

SARWAN... will be paid on a game-by-game basis

FORMER West Indies Captain Ramnaresh Sarwan is set to try out for the Jamaica Scorpions franchise ahead of the 2015-16 regional professional cricket season. Sarwan, the Guyanese-born middle-order batsman, is expected to be in Jamaica for fitness tests next Tuesday and Wednesday when contracted local members of the franchise will also undergo physical evaluations. If selected as part of the squad, Sarwan, who is said to be registered to play for Kingston CC in the local 50-over club cricket com ... Read More

Dominica defeat SVG to retain Windwards cricket title

Friday, August 28, 2015    

SHILLINGFORD.... finished with three for
64 for Dominica

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) -- Dominica took first-innings points from St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) to retain the senior Windward Islands cricket title at the Arnos Vale Playing Field here on Wednesday. SVG replying to Dominica's 232, were dismissed for 205 just before tea on the rain-affected second day in the final round of matches. Sunil Ambris led the charge to overhaul Dominica's total with a top score of 48, but Shane Shillingford and Kevin James combined for a five-wicket haul th ... Read More

Rain disrupts WICB Invitational Under-15s' tour of Britain

Friday, August 28, 2015    

LONDON, England (CMC) -- Rain has played havoc with two of the three opening matches of the West Indies Cricket Board Invitational Under-15s' tour of Britain. Not a ball was bowled in a highly anticipated contest with the Chris Gayle Academy at Woodford Green in the British capital. Only 27 overs were possible against the Kent Emerging Player Programme. Opener Nico Reifer finished with an undefeated 68 from 77 balls, which included half-dozen fours and a pair of sixes, after the WICB Under-1 ... Read More

Young Chanderpaul aiming to improve his batting in the longer format

Wednesday, August 26, 2015    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) -- Former West Indies Under-19 opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul says he plans to use the upcoming first-class season to improve his batting in the longer format of the game as a member of the Guyana Jaguars franchise. Chanderpaul, son of former West Indies batting star Shivnarine Chanderpaul, has been training with the Jaguars, the defending champions of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Professional Cricket League's (PCL) four-day tournament. The second edition of the ... Read More

Kingston, St Bess to meet in repeat final of Kingston Wharves U-15 tourney

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August 26, 2015    

Kingston’s wicketkeeper Geordae Seymour completes the run out of Christopher Green of Portmore during their Kingston
Wharves Under-15 cricket semi-final encounter at Lucas cricket Club yesterday.

KINGSTON and St Elizabeth will once again contest the final of the Kingston Wharves Under-15 cricket tournament after recording contrasting victories in their respective semi-final encounters yesterday. Kingston, led by a top score of 43 by wicketkeeper/batsman Geordae Seymour, posted a respectable total before Razaq Williams took four for 24 in an 89-run win over Portmore at Lucas Cricket Club. The final is scheduled for Friday at Sabina Park. Scores: Kingston 199-7 (40 overs); Portmore 110 ... Read More

St Ann, St Elizabeth, Kingston into semis of Kingston Wharves U15 Cricket

Tuesday, August 25, 2015    

Defending champion St Elizabeth, high-riding St Ann and Kingston have all booked their places in the semi-finals of the Kingston Wharves Under-15 Cricket Competition at the end of the fifth and final preliminary-round of matches on Friday. They each won all four preliminary round matches in their zones. St Elizabeth defeated Manchester at Manchester High School by seven wickets after winning the toss and inviting Manchester to bat. They made a paltry 40 all out in 18.5. Kenardo Williams with ... Read More



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