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Profile: Cricket: Joe Solomon at 90! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine + video

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine        (SEE VIDEO: The first Tied Test Australia vs West Indies 1960 Below)

Tied Test Match 1960 – Final Play – Australia vs West Indies

It is Brisbane in 1960 and West Indies are playing Australia in the first Test. Don Bradman meets Australian skipper Richie Benaud.

Cricket needs excitement. Benaud promises an Australian victory. The Test enters the last day; Australia needs 233 runs to win. The excitement is fever pitch.

Joe Solomon is fielding at mid-wicket. He runs out Alan Davidson and Australia has three wickets and six minutes to get the runs. Wesley Hall bowls the final over. Each delivery creates drama. Conrad Hunte runs out Wally Grout. Hall bumps into Kanhai and a catch is spilled.        Continue reading

Cricket: Pollard new One-Day and Twenty20 captain – replacing Holder and Brathwaite

Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Cricket West Indies have sacked both Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite as One-Day and Twenty20 captain respectively, and have appointed experienced batting all-rounder Kieron Pollard to lead the Caribbean side in the white-ball formats.

In a media conference here today, CWI said they had accepted the recommendation of the selection task force headed by its vice-president Dr Kishore Shallow and including director of cricket, Jimmy Adams, to implement specific red-ball and white-ball captains, and had subsequently ratified the choice of the 32-year-old Pollard.      Continue reading

CRICKET: England’s Ben Stokes vs Australia: “… from the Realms of Fantasy”

 

It was the Third Test of the current Ashes series between England and Australia, and with the hosts trailing 1 – 0, defeat would have provided the visitors with an unassailable 2 – 0 lead in the five match series and retention of the Ashes.  When England were dismissed for 67 on the second day, failing to build on the spark initiated by newcomer Jofra Archer’s first innings six wicket haul, the writing was on the wall and the inquisition into the future tenure of Joe Root’s captaincy commenced.        Continue reading

Cricket: Gayle Goes Big (And Retires?!) as Kohli Hits 43rd Ton | Windies vs India 3rd ODI 2019 – Highlights

Gayle Goes Big (And Retires?!) as Kohli Hits 43rd Ton | Windies vs India 3rd ODI 2019 – Highlights

Windies Cricket – Published on Aug 15, 2019
India wrap up the series win in a rain-affected game thanks to another Virat Kohli century and Chris Gayle hints at retirement.
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Cricket: WILL  IT  BE  A  LUCKY  7  FOR  ENGLAND vs AUSTRALIA? – By Hubert Williams

WILL  IT  BE  A  LUCKY  7  FOR  ENGLAND ?

By  Hubert  Williams

Bridgetown, Barbados, August 15, 2019 — Today, the beginning of the delayed second cricket Test match between England and Australia at historic Lords in London, marks the advent of a string of seven names in England’s side with peculiarly identical first initials and makes one wonder whether it is going to be “Lucky 7” for the home team.

This occurrence of first names with the same initial letter is likely unprecedented in any form of cricket across the world; thus, even if Australia repeats the whipping it handed England in the First Test, the home side would have made its mark on the game’s history by the players it has chosen, including  the  following:      Continue reading

Cricket West Indies to honour “REDS’ Perreira at Sabina Park Jamaica

July 31, 2019 – Caribbean News Now

Joseph “Reds” Perreira

ST JOHNS, Antigua – Cricket West Indies (CWI) is set to honour renowned cricket commentator Joseph “Reds” Perreira for his work in broadcasting the game for close to six decades

A special presentation will be made to Perreira during the tea interval on the third day of the second Test on Sunday, September 1 at Sabina Park, Jamaica.

The upcoming second MyTeam11 Test between West Indies and India – which is co-sponsored by Skoda and Fena starting on Friday, August 30, at Sabina Park in Jamaica will be Reds’ 150th Test Match that he has attended. It will also be the 250th Test Match that the West Indies have played on home soil.

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Cricket World Cup: Reflective Evening at Lord’s Tavern – London UK – August 9, 2019

Cricket: West Indies announce squad for first two T20I’s against India in Florida

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – West Indies chances against India in the upcoming MyTeam11 Twenty20 International Series, co-sponsored by Skoda, were given a boost with the recall of the veteran duo of Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard.

Wicket-keeper/batsman Anthony Bramble is the only newcomer in the 14-member squad selected for the first two T20Is in the series which will be contested on August 3 and 4 at the Broward County Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida. The Selection Panel has the opportunity to make changes to the squad before the third T20I on August 6 at the Guyana National Stadium.          Continue reading

Cricket: US Open T20 dates revealed – December 18th – 23rd. 2019

      VIDEOS — US Open Cricket 2018- All Highlights in Videos below —
MARGATE/FL – USA: The dates for the popular 2019 US Open T20 tournament have been revealed and will take place between December 18 to 23 at the Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale USA.

 

Cricket: England beat New Zealand to win their first Cricket World Cup – video report

Cricket: World Cup 2019: England beat New Zealand

This was the most astonishing, fortuitous, preposterous climax to any cricket match I’ve witnessed, let alone a World Cup final. Only the Kiwis could have coped so graciously with the manner of their defeat in the most riveting final this tournament has ever witnessed. At the end of it England emerged as World Cup winners for the first time. It is hard to believe how they managed it. We had better start at the end.                Continue reading

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