Leewards Cricket

WICB to fund Regional 4-Day Competition

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced that the 2009 four-day regional tournament will feature a home and away format, which guarantees that first class players will now have the opportunity to play at least ten (10) first class matches a year.

An official release, issued by the WICB today (Sunday) pointed out that one of the key objectives of the Board’s Five Year Strategic Plan is to increase the number of first class matches through longer tournaments.

Leeward Islands set for camp in St Kitts

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Leeward Islands will fine-tune their preparation for next year’s West Indies first-class season with a ten-day camp in St Kitts.

WICB breaks new ground

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has broken new ground with the hosting of a pre-event seminar for its 2009 Cricket Season.

Held at the Jolly Beach Resort in Antigua on Wednesday, the seminar was part of the Board’s new Strategic Plan Initiative in which the Board has expanded all of its events planning processes to embrace the Territorial Boards across the region.

Barbados take revenge against Leeward Islands

PROVIDENCE, Guyana – The final of the WICB Limited Overs Competition will be contested between Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados.  This, after Barbados convincingly defeated the Leeward Islands by 168 runs on Saturday to earn to right to face their arch rivals in Sunday's final. 

Playing at the National Stadium at Providence, Barbados got good contributions from three of their top order batsmen and followed up with a disciplined bowling performance to wreck the Leeward Islands batting.

Banks spins Leeward Islands to big win over Barbados

GEORGETOWN -- Leeward Islands, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago all got good performances from key players to register big wins as the West Indies Cricket Board’s One-Day Tournament continued on Monday in Guyana.

Leeward Islands worked hard for their 62-run win over Barbados at Uitvulgt. Off-spinner Omari Banks took 4-51 from 10 overs as the Bajans were shot out for 110 in 31.2 overs, after the Leewards made 172 all out. All the other bowlers kept things tight, with Anthony Martin taking 2-12 and Justin Athanaze 2-6.


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