Windies Mens Team

Smith back for Windwards semi-final

Castries, St Lucia – West Indies opening batsman Devon Smith is one of three changes made to the Windward Islands side for this weekend’s semi-final clash with Combined Campuses & Colleges in the WICB First-Class Championship.

The left-handed Smith, a member of West Indies World Cup campaign, will replace another left-handed batsman Atticus Browne but West Indies captain Darren Sammy will not be in action at the 3Ws Oval.

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Shane Shillingford making good progress

St John’s, Antigua – Off-spinner Shane Shillingford is making encouraging progress as he makes a bid to return to competitive cricket.

The 28-year-old from Dominica has had several sessions under the watchful eyes of the coaches at the Sagicor High Performance Centre (HPC), after he was taken out of the game for a suspect bowling action late last year.

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SL dismiss NZ for 217 in semi

Colombo, Sri Lanka – New Zealand were all out for 217 off 48.5 overs against Sri Lanka in the first ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 semi-final at the R Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday.

The topscore came from veteran allrounder Scott Styris, who made 57 from 77 balls, while opener Martin Gupril made 39 from 65 balls.

The best bowlers for Sri Lanka were speedster Lasith Malinga, who took 3-55 from nine overs, and slow bowler Ajantha Mendis who ended the innings with 3-35 from 9.5 overs.

New Zealand bat first against Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka – New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori won the toss and elected to bat against Sri Lanka in the first World Cup semi-final at the R Premadasa Stadium, on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka named an unchanged team from the line-up who beat England in the quarter-finals. Off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan was declared fit to play despite suffering from a bruised knee and a hamstring injury in the lead-up to the match.

Windwards triumph to reach semis

Gros Islet, St Lucia – A five-wicket haul by left arm spinner Gary Mathurin and an unbroken, third wicket partnership of 48 between Keddy Lesporis and Johnson Charles steered Windward Islands to an easy eight-wicket win over Leeward Islands on Monday.

Set 99 to win the final round encounter of the WICB First Class Championship, the Windwards coasted to their target with no worries at the Beausejour Cricket Ground, completing victory 20 minutes before tea on the final day.


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