Cricket

Ramdin: Windies paid the price for first session collapse

RAMDIN… I believe that losing six wickets in one session that
is where we fell down

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada — Skipper Denesh Ramdin says West Indies have paid the price for losing six wickets in the first session of play on the final day of the second Test match against England at the National Stadium here on Saturday. The home side mustered 84 runs in that unlucky first sessi ... Read More

England captain Alastair Cook (right) and teammate Gary Ballance (centre) leave the field after
defeating the West Indies yesterday in Grenada. (PHOTO: AFP) England cruise to nine-wicket triumph over woeful Windies
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (AFP) — England ended a wait of two-and-a-half years and 10 matches for T ... Read More

CAMERON… I think we have
a shared vision and all of us
want to see West Indies
perform at the highest
standard. CARICOM, WICB agree to establish panel to review structure
CARICOM and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) have agreed to establish a panel to conduct a revie ... Read More

Joe Root
scored
his sixth
Test 100 Joe takes ‘Root’ as England take charge against WI
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (AFP) — Joe Root's sixth Test hundred piloted England to a position of co ... Read More

Marlon Samuels scores 7th Test 100, but England take charge

Thursday, April 23, 2015    

West Indies batsman
Marlon Samuels basks
in the glory of scoring
his seventh Test ton
yesterday in Grenada.
(PHOTO: AFP)

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (AFP) -- Alastair Cook closed in on becoming England's highest Test run-maker yesterday, as his team began their pursuit of West Indies' 299 all out on the second day of the second Test. England skipper Cook and fellow opener Jonathan Trott negotiated 26 overs without real alarm as the visitors reached 74 without loss at the National Cricket Stadium. Cook achieved a milestone during his unbeaten 37, going past former player Alec Stewart as his country's second-highest run ... Read More

Old Harbour, Innswood continue winning in St Catherine cricket

Thursday, April 23, 2015    

OLD Harbour and Innswood Old Boys extended their lead atop Zones One and Two after both secured favourable results in Round Five action of the St Catherine Jamaica Energy Partner (JEP) cricket competition last Sunday. Old Harbour moved up to 48 points in Zone One with a three-wicket win over fifth-placed Dela Vega (12 points) at Port Esquivel. Scores: Dela Vega 132 all out (38 overs); Old Harbour 136-7 (33 overs) Markon Guy, who made 33, was the only batsman to offer any resistance for Dela V ... Read More

Outstanding Muschette cricketer looks to the future

Thursday, April 23, 2015    

Lamon Thompson (centre) along with his coach Louistan
Nelson (left) and Craig Brown, head of the school’s sports
department.

WAKEFIELD, Trelawny - Six years smashing fours and sixes and stumping wickets might seem a long time to some persons. But at age 18, Lamon Thompson still has a bundle of energy to unleash on the cricket pitch for some time to come. Thompson, an 11th grader at the Muschette High School in Wakefield, Trelawny, is an aspiring batsman, ardent bowler and a basketball player. He was selected by the Muschette coach as one of the school s top players who participated in the GraceKennedy Financial Gr ... Read More

Classy unbeaten 94 lifts Windies to 188-5

Wednesday, April 22, 2015    

England’s captain Alistair Cook (left) leaps out of the way of a Marlon Samuels drive on the first day of the second Test
between West Indies and England at the National Cricket Stadium, yesterday. (PHOTO: WICB MEDIA/RANDY BROOKS)

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (AFP) -- Marlon Samuels averted a complete West Indies batting collapse with a classy, unbeaten 94 to lift the home side to 188 for five at stumps on a rain-affected first day of the second Test against England at the National Cricket Stadium in Grenada yesterday. Playing the 100th Test innings of a career spanning more than 14 years, the elegant 34-year-old right-hander dominated a protracted final session to the extent that his unbroken 59-run sixth-wicket partnership wit ... Read More

Samuels targets big Windies total

Wednesday, April 22, 2015    

Marlon Samuels acknowledges the
applause after reaching his half
century on the first day of the second
Test against England yesterday.

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) -- Middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels says his main goal is to help put West Indies in a winning position against England when the second Test enters its second day at the National Cricket Stadium here today. Samuels is unbeaten on 94, six runs away from his seventh Test century, as West Indies recovered to 188 for five when bad light stopped play with 70 overs bowled. Samuels has already anchored two crucial half-century partnerships, including an unbroken sixth-wi ... Read More

Caricom and WICB reach agreement

Wednesday, April 22, 2015    

CAMERON… has been under fire for his handling of the
circumstances surrounding the West Indies’ aborted tour
of India

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the Caricom Committee on Cricket Governance say they have ended a "productive" meeting, where an agreement has been reached on "the way forward" for West Indies cricket. However, both parties have declined to comment on the specifics of the agreement following their meeting, which ran for nearly five hours at the upscale Spice Island Beach resort in Grenada's southern tourist belt late on Monday. WICB President Dave Cameron ... Read More

Butt to face ICC's anti-corruption unit to relax spot-fixing ban

Wednesday, April 22, 2015    

KARACHI, Pakistan (AFP) -- Disgraced former Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt said yesterday he was due to appear before the anti-corruption unit of the game's governing body next week to try to have his spot-fixing ban relaxed. The 32-year-old opener was banned for 10 years with five years suspended conditionally, along with Mohammad Asif (seven years with two suspended) and Mohammad Aamer (five years) in a spot-fixing case in England in 2010. The trio and their agent Mazhar Majeed were also ... Read More

Buoyed Windies hoping to build on momentum

Tuesday, April 21, 2015    

West Indies cricketer Shiv
Chanderpaul (right) chats
with teammate Marlon
Samuels during a training
session at the Grenada
National Stadium in Saint
George’s yesterday.
(PHOTO: AFP)

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) -- West Indies head into the second Test against England starting here today confident they can build on their impressive showing in the opening match in Antigua and come away with a victory. Against all odds, West Indies managed to pull off a draw in the first Test at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium in Antigua last week, after being set 438 to win in just over four sessions. The result, albeit a stalemate, has instilled momentum into the Caribbean side's campaig ... Read More

Windies fightback no shock to Bell

Tuesday, April 21, 2015    

LONDON, England — England's Ian Bell (centre) dives into his crease during the One Day
International ICC Champions Trophy semi-final cricket match against South Africa at the Oval in
London on June 19, 2013 here, yesterday.

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) -- Ian Bell says West Indies' fightback in the first Test last week came as no surprise to the England side. Starting the final day on 98 for two in pursuit of 438 for victory, West Indies slumped to 162 for five at lunch at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium in Antigua before recovering to reach 350 for seven at the close. "I'm not surprised at all. We knew the kind of cricket we were going to be playing -- attrition, going to go five days," said Bell who hit 143 i ... Read More

Forget Pietersen and move on, Waugh tells England

Tuesday, April 21, 2015    

PIETERSEN... sent text messages to
South Africa players that were critical
of his teammates

LONDON, England (AFP) -- Australia great Stephen Waugh has told England to forget about an international recall for Kevin Pietersen, saying he was no longer a great player and wasn't worth a place in the current Test side. South African-born batsman Pietersen has not played for England since controversially being axed last year following the team's 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia. But the 34-year-old has repeatedly insisted he wants to force his way back into the England set-up. Paul Downton ... Read More



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