Cricket

Big-hitting all-rounder spurs WI to one-wicket win over SAfrica

West Indies bowler Jason Holder (left) celebrates the wicket of
South African batsman Francois Du Plessis (not in picture)
during the fourth One Day International cricket match at St
George cricket ground in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, yesterday.

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AFP) -- A thrilling burst of hitting by Andre Russell carried the West Indies to a one-wicket win over South Africa in the fourth One-Day International at St George's Park yesterday. Half-centuries by Marlon Samuels, Darren Sammy and Russell trumped a maiden internatio ... Read More

St Jago make winning start in Grace Shield
ST Jago High made a winning start in Group B of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA ... Read More

Bravo, Bonner in Code of Conduct breach
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Trinidad & Tobago Red Force's Dwayne Bravo and Jamaica Franchise's Nk ... Read More

GONSALVES… I am engaged in this matter not to help Dave Cameron, who I am
satisfied is the person primarily responsible for this debacle Cameron must go, says PM Gonsalves
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) -- Long-serving regional Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has blasted th ... Read More

New Zealand wrap up ODI series against Sri Lanka

Monday, January 26, 2015    

VETTORI... it's a privilege to be
able to step in and help the
Tallawahs defend their title

DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AFP) -- New Zealand wrapped up their one-day series against Sri Lanka with a game to spare yesterday when Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor orchestrated a 120-run win in game six. Williamson (97) and Taylor (96) provided the backbone of New Zealand's 315-8 in their 50 overs and Sri Lanka were all out for 195 in the 41st over. The win puts New Zealand 4-1 up in the seven-match series with one game washed out, and captain Brendon McCullum declared himself satisfied with their ... Read More

Windies target first win with pride on the line

Sunday, January 25, 2015    

Jason Holder during the
third ODI between West
Indies and South Africa at
Buffalo Park, East London
on Wednesday. (PHOTO:
WICB MEDIA)

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (CMC) -- With only pride left to play for, West Indies will go in search of their first win of the five-match One-Day International series when they face South Africa in the fourth game here today. The Caribbean side have been soundly whipped in the series, with drubbings in Durban, Johannesburg and East London sealing their fate, with two matches remaining. Newly installed captain Jason Holder, who has had a baptism of fire at the helm, said yesterday it was now j ... Read More

Red Force smother Marooners to reach final

Sunday, January 25, 2015    

Keron Cottoy and Christopher Powell celebrate in the second semi-final
between Trinidad & Tobago Red Force and Combined Campuses & Colleges
Marooners in the NAGICO Super50 Tournament on Friday at Queen’s Park Oval

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago Red Force capitalised on a limp batting effort from Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners to pull off an easy 41-run win, and cruise into the final of the NAGICO Super50 here late Friday. Defending only 155 under the Duckworth/Lewis method in the rain-hit semi-final reduced to 32 overs per side, Red Force never looked like losing once they struck two early blows, and managed to restrict Marooners to 114 all out off 30.4 overs at Queen ... Read More

Windies whitewash not critical to World Cup dreams, says Duminy

Sunday, January 25, 2015    

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (CMC) -- Batsman JP Duminy does not believe a whitewash of West Indies in the ongoing One-Day International series will have much resonance for South Africa when the World Cup bowls off next month. The Proteas lead the five-match series 3-0 following wins in Durban, East London and Johannesburg, and face the Caribbean side in the fourth match at St George's Park here today. "We don't want to be too blasé about these recent performances ahead of a big tournam ... Read More

Jamaica cricket umpires AGM on today

Sunday, January 25, 2015    

THE Jamaica Cricket Umpires' Association (JCUA) will host its Annual General Meeting today at the Rex Nettleford Hall Multi-Purpose Room at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. The meeting will start at 10:00 am. The president of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Billy Heaven and Dr Dwayne Vernon, executive director of the Social Development Commission (SDC) are both expected to attend and will address the meeting. Among the items on the agenda will be the election of officers ... Read More

'Tiger' mauls Jamaica Franchise

Saturday, January 24, 2015    

Veerasammy Permaul gets the wicket of Jermaine Blackwood. (PHOTOS: WICB MEDIA)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Veteran West Indies left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul narrowly fell short of his second regional one-day hundred as he brilliantly anchored Guyana Jaguars into the final of the NAGICO Super50 here late Thursday night. The 40-year-old stroked an invaluable 98 not out as Jaguars, chasing 189 for victory, reached their target in the penultimate over, to seal a six-wicket victory over Jamaica Franchise in the first semi-final at Queen's Park Oval. He was helped by ... Read More

Lack of pride hobbling West Indies cricket

Saturday, January 24, 2015    

Sulieman Benn of the West Indies
(left) and teammate and captain
Jason Holder appear to ponder
their next move as their team’s
batting took a battering during the
third One-Day International (ODI) at
the East London cricket ground in
East London, South Africa,
yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP)

The two Jamaica Observer headlines accompanying our report of the West Indies' humiliating defeat to South Africa in the third One-Day International (ODI) this week were most appropriate. 'Clueless', splashed across the back page with a photo and a caption, and 'Disgrace', which introduced the story on Page 38, perfectly reflect the state of West Indies cricket and current crop of jokers who make up the team. Given the team's current form, as well as the controversy surrounding its abandoned to ... Read More

India insist on US$42m

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, January 24, 2015    

(L-R) CAMERON…will likely be placed under the microscope. PATEL… if the WICB fails to comply with the requisitions contained
in our letter... the BCCI shall initiate legal proceedings in the
appropriate forum against WICB without further intimation

THE West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has again found itself fending off a viciously rising ball from its counterpart in India. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given the West Indies Cricket Board until Tuesday, January 27 to pay up US$41.97 million or face court action. The action stems from the aborted tour of India by the West Indies cricket team last October, following a pay dispute between members of the West Indies squad, their union, the West Indies Players’ A ... Read More

KC, STATHS draw in Grace Shield

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Saturday, January 24, 2015    

Kingston College's captain Oshane Wright (right) and wicket-keeper
batsman Stephen Pink greet each other after their well-played 114-run
fourth-wicket partnership against STATHS in the ISSA/Grace Shield
cricket competition at Elleston Road yesterday. The game ended in a
draw.

Despite a 114-run fourth-wicket stand between captain Oshane Wright and Stephen Pink, Kingston College (KC) had to settle for a draw against St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) in their Group A Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Grace Shield encounter at Elleston Road yesterday. Wright, who had earlier bagged a six-wicket haul to restrict STATHS to 202 with his offspin, returned to lead the batting with an unbeaten 67, while Pink supported with 55. Scores: STATHS 202 all ou ... Read More

Proteas to rest big guns for final two ODIs against Windies

Saturday, January 24, 2015    

South African bowler
Dale Steyn celebrates
after taking the wicket of
West Indies batsman
Sulieman Benn (not in
picture).

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CMC) — South Africa will rest strike bowler Dale Steyn for the remainder of the last two One-Day Internationals against West Indies. The hosts have already sewn up the five-match series, winning the first three matches by comprehensive margins. Selectors will also rest in-form batsman Hashim Amla for the fourth ODI at St George's Park tomorrow, while captain AB de Villiers will be relieved of the glovework for that match, and could be rested for the final game in ... Read More



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