Cricket

Another meltdown

New
Zealand's Tim
Southee (left) consoles
South Africa's AB de
Villiers after the semi-final
Cricket World Cup match at
Eden Park in Auckland,
New Zealand on
Monday.

SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) -- Another World Cup semi-final, but another failure to get to the final has left many South Africa fans questioning what their side must do to reach One-Day International cricket's showpiece match. Tuesday's (Monday Caribbean time) dramatic four-wicket defeat by New Zealand ... Read More

New Zealand cricketers Martin Guptill (right) and Tom Latham celebrate after
their victory in the semi-final Cricket World Cup match against South Africa at
Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, on Monday. (PHOTO: AFP) New Zealanders hail Black Caps' cliffhanger win over South Africa
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AFP) -- New Zealanders yesterday hailed the Black Caps' cliffhanger World C ... Read More

(Photo: West Indies Cricket) Lawsuit against Simmons to be heard in September
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) - West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons is facing a legal battle with adve ... Read More

West Indies fielder Chris Gayle in a failed attempt at taking a catch on yesterday’s final day of the first Test against Bangladesh at Arnos Vale Sports Complex,
Kingstown, St Vincent. Gayle to play for Somerset
SOMERSET, England (CMC) -- West Indies opener Chris Gayle has agreed on a short-term deal with Somer ... Read More

South African born Elliott realises childhood dream

Wednesday, March 25, 2015    

New Zealand’s Grant Elliott (left) celebrates hitting the winning runs as South
Africa’s Dale Steyn looks dejected during the semi-final Cricket World Cup
match played at Eden Park in Auckland yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP)

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AFP) -- New Zealand's Grant Elliott realised a childhood dream when he belted South African speedster Dale Steyn into the stand for six at Eden Park yesterday to get his adopted homeland into the World Cup final. South African-born Elliott gave a brief celebratory wave as the ball sailed into the crowd before running to comfort a distraught Steyn, who lay sprawled on the ground. The winning runs came on the penultimate ball of the rain-affected match where New Zealand we ... Read More

Black Caps shade Proteas in World Cup thriller

Wednesday, March 25, 2015    

New Zealand’s Corey Anderson
fields off his own bowling
during the semi-final Cricket
World Cup match yesterday.

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AFP) -- Johannesburg-born Grant Elliott's 84 not out, capped with a stunning six off the penultimate ball, saw New Zealand to a four-wicket win over South Africa in a cliffhanger World Cup semi-final at Auckland's Eden Park yesterday. Elliott's winning six, off injured South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn, took New Zealand into the World Cup final for the first time and they will play the winner of Thursday's second semi between Australia and India in Sydney, in Sunday's s ... Read More

Four uncapped players in Windies 20-man training squad

Wednesday, March 25, 2015    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) - Four uncapped players have been included in a 20-man West Indies squad chosen to start a training camp in Antigua ahead of the International Home Test Series against England, starting next month. The uncapped quartet is Carlos Brathwaite, fellow fast bowler Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich and fellow wicketkeeper/batsman Shai Hope. They along with the spin bowling pair of Devendra Bishoo and Veerasammy Permaul, who earned a recall, were the only members of the squad not ... Read More

Windies youth to begin training for ICC Youth World Cup

Wednesday, March 25, 2015    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) - A 16-member West Indies Under-19 squad has been selected to begin early preparations for the ICC Youth World Cup scheduled to take place in Bangladesh next year. All but five of the players selected -- Kofi James, Kirstan Kallicharran, Ryan John, Dominic Drakes and Gidron Pope -- were part of the squad that took part in the NAGICO Super50 Tournament in January in Trinidad & Tobago. The two-week training camp at the West Indies High Performance Centre, located on ... Read More

'We had our chances

Wednesday, March 25, 2015    

South African captain AB
de Villiers plays a shot
during the Cricket World
Cup semi-final match
against New Zealand at
Eden Park in Auckland
yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP)

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AFP) -- Distraught South Africa captain AB de Villiers laid the blame for the World Cup semi-final loss to New Zealand on a string of costly errors led by his own failure to run out Corey Anderson. Anderson was on 33 at the time and scored a further 25 in a 103-run partnership with match-winner Grant Elliott. Elliott clouted a colossal six off the second-to-last ball of the game to get New Zealand home by four wickets as they reeled in a 298-run target, revised under the ... Read More

Cameron praises GCB for Jaguars success

Wednesday, March 25, 2015    

WICB president Dave Cameron

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) -- President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Dave Cameron has praised the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) for the success of the Jaguars in the Professional Cricket League (PCL) which ended on Monday. The Jaguars formalised their position at the top of the table with an innings and 10-run victory over Windward Islands Volcanoes on the final morning of the final round of matches at Windsor Park in Dominica. Cameron said the achievements of the Jaguars underscore the w ... Read More

Police restrict Wilderness in St Mary T20 Big Bash

Tuesday, March 24, 2015    

A Top End batsman drives through the covers during their match against Port Maria in the St
Mary Maurice Clarke Big Bash T20 Cricket Competition on Sunday.

  POLICE defeated high-riding Wilderness by 80 runs in the feature match of the St Mary Maurice Clarke Big Bash T20 Cricket Competition on Sunday. In other matches, Mango Valley defeated Galina by five wickets, Trinity Land stopped White Hall by 19 runs, Three Hills defeated Oxford by 15 runs, Boscobel spanked Jack's River by six wickets and Sandals/Beaches Ocho Rios edged Day's Mountain by three wickets. Over at Galina Oval, Police made 103 all out off 15 overs against Wilderness, with ... Read More

India vs Australia: A volcano waiting to erupt

Tuesday, March 24, 2015    

(L) Indian batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni
swings at a delivery from the
Bangladesh attack during their 2015
Cricket World Cup quarter-final match in
Melbourne on Thursday. (PHOTOS: AFP)
(R) Australia batsman Michael Clarke
walks off the field following his
dismissal during the 2015 Cricket
World Cup quarter-final match
between Pakistan and Australia at
the Adelaide Oval on Friday.

SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — Rival captains Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India and Michael Clarke of Australia may have their hands full trying to keep frayed tempers in check during a potentially explosive World Cup semifinal on Thursday (tomorrow Caribbean time). The two teams have shared a tumultuous relationship both on and off the field in recent years and another flare-up cannot be ruled out in front of a packed Sydney Cricket Ground. It was at the same venue in 2008 where the infamous & ... Read More

Jaguars crush Volcanoes to complete dominant season

Tuesday, March 24, 2015    

BISHOO... ripped through the lower order to claim the
last three wickets

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) -- Guyana Jaguars needed just about an hour to dispose of Windward Islands Volcanoes by an innings and 10 runs, and put a definite shine on their capture of the inaugural WICB Professional Cricket League here yesterday. Resuming the day on 113 for six and requiring 31 runs to avoid an innings defeat, Volcanoes lost their last four wickets for 21 runs, in the space of 67 balls at Windsor Park. Opener Tyrone Theophile, unbeaten on 45 overnight, added just two runs before h ... Read More

Fiery Cornwall ton spurs Hurricane past Red Force

Tuesday, March 24, 2015    

COUVA, Trinidad (CMC) -- Rahkeem Cornwall blasted a stroke-filled maiden first-class century to fire Leeward Islands Hurricanes to a sensational five-wicket victory over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, and end their otherwise disappointing WICB Professional Cricket League campaign on a high here yesterday. The burly 22-year-old finished on 101 not out off a mere 84 balls as the Leewards, resuming the day precariously perched on 34 for two, chased down their target of 241 with time and effort to ... Read More



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