Leewards Cricket

Baker creates history

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Lionel Baker became the first cricketer from the island of Montserrat to represent the West Indies in an official international match, when he was named in the team for the first One-Day International of the Fortune Cup Series against Pakistan at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The 24-year-old right-arm fast bowler is a former West Indies Under-19 and West Indies “A” Team player.

Doping Code coming for WICB

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- Effective January 1st, 2009, West Indies cricketers can be tested for drugs in and out of competition.

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in an official release on Tuesday explained that the measure is in keeping with the codes of the World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA), to which the International Cricket Council (ICC) is a signatory.

The WICB pointed out that all member countries of the ICC are now governed by the WADA codes.


PHILIPBURG, St. Maarten -- The Leeward Islands Masters Cricket Association (LIMCA) recently held its Annual General Meeting at the Carib Lumber Cricket Grounds, St. Maarten.  The meeting was attended by representatives from the countries that make up the sub-regional grouping.

Antigua reclaim NAGICO title from St. Kitts

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten (CMC) – Antigua and Barbuda whipped champions St Kitts by seven wickets on Sunday to reclaim the NAGICO Leeward Islands Cricket Association (LICA) limited overs title.

After St Kitts posted a flimsy total of 123 all out in 43.2 overs, the Antiguans romped to victory at 127 for three off 28.1 overs, grabbing the EC$5,000.00 (US$1,898) first prize at the Carib Lumber Ball Park Ground.

Joseph smashes 82 in Stanford Superstars practice

COOLIDGE, ANTIGUA - With Stanford Superstars selectors Sir Everton Weekes, Courtney Walsh and Richie Richardson taking keen notes, Antiguan batsman Sylvester Joseph hit a commanding unbeaten 82 as he led Dwayne Bravo's XI to back-to-back wins over Daren Ganga's XI.

It was Ganga's XI fourth straight loss in the fifth practice match of the Stanford Superstars training camp.


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