The semi-final and final of the DCA Augustus Gregoire Premier League is scheduled for Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th respectively. Marinor Blasters end on top of the points table with 18 points who has 4 wins and  one (1) no result match followed by Tremors with fourteen (14) points, Grand Bay Colts 10 points and Summits Sports Club 10 points. The top four (4) teams qualified for the semi-finals and the winners move on to the finals on Sunday May 28th 2019.

The semi-final will see top of the table Mariner Blasters versus Summits Sports at the Benjamin’s Park and Tremors versus Grand Bay Colts at the Botanic Gardens on Saturday, April 27th and the winners will clash on Sunday, April 28th at the Boatnic Gardens.

National players with the likes of Kershaski Jno lewis and Kyle Cabey of the Marinor Blasters, Kharmal Hamilton, Jerlani Robinson, Micah Joseph and Casimir Benjamin of the Summits Sports Club, Tahj Tavernier, Mervin Mathew and Tyrone Theophile of Tremors, Alick Athanaze of Grand Bay Colts who recently came from the Windward Islands Senior Men’s Tournament in St. Vincent will be in action this weekend.

 

 Talismanic opener Chris Gayle heads a powerful batting line-up that sees the return of fellow left-hander Evin Lewis, and Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel lead an exciting bowling attack in the preliminary squad of two-time champions West Indies for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England & Wales.

Interim chairman of the Cricket West Indies selection panel Robert Haynes announced the squad during a media conference on Wednesday at the Sandals Royal Resort today here.

The 15-member squad includes nine players that will be making their first appearance in the global showpiece, including emerging batting star Shimron Hetmyer, the captain of the West Indies Under-19 side that won its first ever ICC Youth World Cup three years ago in Bangladesh, and the side is boosted with the inclusion of big-hitting all-rounder Andre Russell.

“Based on the new selection policy approach which allowed us to consider a number of players that have not regularly appeared in the side over the last two years, we had a wide base of talent from which to choose,” said Haynes.

“There were a number of tough calls we had to make to settle on our squad of 15, including ensuring there was some continuity in the side, but we believe we have chosen a strong squad of players taking into consideration such factors as experience, fitness, team balance, current form and conditions.”

“In keeping with tournament regulations, we submitted our squad prior to the deadline date of yesterday. All players named for the Tri-Nations Series could, however, stake a claim to be in the final 15-member squad that will be submitted after the Tri-Series and before the final deadline next month.”

Gayle will be making a record fifth World Cup appearance for West Indies and needs just 253 runs to overtake fellow left-hander Brian Lara and become the leading batsman for the Caribbean side in One-day Internationals. The self-proclaimed, “Universe Boss” is the headline act of a batting line-up capable of changing the complexion of any game with enterprising stroke-play.

“To have a player the calibre of Chris in the side to lead the batting with his vast experience and his ability to play match-winning or game-changing innings is a blessing for us and the motivation of becoming the leading scorer for West Indies in ODIs is something which I think he will relish,” said Haynes.

“Looking at the condition of pitches in ODIs over the last few years in England and Wales, it appears that big totals will be the order of the day, so we believe we have a line-up that can put big totals on the board or chase them, as we have seen from recent matches.

“With players like the captain, Jason Holder, as well as Andre Russell in the lower middle-order, we believe we have good depth to our batting which will allow us to play the brand of cricket that will give us the best of chance of winning the World Cup.”

Roach will be making his third World Cup appearance and Gabriel his first, and they will be hoping to transfer recent success in the longest version of the game into the ODI format to spearhead the attack.

“We are excited about the pace attack led by Kemar and Shannon, and we are confident that any bowling combination we put on the park is capable of providing a serious challenge to the opposition in any conditions,” said Haynes.

“It will be a long tournament and it will be important for the bowling attack to stay fit and healthy for us to remain competitive and make a strong push to win the World Cup.”

Haynes noted that off-spinner Sunil Narine and emerging fast bowler Alzarri Joseph were not considered, due to finger and shoulder injuries, respectively.

