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Cricketers bounce back from COVID impact with new league

Cayman’s cricketers were back in action Sunday for the first time since lockdown, with a new competition and fresh squads selected in a player draft held over Zoom.

Two shortlisted for cricket technical director

The search for a new cricket technical director has been narrowed down to two contenders.

Cayman wins final game against Northamptonshire

Cayman’s cricketers ended the 2020 development tour on a high note with a thrilling six-run win over the visiting Northamptonshire side. The islands’ senior national team batted first and made 129 for the loss of five wickets. Greg Strydom led the way with 38, while opener Sunil Sunil made 22.

Northamptonshire tops Cayman National Select

Northamptonshire County Cricket Academy beat Cayman National Select by four wickets at the Jimmy Powell Oval in West Bay on Sunday. The Cayman Select...

Cayman’s pre-season cricket tournament bowls into action

The Bodden Town Eagle Rays, West Bay Loggerheads and George Town Hammerheads kicked off a special pre-season Twenty20 tournament held by Cayman Cricket on...

Cayman’s cricket season bowls off with new tournament

Cayman Cricket is set to host a special pre-season tournament. The Bodden Town Eagle Rays, West Bay Loggerheads and George Town Hammerheads will kick...

Former West Indies batsman dies at 86

Former West Indies cricketer Basil Butcher passed away in Florida on Monday after a long period of illness, leaving a legacy of impressive achievements during 16 years of playing professional cricket. He was 86.

English cricket club’s visit to inspire Cayman

Northamptonshire County Cricket Club is set to arrive on Cayman’s shores for a pre-season development tour in February. The club is home to several...

Anderson plans break from cricket

Former Cayman Cricket technical director Peter Anderson plans to take some time away from the game after being terminated from the post last month.

Cayman’s cricketers struggle in World Cup qualifier

Cayman’s slim hopes of progressing to the next stage of the Twenty20 World Cup qualifiers were snuffed out with four straight defeats against tough competition in Bermuda.

Cayman cricketers aiming for World Cup upset

The Cayman Islands must play “the best cricket of our lives” to progress in next week’s World Cup T20 qualifier in Bermuda, according to coach Peter Anderson.

Cayman to participate in regional U-19 World Cup cricket qualifiers

A team from Cayman, along with support staff, departed Saturday for Toronto, Canada, to compete in the ICC Americas Regional U-19 World Cup qualifiers, which will be held 8-16 July.

Mitra: The most inspiring World Cup story this month isn’t about football

The most inspiring World Cup story this month doesn’t involve the players of the U.S. women’s national team, despite their many triumphs.

Youngsters hit the pitch for Cricket Carnival

Cayman Cricket’s annual Cricket Carnival took place Friday, 21 June, at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in George Town.
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Spectacular cricket expected this weekend at Derek Wight Elite Finals

The first of two Cayman Cricket Derek Wight Elite Finals are set for the weekend.

Cayman cricket leagues bowl off this weekend

The much anticipated Cayman cricket season will bowl off this weekend for what promises to be a fantastic season.

Fitness the focus as Cayman’s cricketers eye World Cup chance

Cayman’s cricketers are getting in shape as they prepare for the next step on the road to the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia.

Words of wisdom from cricket legend Graham Gooch

As rain lashed across the Smith Road Oval, Cayman’s top cricketers huddled inside the tiny pavilion to hear words of wisdom from one of the legends of the world game.

Go ‘All Out’ with Graham Gooch and Cayman Cricket

When words like “over” and “The Ashes” make your heart beat a little faster, you know you’re a cricket fan. If so, you can’t miss the opportunity to meet one of the greats this weekend.

Cricket legend Graham Gooch to visit Cayman

Graham Gooch, former captain of the England cricket team, will be in the Cayman Islands next month to take part in a fundraiser to help support cricket development in Cayman.

Cayman’s cricketers advance in World Cup qualifier in Argentina

Cayman’s cricketers returned from a triumphant tour of Argentina this week and immediately set their sights on the next destination – Australia in 2020.

Cayman progresses in T20 World Cup qualifier

Cayman’s cricketers are through to the next round of the Twenty20 World Cup qualifiers after an impressive performance in Argentina last week.

Cayman’s cricketers head to Argentina for World Cup qualifiers

On an unkempt patch of grass at the corner of Cayman’s cricket field, technical director Peter Anderson puts his team through slip-catching drills.

Cayman Cricket prepares for another big year

Cayman Cricket celebrated an eventful year and began crafting plans for 2018 at its annual general meeting in late December.
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Cayman to play in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 qualifiers

The road to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 starts in September with the global qualifications at the ICC World Cricket League Division 5 in South Africa.

