Antigua and Barbuda national cricket team

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Antigua and Barbuda
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ICC member status Member association of the West Indies Cricket Board
ICC development region Americas
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First recorded match 14 February 1895 (1895-02-14), vs. R. S. Lucas' XI, at the Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's.
As of 1 January 2013
The Antigua Recreation Ground in St. John's is Antigua and Barbuda's national stadium, and has hosted several international cricket matches.

A cricket team representing the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda has been active since the late 1890s. The Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Association is a member of the Leeward Islands Cricket Association, which itself is a member association of the West Indies Cricket Board, and players from Antigua and Barbuda generally represent the Leeward Islands cricket team at domestic level and the West Indies at international level. Antigua and Barbuda rarely play major cricket matches; the team made its List A debut at the 1998 Commonwealth Games, and its Twenty20 debut at the 2006 Stanford 20/20 tournament. As of 2013, the team has played 14 List A matches and four Twenty20 matches.

History[edit]

In the mid-1890s, several touring English amateur sides played matches against Antiguan representative sides. R. S. Lucas' XI toured in 1895, winning by an innings and 69 runs,[1] and A. A. Priestley's and Lord Hawke's XIs both toured in early 1897, winning by an innings and 96 runs and 259 runs, respectively.[2][3] Part of the colony of the British Leeward Islands until 1958, and a member of the West Indies Federation between 1958 and 1962, Antigua played almost exclusively in the Leewards Islands Tournament, with occasional matches against touring teams, which included a "New Zealand Ambassadors" team in 1970, Kent in 1973 and 1979, and Canada in 1976.[4] At West Indian domestic level, Antiguan and Barbudan cricketers represented the Leeward Islands cricket team, which debuted in the Shell Shield, the domestic first-class competition, in 1958. The Leeward Islands and the Windward Islands participated together as the Combined Islands cricket team from 1965 to 1981, when they separated again. Antigua and Barbuda gained independence in 1981, and from then on participated as "Antigua and Barbuda". The team toured Bermuda in September 1984, drawing a three-day match with the Bermuda national team.[5]

At the 1998 Commonwealth Games held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Antigua and Barbuda fielded a separate team at the cricket tournament, as did Jamaica and Barbados.[6] Matches at the tournament had List A status. Antigua and Barbuda were drawn in Group B, along with Australia, Canada, and India. The team's first match, against India at the Tenaga National Sports Complex, finished in a no-result due to rain. The team was captained by Dave Joseph, and included seven West Indies international players: Curtly Ambrose, Eldine Baptiste, Kenny Benjamin, Winston Benjamin, Ridley Jacobs, Sylvester Joseph, and Richie Richardson.[7] After losing to Australia and defeating Canada, Antigua and Barbuda finished second in Group B over India due to a higher net run rate, but did not qualify for the semi-finals.[8] The team's leading run-scorer at the games was Ridley Jacobs, who scored 74 runs, and the leading wicket-taker was Anthony Lake.[9]

As part of a reorganisation of the structure of cricket in the West Indies, Antigua and Barbuda, along with the other Leeward and Windward Islands constituent members, fielded teams at the Red Stripe Bowl, the domestic one-day tournament, in the 2001–02, 2002–03, and 2003–04 seasons. The team was largely unsuccessful, and did not progress beyond the group stage.[10] Antigua and Barbuda also participated in the Stanford 20/20 tournament in 2006 and 2008, being knocked out in the quarter-finals in both instances.[11] The team played a number of matches against touring sides in the mid-2000s, including against England, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, and India cricket team.[4]

Grounds[edit]

The traditional home ground of Antigua and Barbuda is the Antigua Recreation Ground (pictured), the national stadium of the country, which has hosted a number of Test and One-Day International matches.[12] Two further grounds, the Stanford Cricket Ground and Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, were constructed in 2004 and 2006 for use in the Stanford 20/20 and 2007 World Cup respectively,[13][14] and have both been used in inter-island matches featuring Antigua and Barbuda.

Players[edit]

List A[edit]

