Windies Mens Team

Gayle returns to the training ground

Chennai, India – West Indies star batsman Chris Gayle took to the field today as the West Indies had a full training session ahead of Thursday’s match against England.

The 31-year-old Gayle missed last Friday’s win against Ireland in Mohali due to an abdominal strain. He has been undergoing treatment since then and is expected to be fit for the clash against England at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk.

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Lions get lead in rain-hit contest

Providence, Guyana – Johnny Bairstow made the most of a small window of opportunity to usher England Lions to first innings points over Guyana in the WICB First-Class match on Monday.

Bairstow, the son of the late England wicket-keeper David Bairstow, was not out on 32, and raced the Lions to 87-3, replying to Guyana’s paltry first innings of 78, in the 13 balls deliveries in 15 minutes of play that were possible on the final day of their fifth round match at the Guyana National Stadium

CC&C take first innings from Jamaica

Spanish Town, Jamaica – Good batting from Wavell Hinds and Chadwick Walton was not enough for Jamaica as Combined Campuses & Colleges grabbed first innings points on the final day of their fifth round WICB First Class Championship match on Monday.

Martin spins Leewards win over T&T

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – Leeward Islands needed just an hour and 20 minutes to snatch the last four Trinidad and Tobago wickets and secure a thrilling 29-run victory in their fifth round WICB First Class Championship match on Monday.

Leg-spinner Anthony Martin proved the trump card for the visitors as he picked up 5-41 to send T&T tumbling to 153 all out at Queen’s Park Oval. Off-spinner Justin Athanaze finished with 4-56.

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Windwards bats hold on for draw

Bridgetown, Barbados – A defiant eighth-wicket stand between Lyndon James and Mervyn Matthew formalised a draw for Windward Islands with Barbados in the WICB Regional first-class championship on Monday.

Both batsmen ended with five, but more importantly, they batted through the final 45 minutes, and limp Windwards to 89-7 in their second innings, after they were set 172 for victory from a minimum of 40 overs on the final day of their fifth round match at Kensington Oval.

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