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Fifties for Powell, Kyle Hope help WI dominate final day
(ESPNCRICINFO)Kieran Powell (77) and Kyle Hope (61) completed half-centuries in West Indies' second innings as the visitors had a useful outing in their tour match against Zimbabwe A. After their 126-run second-wicket partnership, West Indies' middle order notched up useful contributions before allowing their bowlers to have a go at the Zimbabwe A
Caribbean XI roll over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force
A near sold-out crowd at the Queen’s Park Oval was treated to a thrilling match on Saturday with the Red Force falling to a Caribbean Select XI by 11 runs in a gung-ho chase of 218 for victory in the Hurricane Relief T20. With all the proceeds going to help Dominica, Barbuda and St Martin who were devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last month,
Shai Hope, Roston Chase and Kraigg Brathwaite all gathered half-centuries
BULAWAYO—Batsmen Shai Hope, Roston Chase and Kraigg Brathwaite all gathered half-centuries as West Indies made a bright start to their tour of Zimbabwe, yesterday. Opting to bat first on the opening day of the three-day tour match against Zimbabwe A, the Caribbean side ended on 301 for six with Hope top-scoring with 85, Chase stroking 79 and Brathw
West indies skittles Sri Lanka to give innings victory
Leg-spinner Damion Jacobs celebrates another wicket with wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton, on the final day of the opening four-day “Test” on Saturday. (Photo courtesy CWI Media) FLORENCE HALL, Jamaica, (CMC) – Leg-spinner Damion Jacobs snatched a six-wicket haul to propel West Indies A to a crushing innings and 13-run victory over Sri Lanka A, on the
American cricket gets ready for take-off
One of the world's most popular sports is barely known in the US. But, driven by a new generation of immigrants, could cricket finally take off? It is a hot, sunny day in Hyattsville, Maryland. Young men play basketball in the park. Barbecue smoke hangs in the hazy, late-summer air. A cyclist rides past with the Stars and Stripes on his trailer. An
Ravi Rampaul signs up for a new challenge with Derbyshire
Derbyshire have signed former West Indies fast bowler Ravi Rampaul from Surrey on a three-year contract. The 32-year-old seamer joins the county as a non-overseas player and will be available across all three formats. Derbyshire cricket advisor Kim Barnett said: "We identified new-ball bowling as an area we wanted to strengthen for 2018 and we're d
Roach, Gabriel want West Indies to build on Leeds gains
ESPNcricinfo Nobody - not even West Indies' former players - gave the side a chance after they careened to an innings-and-209-run loss against England in three days in the first Test in Birmingham. In the next Test, West Indies staged one of the greatest fightbacks to chase down 322 to square the series in Leeds. Fast bowlers Kemar Roach and Shanno
West Indies players sidelined as CSA postpones league
  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (CMC): Seven West Indies players were among those left in the lurch following yesterday's shock announcement of the postponement of South Africa's inaugural Twenty20 Global League. Batting superstar Chris Gayle, along with Dwayne Bravo, Chris Pollard, Dwayne Smith, Denesh Ramdin, Nicholas Pooran and Rayad Emrit, we
No slackening for Zimbabwe series, assures skipper Holder
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – West Indies captain Jason Holder does not foresee any decrease in intensity from his side when they take on minnows Zimbabwe in two Tests in Bulawayo later this month.The Caribbean side left Barbados on Monday for the short rubber, which will see them chasing their first series win since they beat Bangladesh in a simila
Ireland confirm Pakistan as first Test opponents
ESPNcricinfo Ireland's first Test match will be against Pakistan in May 2018 after the two countries came to an agreement during the ICC meetings in Auckland this week. Ireland, along with Afghanistan, were elevated to Test status earlier this year. "We are excited to welcome Pakistan to Ireland for our inaugural Test match next year," CEO Warren D
On Coaching an American High School Cricket Team
The closest sporting comparison for the American cricket neophyte in terms of rules and gameplay is, of course, baseball in which a player also tries to hit with a wooden bat a ball propelled at her, and then, after hitting the ball, runs to a safe zone where she is safe from being called “out.” Fielders in both sports first attempt to catch the ba
Ambris, Singh hit half-centuries as Windies A reach 236-4 on day one
Windies A batsman Vishaul Singh cuts during his unbeaten 58 on the first day of the at Trelawny Multiplex. © (CWI Media/Athelstan Bellamy). FLORENCE HALL, Jamaica, (CMC) – Batsman Sunil Ambris continued to press his case for international selection while Vishaul Singh sent a reminder of his quality, as both batsmen stroked half-centuries on the ope

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