Jamaica national cricket team

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Flag of Jamaica.svg
CaptainNikita Miller (First-class & List A)
CoachJunior Bennett
Team information
Colours               Gold, Green, Black
Home groundSabina Park, Kingston
First-class debutRS Lucas' XI
in 1895
at Sabina Park, Kingston
Four Day wins12
WICB Cup wins6 (plus 1 shared)
Twenty20 wins0

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


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 Regional Four Day Competition and the Regional Super50, 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. The team competes in the Professional Cricket Leagues under the franchise name Jamaica Scorpions.

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, Frank Worrell, Marlon Samuels and Andre Russell.


Listed below are players who have represented Jamaica in either the 2016–17 Regional Four Day Competition or the 2016–17 Regional Super50. Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Flag of None.svg Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Jermaine Blackwood (1991-11-20) 20 November 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Trevon Griffith (1991-04-18) 18 April 1991 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm off spin
Brandon King (1994-12-16) 16 December 1994 (age 24) Right-handed
Andre McCarthy (1987-06-08) 8 June 1987 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Paul Palmer (1992-01-05) 5 January 1992 (age 27) Left-handed
United States
Steven Taylor (1993-11-09) 9 November 1993 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm off spin
Shacaya Thomas (1988-09-25) 25 September 1988 (age 30) Right-handed
Fabian Allen (1995-05-07) 7 May 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Left-arm orthodox
John Campbell (1993-09-21) 21 September 1993 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm off spin
Rovman Powell (1993-07-23) 23 July 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Chadwick Walton (1985-07-03) 3 July 1985 (age 34) Right-handed
Jason Dawes (1988-12-27) 27 December 1988 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast
Gavon Brown (1993-10-14) 14 October 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium
Derval Green (1988-12-04) 4 December 1988 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium fast
Damion Jacobs (1985-02-15) 15 February 1985 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
Nikita Miller (1982-05-16) 16 May 1982 (age 37) Right-handed Left-arm orthodox
Marquino Mindley (1994-12-29) 29 December 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Jerome Taylor (1984-06-22) 22 June 1984 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm fast
Oshane Thomas (1997-02-18) 18 February 1997 (age 22) Left-handed Right-arm medium fast
Damani Sewell (1994-08-21) 21 August 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off spin

Note: Palmer was captain for the Regional Four Day Competition and Campbell was captain for the Regional Super50.

Source: Regional Four Day Competition, Regional Super50


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.


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