Cayman Islands national cricket team

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Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
ICC membership granted 1997
ICC member status Associate Member
ICC development region Americas
World Cricket League division Five
Captain Abali Hoilett
Coach Pearson Best
First recorded match 7 August 2000 v USA at Maple Leaf Cricket Club, King City, Ontario, Canada
First class cricket
First class matches played 2
First class wins/losses 0/2
List A cricket
List A matches played 4
List A wins/losses 0/4
Twenty20 cricket
Twenty20 matches played 3
Twenty20 wins/losses 1/2
As of 5 August 2007

The Cayman Islands national cricket team is the team that represents the British overseas territory of the Cayman Islands in international cricket matches. They have been an associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 2002, having previously been an affiliate member since 1997.[1]

They have played in international competition since the year 2000, and played in the 2005 ICC Intercontinental Cup.[2] They are in Division Three of the World Cricket League[3] and are ranked at 24th in the world by the ICC, the fourth ranked non-test team in the Americas region.[4]

History[edit]

The Cayman Islands became an affiliate member of the ICC in 1997[1] and played their first tournament three years later when they played in the ICC Americas Championship in Canada. They finished fourth in the tournament, their only win coming against Argentina.[5] Later in the year, they played their first List A matches as part of the Red Stripe Bowl in the West Indies. They played against Bermuda, Guyana, the Leeward Islands and the Windward Islands in the first round, losing all their games.[6]

The Cayman Islands gained associate membership of the ICC in 2002, a year in which they finished third in the Americas Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina after recording wins against Argentina, the Bahamas and Bermuda.[7] The 2004 Americas Championship served as a qualifying competition for the 2005 ICC Trophy, and a repeat of their third place finish from 2002 would have qualified them for that tournament. Wins against Argentina and the Bahamas meant they could only finish fourth however.[8] This did qualify them for a place in a repêchage tournament in early 2005 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They finished fifth in that tournament after beating Kuwait in a play-off match.[9]

Later in 2005, the Cayman Islands took part in the ICC Intercontinental Cup, a tournament for ICC associate members with first-class status. They lost both their first round matches to Bermuda and Canada, thus not qualifying for the semi-finals.[2] In 2006, they first played in the inaugural Stanford 20/20 tournament. They beat the Bahamas in the preliminary round,[10] but lost to Trinidad & Tobago in the first round proper.[11]

In August 2006, they finished third in Division One of the ICC Americas Championship after wins against Argentina and Canada.[12] This qualified them for 2007 Division Three of the World Cricket League, which was played in May/June 2007 in Darwin, Australia. After beating Hong Kong and Tanzania in the first round, they lost to Argentina in the semi finals, and to Papua New Guinea in the third place play-off, thus finishing fourth in the tournament.[13] In 2009 they again placed in 2009 Division Three in which they came 5th thus relegating to Division Four. Like Argentina their bad run continued and again finished fifth only winning over Argentina. In 2012, they managed to stop the fall, finishing fourth in 2012 Division Five.

Tournament history[edit]

ICC Intercontinental Cup[edit]

World Cricket League[edit]

ICC Americas Championship[edit]

  • 2000: 4th place[5]
  • 2002: 3rd place[7]
  • 2004: 4th place[8]
  • 2006: 3rd place (Division One)[12]
  • 2008: 4th place (Division One)
  • 2010: 5th place (Division One)

The future[edit]

The Cayman Islands will again take part in Division Five of the World Cricket League in 2014.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The Cayman Islands squad at the World Cricket League Division Three tournament was as follows:[16]

Name Batting style Bowling style Notes
Captain
Ryan Bovell RHB Right-arm medium-fast
Wicketkeepers
Ryan Ebanks RHB No relation to Ronald Ebanks
Ainsley Hall RHB Right-arm medium
Keneil Irving RHB Right-arm medium
Opening Batsmen
Steve Gordon RHB Right-arm medium Previously played for Jamaica
Ainsley Hall RHB Right-arm medium
Middle Order Batsmen
Ronald Ebanks RHB Right-arm medium/off spin No relation to Ryan Ebanks
Jalon Linton RHB
Saheed Mohamed RHB Off spin
All-rounders
Pearson Best RHB Right-arm slow-medium
Franklyn Hinds RHB Right-arm medium
Joseph Kirkconnell RHB Right-arm medium
Spin bowler
Michael Wight RHB Leg spin
Fast bowlers
Kenute Tulloch RHB Right-arm medium-fast
Troy Taylor RHB Right-arm medium-fast