‘We were really good. End of story’: West Indies legends recall glory days

Anyone looking for a complex answer to the secrets behind one of the greatest sports teams of all time will not find it from former West Indies opening batsmen Desmond Haynes. “The opposition turned up expecting to get beat and we never liked to disappoint them.”

Cricket legends to reunite in Cayman

Desmond Haynes and Gordon Greenidge, who formed one of the most dominant opening partnerships in world cricket history as part of the all-conquering West Indies side of the 1980s, will visit the Cayman Islands this month.

Cayman Islands team wins world cricket qualifier against Argentina

The Cayman Islands qualified for World Cricket League Division 5 at Belgrano Athletic Club on Feb. 23, with a clean sweep over hosts Argentina. Day 1 at Hurlingham Club was reduced to 33 overs after an overnight deluge impacted the outfield.

Cayman Cricket to play in Division 2 tournament

Cayman Cricket has been invited to play in the ICC Americas Division 2 tournament in February 2017, the team said in a press release. The formal training squad has been chosen by Cayman Cricket’s national selectors.

Jamaica wins inaugural NCB Challenge Trophy

The curtain came down on the inaugural NCB Challenge Trophy T-20 cricket competition over the weekend with exciting semifinal and finals games at the Smith Road and Jimmy Powell ovals.

Cayman tops Sri Lanka, advances to cricket semifinals

In the final preliminary rounds of the inaugural NCB-sponsored T-20 Challenge Trophy over the weekend, the Cayman bowlers easily qualified for the semifinals.

Cayman defeats Guyana in inaugural cricket challenge

The Cayman Islands beat Guyana at the inaugural T-20 Challenge Trophy at the Smith Road oval last weekend. Sunday’s cricket challenge, sponsored by NCB, included a double header of exciting games.

‘Tree of life’ planted in memory of Andrew Guthrie

Friends and colleagues of the late Andrew Lee Guthrie gathered at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park on Saturday to celebrate his life and observe the blessing of a tree planted in his memory.

In Memoriam: Obituaries of 2015

Obituaries of nine people who died in 2015 and who received Queen's Honours during their lifetime.

'The Beast' to recycle Christmas trees

The Department of Environmental Health will be putting its new wood grinding machine, nicknamed “The Beast,” into action in the New Year’s to recycle Christmas trees.

New farmers market opens in George Town

A new farmers market for local farmers and craft makers opened to the public Friday morning in George Town.

Narine backed by board over bowling action suspension

Sunil Narine will receive the full support of the West Indies Cricket Board following his suspension from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect, according to a board media release.

Age proves no barrier for young Bodden Town community activist

A young girl’s concern for her community is turning heads and causing a stir.

Palmer's batting makes him player of the year

Christopher Palmer was named player of the year when the Cayman Islands Cricket Association held its annual awards night in George Town on Saturday.

Cameron upbeat for West Indies

Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron, chairman of the West Indies Cricket Board, was in the Cayman Islands over the weekend for the local association’s annual awards and to update local officials on how the regional game is evolving.

Parry sees new-look Sunset rising

Sunset Football Club used to be widely seen as a team for mostly British ex-pats who enjoyed the social aspects of the sport rather than having a competitive edge.

Bovell aims to revive Cayman

Cayman Cricket’s off-season T20 tournament, The Challenge Trophy, started on Sunday with one major upset and the triumphant return of another team.

Russell aims to impress all-round

Explosive all-rounder Andre Russell says he is targeting a big one-day series against Sri Lanka, and will be aiming to score his maiden One-Day International hundred and get a five-wicket haul in the three-match rubber, according to a West Indies Cricket Board release.

Australia have mental edge over All Blacks

Australia and New Zealand, the mightiest teams in the Southern Hemisphere, will battle it out in the Rugby World Cup final this weekend.

All Blacks homing in on cup

New Zealand were the overwhelming favorites to retain their Rugby World Cup title at the start of the tournament and this weekend they moved into the final against Australia – another two-time champion – who beat Argentina 29-15 on Sunday.

Sobers is Sri Lanka's special guest

The greatest all-round cricketer the game has ever produced, Sir Garfield Sobers, will attend the second Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka which starts in Colombo on Thursday.

Samuels reported again for bowling action

West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been reported with a suspect bowling action during the first Test against Sri Lanka, which the home side won by an innings and six runs in Galle on Saturday.

Saintvil loves Wolverines' unity

Nekita Saintvil whizzes up and down the field for Anytime Fitness Wolverines and is one of their key players, which is partly why they were crowned women’s flag football champs last week.

