Jamaica cricket team
In 1895 the Jamaica Cricket team played three matches against England which was touring the Caribbean. However this first class team has to wait till 1964 to play regular first class cricket due to the distance of the other nations that played cricket.
The Jamaica cricket team was victorious in the domestic one day competition once in the 1970s, thrice in the 1980s and twice in the 1990s. This team won the domestic first class championship once in the 1960s, twice in the 1980s, twice in the 1990s and thrice after the millennium.
The main ground of Jamaica is in Kingston called the Sabina Park. Since 1895 this ground has been a host of 144 first class matches. Generally every year minimum 2 to 3 games are organized at this ground. 2005 was however an exception and the matches were played in St Elizabeth at the Alpart Sports Club Ground.
Frank Worrell, Courtney Walsh, Alfred Valentine, Lawrence Rowe, Michael Holding, George Headley, Chris Gayle, Jeff Dujon, Gerry Alexander and Jimmy Adams are some of the former notable players of this team.
1986 to 1992 was a particularly good period for this team as it could add six titles to its record which involved three one day and three first class titles.
The following players were a part of the 2005-06 team – the captain was Chris Gayle – the all rounders were Brendan Nash, Marlon Samuels, Gareth Breese, David Bernard and Wavell Hinds – the wicket keepers were Carlton Baugh and Keith Hibbert – the batsmen were Brenton Parchment, Donovan Pagon, Xavier Marshall, Tamar Lambert, Danza Hyatt and Shawn Findlay – the bowlers were Andre Russell, Odean Brown, Jerome Taylor, Dwight Washington, Andrew Richardson, Daren Powell, Nikita Miller, Jermaine Lawson and Alton Beckford.
The Jamaica cricket team has won the domestic one day championship 6 times and the domestic first class competition 8 times.
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