Jamaica national cricket team
|Captain:||Tamar Lambert (First-class)
Chris Gayle (List-A)
|Colours:||Gold Green Black|
|Home ground:||Sabina Park, Kingston|
|First-class debut:||RS Lucas' XI
at Sabina Park, Kingston
|Four Day wins:||12|
|WICB Cup wins:||6 (plus 1 shared)|
The team's history lasts back to 1895, when they played three matches against a touring side from England led by Slade Lucas, but because of the distance to the other cricketing countries, Jamaica did not play regular first-class cricket until 1964. They played in the inaugural Shell Shield first-class competition, winning it on the fourth attempt, but then had to wait until 1977–78 for their next title – which was a shared one-day title with Leeward Islands.
From 1986 to 1992, Jamaica won a total of six titles (three first class and three one-day), but in the thirteen seasons since then they have added four to the cupboard, despite completing the double in 1999–2000. In 2004–05, they came back after a two-year drought, however – with seven wins in ten regular season matches, they were 47 points ahead of runners-up Leeward Islands on the regular season table to win the Carib Beer Cup, before defeating the Leeward Islands by eight wickets in the final to take the Carib Beer Challenge title as well. However, this was followed up by a last-place finish the following season.
The team does not take part in any international competitions (the 1998 Commonwealth Games tournament being an exception), but rather in inter-regional competitions in the Caribbean, such as the Carib Beer Cup and the KFC Cup, and the best players may be selected for the West Indies cricket team, which plays international cricket. Jamaica has won the domestic first class competition eight times, and they have also won the one-day competition six times – and shared the title once.
Prominent cricketers who have represented Jamaica include Jimmy Adams, Gerry Alexander, Jeff Dujon, Chris Gayle, George Headley, Michael Holding, Lawrence Rowe, Alfred Valentine, Courtney Walsh and Frank Worrell.
Players with international caps are listed in bold.
|No.||Name||Birth date||Batting style||Bowling style||Notes|
|26||Brenton Parchment||24 June 1982||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|45||Chris Gayle||21 September 1979||Left-handed||Right arm off break||List A captain|
|52||Marlon Samuels||5 January 1981||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|10||Xavier Marshall||27 March 1986||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|49||Brendan Nash||14 December 1977||Left-handed||Left arm medium|
|68||Wavell Hinds||7 September 1976||Left-handed||Right arm medium|
|??||Shawn Findlay||3 March 1984||Left-handed||Right arm medium|
|??||Danza Hyatt||17 March 1983||Right-handed||Right arm medium|
|??||Andre McCarthy||8 June 1987||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|??||Tamar Lambert||15 July 1981||Right-handed||Right arm off break||First-class captain|
|??||Simon Jackson||18 May 1985||Left-handed||Right arm leg break|
|8||David Bernard||19 July 1981||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast||Twenty20 captain|
|12||Andre Russell||29 April 1988||Right-handed||Right arm fast-medium|
|35||Carlton Baugh||23 June 1982||Right-handed||—|
|??||Chadwick Walton||3 July 1985||Right-handed||—|
|??||Horace Miller||26 October 1989||Right-handed||—|
|33||Nikita Miller||16 May 1982||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|75||Jerome Taylor||22 June 1984||Right-handed||Right arm fast|
|??||Jermaine Lawson||13 January 1982||Right-handed||Right arm fast-medium|
|39||Daren Powell||15 April 1978||Right-handed||Right arm fast-medium|
|??||Andrew Richardson||6 September 1981||Left-handed||Right arm fast-medium|
|20||Odean Brown||8 February 1982||Right-handed||Right arm leg break|
|??||Yannick Elliott||15 June 1986||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|20||Nkruma Bonner||23 January 1989||Right-handed||Right arm leg break|
|??||Krishmar Santokie||20 December 1984||Left-handed||Left arm medium|
Jamaica's main ground is Sabina Park in Kingston, which has hosted 144 first-class games since 1895. Usually at least two or three games have been played there each year, although they played no games in 2005, opting instead to have Alpart Sports Club Ground in St Elizabeth as their main home ground with three of five games. That ground will also host one game in the 2005–06 Carib Beer Cup, along with Kensington Park in Kingston and Chedwin Park in Spanish Town.
- Regional Four Day Competition (11): 1968–69, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1991–92, 1999–2000, 2001–02, 2004–05, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12
- Domestic one-day competition (7): 1977–78 (shared), 1983–84, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1990–91, 1999–2000, 2007–08
- Limacol Caribbean Premier League (1): 2013
- 2005–06 KFC Cup Squad from Cricinfo
- First-class matches played on Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
- List of international cricketers from Jamaica
- List of Jamaican C.C. players
- Jamaican women's cricket team