Name First Last M Runs HS Avg 100 50 W BB Ave 4/i C St Ref
1
Waldron, EarlEarl Waldron 9 Sep. 1998 12 Oct. 2003 9 80 26 8.88 0 0 10 3/33 24.40 0 1 0 [15]
2
Cornwall, WildenWilden Cornwall 9 Sep. 1998 12 Oct. 2003 12 218 103 19.81 1 0 12 4/40 23.66 1 2 0 [16]
3
Richardson, RichieRichie Richardson 9 Sep. 1998 14 Sep. 1998 3 20 13 6.66 0 0
1 0 [17]
4
Joseph, SylvesterSylvester Joseph 9 Sep. 1998 12 Oct. 2003 13 312 83 26.00 0 1
9 0 [18]
5
Joseph, DavidDavid Joseph 9 Sep. 1998 7 Oct. 2001 6 130 74 21.66 0 1
0 0 [19]
6
Tittle, IanIan Tittle 9 Sep. 1998 12 Oct. 2003 9 197 52* 32.83 0 1 0 0/12
0 1 0 [20]
7
Jacobs, RidleyRidley Jacobs 9 Sep. 1998 12 Oct. 2003 11 274 76* 54.80 0 1
10 4 [21]
8
Baptiste, EldineEldine Baptiste 9 Sep. 1998 14 Sep. 1998 3 29 22 9.66 0 0 2 1/4 18.00 0 2 0 [22]
9
Benjamin, WinstonWinston Benjamin 9 Sep. 1998 14 Sep. 1998 3 23 15 7.66 0 0 1 1/35 59.00 0 0 0 [23]
10
Ambrose, CurtlyCurtly Ambrose 9 Sep. 1998 14 Sep. 1998 3 42 23 42.00 0 0 2 2/29 23.00 0 0 0 [24]
11
Benjamin, KennyKenny Benjamin 9 Sep. 1998 14 Sep. 1998 3 6 5* 6.00 0 0 3 2/26 23.00 0 0 0 [25]
12
Walsh, HaydenHayden Walsh 12 Sep. 1998 14 Sep. 1998 2 66 51 33.00 0 1
2 0 [26]
13
Anthony, HamishHamish Anthony 12 Sep. 1998 14 Sep. 1998 2 30 17 30.00 0 0 3 3/34 11.33 0 2 0 [27]
14
Lake, AnthonyAnthony Lake 14 Sep. 1998 12 Oct. 2003 11 140 54* 20.00 0 1 18 4/17 17.72 2 6 0 [28]
15
Prince, AmwaaAmwaa Prince 2 Oct. 2001 25 Aug. 2002 3 28 20 9.33 0 0
1 0 [29]
16
Bailey, SeanSean Bailey 2 Oct. 2001 25 Aug. 2002 6 115 48 19.16 0 0 6 3/30 16.50 0 3 0 [30]
17
Jeremy, KerryKerry Jeremy 2 Oct. 2001 12 Oct. 2003 10 27 27 6.75 0 0 11 3/16 27.18 0 3 0 [31]
18
Prince, GoldwynGoldwyn Prince 2 Oct. 2001 2 Oct. 2001 1 1 1 1.00 0 0 0 0/19
0 0 0 [32]
19
Christopher, RickyRicky Christopher 2 Oct. 2001 2 Oct. 2001 1
0 0/39
0 0 0 [33]
20
Baltimore, BertelBertel Baltimore 5 Oct. 2001 12 Oct. 2003 6 81 48 16.20 0 0
3 2 [34]
21
Skepple, GreggGregg Skepple 5 Oct. 2001 25 Aug. 2002 5 39 16 9.75 0 0 0 0/20
0 2 0 [35]
22
Roberts, CurtisCurtis Roberts 5 Oct. 2001 12 Oct. 2003 7 20 15 6.67 0 0 4 2/19 35.00 0 0 0 [36]
23
Simon, CarlCarl Simon 14 Aug. 2002 12 Oct. 2003 7 37 13* 12.33 0 0 12 4/21 15.83 1 3 0 [37]
24
Sanford, AdamAdam Sanford (Dominica) 14 Aug. 2002 17 Aug. 2002 2 16 16* 16.00 0 0 0 0/17
0 0 0 [38]
25
Richards, MaliMali Richards (England) 25 Aug. 2002 25 Aug. 2002 1 1 1 1.00 0 0
0 0 [39]
26
Edwards, DerryckDerryck Edwards 3 Oct. 2003 5 Oct. 2003 2 30 22 15.00 0 0
5 0 [40]
27
Richards, AustinAustin Richards 5 Oct. 2003 12 Oct. 2003 2 24 19 11.00 0 0
1 0 [41]

Twenty20[edit]

