Leeward Islands cricket team

The Leeward Islands cricket team is a first class cricket team representing the member countries of the Leeward Islands Cricket Association, an associate of the West Indies Cricket Board. Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, Montserrat, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands[3] and Sint Maarten[4] are members of the Leeward Islands Cricket Association. The team does not participate in any international competitions (though Antigua and Barbuda took part at the 1998 Commonwealth Games), but rather in inter-regional competitions in the Caribbean, such as the Regional Four Day Competition and the Regional Super50. The team competes in regional cricket under the franchise name Leeward Islands Hurricanes.[5]

Leeward Islands
CaptainAntigua and Barbuda Rakheem Cornwall (First-class)[1]
Anguilla Jahmar Hamilton (List A)
CoachAntigua and Barbuda Stuart Williams[2]
Team information
Colours  Maroon   Gold
Home groundAntigua and Barbuda Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
Saint Kitts and Nevis Warner Park
Saint Kitts and Nevis Edgar Gilbert Ground
Nevis Elquemedo Willett Park
Montserrat Salem Oval
Sint Maarten Carib Lumber Ball Park
United States Virgin Islands Addelita Cancryn
Four Day wins3 (plus 1 shared)
Super50 Cup wins5 (plus 2 shared)
Twenty20 wins0
Official websiteLeeward Islands

The Leeward Islands has won a total of ten domestic titles – four in first class cricket and six in one-day cricket, but their last title was in 1997–98 when they won the double (although the first-class title was shared with Guyana). The list of prominent cricketers who have played for the Leewards Islands includes Curtly Ambrose, Eldine Baptiste, Kenny Benjamin, Winston Benjamin, Sheldon Cottrell, George Ferris, Ridley Jacobs, Viv Richards, Richie Richardson, Andy Roberts and Hayden Walsh Jr.

History edit

The Leeward Islands played their inaugural first-class game in 1958, and lost by an innings and 19 runs to Jamaica. Their first win did not come until 1968–69, when they beat Guyana by 43 runs at the Warner Park Sporting Complex ground. From 1965–66 to 1980–81 the team competed as the Combined Islands in first-class cricket, along with the best cricketers from the Windward Islands. However, when regular one-day competitions began in 1975–76 the island groups were separate, and the Leeward Islands won on their third outing in 1977–78.

In 1981–82 the Leeward Islands made their debut in the Shell Shield with a 57-run win over the Windward Islands (the season after the Combined Islands had won the title), but it was to take eight seasons until they could lift the first-class trophy – which by then had been renamed the Red Stripe Cup. From 1989–90 to 1997–98, the Leeward Islands won three outright first-class titles with one shared and three outright one-day titles with one shared. Since then their only major trophy has been their 2010–11 WICB Cup triumph.

Squad edit

  Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Kieran Powell (1990-03-06) 6 March 1990 (age 33) Left-handed Right-arm off spin
Montcin Hodge (1987-09-29) 29 September 1987 (age 36) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
Amir Jangoo (1997-07-14) 14 July 1997 (age 26) Left-handed -
Devon Thomas (1989-11-12) 12 November 1989 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Keacy Carty (1997-03-19) 19 March 1997 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Akeem Saunders (1994-06-17) 17 June 1994 (age 29) Right-handed -
Terrence Warde (1989-01-02) 2 January 1989 (age 35) Right-handed -
Rahkeem Cornwall (1993-02-01) 1 February 1993 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm off spin (First-class captain)
Colin Archibald (1996-10-20) 20 October 1996 (age 27) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
Hayden Walsh Jr. (1992-04-23) 23 April 1992 (age 31) Left-handed Right-arm leg spin
Jahmar Hamilton (1990-09-22) 22 September 1990 (age 33) Right-handed - (List A captain)
Jaison Peters (1989-11-22) 22 November 1989 (age 34) Right-handed -
Spin Bowlers
Jason Campbell (1985-11-30) 30 November 1985 (age 38) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
Damion Jacobs (1985-02-15) 15 February 1985 (age 39) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
Pace Bowlers
Sheeno Berridge (1990-09-27) 27 September 1990 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Quinton Boatswain (1990-10-16) 16 October 1990 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Jeremiah Louis (1996-03-12) 12 March 1996 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Sheldon Cottrell (1989-08-19) 19 August 1989 (age 34) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium

Notable players edit

Antiguan born Viv Richards
Curtly Ambrose took 405 Test wickets

The list of prominent cricketers who have represented the Leeward Islands includes:

Grounds edit

The Leeward Islands play cricket on all their territories, though the only grounds to have seen Test cricket are the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Warner Park in St Kitts and the now disused Antigua Recreation Ground. The Leeward Islands have also played home games at Salem Oval (Montserrat), Edgar Gilbert Sporting Complex (Saint Kitts), Carib Lumber Ball Park (Sint Maarten), Addelita Cancryn Junior High School Ground (St. Thomas) and Elquemedo Willet Park (Nevis).

Honours edit

References edit

  1. ^ "West Indies Championship squads updated as ODI representatives head to the Netherlands". sportsmax.tv. Sportsmax. 26 May 2022.
  2. ^ Seepersad, Roger (14 May 2022). "Hurricanes fit for the fight". trinidadexpress.com. Trinidad Express.
  3. ^ "Leeward Islands Cricket Association – Club Detail". Archived from the original on 2 August 2003.
  4. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". www.cricketarchive.com.
  5. ^ "Jamaica Franchise at home against Leeward Islands Hurricanes". Archived from the original on 7 December 2014.

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