SQUAD TERRITORY AGE ODIs CWCs
Jason HOLDER (Captain) Barbados 27 90 One
Fabian ALLEN Jamaica 23 4 None
Carlos BRATHWAITE Barbados 30 33 None
Darren BRAVO Trinidad & Tobago 30 102 Two
Sheldon COTTRELL Jamaica 29 10 One
Shannon GABRIEL Trinidad & Tobago 30 18 None
Chris GAYLE Jamaica 39 286 Four
Shimron HETMYER Guyana 22 25 None
Shai HOPE Barbados 25 49 None
Evin LEWIS Trinidad & Tobago 27 35 None
Ashley NURSE Barbados 30 45 None
Nicholas POORAN Trinidad & Tobago 23 1 None
Kemar ROACH Barbados 30 80 Two
André RUSSELL Jamaica 30 52 Two
Oshane THOMAS Jamaica 22 9 None

Team Management Unit

Floyd Reifer (Head Coach)

Rawl Lewis (Team Operations Manager)

Roddy Estwick (Assistant Coach)

Corey Collymore (Assistant Coach – Fast Bowling)

Rayon Griffith (Assistant Coach – Fielding)

Mushtaq Ahmed (Assistant Coach – Spin Bowling)

Dr. Oba Gulston (Physiotherapist)

Corey Bocking (Strength & Conditioning Coach)

Zephyrinus Nicholas (Massage Therapist)

Steven Sylvester (Sports Psychologist)

Dexter Augustus (Video Data Analyst)

Philip Spooner (Media Relations Officer)

SCHEDULE OF MATCHES

(All matches start at 5:30 am East Caribbean Time, except where indicated)

Preliminary Round

May 31: West Indies vs Pakistan – Nottingham

Jun 6: Australia vs West Indies – Nottingham

Jun 10: South Africa vs West Indies – Southampton

Jun 14: England vs West Indies – Southampton

Jun 17: West Indies vs Bangladesh – Taunton

Jun 22: West Indies vs New Zealand – Manchester (8:30 am EC Time)

Jun 27: West Indies vs India – Manchester

Jul 1: Sri Lanka vs West Indies – Chester-le-Street

Jul 4: Afghanistan vs West Indies – Leeds

Semi-Finals

Jul 9: 1st vs 4th – Manchester

Jul 10: Reserve Day

Jul 11: 2nd vs 3rd – Birmingham

Jul 12: Reserve Day

The Final

Jul 14: Semi-final Winner 1 vs Semi-final Winner 2 – Lord’s

Jul 15: Reserve Day

 Cricket West Indies (CWI) announces the retirement of one of its longest serving West Indies Women’s players, Merissa Aguilleira.

Merissa played in over 100 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and captained the West Indies Women from 2009-2015, a period during which she led the team to the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup in India 2013, and the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s World T20 in 2010, 2012 and 2014 and was part of the 2016 ICC Women’s World T20 winning team in Kolkata.

In her primary role as a wicketkeeper, she has over 100 dismissals in ODI cricket, having recently achieving the magical three figures during the home series against South Africa Women in September 2018.  In addition, she has over 70 dismissals in T20 internationals (T20Is) from the 95 matches she’s played.

Having made her ODI debut against the Netherlands Women in July of 2008 and her T20I debut against South Africa in June of 2009, she played 112 ODI matches, amassing 1752 runs at an average of 20.61 and 95 T20Is, scoring 768 runs at an average of 14.49.

Merissa expressed her gratitude by saying, “I wish to thank all members of the team with which I worked and that worked with me to secure success in our endeavors to bring pleasure, pride, happiness and inspiration to West Indian people everywhere. It is an absolute honor to have been of service to West Indies Cricket.  My continued goal is to assist CWI to build and develop women’s cricket and help others like me to achieve their dreams.”

CWI’s Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams said,” From my own experience this cannot be the easiest of times for Merissa. However, her dignity and candor in communicating this decision has been exceptional. The highest of accolades are due to her for a career spanning more than 10 years and which included over 100 ODIs. Far exceeding the statistics, Merissa has been the epitome of professionalism throughout her career whilst consistently upholding the highest possible standards on and off the field.”

