St James cricket season bowls off

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The St James Cricket Association’s season will get underway on Sunday with the six-a-side competition, set to start at 10:00am, and will be followed next week with the start of the 50-overs competition. Both competitions will be sponsored by Member of Parliament ... Read More

Gary Dixon (second left), marketing director at J Wray & Nephew Limited, shares a photo opportunity with Jamaica Tallawahs players (from left) Dale Steyn, Captain Chris Gayle and Kumar Sangakkara at a send-off function inside the departure lounge at the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday.Observer Appleton sends Tallawahs off to CPL with right spirit
Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum has reinforced its support of the Jamaica Tallawahs cricket team during ... Read More

Jamaica Tallawahs batsman Kumar Sangakkara is all smiles as he meets Minister of Sport Olivia Grange at Melbourne Cricket Club on Tuesday. (Photo: Michael Gordon) I’m very excited!
Batting great Kumar Sangakkara says he is excited about returning to the Jamaica Tallawahs set-up fo ... Read More

Western Sports Diary June 30—July 5 2016
TODAY WBA Elite Basketball League All-Stars vs Flames — MoBay Cricket Club 6:00 pm Kni ... Read More

Young guns ready to go off in CPL

Thursday, June 30, 2016    

POWELL... We want to get the job done in our first game against St Kitts and then look forward to the rest of the competition. (WICB Media)

Andre McCarthy and Rovman Powell are a pair of less experienced local members of the Jamaica Tallawahs squad itching to get a chance in this edition of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The Tallawahs first game of the season is against home team St Kitts & Nevis Patriots at Warner Park on Saturday. The 22-year-old Powell is fairly new on the scene. His swashbuckling approach with the bat and useful medium-pace bowling have not gone unnoticed. “We’re just ready to go. Th ... Read More

Newcomers anxious to make impact with Jamaica franchise

Thursday, June 30, 2016    

Jamaica Tallawahs players Shakib Al Hasan (right) and Chadwick Walton having Foska Oats porridge during breakfast at Melbourne Cricket Club on Tuesday. (Photo: Michael Gordon)

Two fresh faces to the Jamaica Tallawahs team are eyeing a successful runs in this season’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 tournament. Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh all-rounder, and Alex Ross, the middle-order batsman from Australia, were present at Tuesday’s breakfast hosted by team sponsor Foska Oats at Melbourne Cricket Club. The 29-year-old Al Hasan, a skilful left-arm finger spinner and attacking left-hand batsman, has played in various T20 leagues around the g ... Read More

Wehby threatens to withdraw Grace’s sponsorship if indiscipline continues in schoolboy cricket

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, June 29, 2016    

Don Wehby (second right, foreground) CEO of GraceKennedy makes a presentation to Michael Frew, captain of STETHS, during an ISSA Cricket Awards ceremony at the UWI, Mona Visitors’ Lodge on Monday. Also sharing the occasion are (from left, foreground) Keith Wellington, principal of STETHS; Mariame Robinson, president and CEO of First Global Bank; Grace Burnett, group CEO, GraceKennedy Financial Group and coach Clive Ledgister. (Observer)

While the players celebrated their accomplishments from the past season, gloom hovered over the future of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Cricket competitions, as title sponsor GraceKennedy has threatened to withdraw its sponsorship support should there be any further indiscipline. The stern warning was given by the company’s Chief Executive Officer Don Wehby at an awards ceremony at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Visitors’ Lodge on Monday. The ... Read More

Foska reaffirms commitment to Tallawahs

Wednesday, June 29, 2016    

(From left) Jamaica Tallawahs General Manager Mohammed Khan, Caribbean Foods Limited Director Christopher Ramson, and Minister of Sport Olivia Grange hold a Tallawahs jersey as Kathryn Silvera, the advertising and marketing manager of Foska Oats, looks on at yesterday’s breakfast at Melbourne Cricket Club. (Michael Gordon)

Foska Oats, one of Jamaica Tallawahs’ major team sponsors, has reaffirmed its commitment to the Kingston-based Caribbean Premier League (CPL) cricket franchise. The Tallawahs were yesterday hosted for breakfast by Foska Oats at Melbourne Cricket Club. Foska Oats, an iconic Jamaican product that is manufactured by Caribbean Foods Limited, has been sponsor of the Tallawahs since CPL’s inception in 2013. The Tallawahs won the tournament that year. “With a focused approach on c ... Read More