Burke's passing is Cayman cricket's sad loss

The Cayman sporting community is mourning the passing of celebrated cricketer Peter Burke who died of cancer last Friday.

Roberts passes tips to Leeward bowlers

Sir Andy Roberts, the former West Indies fast bowler, visited St. Kitts to assist the bowlers of the Leeward Islands Hurricanes last week.

Premier League games on Flow

The English Premier League will have a new home in the Caribbean, starting next season. Cable & Wireless Communications announced this week that it has won the exclusive rights to broadcast live all 380 matches per season of the Premier League across 32 Caribbean countries from 2016/17 to 2018/19.

Rahim cruises on his marathons

Marathon running has become such a phenomenal craze that a party of visitors are coming here on a cruise ship to run one in Cayman after completing four 26.2-mile runs in each of the previous days in other Caribbean destinations.

Steve Camacho passes away

Steve Camacho, the former manager of the West Indies team and chief executive officer of the WICB, died from cancer on Friday in Antigua.

Trinidad youths to tour Cayman

Preysal Cricket Club from Preysal Village in Central Trinidad is sending an Under-18 youth team to the Cayman Islands on a development tour next month.

Keast is not slowing down at 40

This is the busiest time of the year for runners, with the Cayman Marathon approaching in December. Yet at the start of this year, Andrew Keast was bursting with so much energy, he ran seven 26.2-mile races in as many months.

Simmons suspended for outburst

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons was suspended on Monday for criticizing the decision not to recall two all-rounders to the one-day international squad.

Haynes wants more support for Holder

The latest storm swirling around West Indies cricket is that legendary former batsman Desmond Haynes has accused the West Indies Cricket Board of not having a good enough system in place to support the young and inexperienced new captain Jason Holder.

Sutton defies aging process

Chris Sutton is one of the fittest athletes in the Cayman Islands, always one of the fastest finishers in cycling and running events and often a podium figure.

Cricket raffle went well

Cayman Cricket held a raffle to help raise funds to keep the sport going locally and to finance a women’s cricket tour to New York two weeks ago.

Morris still missed 10 years on

The Cayman Islands cricket fraternity marked the 10th anniversary of the passing of young cricketer Daniel Richlin Morris on Tuesday.

Morris wants a total revamp

Cayman’s national cricket team performed so badly at the ICC World Cricket League Division 6 tournament in England two weeks ago that a revamp of the system is an absolute necessity, according to the team’s spin bowler Alessandro Morris.

Stars will play for Dominica fund

Caribbean sports stars will turn out for a celebrity 20-over cricket match in Barbados this weekend in support of Dominica which is still grappling with the devastation left by Tropical Storm Erika a month ago.

Cummings never stops tri-ing

Triathlon organizers used to boast that their sport is the fastest growing in the world. That may indeed be case in the Cayman Islands as every other athlete seems to be lured into the swim, bike and run event. Daniel Cummings is a typical new convert.

British Schools Fair this week

Seventeen schools will be featured at a British Schools Fair at the Westin resort on Friday and Saturday.

Gall always makes a splash for Dolphins

Fabio Gall is small and fast, which when playing flag football are two huge assets. Gall is elusive, and as he is just 5-feet 6-inches tall, can whizz around lumbering opponents literally twice his size.

Heroes for Hannah: Cayman is full of them

Three cheers for everyone who pitched in to support childhood cancer research at the Heroes for Hannah event last Friday. Heck, make that 320,000 cheers.

'Heroes' raise nearly $300K for child cancer research

Almost 100 people made the bold choice to go bald on Friday night at the third annual Heroes for Hannah shave event in support of childhood cancer research.

Holder replaces Ramdin as skipper

Jason Holder has replaced Denesh Ramdin as captain of West Indies for the upcoming two-Test series against Sri Lanka.

More than 100 ready to shave heads for Hannah

More than 100 people have signed up to have their heads shaved at the third annual Heroes for Hannah shave event to raise money for childhood cancer research.

Agricultural pioneers sought for Heroes Day recognition

Premier Alden McLaughlin and Agriculture Minister Kurt Tibbetts will oversee nominations of Caymanian farmers who will be recognized as pioneers of agriculture in the 2016 National Heroes Day celebrations.

Comins did CrossFit on vacation

Gill Comins is one of those annoying people who is so super-fit that even when on vacation they spend most of their time in a gym.

Grant Thornton helps FARM project

Grant Thornton staff members volunteered last week to help ready a new site for the Farmers and Artisans Retail Market.

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