(Reuters) - Steven Smith maintained his purple patch to hit a brilliant unbeaten 102 to secure Australia's three-wicket victory against England in a high-scoring tri-series match at Hobart on Friday .
Playing with a leather ball might be his forte but Guyana and West Indies middle order batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul is also very adept at playing with a ball of a much softer variety .
A maiden unbeaten century by Demerara opener Trevon Griffith left opponents Berbice facing a daunting 378 more runs for victory heading into today’s fourth and final day in round one of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Inter-County four-day tournament .
By Delvon Mc EwanA dominant all-round performance by Steven Jacobs led his side to a convincing victory over Essequibo as the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Development Team got off to a winning start in their GCB Senior inter-county four-day campaign yesterday at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground .
West Indies cricket’s hopeful new optimism was clear in the pictures on the pages of Friday’s press .
GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – Speedster Kemar Roach rocked Bangladesh with a devastating five-wicket haul to leave their innings in ruins as West Indies kept their stranglehold on the second and final Test here yesterday .
BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Deandra Dottin’s high quality unbeaten half-century proved the major difference as West Indies Women easily brushed aside New Zealand Women by 65 runs yesterday, to take a 2-0 lead in their four-match One-Day International series .
SYDNEY, (Reuters) - After what at one stage earlier this month looked like a vast game of musical chairs, reigning champions India ended up topping the world rankings when the five-month countdown to the 2015 World Cup started yesterday .
NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Marlon Samuels stroked a classy half-century but was outshone by an equally fine one from Shoaib Malik, as Barbados Tridents beat Antigua Hawksbills by five wickets to post their first win in the new Caribbean Premier League campaign .
ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Andre Fletcher’s second half-century in as many days paired with Sheldon Cottrell’s incisive three-wicket burst, propelled West Indies to a 39-run victory over New Zealand and a share of the two-match Twenty20 series here yesterday .
Guyana’s cricketers were facing the prospect of an outright defeat at the end of the third day’s play of their four-day regional West Indies Cricket Board match at Sabina Park yesterday .
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – A significant partnership between Ravi Bopara and Stuart Broad led England to a three-wicket victory and to square the three-match One Day International (ODI) series against West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium yesterday .
APE TOWN, (Reuters) - Michael Clarke remained unbeaten on 161, one of the more heroic of his 27 test hundreds, as Australia reached 494 for seven before rain brought an early end to the second day of the series-deciding third test against South Africa yesterday .
(Reuters) - Shahid Afridi smashed an unbeaten 18-ball 34, including two consecutive sixes in the final over, to take Pakistan to a tense one-wicket victory over arch-rivals India in the Asia Cup in Dhaka yesterday .
INVERCARGILL, New Zealand, CMC – West Indies Women faced just two overs before rain forced a no-result in their second Twenty20 International against New Zealand Women yesterday .
Things haven’t gone to plan for either the West Indies or England as they prepare to contest the strange combination of three ODIs in Antigua and three Twenty20s in Barbados February 28 to March 15 .
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Former West Indies cricket captain Courtney Walsh said he is happy to support the initiative of former wicketkeeper Junior Murray to start a cricket academy .
Guyana and West Indies all-rounder Christopher Barnwell was yesterday named Captain of the Demerara 14-man team while West Indies ‘A’ batsman Leon Johnson was appointed his deputy ahead of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Senior Inter-county four-day tournament which bowls off on November 28 .
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC - Former West Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts, has accused some umpires and the world governing body for cricket, International Cricket Council (ICC), of targetting West Indies bowlers Shane Shillingford and Marlon Samuels .
VISAKHAPATNAM, India, CMC - Discarded West Indies One-Day International captain Darren Sammy led a West Indies fightback to beat India by two wickets in the second ODI here yesterday .
VISAKHAPATNAM, India, CMC – West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo said yesterday’s victory against India in the second One-Day International was as a result of team effort and their hunger to win .
BRISBANE, (Reuters) - Rejuvenated Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson blitzed England with a haul of five for 42 to lead his country to an emphatic 381-run victory in the first Ashes test yesterday .
BRISBANE, (Reuters) - England captain Alastair Cook branded Australian batsman David Warner “disrespectful” yesterday after a tempestuous final couple of days in the first Ashes test at the Gabba .
LAHORE, (Reuters) - All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been dropped from Pakistan’s squad for the two-test series against South Africa that will begin in the United Arab Emirates later this month .
KINGSTOWN, St .
THERE were certain images from the Beausejour Stadium during the final ODIs against Pakistan last week that hinted at a West Indies team even more troubled than the upshot of five months non-stop cricket and the final 3-1 scoreline indicate .
Hikers U23 (+5) held off Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) (+1) by a 7-5 margin in their gritty men’s ‘A’ division matchup as action in the Goals Galore Indoor Hockey Tournament continued at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue on Friday .
PRETORIA, (Reuters) - David Warner allowed his emotions to boil over yesterday when he was involved in an on-field argument with opponent Thami Tsolekile while batting for Australia A against their South African counterparts .
The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) senior female Inter-County limited overs cricket tournament is set to bowl off today but so far only one county Demerara has named its representative squad .
COLOMBO, (Reuters) - Rain and an on-field injury which prevented South African opener Hashim Amla from batting spurred Sri Lanka to a 17-run win under the Duckworth-Lewis method in the second one-dayer yesterday .
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica, CMC – Guyana took advantage of a low scoring match to secure a two-wicket win over Jamaica in their Regional two-day Under-15 Cricket Tournament on Saturday .
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica, CMC – Led by an all-round performance from Saiba Batoosingh, Trinidad & Tobago defeated Leeward Islands by 10 wickets in their Regional two-day Under-15 Cricket Tournament on Saturday .
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC - Sri Lanka were fighting off some menacing pace bowling from West Indies when rain washed out the remaining day’s play in their Celkon Mobile Cup ODI game at Queens Park Oval yesterday .
ARNOS VALE , St .
THE most unsatisfactory outcome in cricket is that determined by the Duckworth-Lewis method .
Albion Cricket Club defeated Blairmont Community Centre by 108 runs while Port Mourant Karibee Rice whipped West Berbice by four wickets as the Berbice River Bridge 50-over-a-side first division knockout competition continued in Berbice last weekend .
(Reuters) - India defeated a disappointing Pakistan side on the Duckworth-Lewis method yesterday in front of a sellout crowd at Edgbaston in Birmingham after a series of rain interruptions resulted in three revised victory targets .