McCarthy hungry for more Scorpions' success

Jamaica Scorpions cricketers Damion Jacobs (left) and Andre McCarthy disembark the team bus
upon arriving at Sabina Park on Tuesday. The players were returning from Trinidad & Tobago
where they defeated the Red Force by six wickets in the third-round Professional Cricket League

BATSMAN Andre McCarthy is a happy camper after scoring his maiden century in first-class cricket. But he wants to do even more for his team. The 28-year-old struck 121 in Jamaica Scorpions' first innings as they swept to a six-wicket win over hosts Trinidad & Tobago Red Force in the third-roun ... Read More

POLLARD... picked up the injury while fielding on Sunday Knee injury puts Pollard out of Ram Slam, Big Bash
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (CMC) — A knee injury has ruled West Indies all-rounder Kieron Poll ... Read More

South Africa's wicketkeeper Dane Vilas (left) reacts as teammate AB de Villiers dives to stop a shot
by India's Murali Vijay during play on the first day of the third Test cricket match between India and
South Africa at The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP) South Africa 11-2 in reply to India's 215
NAGPUR, India (AFP) — South Africa, replying to India's 215, were 11 for two at stumps on the ... Read More

Hurricanes want match with Volcanoes to be replayed
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Leeward Islands Hurricanes head coach Reginald Benjamin wants their ... Read More

Cameron agrees to December 4 meeting with Caricom

Thursday, November 26, 2015    

CAMERON... apologised for any offence he
may have caused Caricom

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President Dave Cameron has caved under pressure from Caricom and will meet with Heads of Government in Grenada on December 4, to discuss the recommendations of the Cricket Governance Review report. The WICB head came under fire recently from chairman of the Caricom's Cricket Governance Committee, Grenada's Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell, over his reluctance to schedule an "urgent meeting" to discuss the report, which has as its ... Read More

Scorpions coach thinks team played best game against T&T

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, November 25, 2015    

Jamaica Scorpions bowler John
Campbell celebrates a wicket
against Trinidad and Tobago Red
Force in their regional four-day
match at the Queen’s Park Oval
recently. (PHOTO: WICB

JAMAICA Scorpions Head Coach Junior Bennett says the team's performance in the six-wicket win over Trinidad & Tobago Red Force is their best after three rounds in the 2015- 16 Professional Cricket League (PCL)season. During the four-day match which ended on Monday at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, the Scorpions made 291 in response to the Red Force's first-innings total of 271. Chasing 156 runs for victory after bowling out the hosts for 175 in their second innings, the Scorpions ... Read More

Sting of death

Tuesday, November 24, 2015    

Steven Katwaroo of Trinidad and
Tobago Red Force plays down
the leg side as Jamaica
Scorpions’ wicketkeeper
Chadwick Walton and Paul
Palmer react during their
regional first-class game at
Queen’s Park Oval yesterday.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — John Campbell stroked an unbeaten half-century to complete an extraordinary day and a Man-of-the- Match performance as Jamaica Scorpions easily beat Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by six wickets here yesterday, to go second in the regional first class standings. Set 156 for victory on the final day of the third-round match at Queen’s Park Oval, Scorpions were safely guided to their target by opener Campbell who hit 83 in a mature innings. The 22-year- ... Read More

Jaguars roar to third-straight win

Tuesday, November 24, 2015    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) -- Left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie picked up his third five-wicket haul in four innings to hurt Barbados Pride and send them crashing to a nine-wicket defeat on the final day of their regional first class encounter against Guyana Jaguars here yesterday. Starting the day on 166 for three and requiring a further 67 to avoid an innings defeat, Pride were dismissed for 272, with the 20-year-old Motie finishing with impressive figures of six for 79. Off-spinner Steven Jacob ... Read More

Cooper fires Riders to victory as Simmons, Sammy fail

Tuesday, November 24, 2015    

grabbed five
wickets in a
cameo all-round

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (CMC) -- Trinidadian seamer Kevon Cooper grabbed five wickets in a cameo all-round performance to fire Barisal Bulls to a convincing 13-run victory over Darren Sammy's Rangpur Riders on day two of the Bangladesh Premier League here yesterday. The right-armer produced a brilliant spell to finish with five for 15 from his four overs as Riders came up short in their pursuit of 156 for victory at the Shere Bangla National Stadium. He was supported by Pakistani fast bowler Moha ... Read More

J'can female umpire to stand in World Twenty20 qualifiers

Tuesday, November 24, 2015    

WILLIAMS... recently made her international debut

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) -- Jamaican Jacqueline Williams has been named to stand in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 qualifiers which bowls off on Saturday in Thailand. The West Indies Cricket Board said, yesterday, its decision had been made to fast-track the 39-year-old in order to get her named to the umpires panel for the 2017 Women's World Cup. Williams recently made her international debut when she officiated in the first games of the One Day International and Twenty20 International series ... Read More

Valiant Carter falls late to leave Pride in danger

Monday, November 23, 2015    

Jamaica Scorpions’ Devon
Thomas fields on the third
day of the third-round
regional first-class match
against Trinidad & Tobago
Red Force at Queen’s Park
Oval in Trinidad, yesterday.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) -- Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, trailing Jamaica Scorpions by 20 runs on first innings, were 88 for four in their second innings at the close on the third day of the third-round game in the regional first-class Championship at Queen's Park Oval here yesterday. Scores: Red Force 271 (Jeremy Solozano 110, Steven Katwaroo 45, Kyle Hope 30, Marlon Richards 26; David Bernard Jr 3-25) & 88 for four (Kjorn Ottley 31; John Campbell 4-35); Scorpions 291 (Andre McCart ... Read More

Lovely cricket

West Portland Women's league launched | Monday, November 23, 2015    

Port Antonio Marching Band leads the teams to Lynch Park in Buff Bay to begin
the competition.

A women's cricket competition, sponsored to the tune of $850,000 by Portland Western Member of Parliament Daryl Vaz, was recently launched at Lynch Park, Buff Bay in the parish. In addressing the official ceremony to kick off the West Portland Woemn's Cricket League, Portland Insport Officer Sharon Harris encouraged the women to play to the best of their ability. "Support the sport that you love and those who support sports as this helps in your development as sports can help you to become bett ... Read More

Pollard cameo fails to save Cobras from third defeat

Sunday, November 22, 2015    

POLLARD... right-hander
carved out a 23-ball 44

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CMC) -- West Indies Twenty20 specialist Kieron Pollard blasted a cameo, but it was not enough to save Cobras from a nine-run defeat to Titans at Newlands here Friday. The right-hander carved out a 23-ball 44 as the Cobras, chasing 178 for victory, could only muster 168 for six as they slumped to their third defeat in six outings in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge. Kieron Pollard hitsWest Indies batsman Kieron Pollard... hit 44 off 23 balls for Cobras. Opener Andrew Puttick ... Read More

WICB under pressure as Mitchell slams 'amazing level of disrespect'

Friday, November 20, 2015    

MITCHELL… the level of lack of understanding of the importance of this is quite frightening
and I don’t think I should hold back any words

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) -- Grenada's Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell yesterday slammed what he called an "amazing level of disrespect" on the part of West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President Dave Cameron, as pressure continued to mount on the beleaguered board to meet urgently with Caricom leaders over the Governance Review Panel report. Mitchell, the chairman of Caricom's Cricket Governance Committee, stopped short of issuing an ultimatum to the WICB but urged Cameron to rethink his decision ... Read More



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