Cricket

Holder out

Wednesday, December, 6 2017    

HAMILTON, New Zealand (CMC) — Still reeling from their heavy innings defeat to the Black Caps in the opening Test, West Indies were dealt another blow yesterday when Captain Jason Holder was ruled out of the second Test after being suspended by the International Cricket Council... Read More

Well done, lad!

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, December, 6 2017    

JAMAICA Scorpions Captain Nikita Miller is thrilled with the form of middle-order batsman Fabian Allen in the regional four-day tournament, as the team looks to the return match against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force. The sixth-round encounter is slated to start tomorrow... Read More

Selectors hand Miller, Emrit new lease

Wednesday, December, 6 2017    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) – Selectors have called up the veteran pair of Nikita Miller and Rayad Emrit for the limited-overs tour of New Zealand later this month, in a surprise move that has handed both players new leases on their international careers. Read More

Root's England roar back in Ashes thriller

Wednesday, December, 6 2017    

ADELAIDE, Australia (AFP) — Skipper Joe Root led a spirited English fightback to frustrate Australia and raise hopes of a miracle victory in the gripping second Ashes Test in Adelaide yesterday. Read More

Collapse sends Windies to crushing innings loss

Tuesday, December, 5 2017    

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (CMC) — A spineless batting effort sent West Indies crashing to an innings and 67-run defeat to New Zealand, as the Caribbean side tamely conceded the opening Test inside four days early Monday. Read More

Kensington Oval to host Sri Lanka Test for first time

Tuesday, December, 5 2017    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Sri Lanka will play at historic Kensington Oval for the first time when they tour the Caribbean for a three-Test series next June. Read More

Defeat no reason for panic, cautions Holder

Tuesday, December, 5 2017    

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (CMC) — West Indies captain Jason Holder has urged his team not to panic following their heavy innings defeat inside four days to New Zealand in the first Test on Monday. Read More

Tantalising duels!

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, December, 5 2017    

Windward Islands Volcanoes batsman Devon Smith says he relishes the contests between him and Jamaica Scorpions spinner Nikita Miller over the years.The Scorpions beat the visiting Volcanoes by 10 wickets in the fifth-round four-day cricket match, which ended at Sabina Park on Sunday with... Read More

Windies determined to rescue first Test — Hetmyer

Monday, December, 4 2017    

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (CMC) — Shimron Hetmyer said yesterday the West Indies would not be thinking too far ahead, despite their great start to their second innings in their quest to rescue the opening Test against New Zealand. Read More

Brathwaite, Hetmyer lead strong Windies fightback

Monday, December, 4 2017    

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (CMC) — Half-centuries from Vice-Captain Kraigg Brathwaite and rookie Shimron Hetmyer underlined a strong West Indies effort, but they faced a massive task in saving the first Test, after wicketkeeper Tom Blundell's hundred on debut left the Black Caps in a... Read More

Miller-inspired Scorpions make light work of Volcanoes

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, December, 4 2017    

Nikita Miller-inspired Jamaica Scorpions made light work of Windward Islands Volcanoes on yesterday's fourth and final day, wrapping up a 10-wicket win before lunch in the regional cricket match at Sabina Park. Read More

Allen, Miller star, as Scorpions eye victory

SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 3 2017    

Fabian Allen and Captain Nikita Miller combined forces to propel Jamaica Scorpions to the cusp of victory over Windward Islands Volcanoes at close of play yesterday, in the fifth-round regional four-day cricket match at Sabina Park in Kingston. Read More

Paul follows Motie to fortify Jaguars' bid for victory

Sunday, December, 3 2017    

PROVIDENCE, Guyana (CMC) — Keemo Paul followed up gritting, lower order batting led by a career-best knock from Gudakesh Motie with another destructive spell, to give table leaders and reigning three-time champions Guyana Jaguars the edge over Barbados Pride in the Regional 4-Day... Read More

Pierre's maiden five-wicket haul buries Hurricanes

Sunday, December, 3 2017    

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Left-arm spinner Khary Pierre's maiden five-wicket haul in first class cricket engineered a dramatic Leeward Islands Hurricanes collapse and lifted Trinidad and Tobago Red Force to a comprehensive innings and 16-run victory inside three days here,... Read More

de Grandhomme record hundred breaks Windies spirits

Sunday, December, 3 2017    

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (CMC) — Colin de Grandhomme smashed the fastest-ever maiden Test century and the second-fastest by a New Zealander to put West Indies to the sword and leave them with little chance of saving the opening Test at the Basin Reserve. Read More



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