Adams added, “Personally I am very grateful to Merissa for all her help and assistance she gave me since I became Director of Cricket, and I have no doubt that she will continue to add value to the game in the region in the future.  I wish her all the very best as she begins a new chapter in her life.”

 Trinidad and Tobago maintained the high level of cricket displayed throughout the Cricket West Indies (CWI) and Trinidad and Tobago Women’s Cricket Association’s Girls 19 and Under T20 competition, when they defeated the Windward Islands by 7 wickets to lift the title.

TT won the toss and elected to bat first. Qiana Joseph continued her fine form with the bat as she smashed an unbeaten 65 to lead her team to a respectable total of 117/8 from their 20 overs. Djenaba Joseph once again led TT with the ball, taking 3/18 followed by Alysha Gomez with 3/25.

Shania Abdool showed that she was not to be left out of the run fest, as she took TT to victory, scoring 59 not out, with her was Anjali Goordeen on 25 not out. As TT reached their target in 13.2 overs.

Tournament Director, Ann Browne-John who acted as a selector along with West Indies Women’s Assistant Coach, Gus Logie and CWI’s Development Officer, Steve Liburd, commented that the level of cricket played in this year’s tournament showed that girls cricket is improving throughout the Caribbean and this augurs well for the future crop of West Indies Women’s players.

Browne-John, Logie and Liburd were tasked by CWI with selecting 18 of the top players as the Tournament Team, they consulted with the coaches from all the teams to make their determination.

Tournament Team

  1. Alysha Gomes- TT
  2. Anjali Gooradeen- TT
  3. April Ramoutar- TT
  4. Cherry Ann Fraser- Guyana
  5. Djenaba Joseph- TT
  6. Jannillea Glasgow- Windward Islands
  7. Jephenia Joseph- Windward Islands
  8. Mandy Mangru- Guyana
  9. Qiana Joseph- Windward Islands
  10. Reanna Farrow- TT
  11. Shabika Gajnabi- Guyana
  12. Shai Carrington- Barbados
  13. Shania Abdool- TT
  14. Shaunte Carrington- Barbados
  15. Shawnisha Hector- Windward Islands
  16. Shunelle Sawh- TT
  17. Steffie Soogrim- TT
  18. Zaida James- Windward Islands

Qiana Joseph was the Player of the Tournament

 Final Result

WWI 117/8 (20)

Qiana Joseph 65 Jephenia Joseph 21

Ramoutar 3/18 Gomez 3/25

TT 120/3 (13.2)

Abdool 59* Goordeen 25*

James 2/10

Shania Abdool was Player of the Match

Joshua Davis is flying the flag of his family’s name in regional cricket once again, as he helped Trinidad and Tobago defeat the Leeward Islands by 182 runs in Cricket West Indies (CWI) Under15 Super50 Cup being played in Antigua.

The grandson of former West Indies player Bryan Davis smashed a top-score of 51 the took 5/20 with the ball to help TT inflict the heaviest defeat of the day. While Mavindra Dindyal struck 126 in a losing effort for Guyana.

Ball Beef- TT won by 182 runs vs Leeward Islands

TT 295/7 (50)

Davis 51 Ramdoo 47 Boodoosingh 42

Edward 2/32 Willet 2/46

LI 113 all out (33.2)

Singh 25 Willet 21

Davis 5/20 Boodoosingh 2/2

Joshua Davis was Player of the Match

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium- Barbados won by 95 runs vs Guyana

BAR 332/7 (50)

Grant 89 Morris 72

Mohabir 3/52 Thorne 2/66

GUY 237/8 (50)

Dindyal 126  Mohabir 31

Lovell 3/45 Williams 2/44

Kamario Grant was Player of the Match

Coolidge Cricket Grounds- Windward Islands won by 5 wickets vs Jamaica

JAM 97 all out (29.2)

Wedderburn 37 Sinclair 15

Tyson 3/9 Bascombe 3/32

WWI 98/5 (22.1)

Abraham 34* Joseph 15

Johnson 2/25

Solomon Bascombe was Player of the Match

Grenada won the Windward Islands Senior Men’s 2-Day Tournament in St. Vincent. The Grenada National Team end the tournament with a total of 21 points followed by St. Vincent with 18 points. Dominica and St. Lucia finished with 12 and 6 points respectively.

