Cricket

Captain Smith takes Australia to victory with ton

(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 .

Chanderpaul sparkles for Floodlights in win over Bel Air Rubis

Chanderpaul sparkles for Floodlights in win over Bel Air Rubis

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 .

Griffith hits maiden  Inter County century

Griffith hits maiden Inter County century

-as B/ce face daunting victory target

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 .

Development Team in six-wicket defeat of Essequibo

Development Team in six-wicket defeat of Essequibo

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 .

Franchises yes, but other areas need upgrading too

Franchises yes, but other areas need upgrading too

West Indies cricket’s hopeful new optimism was clear in the pictures on the pages of Friday’s press .

Roach fiver leaves Bangladesh in tatters

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 .

Dottin shines again as West Indies cruise to 2-0 series lead

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 .

Tight at the top five months out from World Cup

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 .

Shoaib outshines Samuels to give Tridents first win

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 .

In-form Fletcher, Cottrell gives Windies share of series

In-form Fletcher, Cottrell gives Windies share of series

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 in danger of outright defeat

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 .

Bopara, Broad carry England home to square ODI series against Windies

Bopara, Broad carry England home to square ODI series against Windies

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 .

Clarke passes 150 before rain ends play early

Clarke passes 150 before rain ends play early

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 .

Afridi blitz gives Pakistan tense win over India

(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 .

Windies women’s second T20 ends in no-result

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 .

England tour should feature ‘Generation Next’

England tour should feature ‘Generation Next’

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 .

Walsh speaks to young cricketers in Grenada

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 .

Barnwell to skipper Demerara in inter-county tourney

-Sarwan called up

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 .

Andy Roberts defends reported Windies’ spinners

Andy Roberts defends reported Windies’ spinners

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 .

Sammy takes Windies to victory against India

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 .



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