Performance by Cayman Island cricketers in World Cricket League matches

Current Players
Name Matches Runs Wickets
Ramon Sealy 24 344 0
Conroy Wright 18 322 26
Omar Willis 12 173 1
Alessandro Morris 22 134 17
Ainsley Hall 20 416 0
Ronald Ebanks 16 208 9
Darren Cato 4 60 0
Omar Bryan 3 40 1
Kervin Ebanks 17 117 9
Ricardo Roach 12 117 2
Troy Taylor 6 42 12
Ian Rotsey 4 14 0
Steve Gordon 18 435 0
Nicholas Sellars 3 7 0
Former Players
Name Matches Runs Wickets
Pearson Best 19 345 0
Abali Hoilett 9 69 0
Ryan Bovell 23 305 38
Alistair Ifill 5 14 0
Kevin Bazil 18 61 8
Marlon Bryan 6 4 7
Saheed Mohamed 17 294 14
Paul Chin 2 24 0
Jalon Linton 3 13 0
Keneil Irving 10 108 0
Kenute Tulloch 11 30 11
Franklyn Hinds 5 19 10
Michael Wight 5 11 4
Joseph Kirkconnell 2 5 0
Ryan Ebanks 5 5 0

Highest scores

Steve Gordon – 104* vs Tanzania at Tracy Village Oval, Darwin on 27 May 2007

Ainsley Hall – 100* vs Tanzania at Tracy Village Oval, Darwin on 27 May 2007

Pearson Best – 85 vs Italy at Centro Sportivo Ca'Nova, Medicina on 19 August 2010

Conroy Wright – 79* vs Jersey at Bayuemas Oval, Kuala Lumpur on 10 March 2014

Pearson Best – 79 vs Guernsey at The Padang, Singapore on 25 February 2012

Best Bowling figures

Ryan Bovell – 5/9 vs Argentina at Indian Assoc. Ground, Singapore on 22 February 2012

Kervin Ebanks – 5/19 vs Guernsey at Royal Selangor Club, Kuala Lumpur on 6 March 2014

Franklyn Hinds – 4/22 vs Hong Kong at Tracy Village Oval, Darwin on 28 May 2007

Michael Wight – 4/30 vs Uganda at Marrara Cricket Ground, Darwin on 30 May 2007

Ryan Bovell – 4/35 vs Papua New Guinea at Belgrano ACG, Buenos Aires on 24 January 2009

Other players[edit]

For a complete list of Cayman Islands first-class cricketers, see List of Cayman Islands first-class cricketers.

In addition to those listed above, the following Cayman Islands cricketers have played first-class, List A or official Twenty20 cricket:[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Cayman Islands at Cricket Archive
  2. ^ a b c 2005 ICC Intercontinental Cup at CricketEurope
  3. ^ Uganda lift Division Three title by Andrew Nixon, 2 June 2007 at CricketEurope
  4. ^ One-Day rankings at the official website of the ICC
  5. ^ a b Americas Cup 2000 at CricketEurope
  6. ^ Red Stripe Bowl 2000/01 at Cricket Archive
  7. ^ a b Americas Cup 2002 at CricketEurope
  8. ^ a b 2005 ICC Trophy Americas qualifying at CricketEurope
  9. ^ Scorecard of Cayman Islands v Kuwait, 27 February 2005 at Cricket Archive
  10. ^ Scorecard of Bahamas v Cayman Islands, 11 July 2006 at Cricket Archive
  11. ^ Scorecard of Cayman Islands v Trinidad & Tobago, 25 July 2006 at Cricket Archive
  12. ^ a b 2006 ICC Americas Championship Division One at CricketEurope
  13. ^ a b 2007 World Cricket League Division Three at CricketEurope
  14. ^ 2004 ICC Intercontinental Cup at CricketEurope
  15. ^ 2006 ICC Intercontinental Cup at CricketEurope
  16. ^ 2007 ICC World Cricket league Division Three squads at CricketEurope
  17. ^ Cayman Islands players at Cricket Archive

See also[edit]