Cricket

SJCA calls up 24 for Senior League

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Seven members of the Thompson Street team that won the St James Cricket Association's Heroy Clarke 40-Over competition on Sunday, have been included in the 24-man St James squad selected to start training for the Jamaica Cricket Association's Senior League that starts in May. ... Read More

Thompson Street lift Heroy Clarke 40-over title
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Thompson Street won the St James Cricket Association Heroy Clarke 40- Over c ... Read More

GAYLE... missing from training squad. Windies to begin preparation for Pakistan series today
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — West Indies players were due to begin preparation today for their ... Read More

BRATHWAITE... missed the last two rounds of the competition after playing for West Indies Brathwaite in to strengthen Pride for Jaguars clash
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Test batsman Kraigg Brathwaite has been recalled to the Barbados ... Read More

Windies series vital for morale, says skipper Sarfraz

Thursday, March 23, 2017    

Pakistan flag

KARACHI, Pakistan (CMC) — Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed believes positive results on the tour of West Indies starting this weekend, will be important in boosting team morale in the wake of yet another cricket corruption scandal. Five players were recently suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board on charges related to spot-fixing during the just concluded Pakistan Super League, casting a dark shadow once again over Pakistan cricket. Two of the players — Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Lati ... Read More

ABCA president urges WICB to look into Sabina Park pitch

Wednesday, March 22, 2017    

Leeward Islands Hurricanes captain Kieran Powell (second right) and Jamaica Scorpions batsman Jermaine Blackwood inspect the Sabina Park grounds on Friday prior to their game being called off due to persistent rain without a ball beng bowled in the Regional Four-Day Competition. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Association President Leon Rodney has criticised the Sabina Park pitch and called on the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to pay closer attention to the preparation of pitches for the ongoing regional four-day championship. His calls come after Leeward Islands Hurricanes beat Jamaica Scorpions by 34 runs at the venue in a low-scoring affair that ended on the third day, despite the abandonment of the first day due to rain. Both ... Read More

Costly loss of sting leaves Scorpions skipper disappointed

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March 21, 2017    

Jamaica Scorpions’ Devon Thomas attempts to take a catch.

There was not much to celebrate for either host Jamaica Scorpions or Leeward Island Hurricanes, as their historic day/night seventh-round game at Sabina Park in the Digicel Regional four-day competition proved just that – historic. The topsy-turvy contest, which saw an atrocious 25 wickets falling on Saturday’s second day, and 15 on Sunday’s third day, ended with the Hurricanes securing a 34-run win. Following the loss – their third this season – the Scorpions sl ... Read More

Jaguars cruise to easy win over Red Force

Tuesday, March 21, 2017    

Guyana Jaguars batsman Romario Shepherd makes it home safely in the Digicel Regional Four-day match against the T&T Red Force at Queen’s Park Oval on Sunday. Jaguars won by 10 wickets.Photo: WICB/Ashley Allen

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Two-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars needed less than 45 minutes to brush aside Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by 10 wickets, and extend their lead at the top of the Regional four-day championship. Resuming yesterday’s final day of the seventh-round contest on three without loss and needing only a further 53 runs to win, Jaguars cruised to their target, with aggressive left-hander Shimron Hetmyer slamming 44 not out off 40 balls with seven fours ... Read More

Scorpions facing defeat against Hurricanes at tea

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March 20, 2017    

Jeremiah Louis (left) of the Leeward Islands Hurricanes celebrates with a teammate the wicket of Jamaica Scorpions’ Brandon King (right), leg before wicket for 17 runs on yesterday’s third day of the four-day match at Sabina Park. (Garfield Robinson)

The Jamaica Scorpions were left on the back foot on 82-7 at the tea interval, still needing a further 67 runs for victory against Leeward Islands Hurricanes on day three of their historic day/night Digicel regional four-day match at Sabina Park yesterday. Jermaine Blackwood and Jerome Taylor were unbeaten on 36 and 10, respectively. Jeremiah Louis, who took four for four runs in the first innings, has so far grabbed four for 23, and was aided by young West Indies seamer Alzarri Joseph (2-30) in ... Read More

Mop up job!

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March 19, 2017    

Leeward Islands Hurricanes Alzarri Joseph is bowled by Jamaica Scorpions’ Jerome Taylor for one in their Regional Four-Day day/night encounter at Sabina Park yesterday. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

A five-wicket haul by pacer Jerome Taylor has placed Jamaica Scorpions on top in their historic day/night Digicel Regional Four-day contest against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Sabina Park at the tea break yesterday. Taylor signalled a return to form as he used the conditions well to lead the way in restricting the Hurricanes to a paltry 71 inside 35 overs. However, the dismal batting display on the day continued as the Scorpions also lost wickets in quick succession and were reeling at 36 ... Read More

Oxford stop Boscobel in St Mary Big Bash cricket

Sunday, March 19, 2017    

FARR…62 not out (Contributed)

Gayle, Top Pen and Oxford all scored thrilling wins as the St Mary Cricket Association T20 Big Bash Cricket Competition continued last Sunday. The competition, which is sponsored by LP Martin Funeral Supplies, Costly Construction, Braham’s Texaco and Beaches Ocho Rios, saw Gayle defeating Highgate by five wickets; Top Pen beat Days Mountain by seven wickets, and Oxford stopped Boscobel by 11 runs. Over at Boscobel Oval, the high-riding home team were rocked by the unheralded Oxford. Bat ... Read More

Gayle, Bravo sidelined as Carter, Mohammed force in

Sunday, March 19, 2017    

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Batting superstar Chris Gayle will take no part in the four-match Twenty20 series against Pakistan starting later this month, after being left out of the 16-man squad announced yesterday. The left-handed Gayle also did not play in the three-match series against the Pakistanis last September in the United Arab Emirates, after advising selectors he was unavailable for selection. However, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) release yesterday offered no expl ... Read More

Rain wrecks Scorpions day/night match against Hurricanes

Saturday, March 18, 2017    

Leeward Islands Hurricanes captain Kieran Powell (second right) and Jamaica Scorpions batsman Jermaine Blackwood inspect the Sabina Park grounds on Friday prior to their game being called off due to persistent rain without a ball beng bowled in the Regional Four-Day Competition. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

Persistent rain forced the abandonment of yesterday’s first day without a ball being bowled in the first scheduled day/night contest between hosts Jamaica Scorpions and Leeward Islands Hurricanes in seventh-round action of the Digicel Regional Four-day competition at Sabina Park. The match is scheduled to begin at 2:30 pm today, weather permitting. The Scorpions, whose only two defeats this season came at the hands of champions and current leaders Guyana Jaguars, are currently in second ... Read More

Roach superb as Pride combats Smith ton

Saturday, March 18, 2017    

Barbados Pride bowler Kemar Roach. (Photo: Bryan Cummings)

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Test pacer Kemar Roach sent a strong signal to selectors ahead of the Pakistan series as his four-wicket haul trumped Devon Smith’s 28th first-class hundred on the opening day of their seventh-round clash in the regional four-day championship here yesterday. Choosing to bat first at Kensington Oval, Volcanoes were lifted to 283 all out by Smith’s enterprising 103, with Keddy Lesporis getting 59 and Tyrone Theophile, 44. The visitors had cruised to ... Read More



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