Although losing to St. Vincent on first innings in their last match, they were able to secure a draw and secured the 2019 championship. In the other match Dominica won first innings over St. Lucia where they finished in third place and St. Lucia finished at the bottom.

Johann Jeremiah of the Grenada National Team finished the tournament with the most runs (198) while Kenneth Dember of the St. Vincent National Team finished with the most wickets (14).

Last round of matches summarized scores:

St. Vincent vs Grenada; Grenada 334, Denis Smith 78, Ryan John 67, Lindon Lawrence 48, Keone George 46, Kenneth Dember 5 for 105, Asif Hooper 2 for 87; St. Vincent 364 Keron Cottoy 105, Romano Pierre 67, Dillon Douglas 56, Atticus Browne 46, Denis George 3 for 73, Sherman Lewis 2 for 12, Preston McSween 2 for 63; Dominica vs St. Lucia: St. Lucia 203, Jamaal James 68, Larry Edward 41, Dornan Edward 23, Alick Athanaze 5 for 69, Vincent Lewis 2 for 19; Dominica 287 for 8 declared, Alick Athanaze 102, Kershaski 53, Kevin James 41, Tahj Tavernier 35, Dornan Edward 3 for 28, Larry Edward 2 for 81; St. Lucia: 205 all out; Akeem Auguste 92, Kimani Melius 31, Jamaal James, Tyrone Theophile 4 for 60, Kevin James 3 for 23 Kharmal Hamilton 2 for 38

In a rain affected match, Dominica lost on 1st innings in their second match of the 2019 Windward Islands Senior Men’s Tournament against St. Vincent in St. Vincent at the Park Hill Playing Field. Batting first, Dominica scored 201 all out with Kevin James top scoring with 67 from 94 balls with 6 fours and 4 sixes. Kershaski Jno Lewis and Tahj Tavernier scored 25 runs each and Jerlani Robinson contributed with 28.

Kenneth Dember was the main destroyer with 5 for 59 in 23.3 overs with 8 maidens. Darius Martin took 3 for 25 in 10 overs and Asif Hooper and Keron Cottoy had 1 wicket each.

St. Vincent scored 206 for 4 when the match was declared a draw with Desron Maloney getting a brilliant knock of 104 with 16 fours and 1 six. West Indies batsman, Sunil Ambris got 66 with Romano Pierre and Dillon Douglas getting 17 and 13 runs respectively. Vincent Lewis, Kevin James, Kershaski Jno Lewis and Liam Sebastien got 1 wicket each.

Dominica next match will be against St. Lucia from Tuesday April 9 at the Cumberland Playing Field.

In the other match at the Cumberland Playing Field, Grenada beat St. Lucia by 212 runs. Grenada 146; Lindon Lawrence 56, Ryan John 24, Johann Jeremiah 22, Larry Edward 4 for 21, Audy Alexander 3 for 13. St. Lucia 115; Junior Henry 26, Stephen Naitram 24, Audy Alexander 22, Sherman Lewis 3 for 10, Darel Cyrus 3 for 18, Ryan John 2 for 8. St. Vincent 274 for 7 declared; Denis George 61, Johann Jeremiah 58, Andre Fletcher 57, Sherman Lewis 37, Ryan John 23, Dillan John 2 for 57, Larry Edward 2 for 47, Shadrack Descarte 2 for 69. St. Lucia 93; Shadrack Descarte 25 not out, Denis George 4 for 16, Sherman Lewis 2 for 20, Darel Cyrus 2 for 32.

In the first round of the 2019 Windward Islands Senior Men’s 2-Day Tournament in St. Vincent, Grenada secured first innings  points over Dominica. Batting first, Dominica scored 122 all out after winning the toss and decided to bat. Alick Athanaze top scored with 31, Tyrone Theophile got 24 and Liam Sebastien and Kershaski Jno Lewis got 19 runs each. For St. Vincent Imran Joseph took 5 for 18 in 10 overs with 5 maidens and Ryan John and Denis George got 2 wickets each with 1 wicket going to Darel Cyrus.

