Cricket

Taylor, Dottin star to level series against Sri Lanka

TAYLOR...
made an
unbeaten 59

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC) -- Fluent half-centuries from the marquee pair of Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin powered West Indies Women to a crucial eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka Women in the second Twenty20 International here yesterday, leaving both teams with all to play for in the third and ... Read More

Champs JDF stay on course for back-to-back titles
REIGNING champions Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) stayed on course for back-to-back titles after domina ... Read More

England’s Captain Alastair Cook (left) congratulates England’s
Ben Stokes after the latter reached his century on the fourth
day of the first cricket Test match against New Zealand at
Lord’s cricket ground in London on Sunday. (PHOTO: AFP) England complete remarkable 124-run win over New Zealand
LONDON, England (AFP) -- England completed a remarkable win to beat New Zealand by 124 runs in the f ... Read More

King’s crowning moment PHOTO: King's crowning moment
Kingston CC batsman Brandon King raises his bat in acknowledgment upon reaching a century versus Man ... Read More

Tridents-Warriors clash to open CPL season

Monday, May 25, 2015    

HOLDER... West
Indies One Day
skipper plies his trade
for Barbados Tridents

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) -- A clash between champions Barbados Tridents and Guyana Amazon Warriors will set in motion the 2015 edition of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in Bridgetown next month The contest between Tridents and Amazon Warriors is set to be played under lights at Kensington Oval on June 20th, organisers have announced. It will be a repeat of last year's final at Warner Park in St Kitts, when Tridents came away with an eight-run victory under the Duckworth/Lewis met ... Read More

Narine makes impact in top T&T league

Monday, May 25, 2015    

NARINE... grabbed
four for 25 to help
dismiss Merry Boys
for 113

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) -- West Indies spinner Sunil Narine made a rousing return to his local side Queens Park Rangers with a four-wicket haul that put them in a commanding position against Merry Boys on Saturday. Narine grabbed four for 25 to help dismiss Merry Boys for 113 on the opening day in a match of the National Cricket League. In reply, a 52-run unbroken partnership between national players Daron Cruickshank and Yannic Cariah took Queen's Park to 138/3 at stumps. Narine recent ... Read More

Simmons, Pollard setup Mumbai second IPL title win

Monday, May 25, 2015    

(L) SIMMONS... slammed
a top-score of 68.
(R) POLLARD...
struck 36
from 18 balls.

KOLKATA, India (CMC) -- A brilliant half-century and a late onslaught from West Indies cricketers Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard set the stage for Mumbai Indians to complete a commanding 41-run win over Chennai Super Kings to reclaim their title as champions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here yesterday. Simmons slammed a top score of 68, while his Trinidad and Tobago colleague Pollard struck 36 from 18 balls as Mumbai, who won the title two years ago, posted a solid 202 for five from 20 ... Read More

Veteran Shiv Chanderpaul axed by selectors

Monday, May 25, 2015    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) -- Veteran left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been dumped from the West Indies Test squad for the upcoming two-Test series against Australia starting next month. This was confirmed by chairman of selectors, Clive Lloyd, at a hastily arranged media conference here yesterday evening. Lloyd said Chanderpaul's form had declined and selectors had taken the decision to look to the future. "Over a period of time, we have noticed a decline in his form and for the last 1 ... Read More

Simmons wants to sit and talk with key Windies players

Monday, May 25, 2015    

SIMMONS... I hope to sit down with
them and discuss my vision.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) -- New West Indies head coach Phil Simmons says he wants to meet to discuss Test cricket with five West Indies players who are among the top performers in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL). Simmons said he wants to hold talks with Dwayne Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, and Kieron Pollard to dissuss their possible return to the regional Test team. The players are expected back in the Caribbean after Sunday's highly anticipated IPL final i ... Read More

Aussie Watson could miss first Windies Test

Monday, May 25, 2015    

WATSON... they've
said that I don't have to
play the tour game

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) -- All-rounder Shane Watson could miss Australia's first Test match against West Indies in Dominica as he prepares for the birth of his second child in Sydney. Watson has delayed his departure for the Caribbean and will miss the only warm-up match ahead of the first Test, a three-day game starting in Antigua on Wednesday. However, he is hoping he can still arrive in Dominica in time to be considered for selection for the first Test. "They've said that I don't have to p ... Read More

Cricket kings

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Sunday, May 24, 2015    

Kamal Powell (right, foreground), sponsorship and development manager at Digicel, shares a photo opportunity with the STETHS team after they were crowned
champions of the ISSA/Digicel Twenty20 tournament at Manchester High yesterday. (PHOTO: GREGORY BENNETT)

ST Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) reaffirmed their status as kings of schoolboy cricket when they defeated Cross Keys High by 94 runs in a lopsided final to retain their Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Digicel Super-Eight Twenty20 title at Manchester High yesterday. The Santa Cruz-based team, led by an unbeaten 25-ball half-century from captain Ramaal Lewis, posted a daunting 170-4 from their allotted 20 overs, before restricting their opponents to a paltry 76 all ou ... Read More

JDF in command against St Thomas CA

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Sunday, May 24, 2015    

Kingston CC
Captain Brandon
King drives through
the off-side during
his 103 against
Manchester CA in
the Senior Cup
quarter-final match
at Sabina Park
yesterday.

TITLE-HOLDERS Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) took charge against St Thomas CA in the Jamaica Cricket Association two-day Senior Cup quarter-final game at Up Park Camp yesterday. At the close, JDF were 371-7, thanks to Sheldon Cotterell’s unbeaten 94. Play is scheduled to resume at 10:00 am today. Earlier, the army men won the toss and sent St Thomas CA to take first strike and dismissed them for a mediocre 101. Scores: St Thomas 101; JDF 371-7. The St Thomas team quickly fell to 38- 6 as ... Read More

Weak batting, rain undermine West Indies Women

Sunday, May 24, 2015    

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC) — West Indies Women were once again let down by weak batting as they slumped to a five-run defeat to Sri Lanka Women under the Duckworth/Lewis method, in a rain-affected affair here yesterday. Defending a paltry 110, West Indies allowed the hosts to get away to a healthy start, and found themselves behind on Duckworth/Lewis when rain ended the contest prematurely in the 16th over at the R Premadasa Stadium. Sri Lanka Women lost Yasoda Mendis without scoring in ... Read More

Williamson stars as New Zealand take lead against England

Sunday, May 24, 2015    

LONDON, England (AFP) — Kane Williamson starred for New Zealand as they outplayed England on the third day of the first Test at Lord’s yesterday. Williamson’s well-constructed 132 was the centrepiece of New Zealand’s 523 all out which gave them a first-innings lead of 134. The Black Caps followed-up with two early wickets to reduce England to 25 for two in their second innings. But England captain Alastair Cook (32 not out) and Ian Bell (29 not out) survived some testing ... Read More



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