Brooks hundred takes Tallawahs to final

Thu, Sep 29, '22

 

Caribbean Premier League

The Jamaica Tallawahs will contest the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final after a 37 run victory over the Guyana Amazon Warriors in Qualifier 2.

The Amazon Warriors won the toss and opted to field first and that seemed to be an excellent decision after they reduced the Tallawahs to 37/2 in the PowerPlay. 

However, Shamarh Brooks produced one of the all-time great Hero CPL innings to guide the Tallawahs to a season high 226/4. His unbeaten 109 came off 52 balls and along with Imad Wasim the pair plundered 103 runs from the final five overs to take the game away from the Amazon Warriors.

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Alleyne and Henry lead West Indies Women to thrilling 1-run victory in 1st T20I

Thu, Sep 29, '22

 

Windies vs NZ

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua- West Indies Women secured a thrilling one-run victory over New Zealand Women in the first T20 International at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

Player of the Match Chinelle Henry said, “The coaches told us to go out there and be fearless. We wanted more than 115 but that didn’t happen, so we went out there as a bowling unit to get the job done. Going into the second game, we’re obviously looking to improve in both batting and bowling. To see Aaliyah going out at number three and almost getting her maiden T20I half-century showed that we have a lot of depth in the squad, so it’s just for us to keep up that team performance.”

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Grimmond returns to West Indies squad for 1st and 2nd T20Is vs New Zealand Women

Wed, Sep 28, '22

 

Windies vs NZ

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Women’s Selection Panel has announced the 13-member squad for the first and second T20 Internationals (T20Is) against New Zealand Women to be played on Wednesday 28 September and Saturday 1 October at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. 

Sheneta Grimmond returns to the West Indies Women’s squad since last playing against South Africa Women in September 2021. The right-arm off-spinner comes into the squad to replace all-rounder Stafanie Taylor, who is ruled out of the first two T20I matches after retiring hurt in the third and final CG United ODI on Sunday 25 September. Grimmond had an impressive showing in the 6ixty and Massy Women’s Caribbean Premier League (WCPL) with her team, the Trinbago Knight Riders, taking four wickets in the 6ixty and three wickets in the WCPL.

Lead Selector for Women’s Selection Panel, Ann Browne-John said: “In the CG United ODI series, there were some very promising performances. The victory in the final match showed a lot of grit and determination. Aaliyah Alleyne, who was included for the final match, shone both with bat and ball.”

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WI T20 World Cup battle with the minnows

Tue, Sep 27, '22

 

Commentary

THE descent of West Indies cricket will be tested in the T20 World Cup competition 2022, which blasts off on October 16 with the battle of two groups of the weaker eight teams. The first- and second-placed in both groups will confront the other eight sides that have already qualified through having already accumulated enough points to establish themselves in the top bracket of cricket teams globally.

The tournament to settle top priority in the T20 format will take place in Australia. It is sad to reflect that the West Indies cricket team, championship winners as recently as 2012 and 2016, have taken a nose-dive, plummeting to the depths, to an area where they have to fight with other teams that are referred to as minnows.

These are the minor groups:

1) Sri Lanka, UAE, Namibia, Netherlands.

2) WI, Zimbabwe, Scotland, Ireland.

The top two teams in each group will proceed to the higher bracket of teams, which consists of Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, and South Africa.

Read more at Newsday

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Sir Andy uneasy with changes close to T20 World Cup

Tue, Sep 27, '22

 

Media Watch

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Fast bowling legend Sir Andy Roberts has bemoaned the lack of "settled unit" ahead of next month's Twenty20 World Cup, and believes West Indies will not find it "easy" to qualify for the main draw of the tournament.

The 71-year-old, also a former selector, said the West Indies 15-man squad announced for the October 16 to November 13 campaign reflected too much chopping and changing at this advanced stage of preparations.

As evidence, he pointed to the inclusion of uncapped all-rounders Yannic Cariah and Raymon Reifer, batsman Johnson Charles – who has not featured for West Indies in six years – and fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell, who has not played a T20 International in seven months.

"When you're preparing, you're preparing months ahead and you try to settle on a team that goes out on the field from the first game," Sir Andy told Starcom Radio's Mason and Guest cricket programme.

Read more at Jamaica Observer

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