Grenada then batted and scored 312 for 7 declared. Windward Islands Volcanoes wicket keeper batsman Denis Smith scored an even 100 with Johann Jeremiah getting 99.  Andre Fletcher contributed 46 with Keone George and Lindon Lawrence getting 18 and 17 runs respectively. Liam Sebastien, Kharmal Hamilton and captain Tyrone Theophile got 2 wickets each with 1 wicket going to left-arm medium fast bowler Vincent Lewis.

In the second innings Dominica had a much better performance ending the match with 152 fo 2 where the match ended up in draw. Jerlani Robinson scored 76 not out and Tahj Tavernier had 19 not out. Kershaski Jno Lewis contributed with 27 from 27 balls with 5 fours. For Grenada Ryan John and Imran Joseph had 1 wicket each.

Dominica will play there next match against St. Vincent tomorrow from April 6, at the Park Hill Playing Field from 10am.

In the other match played at the Park Hill Playing Field, St. Vincent secured first inning points over St. Lucia. St. Vincent 311 all out, Dillon Douglas 80, Desron Maloney 64 and Atticus Browne 57. Dillan John 4 for 17, Larry Edwards 2 for 87, Dornan Edward 2 for 80. St. Lucia 276 all out, Junio Heny 127, Taryk Gabriel 32 and Kimani Melius 30. Kenneth Dember 3 for 81, Darius Martin 2 for 51 and Shaquille Browne 2 for 49. St. Lucia 128 for 3, Taryk Gabriel 29, Kimani Melius 28, Junior Henry 28, Jamaal James 21 not out. Shaquille Browne 1 for 40, Keron Cottoy 1 for 28, Kenneth Dember 1 for 2.

Barbados swept aside Guyana to add the Cricket West Indies Women’s T20 Blaze title to the Colonial Medical Insurance Women’s Super50 title they won over a week ago.

Barbados showed no mercy to the home team Guyana and their supporters at the National Stadium in Providence, as Barbados restricted Guyana to 85/7 from their 20 overs. It took the Barbadians 16.1 overs to achieve victory by 8 wickets as Deandra Dottin once again led the team’s batting.

The Windward Islands notched their first win of the tournament when they defeated the Leeward Islands by 11 runs. Afy Fletcher and Swayline Williams with 24 runs each, ensured their team posted a defendable 115/8 from 20 overs. The Leeward Islands had a late charge at victory but it was not to be as the remaining overs were not enough to reach their target. Leewards finished on 104/9 from 20 overs.

In the first match of the day, Jamaica defeated Trinidad and Tobago by 7 wickets, to open up the race for second place in the tournament. Trinidad and Tobago posted 145/6 in 20 overs but Chedean Nation and Chinelle Henry tore apart the T&T bowling. In a 90-run partnership, the pair targeted T&T’s Karishma Ramharack, to keep well ahead of the required run-rate. The win resulted in Jamaica leapfrogging Guyana and T&T to finish the tournament in second place via a better net run-rate.

Barbados won by 8 wickets

GUY 85/7 (20overs)

Campbelle 18, Fraser 15

Matthews 2/13, Selman 2/16

BAR 86/2 (16.1 overs)

Dottin 43*, Kycia Knight 24*

Giddings 1/11, Grimmond 1/18

Deandra Dottin was Player of the Match

 

Windwards Islands won by 11 runs

WWI 115/8 (20overs)

Fletcher 24, William 24

Edwards 2/21, Howard 2/27

LI 104/9 (20overs)

Willett 25, Edwards 18

Etienne 3/14, Adams 2/13

Pearl Etienne was Player of the Match

 

Jamaica won by 7 wickets

TT 145/6 (20overs)

Cooper 30, King 26, Mohammed 26, Vincent 26

Cohen 1/21, Henry 1/26

JAM 146/3 (18.4overs)

Nation 63*, Henry 44*

Ramharack 1/21, Ramdeen 1/22

Chedean Nation was Player of the Match