Cricket

Narine destroys champions Mumbai in IPL opener

NARINE... grabbed four for 20

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) -- A four-wicket haul from West Indies spin sensation Sunil Narine stunned champions Mumbai Indians to a disappointing start in the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) yesterday. Narine grabbed four for 20 to curtail a run chase as Kolkata Knight R ... Read More

NASH... led with a knock of 28 J'can Nash top scores as Kent bite the dust
Chasing 226 for victory on the fourth and final day, Nash led with a knock of 28 counting four bound ... Read More

Malcolm Whyte of Wolmer’s looks back after being bowled by Eltham’s off-spinner Jevel Innis
(out of photo) while wicketkeeper Shaquille Brown looks on in the ISSA/JIIC Knockout final at
Melbourne Cricket Oval yesterday. Eltham won by 77 runs. (PHOTOS: GARFIELD ROBINSON) Eltham knock out Wolmer’s to claim second schoolboy title
ELTHAM High School secured their second title of the season when they scored an emphatic 77-run win ... Read More

MILLER… John Campbell is a
part-timer, but he spins the ball
a lot and he did well for us Miller relieved at victory over CCC
SPINNER Nikita Miller expressed relief after former winners Jamaica recovered to beat the Combined C ... Read More

Tallawahs acquire surprise packages for 2014 CPL

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April 16, 2014    

Tallawahs acquire surprise packages for 2014 CPL

Though Jamaica Tallawahs mostly held on to members of last year's Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 (T20) winning squad during the 2014 player draft, there was surprise in some quarters at the acquisition of batsman Adam Voges and pacer Juan 'Rusty' Theron. West Indies fast bowling icon Courtney Walsh, who represented the Tallawahs at the draft staged at the Triple Century Sports Bar two weeks ago, said the absent pair of head coach Mickey Arthur and captain Christopher Gayle had recommen ... Read More

West Indies all-rounders to battle on June 14

Wednesday, April 16, 2014    

West Indies all-rounders to battle on June 14

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Second Annual Caribbean Singlewicket Cricket Tournament will be held June 14 at UWI SPEC in St Augustine , Trinidad, organisers have announced. Promoters Glory Entertainment Television said the format of this year's competition will be unchanged from the previous edition with 12 specially invited all-rounders from across the region competing against each other. Last year's winner Dwayne Smith confirmed that he will be coming back to defend his title. ... Read More

New Zealand name two new caps in squad for West Indies tour

Wednesday, April 16, 2014    

New Zealand name two new caps in squad for West Indies tour

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (CMC) — Wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi and off-spinner Mark Craig are the new caps named in the New Zealand squad for the upcoming tour to the West Indies. The pair's selection is the highlight of the 15-strong squad released yesterday to play three Tests in Jamaica, Trinidad and Guyana in June. The New Zealand selectors have opted for two spinners, two all-rounders and only three pace bowlers expecting spin-friendly conditions in the Caribbean. "Luke also provides us ... Read More

Wolmer's, Eltham to battle for KO title

Tuesday, April 15, 2014    

Third-round, cross-zone games on in St James FA football

Wolmer's Boys are all set to defend their title when they do battle with Eltham in the final of the ISSA/JIIC Knockout competition at the Melbourne Cricket Oval today. If the surface is handily prepared then it should be an exciting 80-over contest as both teams are in good knick and are coming off back-to-back wins from their last two fixtures. However, the Heroes Circle boys will have the upper hand with the strong arm of their lanky all-rounder and national Under-19 representative Malcolm W ... Read More

Heaven bats for innovative 10/10 cricket concept

Tuesday, April 15, 2014    

All Century win St Elizabeth 10/10 cricket title

PRESIDENT for the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Wilford 'Billy' Heaven says the new 10/10 Power Play Cricket competition is a good way going forward in building cricket in Jamaica. Heaven said that 10/10 cricket is a good way of introducing a new and fun way of cricket in communities is another step in the development of the game in Jamaica. "Overall, the success that we have reached so far really justifies this format of the game, as we know it is new and we are happy that Supligen came o ... Read More

Campbell, Miller bowl Jamaica into semis

Tuesday, April 15, 2014    

Nikita Miller

CAVE HILL, Barbados (CMC) — Slow bowlers John Campbell and Nikita Miller shared seven wickets as they bowled Jamaica into the semi-finals of the Regional Four-Day Championship, with a 59-run victory over the Combined Campuses & Colleges (CCC) here yesterday. Part-time off-spinner Campbell ended with the flattering figures of four for 17 from eight overs and champion left-arm spinner Miller finished with three for 61 from 27.5 overs, as the CCC were dismissed for 177 in their second in ... Read More

Defending champions Barbados nail 22nd first-class title

Tuesday, April 15, 2014    

Third-round, cross-zone games on in St James FA football

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) -- Barbados captured their 22nd first-class title yesterday when rain forced a draw between contenders Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana on the final day of that game in Georgetown. The Barbadians, the defending champions in the competition, started the final round in second spot but defeated Leeward Islands by an innings and 49 runs at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua on Sunday, to leapfrog T&T and move to 82 points. T&T, who started the final roun ... Read More

Late scalps give Jamaica the edge

Monday, April 14, 2014    

CAVE HILL, Barbados —
Jamaica’s Carlton Baugh Jr
celebrates his 50 on the third
day of the seventh-round match
against Combined Campuses
& Colleges in the Regional
Four-Day tournament at the
Three Ws Oval here, yesterday.
(PHOTO: WICB)

CAVE HILL, Barbados (CMC) — Two late wickets - one of them Chadwick Walton in the final over -- tipped the scales in favour of Jamaica in their battle with Combined Campuses & Colleges for the last semi-final slot in the Regional Four-Day Championship here yesterday. Walton made a composed 47 and Raymon Reifer batted resolutely for 30 before they were both dismissed in the final half-hour, as the CCC reached 155 for five in their second innings at the close on the third day of the sev ... Read More

STETHS hammer Vere for T20 title

Monday, April 14, 2014    

St Elizabeth Technical High School players celebrate
after defeating Vere Technical in the final of the ISSA
Twenty/20 high schools competition at STETHS on
Saturday. (PHOTO: AINSLEY CLARKE)

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) added another title to their cricket-rich heritage with a 100-run hammering of Vere Technical High in the final of the ISSA Twenty/20 high schools competition at STETHS on Saturday. STETH having won the toss, made 151-9 in 20 overs before Vere were skittled for 51 all out in 11 overs and four balls — losing all 10 wickets for 11 runs — on a dry, slow but fair pitch. The triumph followed STETHS' victory o ... Read More

Barbados demolish Leewards in regional 4-day tourney

Monday, April 14, 2014    

EDWARDS... claimed four for
24 (PHOTO: WICB)

NORTH SOUND, Antigua (CMC) — Barbados crushed hapless Leeward Islands by an innings and 49 runs inside three days here yesterday, to leave themselves with a slim chance of winning the WICB President's Trophy. Starting the day needing to accumulate as many points as possible, Barbados steamrolled the Leewards for 183 all out just before lunch, to walk away with 17 points from the Regional Four-Day encounter at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground. The victory took them to 82 points ahead of ... Read More



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