Antigua and Barbuda national cricket team

Sylvester Joseph Ridley Jacobs Run (cricket)
Antigua and Barbuda
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg
Personnel
CaptainSylvester Joseph
CoachRidley Jacobs
Team information
ColoursYellow, Red, Blue
Home groundSir Vivian Richards Stadium

Antigua Recreation Ground

Stanford Cricket Ground
History
Four Day winsn/a
WICB Cup wins0
Twenty20 wins0
Official website- source:[1][2]
The Antigua Recreation Ground in St. John's is Antigua and Barbuda's national stadium, and has hosted several international cricket matches.

A cricket team representing Antigua and Barbuda has been active since the late 1890s. The Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Association is a member of the Leeward Islands Cricket Association, which itself is a member association of the West Indies Cricket Board, and players from Antigua and Barbuda generally represent the Leeward Islands cricket team at domestic level and the West Indies at international level. The team made its List A debut at the 1998 Commonwealth Games, and its Twenty20 debut at the 2006 Stanford 20/20 tournament. As of 2015, the team has played 14 List A matches and four Twenty20 matches. The team captain is Sylvester Joseph, while Ridley Jacobs is the team coach.[1][2]

History

In the mid-1890s, several touring English amateur sides played matches against Antiguan representative sides. R. S. Lucas' XI toured in 1895, winning by an innings and 69 runs,[3] and A. A. Priestley's and Lord Hawke's XIs both toured in early 1897, winning by an innings and 96 runs and 259 runs, respectively.[4][5] Part of the colony of the British Leeward Islands until 1958, and a member of the West Indies Federation between 1958 and 1962, Antigua played almost exclusively in the Leewards Islands Tournament, with occasional matches against touring teams, which included a "New Zealand Ambassadors" team in 1970, Kent in 1973 and 1979, and Canada in 1976.[6] At West Indian domestic level, Antiguan and Barbudan cricketers represented the Leeward Islands cricket team, which debuted in the Shell Shield, the domestic first-class competition, in 1958. The Leeward Islands and the Windward Islands participated together as the Combined Islands cricket team from 1965 to 1981, when they separated again. Antigua and Barbuda gained independence in 1981, and from then on participated as "Antigua and Barbuda". The team toured Bermuda in September 1984, drawing a three-day match with the Bermuda national team.[7]

At the 1998 Commonwealth Games held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Antigua and Barbuda fielded a separate team at the cricket tournament, as did Jamaica and Barbados.[8] Matches at the tournament had List A status. Antigua and Barbuda were drawn in Group B, along with Australia, Canada, and India. The team's first match, against India at the Tenaga National Sports Complex, finished in a no-result due to rain. The team was captained by Dave Joseph, and included seven West Indies international players: Curtly Ambrose, Eldine Baptiste, Kenny Benjamin, Winston Benjamin, Ridley Jacobs, Sylvester Joseph, and Richie Richardson.[9] After losing to Australia and defeating Canada, Antigua and Barbuda finished second in Group B over India due to a higher net run rate, but did not qualify for the semi-finals.[10] The team's leading run-scorer at the games was Ridley Jacobs, who scored 74 runs, and the leading wicket-taker was Anthony Lake.[11]

As part of a reorganisation of the structure of cricket in the West Indies, Antigua and Barbuda, along with the other Leeward and Windward Islands constituent members, fielded teams at the Red Stripe Bowl, the domestic one-day tournament, in the 2001–02, 2002–03, and 2003–04 seasons. The team was largely unsuccessful, and did not progress beyond the group stage.[12] Antigua and Barbuda also participated in the Stanford 20/20 tournament in 2006 and 2008, being knocked out in the quarter-finals in both instances.[13] The team played a number of matches against touring sides in the mid-2000s, including against England, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, and India cricket team.[6]

Grounds

The traditional home ground of Antigua and Barbuda is the Antigua Recreation Ground (pictured), the national stadium of the country, which has hosted a number of Test and One-Day International matches.[14] Two further grounds, the Stanford Cricket Ground and Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, were constructed in 2004 and 2006 for use in the Stanford 20/20 and 2007 World Cup respectively,[15][16] and have both been used in inter-island matches featuring Antigua and Barbuda.

Players

International Players

A number of Antigua players have represented the West Indies internationally.

