Cayman Islands national cricket team

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Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands Cricket Association logo.png
Association Cayman Islands Cricket Association
ICC status Affiliate (1997)
Associate (2002)
ICC region ICC Americas
WCL 2015 Division Six
Coach Pearson Best
Captain Chris Palmer
First match
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands v. United States 
(King City, Canada; 7 August 2000)
First first-class
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands v. Bermuda 
(Toronto, Canada; 27 August 2005)
First list-A
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands v. Guyana 
(The Valley, Anguilla; 11 October 2000)
First twenty20
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands v. Bahamas 
(King City, Canada; 11 July 2006)
As of 4 September 2015

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

The Cayman Islands debuted internationally at the 2000 Americas Cricket Cup in Canada,[2] and later in the year were invited to appear in the 2000–01 edition of the Red Stripe Bowl (the West Indian domestic limited-overs competition), where matches had list-A status.[3] During the early 2000s, the Caymans often competed with Bermuda as the third-best team in the ICC Americas region, behind Canada and the United States. When the U.S. was suspended from the 2005 Intercontinental Cup, they were replaced by the Cayman Islands,[4] with the team being afforded the opportunity to make its first-class debut.[5]

In 2006 and 2008, the Cayman Islands played in the Stanford 20/20 tournament (where matches had full Twenty20 status).[6] In between those competitions, the team had made its debut in the newly created World Cricket League (WCL), being placed into the 2007 Division Three tournament. The Caymans narrowly missed out on promotion there, losing a semi-final to Argentina, but at the 2009 Division Three tournament were relegated to 2010 Division Four. A further relegation followed to 2012 Division Five, while at the 2014 Division Five tournament the Cayman Islands placed fifth, meaning the team's next WCL event will be the 2015 Division Six tournament in England.

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.[7] 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.[8]

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.[9] 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.[10] 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.[11]

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.[12] In 2006, they first played in the inaugural Stanford 20/20 tournament. They beat the Bahamas in the preliminary round,[13] but lost to Trinidad & Tobago in the first round proper.[14]

In August 2006, they finished third in Division One of the ICC Americas Championship after wins against Argentina and Canada.[15] 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.[16] 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[7]
  • 2002: 3rd place[9]
  • 2004: 4th place[10]
  • 2006: 3rd place (Division One)[15]
  • 2008: 4th place (Division One)
  • 2010: 5th place (Division One)

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The Cayman Islands squad at the World Cricket League Division Three tournament was as follows:[19]

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 Oval, 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:[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Cayman Islands at Cricket Archive
  2. ^ Other matches played by Cayman Islands – CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  3. ^ List A matches played by Cayman Islands – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  4. ^ Deb K. Das (8 August 2005). "ICC expels USA from Intercontinental Cup" – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  5. ^ First-class matches played by Cayman Islands – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  6. ^ Twenty20 matches played by Cayman Islands – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  7. ^ a b Americas Cup 2000 at CricketEurope
  8. ^ Red Stripe Bowl 2000/01 at Cricket Archive
  9. ^ a b Americas Cup 2002 at CricketEurope
  10. ^ a b 2005 ICC Trophy Americas qualifying at CricketEurope
  11. ^ Scorecard of Cayman Islands v Kuwait, 27 February 2005 at Cricket Archive
  12. ^ a b 2005 ICC Intercontinental Cup at CricketEurope
  13. ^ Scorecard of Bahamas v Cayman Islands, 11 July 2006 at Cricket Archive
  14. ^ Scorecard of Cayman Islands v Trinidad & Tobago, 25 July 2006 at Cricket Archive
  15. ^ a b 2006 ICC Americas Championship Division One at CricketEurope
  16. ^ a b 2007 World Cricket League Division Three at CricketEurope
  17. ^ 2004 ICC Intercontinental Cup at CricketEurope
  18. ^ 2006 ICC Intercontinental Cup at CricketEurope
  19. ^ 2007 ICC World Cricket league Division Three squads at CricketEurope
  20. ^ Cayman Islands players at Cricket Archive

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