Jamaica national cricket team

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Jamaica
Captain: Tamar Lambert (First-class)
Chris Gayle (List-A)
Coach: Junior Bennett
Colours: Gold green black
Founded: 1888
Home ground: Sabina Park, Kingston
Capacity: 22,000
First-class debut: RS Lucas' XI
in 1895
at Sabina Park, Kingston
Four Day wins: 12
WICB Cup wins: 6 (plus 1 shared)
Twenty20 wins: 0

The Jamaica national cricket team is the representative first-class cricket team of Jamaica.

History[edit]

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.

Squad[edit]

Jamaican Courtney Walsh took 519 Test wickets

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Current squad

No. Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
26 Brenton Parchment (1982-06-24) 24 June 1982 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm off break
45 Chris Gayle (1979-09-21) 21 September 1979 (age 34) Left-handed Right arm off break List A captain
52 Marlon Samuels (1981-01-05) 5 January 1981 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm off break
10 Xavier Marshall (1986-03-27) 27 March 1986 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm off break
49 Brendan Nash (1977-12-14) 14 December 1977 (age 36) Left-handed Left-arm medium
68 Wavell Hinds (1976-09-07) 7 September 1976 (age 37) Left-handed Right-arm medium
?? Shawn Findlay (1984-03-03) 3 March 1984 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm medium
?? Danza Hyatt (1983-03-17) 17 March 1983 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium
?? Andre McCarthy (1987-06-08) 8 June 1987 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm off break
?? Tamar Lambert (1981-07-15) 15 July 1981 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm off break First-class captain
?? Simon Jackson (1985-05-18) 18 May 1985 (age 29) Left-handed Right arm leg break
All-rounders
8 David Bernard (1981-07-19) 19 July 1981 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast Twenty20 captain
12 Andre Russell (1988-04-29) 29 April 1988 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Wicket-keepers
35 Carlton Baugh (1982-06-23) 23 June 1982 (age 32) Right-handed
?? Chadwick Walton (1985-07-03) 3 July 1985 (age 29) Right-handed
?? Horace Miller (1989-10-26) 26 October 1989 (age 24) Right-handed
Bowlers
33 Nikita Miller (1982-05-16) 16 May 1982 (age 32) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
75 Jerome Taylor (1984-06-22) 22 June 1984 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast
?? Jermaine Lawson (1982-01-13) 13 January 1982 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
39 Daren Powell (1978-04-15) 15 April 1978 (age 36) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
?? Andrew Richardson (1981-09-06) 6 September 1981 (age 32) Left-handed Right arm fast-medium
20 Odean Brown (1982-02-08) 8 February 1982 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm leg break
?? Yannick Elliott (1986-06-15) 15 June 1986 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm off break
20 Nkruma Bonner (1989-01-23) 23 January 1989 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm leg break
?? Krishmar Santokie (1984-12-20) 20 December 1984 (age 29) Left-handed Left-arm medium

Source: List A squad and first-class squad

Grounds[edit]

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.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]