Fireworks expected in Tallawahs-Hawksbills flash

The Tallawahs captain Christopher Gayle addressing the media
at a welcome reception for the team at the Norman Manley
International Airport on Sunday. (PHOTOS: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

THEY may be at opposite ends of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 (T20) preliminary standing, but plenty of fireworks are expected when Jamaica Tallawahs host Antigua Hawksbills at Sabina Park on Thursday afternoon. The Tallawahs, winners of last year's inaugural CPL, are third wi ... Read More

Windward Islands batsman Johnnel Eugene (blue helmet)
reacts after playing a stroke, while teammate Dane Edwards
(red helmet) and Guyanese wicketkeeper John Persaud look
on in their WICB Regional U-15 encounter at UWI Mona
Campus yesterday. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS) Windwards derail Guyana train
Centuries from Johnnel Eugene and Dane Edwards piloted Windward Islands to a 66-run win over Guyana ... Read More

Amir Jangoo
celebrates his
century against
Barbados yesterday.
MEDIA) Jangoo hundred in vain as T&T draw
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Trinidad & Tobago failed to reward a composed hundred from Amir ... Read More

Leewards survive wobble to beat Jamaica
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Leeward Islands suffered a wobble before pulling off a nervous two- ... Read More

Joseph spell leaves Jamaica in trouble

Monday, July 28, 2014    

Joseph spell leaves Jamaica in trouble

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — An incisive spell from promising fast bowler Alzarri Joseph rocked Jamaica and put Leeward Islands in a strong position to win their second round Regional Under-19 Championship contest here yesterday. The right-armer sliced through Jamaica's top order with a haul of four for 38, leaving them on 97 for eight in their second innings at the close of the second day at the Demerara Cricket Club. Jamaica lead by just 91 runs heading into today's final day and face a ... Read More

Chris Gayle runs things in Bangalore

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large | Sunday, July 27, 2014    

The Chinnaswamy Stadium and National Cricket Academy in Bangalore, India, where Jamaica and West Indies star Chris Gayle calls home in the Indian
Premier League.

BANGALORE, India — The Royal Challengers Bangalore — an Indian Premier League franchise team that represents the region officially named Bengaluru in this part of India — has a handful of prominent cricketers representing it. Exciting India middle-order batsman Virat Kholi, who leads the team, the experienced Yuvraj Singh, who is back from his battles with a rare form of cancer, and a handful of others represent an aggregation that many believe could have gone all the way in f ... Read More

Advantage Sri Lanka despite Amla's ton

Sunday, July 27, 2014    

AMLA... raises his bat to honour his
century as captain of South Africa

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AFP) - Captain Hashim Amla struck a gritty 139 not out but failed to stop Sri Lanka from taking the driver's seat in the second and final Test against South Africa yesterday. Amla, 31, batted for more than eight hours to frustrate the Sri Lankan spinners who shared nine wickets between them to bowl out South Africa for 282 in their first innings. Sri Lanka, who made 421 in their first essay, were 11-0 at stumps in their second innings for an overall lead of 150. Off-spinne ... Read More

Senior cup scores

Sunday, July 27, 2014    

Senior cup scores

HOSTS Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) took control on day one against visitors Westmoreland CA in the quarter-final Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) two-day Senior Cup match at Up Park Camp yesterday. JDF won the toss and asked Westmoreland CA to take first strike, dismissing the visitors for a modest 193. In reply, JDF were dismissed for 247 right on close of play. Scores: Westmoreland 193; JDF 247. In another quarter-final contest, Kingston CC took first innings advantage in the low-scoring c ... Read More

Samuels, McKenzie set up win with centuries

BY RUDDY ALLEN | Saturday, July 26, 2014    

Jamaica’s Dominik Samuels (left)
and Kirk McKenzie leave the field
after scoring 111 each in an
unbroken third-wicket
partnership of 221 against
Leewards in the WICB Regional
Under-15 tournament at
Kensington Park yesterday.

Unbeaten centuries from Dominik Samuels and Kirk McKenzie fired hosts Jamaica to a convincing 159-run win over the Leeward Islands in the third round of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Under-15 tournament at Kensington Park yesterday. Both batsmen ended on 111 as Jamaica piled up a massive 303-2 off their allotted 50 overs, after winning the toss and electing to bat on a flat pitch. Samuels blasted 14 fours and a six off just 94 balls, while McKenzie struck 10 boundaries off the ... Read More

Guyana hit top after defeat of U-15 holders T&T

BY SHERDON COWAN | Saturday, July 26, 2014    

Ashmead Nedd (left) celebrates with his Guyanese team-mates after hitting the winning run
against Trinidad & Tobago in the WICB Regional Under-15 tournament at UWI yesterday.

GUYANA are in pole position in the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Under-15 tournament after defeating title-holders Trinidad & Tobago by four wickets in the top-of-the-table clash at the UWI, Mona field yesterday. The Guyanese kept their unbeaten record intact by restricting Trinidad & Tobago to 171 for nine from 50 overs, and returning to surpass the target with four overs and two balls to spare in the third-round contest. Scores: Trinidad & Tobago 171-9 (50 overs); Guy ... Read More

Tallawahs put unbeaten streak on line against Red Steel

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Saturday, July 26, 2014    

RUSSELL… I create a situation of bowling at the death with an older ball and
practise my yorkers and pretend I'm bowling to someone like a Darren Sammy

REIGNING champions Jamaica Tallawahs, the only remaining unbeaten team this season, hunt win number four today when they face Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel in the 2014 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 (T20) showpiece. The game is scheduled to commence at 11:00 am (Jamaica time) at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain. The encounter pits some of regional cricket's finest players against each other. The Tallawahs will depend on skipper Christopher Gayle, Chadwick Walton, Andre Russell ... Read More

Bravo brothers unleash fireworks to power Red Steel

Saturday, July 26, 2014    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Darren Bravo smashed a six off the final delivery of the game to lift Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel to a sensational four-wicket victory over Guyana Amazon Warriors, in a thrilling encounter of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) here late Thursday night. Chasing 180 for victory, Red Steel found themselves requiring nine runs from the final over sent down by Guyanese speedster Ronsford Beaton. He managed to restrict Bravo and Jason Mohammed to just three ru ... Read More

Hopping mad

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Friday, July 25, 2014    

Jamaica’s Romaine Morris swings through the legside during his innings of 70 against Barbados
in their Regional Under-19 Tournament at Everest in Guyana yesterday.

UNTENABLE and unacceptable are some of the words coming from the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) following a scheduling blunder by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) that put the national Under-19 cricketers at a disadvantage in their opening three-day game against Barbados. The Jamaica team, guided by coach Robert Samuels, was left to face rivals Barbados on Tuesday morning, a handful of hours after completing the energy-sapping trip from Kingston to the host country Guyana. JCA's chief e ... Read More

Windwards inflict innings defeat on T&T

Friday, July 25, 2014    

Jeremy Solozano.

GEORGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Windward Islands wasted precious little time as they crushed Trinidad and Tobago by an innings and 21 runs on the final day of the opening-round game in the Regional Under-19 Three-Day Championship here yesterday. Resuming the day at Enmore on 49 for one, requiring a further 126 to make the Windwards bat again, T&T crumbled for a disappointing 154. They were undermined by Doran Edwards, who finished with five for 35, while Deron Hypolite supported with tw ... Read More



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