Cricket

Akim Fraser's eight-for pilots UWI to Senior Cup title

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, April, 30 2018    

An inspiring eight-wicket haul by young Akim Fraser piloted University of the West Indies to their first Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Senior Cup title, as they downed title-favourites Melbourne CC by virtue of first-innings honours on an entertaining final day in the two-day... Read More

Russell birthday celebrations marred by first-ball 'duck' in KKR win

Monday, April, 30 2018    

BENGALURU, India (CMC) – West Indies star Andre Russell suffered the ignominy of a first-ball 'duck' on his 30th birthday, but Kolkata Knight Riders overcame that disappointment to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets in the Indian Premier League here... Read More

Melbourne start strong in reply to UWI in Senior Cup final

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 29 2018    

Title favourites Melbourne CC were looking strong at 74 without loss in their first innings reply to The University of the West Indies's (UWI) respectable 299 on day one of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) two-day Senior Cup final at Sabina Park yesterday. Read More

Rovman Powell taking growth in stride

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior Staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 29 2018    

Digicel Youth Cricket Ambassador Rovman Powell is worried about the diminishing amount of talent available, as his tour of duty continued across the island with his coaching sessions. Read More

Windies opener Lewis helps Mumbai break losing slump

Sunday, April, 29 2018    

PUNE, India (CMC) — West Indies opener Evin Lewis played a key role as Mumbai Indians broke out of their losing slump with an eight-wicket victory over Dwayne Bravo's Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League here yesterday. Read More

Prep school cricket crucial to development, says Heaven

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior Staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, April, 28 2018    

ScotiaBank has pumped a whopping $5 million into the 2018 Prep School Cricket competition while announcing three bursaries of $50,000 each for the County's MVP this season, at the launch at Sabina Park Thursday. Read More

Melbourne, UWI battle for Senior Cup honours

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, April, 28 2018    

It is a repeat of last year's semi-finals and former Jamaica captain Robert Samuels will once again be caught in the middle, as perennial finalists Melbourne CC and University of The West Indies (UWI) square off, this time in the championship match of the Jamaica... Read More

Morgan backs 100-ball format to prevent 'death' of cricket

Saturday, April, 28 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan believes innovations such as the planned 100-ball format must be embraced, otherwise cricket “will die”. Read More

Each team afforded 'home crowd' support, argues Cricket World Cup boss

Saturday, April, 28 2018    

LONDON, England (CMC) — Cricket World Cup managing director Steve Elworthy says every effort was made to ensure the 10 participating teams were guaranteed “home crowds” during next year's showpiece. Read More

Upcoming ODI series critical to World Cup success — Holder

Friday, April, 27 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Captain Jason Holder has underscored the importance of several one-day series leading up to next year's World Cup in England, stressing it was vital West Indies used them to gain confidence, momentum and a settled line-up for the global... Read More

Bravo heroics take Chennai top of standings

Friday, April, 27 2018    

BENGALURU, India (CMC) – West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo played hero as Chennai Super Kings plundered 16 runs from the final over to overhaul an imposing target of 206 and beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by five wickets with two balls to spare here... Read More

Windies open World Cup quest against Pakistan

Friday, April, 27 2018    

LONDON, England (CMC) — Two-time winners West Indies will open their 2019 World cup campaign against nemeses Pakistan in their bid for a third title in the International Cricket Council's premier 50-overs showpiece. Read More

Reifer, Paul set for fast-bowling camp

Friday, April, 27 2018    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Test all-rounder Raymon Reifer and West Indies limited-overs speedster Keemo Paul are among 10 players named by Cricket West Indies to be part of a fast- bowing camp starting here next Monday. Read More

Gayle finally tastes failure as Kings XI miss chance to go top

Friday, April, 27 2018    

HYDERABAD, India (CMC) — Superstar opener Chris Gayle failed for the first time this season as his Kings XI Punjab slumped to a 13-run defeat to Sunrisers Hyderbad to miss out on the chance to take sole possession of the lead in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here... Read More

Windies eyeing Lord's final, says skipper

Friday, April, 27 2018    

LONDON, England (CMC) — None of West Indies' fixtures in the upcoming ICC World Cup will be staged in London, but captain Jason Holder says that has further strengthened the side's resolve to reach the final at Lord's. Read More



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