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Published:Thursday | July 1, 2021 | 12:12 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Barbadian fast bowler Shamilia Connell put in a spirited performance by claiming three crucial early wickets to help the West Indies Women hold on for a narrow 10-run win in the opening T20 International against Pakistan women in Antigua yesterday...

Published:Thursday | July 1, 2021 | 12:09 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Justin Burrowes’ imperious form continued, as the national amateur champion secured top spot following the 54-hole Jamaica Golf Association national trials, which were played at the Cinnamon Hill and Caymanas golf courses on Sunday. The diminutive...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2021 | 12:12 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Before the third T20 against South Africa, West Indies captain Kieron Pollard had called for his team to apply batting intelligence. However, all that talk seemed to have gone through the window, as the regional side fell short by one run against...

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2021 | 12:09 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

As the disappointing memories of the recent Test series still linger, the West Indies T20 side will be hoping to bring back a few smiles on the faces of Caribbean fans, when the regional side host South Africa in the first of five T20...

Published:Friday | June 25, 2021 | 12:12 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies vice-captain Nicholas Pooran says the Twenty20 (T20) team is confident and ready to face South Africa, starting with the first of five T20 Internationals in Grenada tomorrow. Pooran and other players are returning from stints in the...

Published:Tuesday | June 22, 2021 | 12:12 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Despite a gritty half-century from opener Keiran Powell, the West Indies’ fragile batting proved costly once more with a Test defeat to South Africa yesterday. The home side succumbed to some excellent spin bowling from Keshav Maharaj to go down by...

Published:Monday | June 21, 2021 | 12:08 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The West Indies will have to chase over 300 runs for victory in their second Test match against South Africa, now on in St Lucia. It would be the second such achievement this year after what they did in Bangladesh. The third day of action...

Published:Saturday | June 19, 2021 | 12:09 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies bowlers gave another resolute performance but South Africa held their own on the opening day of the second Test in St Lucia yesterday. At stumps, the visitors, who were asked to take the first strike, reached 218 for five, with...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:02 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The West Indies will be hoping that they can put on a better showing in front of a rare crowd expected at the Darren Sammy National Stadium today. The St Lucia government will allow 400 fully vaccinated persons to attend each day of the Test match...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 12:12 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Debutant West Indies fast bowler Jayden Seales may have silenced his critics regarding his premature introduction into Test cricket, with his three wickets on the opening day of the first Test against South Africa at the Daren Sammy National...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:12 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

It has been 11 years since the South Africans visited the Caribbean to play a Test match, and today, that long drought will come to an end, as the ‘Proteas’ face a rejuvenated West Indies side in the first Test at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in...

Published:Wednesday | June 9, 2021 | 12:09 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

National junior champion Rocco Lopez heads the list of 18 players selected to represent Jamaica at the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships, which is slated to take place in Punta Cana, Dominica Republic, July 30 to August 4. The tournament...

Published:Tuesday | June 8, 2021 | 12:12 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons is already summing up what he thinks will be the X factor in the upcoming two-Test series between his side and the visiting South Africans in St Lucia starting Thursday. With the Windies and South Africa sitting...

Published:Thursday | June 3, 2021 | 12:09 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

With international tennis star Naomi Osaka’s controversial withdrawal from the French Open amid revelations of mental health issues continuing to dominate conversation, noted psychologists Dr Leahcim Semaj and Dr Jason Scott Hamilton have welcomed...

Published:Tuesday | June 1, 2021 | 12:15 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Jermaine Blackwood and Barbadian Shai Hope signalled their intentions to the West Indies selectors and coaching staff, following half-century knocks on the opening day of the four day ‘Best vs Best’ Intra-squad practice match at the Darren...

Published:Tuesday | May 25, 2021 | 12:17 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Fifty-year-old Phil Mickelson turned back the clock to become the oldest Professional Golf Association Major winner in history on Sunday, while right here in Jamaica on that same day, 20-year-old Justin Burrowes claimed his second national title at...

Published:Saturday | May 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Justin Burrowes continued his no-nonsense approach towards claiming another National title, as he stepped up the pace after another workmanlike round at the Caymanas Golf Club yesterday, to maintain his lead in the zero to six category after day...

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:14 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Defending National Amateur Golf Championship champion William Knibbs will have his work cut out if he is to successfully defend his title, as the four-day competition gets under way today at the Caymanas Golf Club. Knibbs, who shot a three-under-...

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2021 | 12:10 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

It has been well over a year since stumps have been put up on any cricket field in Jamaica, however, that long wait for some on-field action will soon be over, as Jamaica is set to host two international Test matches between the West Indies and...

Published:Tuesday | May 11, 2021 | 12:10 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica and West Indies opening batsman John Campbell could take part in the upcoming two-Test series against South Africa to take place in the Caribbean early next month. Chief selector Roger Harper says Campbell, who had modest returns of 68 runs...

Published:Monday | May 10, 2021 | 1:44 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Diana McCaulay is a proficient Jamaican writer who has earned herself a multiplicity of awards and recognition as testament to her ability at the craft. McCaulay, who resides in St Andrew, has written and published four novels. 'Dog Heart...

Published:Monday | May 10, 2021 | 1:36 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Margaret Wolfe Hungerford once posited the now-iconic quote "beauty is in the eye of the beholder''.  This is true on a general basis but Joan Crawford stunned the world with her beauty in the year 1963, when she was crowned Miss...

Published:Monday | May 10, 2021 | 1:28 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Merlene Joyce Ottey has spent a great deal of her life surrounded by the track and a cheering audience. For a large part of that life, she was considered the greatest sprinter male or female in Jamaica's history. Ottey, from Cold Spring in the...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 12:21 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

As the cricketing world continues to grapple with the news of the cancellation of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the tournament’s biosecure bubble, the organisers of the tournament, in conjunction with...

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 12:27 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Cricket West Indies (CWI) Chief Executive Officer Johnny Grave says they are keeping close tabs on the Indian Premier League (IPL) which has been affected by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India. India recorded its highest daily...

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