Name First Last M Runs HS Avg 100 50 W BB Ave 4/i C St Ref
1
Richards, AustinAustin Richards 19 July 2006 17 Feb. 2008 4 72 36 18.00 0 0
0 0 [42]
2
Edwards, DerryckDerryck Edwards 19 July 2006 26 July 2006 2 33 33 16.50 0 0 2 2/17 27.00 0 1 0 [43]
3
Lake, AnthonyAnthony Lake 19 July 2006 26 July 2006 2 9 5 4.50 0 0 2 2/26 20.50 0 0 0 [44]
4
Jacobs, RidleyRidley Jacobs 19 July 2006 26 July 2006 2 45 31 22.50 0 0 3 3/8 14.66 0 0 0 [45]
5
Tittle, IanIan Tittle 19 July 2006 26 July 2006 2 10 6 5.00 0 0
2 0 [46]
6
Joseph, DavidDavid Joseph 19 July 2006 26 July 2006 2 18 16 9.00 0 0
0 0 [47]
7
Roberts, CurtisCurtis Roberts 19 July 2006 9 Feb. 2008 3 45 36 22.50 0 0 0 0/17 0 0 0 [48]
8
Skepple, GreggGregg Skepple 19 July 2006 26 July 2006 2 19 14 9.50 0 0
0 0 [49]
9
Baltimore, BertelBertel Baltimore 19 July 2006 26 July 2006 2 45 45 22.50 0 0
1 1 [50]
10
Jeremy, KerryKerry Jeremy 19 July 2006 26 July 2006 2 17 16* 0 0 0 0/22 0 0 0 [51]
11
Tonge, GavinGavin Tonge 19 July 2006 9 Feb. 2008 3 14 10* 0 0 3 2/16 26.00 0 0 0 [52]
12
Joseph, SylvesterSylvester Joseph 9 Feb. 2008 17 Feb. 2008 2 70 63* 70.00 0 1 1 1/24 24.00 0 1 0 [53]
13
Peters, OrlandoOrlando Peters 9 Feb. 2008 17 Feb. 2008 2 52 32 26.00 0 0
1 0 [54]
14
Cornwall, WildenWilden Cornwall 9 Feb. 2008 17 Feb. 2008 2 30 30 15.00 0 0 0 0/12 0 1 0 [55]
15
Williams, GavinGavin Williams 9 Feb. 2008 9 Feb. 2008 1 11 11 11.00 0 0
0 0 [56]
16
Athanaze, JustinJustin Athanaze 9 Feb. 2008 17 Feb. 2008 2 21 21 10.50 0 0 2 2/30 21.00 0 1 0 [57]
17
Simon, CarlCarl Simon 9 Feb. 2008 17 Feb. 2008 2 13 9 6.50 0 0 1 1/20 36.00 0 1 0 [58]
18
Edwards, JuariJuari Edwards 9 Feb. 2008 17 Feb. 2008 2 24 21 12.00 0 0
2 1 [59]
19
Martin, AnthonyAnthony Martin 9 Feb. 2008 17 Feb. 2008 2 0 0* 0 0 3 2/25 15.33 0 0 0 [60]
20
Joseph, LarryLarry Joseph 17 Feb. 2008 17 Feb. 2008 1 5 5 5.00 0 0 0 0/25 0 0 0 [61]
21
Richards, MaliMali Richards 17 Feb. 2008 17 Feb. 2008 1 5 5 5.00 0 0
0 0 [62]
22
Hampson, ChadChad Hampson 17 Feb. 2008 17 Feb. 2008 1 7 7 7.00 0 0 3 3/23 7.66 0 1 0 [63]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Antigua v RS Lucas' XI (RS Lucas' XI in West Indies 1894/95) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  2. ^ Antigua v A Priestley's XI (A Priestley's XI in West Indies 1896/97) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  3. ^ Antigua v Lord Hawke's XI (Lord Hawke's XI in West Indies 1896/97) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  4. ^ a b Other matches played by Antigua – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  5. ^ Antigua and Barbuda in Bermuda 1984 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  6. ^ Commonwealth Games 1998/99 – ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  7. ^ Antigua and Barbuda v India, Commonwealth Games 1998/99 (Group B) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  8. ^ Commonwealth Games 1998/99 Group B Table – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  9. ^ Averages by team at the 1998 Commonwealth Games – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  10. ^ List A Matches played by Antigua and Barbuda – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  11. ^ Twenty20 matches played by Antigua and Barbuda – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  12. ^ Antigua Recreation Ground, St John's – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  13. ^ Stanford Cricket Ground, Coolidge – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  14. ^ Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  15. ^ Earl Waldron - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  16. ^ Wilden Cornwall - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  17. ^ Richie Richardson - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  18. ^ Sylvester Joseph - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  19. ^ David Joseph - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  20. ^ Ian Tittle - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  21. ^ Ridley Jacobs - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  22. ^ Eldine Baptiste - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  23. ^ Winston Benjamin - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  24. ^ Curtly Ambrose - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  25. ^ Kenny Benjamin - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  26. ^ Hayden Walsh - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  27. ^ Hamish Anthony - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  28. ^ Anthony Lake - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  29. ^ Amwaa Prince - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  30. ^ Sean Bailey - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  31. ^ Kerry Jeremy - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  32. ^ Goldwyn Prince - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  33. ^ Ricky Christopher - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  34. ^ Bertel Baltimore - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  35. ^ Gregg Skepple - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  36. ^ Curtis Roberts - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  37. ^ Carl Simon - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  38. ^ Adam Sanford - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  39. ^ Mali Richards - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  40. ^ Derryck Edwards - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  41. ^ Austin Richards - CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  42. ^ Austin Richards - CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  43. ^ Derryck Edwards - CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  44. ^ Anthony Lake - CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  45. ^ Ridley Jacobs - CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  46. ^ Ian Tittle - CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  47. ^ David Joseph - CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  48. ^ Curtis Roberts - CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  49. ^ Gregg Skepple - CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  50. ^ Bertel Baltimore - CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  51. ^ Kerry Jeremy - CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  52. ^ Gavin Tonge - CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  53. ^ Sylvester Joseph - CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  54. ^ Orlando Peters - CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  55. ^ Wilden Cornwall - CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  56. ^ Gavin Williams - CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  57. ^ Justin Athanaze - CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  58. ^ Carl Simon - CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  59. ^ Juari Edwards - CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  60. ^ Anthony Martin - CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  61. ^ Larry Joseph - CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  62. ^ Mali Richards - CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  63. ^ Chad Hampson - CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2014.