Cricket

Pollard: Back-end inconsistency caused us to lose title

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) - Captain of Barbados Tridents Kieron Pollard says his team lost the Caribbean Premier League title because of inconsistency at the back-end of the tournament. In the final at the Queen's Park Oval Sunday, Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel dethroned Barbados Tridents with ... Read More

(L) Jamaica’s Brad Barnes reacts to his supporters on reaching 50
during his knock of 60 against Trinidad & Tobago in their Round
Five WICB Regional Under-19 Championship at Manchester
High School yesterday. (PHOTO: GREGORY BENNETT)
(R)
Jyd Goolie of Trinidad & Tobago acknowledges the
applause on reaching a half-century yesterday. Jamaica slip further behind in WICB Regional Under-19 Championship
HOSTS Jamaica will now have to play-catch up in the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Under- ... Read More

Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel celebrate with the trophy during the presentation ceremony at the conclusion of the 2015 Hero CPL
at Queen’s Park Oval on Sunday. (PHOTO: CPLT20LTD.2015) Red Steel new CPL champions after brushing aside Tridents
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) -- Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel crowned themselves the new champions ... Read More

Guyana climb atop standings in WICB Regional Under-19 Championships
WITH hosts Jamaica having an off day, Guyana rose to the top of the standings in the West Indies Cri ... Read More

Windwards beat Leewards to extend lead in Under-15 competition

Tuesday, July 28, 2015    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) -- The Windward Islands kept up their unbeaten record to go clear to the top of the standings after they beat the Leeward Islands by 18 runs in their third-round game of the Regional Under-15 Championship at Albion Sports Complex here yesterday. The Windwards managed just 118 all out off 47.4 overs, but then bowled splendidly to defend their total, bundling out the Leewards for 100 off 40.4 overs. Wicketkeeper Tahj Tavernier top-scored with 39 off 82 balls, but was one ... Read More

Cricket invasion

Monday, July 27, 2015    

Cricket
fiesta!

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - The annual West Indies Under-19 cricket tournament is ongoing in south central Jamaica between July 22 and August 2. Seven teams, defending champions Guyana, hosts Jamaica, Windward Islands, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Leeward Islands and Canada are participating. Competition is taking place in Manchester, St Elizabeth, Clarendon and St Catherine at six grounds: St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), Manchester High School, Jamalco, Ewarton, Chedwin Park ... Read More

Gayle to take three months leave from cricket for back surgery

Sunday, July 26, 2015    

GAYLE… is currently the
leading run-getter in the
CPL, with 430 runs at an
average of 61.42

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Cricket super star Chris Gayle has announced that he will be out of action for about three months to undergo corrective surgery to tackle a lingering back problem. The flamboyant West Indies opener says he is scheduled to play a Charity game August 2, but explains that he will be out of action for "two to three months" to accommodate the operation. "I have a charity game on the second, but after that I will be out of cricket for two to three months," said ... Read More

Spence's ton propels Jamaica to crushing win over Canada

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July 26, 2015    

A brilliant 107 not out by Jevoy Spence propelled Jamaica to a comfortable 167-run victory over Canada in the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Under-19 Championship at St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) yesterday. Jamaica made 280-2 from their allotted 50 overs before dismissing Canada for 113. Opener Spence, who carried his bat through the innings, struck six fours and two sixes from 150 balls in his 225 minutes stay at the crease. Odean Smith made 68 not out, while Captain M ... Read More

Melius, Pope lift Windwards to victory

Sunday, July 26, 2015    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Half-centuries from Captain Kimani Melius and Tijourn Pope steered Windward Islands to a comfortable 46-run victory over Jamaica on the Duckworth/Lewis method in the rain-hit opening round of the Regional Under-15 Championship here Friday. Opting to bat first at the National Stadium at Providence, the Windwards rattled up 204 for eight off their allotted 45 overs, with Melius stroking 79 and Pope getting 56. Roberto Simpson (2-30) and Romaine Jacob (2-45) picke ... Read More

Career bests from Bravos help Red Steel whip Tallawahs

Saturday, July 25, 2015    

T&T Red Steel celebrate another wicket as Jamaica Tallawahs slide to defeat on Thursday. (PHOTO: COURTESY CPLT20.COM)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) -- The Bravo brothers, Darren and Dwayne, produced career-bests in regional Twenty20 to propel Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel to a convincing 27-run victory over Jamaica Tallawahs in the first semi-final of the Caribbean Premier League here Thursday. Opting to bat first at Queen's Park Oval, Red Steel were fired to 152 for six off their 20 overs by Darren Bravo's unbeaten 86, with Jason Mohammed chipping in with 28. In reply, Tallawahs crashed from a position of 97 ... Read More

Jamaica look to rebound in Under-19 cricket

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Saturday, July 25, 2015    

HOST Jamaica will hope to return to winning ways when they meet ICC Americas representative Canada in round three of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Under-19 Championship at St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) today. The other games will see Guyana going up against the Leeward Islands at Manchester High School, while the in-form Windward Islands will oppose Trinidad & Tobago at Jamalco Sports Complex. All games are scheduled to begin at 10:00 am. After opening with a ... Read More

Windwards pulverise Jamaica by 127 runs

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Friday, July 24, 2015    

Jamaica’s top scorer Brad Barnes plays a shot during his knock of 30.

HOST Jamaica suffered their first defeat in the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Under-19 Championship when they went down by 127 runs to the Windward Islands in round two at Chedwin Park yesterday. Both teams had come off victories in their opening encounter and were confident of securing win number two on what looked a very dry batting strip. The Jamaicans did well enough to restrict their opponents to a respectable target, but later produced a below-par batting performance and fell ... Read More

Lucky winner of Digicel Diaspora CPL promotion gives prize to father

Friday, July 24, 2015    

Jamaica Tallawahs Andre Russell plays a cut shot watched by Guyana Amazon Warriors’
wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin during their Hero Caribbean premier LEague at Sabina Park on Sunday.
(PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

WINNING an all-expenses paid trip to enjoy the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) finals in Trinidad would surely be a dream for many cricket lovers. For Nicholas Lawrence, however, he sees this a dream gift for his father Reynold Lawrence. Nicholas Lawrence was the winner of the Digicel Ultimate CPL Experience competition. To win, Lawrence had bought $4,000 in credit using the company's online top-up portal, which he had also given to his father. An avid user of the Digicel online top-up ap ... Read More

Simmons, de Lange take Warriors to eliminator

Thursday, July 23, 2015    

PROVIDENCE, Guyana (CMC) -- A brilliant half-century from Lendl Simmons catapulted Guyana Amazon Warriors to a seven-wicket victory over Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel in the 30th game of the Caribbean Premier League here on Tuesday. Simmons towered above challenging batting conditions with an outstanding unbeaten 65 as Warriors prevented Red Steel from topping the table and securing a direct entry to the final of the competition. South African pacer Marchant de Lange shattered the Red Steel to ... Read More



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