Cavalier SC capture Cayman Airways Under-14 Invitational Youth Cup

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Wednesday, June 29, 2016    

Members of the Cavalier Soccer Club who defeated English football club Tottenham Hotspurs 2-0 to win the eight-team Cayman Airways U-14 Invitational Cup at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex on Saturday. From right is team captain Michael Allen, Orville Smikle, Dwayne Atkinson, O’Keefe Cunningham, Rojay Baines, and Khalifah Richards. (Hurbun Williams)

Cavalier Soccer Club of Jamaica returned home Sunday from a successful tour of the Cayman Islands where they played undefeated to win the Cayman Airways Under-14 Invitational Youth Cup eight-team tournament by beating Tottenham Hotspurs FC of England 2-0 in the final at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex on Saturday. Starting off with an entertaining and aggressive play from the opening whistle, Cavalier took an early lead through Shanthamoi Brown in the fifth minute to register his ninth goal of ... Read More

Quest prevails in final of Scotiabank Prep School Cricket

Wednesday, June 29, 2016    

It was a jubilant Malik Bogle (front) who led the celebration of Quest’s win over Belair in the Scotiabank Prep School Cricket Competition last Friday at Lucas Cricket Club, by 50 runs.  The defending champions, Quest have now gone two years without losing a match and promised a repeat next year.  Prior to the final, Quest won the Surrey county final while Belair won the Middlesex county final.

Quest Prep successfully defended their 2015 Scotiabank cricket championship at Lucas Cricket Club in Kingston last Friday against Belair Prep. Quest won by 50 runs after being invited to bat and making 116 for 6 in their 25 allotted overs. Ashoy Jackson with 33 was the main run getter, while Kimani Maxwell supported with 15 runs. The wickets were shared one apiece by four bowlers and there were two run-outs. When Belair, the Middlesex county champions, went to the crease, it became a consta ... Read More

Slow pitches hampering Windies return as world beaters — Langer

Wednesday, June 29, 2016    

West Indies fast bowler Alzarri Joseph in action during the ICC Under-19 World Cup final against India Under-19 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Dhaka, yesterday.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Australia’s stand-in coach Justin Langer says slow pitches in the Caribbean are preventing the regional side from re-emerging as a powerhouse in world cricket. Langer has criticised pitch preparation in the region, saying he is baffled that they were being prepared to help spinners instead of fast bowlers. Langer, in charge of the Australian squad while Darren Lehmann was given a respite, says batsmen will improve once pitches are prepared to suit the a ... Read More

Australia skipper says curbing Narine was key to title success

Wednesday, June 29, 2016    

Sunil Narine (File photo)

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Captain Steve Smith says his batsmen’s ability to negotiate the spin of Sunil Narine is the reason for Australia’s triumphant campaign in the Tri-Nation Series which ended on Sunday. World Champions Australia defeated lowly ranked West Indies by 58 runs in Sunday’s final at Kensington Oval to claim the title, after the home side had knocked out the number three-ranked South Africa. Set 271, West Indies squandered an opening stand of 49 to fo ... Read More

Champions TKR promising ‘aggressive cricket’ on the eve of curtain-raiser clash

Wednesday, June 29, 2016    

New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum plays a shot during the Pool A
2015 Cricket World Cup match against England at Wellington Regional
Stadium in Wellington yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) are promising “aggressive cricket” when they start the defence of their Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title at the Queen’s Park Oval today. TKR are playing on home turf against St Lucia Zouks, as the curtain rises on the fourth staging of the HERO CPL which, by all accounts, promises to be a cliffhanger affair that runs until August 7 “It’s what we expect from the fans! We saw ... Read More

Warner Park to host 2016 finals

Wednesday, June 29, 2016    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The finals of this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) have been awarded to St Kitts and Nevis, organisers announced yesterday. All four games of the knockout stages will be played at Warner Park, starting on Wednesday, August 3 and culminating on Sunday, August 7, a CPL release stated. “After a lengthy process over the last number of months, we are delighted to announce that the finals will be held once more in St Kitts and Nevis,” s ... Read More



Do you believe the United States Embassy ‘disrespected’ Jamaica by flying the rainbow flag half-mast?

View Results »


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon