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Jamaica

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

It 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 team, who plays international cricket. Jamaica has won the domestic first class competition six times, and they have also won the one-day competition five times - and shared the title once.

Chris Gayle Captain of west indies Cricket Team
Jamaican Courtney Walsh took 519 Test wickets

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 list of 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.

Contents

Squad

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
26 Brenton Parchment Jamaica 24 June 1982 (1982-06-24) (age 27) Right-handed Right arm off break
45 Chris Gayle Jamaica 21 September 1979 (1979-09-21) (age 30) Left-handed Right arm off break List A captain
52 Marlon Samuels Jamaica 5 January 1981 (1981-01-05) (age 29) Right-handed Right arm off break
10 Xavier Marshall Jamaica 27 March 1986 (1986-03-27) (age 23) Right-handed Right arm off break
49 Brendan Nash Jamaica 14 December 1977 (1977-12-14) (age 32) Left-handed Left arm medium pace
68 Wavell Hinds Jamaica 7 September 1976 (1976-09-07) (age 33) Left-handed Right arm medium pace
?? Shawn Findlay Jamaica 3 March 1984 (1984-03-03) (age 25) Left-handed Right arm medium pace
?? Andre McCarthy Jamaica 8 June 1987 (1987-06-08) (age 22) Right-handed Right arm off break
?? Tamar Lambert Jamaica 15 July 1981 (1981-07-15) (age 28) Right-handed Right arm off break First-class captain
All-rounders
8 David Bernard Jamaica 19 July 1981 (1981-07-19) (age 28) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
?? Donovan Sinclair Jamaica 13 August 1985 (1985-08-13) (age 24) Right-handed Right arm leg break
?? Danza Hyatt Jamaica 17 March 1983 (1983-03-17) (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium pace
?? Lorenzo Ingram Jamaica 14 April 1983 (1983-04-14) (age 26) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Wicket-keepers
35 Carlton Baugh Jamaica 23 June 1982 (1982-06-23) (age 27) Right-handed
?? Horace Miller Jamaica 26 October 1989 (1989-10-26) (age 20) Right-handed
?? Keith Hibbert Jamaica 14 June 1980 (1980-06-14) (age 29) Right-handed
Bowlers
33 Nikita Miller Jamaica 16 May 1982 (1982-05-16) (age 27) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
75 Jerome Taylor Jamaica 22 June 1984 (1984-06-22) (age 25) Right-handed Right arm fast
?? Jermaine Lawson Jamaica 13 January 1982 (1982-01-13) (age 28) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
39 Daren Powell Jamaica 15 April 1978 (1978-04-15) (age 31) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
?? Andrew Richardson Jamaica 6 September 1981 (1981-09-06) (age 28) Left-handed Right arm fast-medium
?? Krishmar Santokie Jamaica 20 December 1984 (1984-12-20) (age 25) Left-handed Left arm medium pace
20 Odean Brown Jamaica 8 February 1982 (1982-02-08) (age 27) Right-handed Right arm leg break
?? Gavin Wallace Jamaica 22 December 1984 (1984-12-22) (age 25) Right-handed Right arm leg break
?? Bevon Brown Jamaica 2 September 1979 (1979-09-02) (age 30) Right-handed Right arm off break
?? Yanick Elliott Jamaica 15 June 1986 (1986-06-15) (age 23) Right-handed Right arm off break
?? Andre Russell Jamaica 29 April 1988 (1988-04-29) (age 21) Right-handed Right arm fast

Source: List A squad & First-class squad

Roll of honour

Grounds

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.

References

See also

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