Windies Mens Team

Fletcher ton takes WI over Bajans

Bridgetown, Barbados – Andre Fletcher scored his second century of the season to upstage an incisive spell from Fidel Edwards, and lead Windward Islands to first innings points over Barbados in the WICB Regional first-class championship on Sunday.

Fletcher made 116 to anchor the Windwards’ batting, as they were dismissed for 350 in their first innings on the third day of their fifth round match at Kensington Oval, to gain a slender first innings lead of nine runs.

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Martin's strikes put pressure on T&T

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – Leeward Islands leg-spinner Anthony Martin struck three lethal blows late in the day on Sunday to leave Trinidad and Tobago tottering in their pursuit of victory.

Set 183 to win, T&T slumped to 75-5 at the close at Queen’s Park Oval, still 108 runs adrift of their target. With Runako Morton taking no further part in the match, it means T&T are effectively six wickets down.

Champs made to work hard by Kenya

Banguluru, India – Australia claimed their place in the quarter-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup with a hard-working 60-run win over Kenya, on Sunday.

Collins Obuya in particular had a day to remember, finishing unbeaten just two short of a century for Kenya, who restored pride with a defiant performance despite losing by 60 runs. Obuya, who started his career as a leg-spinner, has converted to a top-order batsman and won the Man-of-the-Match award for his determined 98 not out.

Black Caps give Canada a whipping

Mumbai, India – New Zealand booked their passage from Group A in to the ICC Cricket World Cup quarter-finals on Sunday after Brendon McCullum set up a 97-run victory with a chanceless century.

McCullum’s well paced 101 plus a late flurry which helped the Black Caps reach 358-6 with an overall tally of 12 sixes left the Canadians with a target which proved far beyond them.

Nero appointed to Emirates Intl Panel

St John’s, Antigua – The International Cricket Council has approved the West Indies Cricket Board’s recommendations for the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires.

Veteran Jamaican umpire Norman Malcolm has been re-appointed while Trinidadian Peter Nero has been appointed to the panel for the first time. Joel Wilson – also from Trinidad – and Barbadian Gregory Brathwaite have been appointed 3rd Umpires on the Emirates International Panel.

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