West Indies captains
Name International
career
Apps Runs Wkts Apps Runs Wkts Apps Runs Wkts References
Tests ODIs T20Is
Andy Roberts 1974–1983 47 762 202 56 231 87 [17]
Viv Richards 1974–1991 121 8,540 32 187 6,721 118 [18]
Eldine Baptiste 1983–1990 10 233 16 43 184 36 [19]
Richie Richardson 1983–1996 86 5,949 0 224 6,248 1 [20]
Winston Benjamin 1986–1995 21 470 61 85 298 100 [21]
Curtly Ambrose 1988–2000 98 1,439 405 176 639 225 [22]
Kenny Benjamin 1992–1998 26 222 92 26 65 33 [23]
Hamish Anthony 1995 3 23 3 [24]
Ridley Jacobs 1996–2004 65 2,577 0 147 1,865 0 [25]
Dave Joseph 1999 4 141 0 [26]
Sylvester Joseph 2000–2007 5 147 0 13 161 0 [27]
Kerry Jeremy 2000–2001 6 17 4 [28]
Austin Richards 2007 1 2 0 1 10 0 [29]
Devon Thomas 2009–2013 21 238 2 3 0 0 [30]
Gavin Tonge 2009 1 25 1 5 10 5 1 0 1 [31]
Anthony Martin 2011 9 10 11 1 0 1 [32]

List A Players: 1998 - 2003

Name First Last M Runs HS Avg 100 50 W BB Ave 4/i C St Ref
1
Earl Waldron 9 Sep. 1998 12 Oct. 2003 9 80 26 8.88 0 0 10 3/33 24.40 0 1 0 [33]
2
Wilden Cornwall 9 Sep. 1998 12 Oct. 2003 12 218 103 19.81 1 0 12 4/40 23.66 1 2 0 [34]
3
Richie Richardson 9 Sep. 1998 14 Sep. 1998 3 20 13 6.66 0 0
1 0 [35]
4
Sylvester Joseph 9 Sep. 1998 12 Oct. 2003 13 312 83 26.00 0 1
9 0 [36]
5
Dave Joseph 9 Sep. 1998 7 Oct. 2001 6 130 74 21.66 0 1
0 0 [37]
6
Ian Tittle 9 Sep. 1998 12 Oct. 2003 9 197 52* 32.83 0 1 0 0/12
0 1 0 [38]
7
Ridley Jacobs 9 Sep. 1998 12 Oct. 2003 11 274 76* 54.80 0 1
10 4 [39]
8
Eldine Baptiste 9 Sep. 1998 14 Sep. 1998 3 29 22 9.66 0 0 2 1/4 18.00 0 2 0 [40]
9
Winston Benjamin 9 Sep. 1998 14 Sep. 1998 3 23 15 7.66 0 0 1 1/35 59.00 0 0 0 [41]
10
Curtly Ambrose 9 Sep. 1998 14 Sep. 1998 3 42 23 42.00 0 0 2 2/29 23.00 0 0 0 [42]
11
Kenny Benjamin 9 Sep. 1998 14 Sep. 1998 3 6 5* 6.00 0 0 3 2/26 23.00 0 0 0 [43]
12
Hayden Walsh 12 Sep. 1998 14 Sep. 1998 2 66 51 33.00 0 1
2 0 [44]
13
Hamish Anthony 12 Sep. 1998 14 Sep. 1998 2 30 17 30.00 0 0 3 3/34 11.33 0 2 0 [45]
14
Anthony Lake 14 Sep. 1998 12 Oct. 2003 11 140 54* 20.00 0 1 18 4/17 17.72 2 6 0 [46]
15
Amwaa Prince 2 Oct. 2001 25 Aug. 2002 3 28 20 9.33 0 0
1 0 [47]
16
Sean Bailey 2 Oct. 2001 25 Aug. 2002 6 115 48 19.16 0 0 6 3/30 16.50 0 3 0 [48]
17
Kerry Jeremy 2 Oct. 2001 12 Oct. 2003 10 27 27 6.75 0 0 11 3/16 27.18 0 3 0 [49]
18
Goldwyn Prince 2 Oct. 2001 2 Oct. 2001 1 1 1 1.00 0 0 0 0/19
0 0 0 [50]
19
Ricky Christopher 2 Oct. 2001 2 Oct. 2001 1
0 0/39
0 0 0 [51]
20
Bertel Baltimore 5 Oct. 2001 12 Oct. 2003 6 81 48 16.20 0 0
3 2 [52]
21
Gregg Skepple 5 Oct. 2001 25 Aug. 2002 5 39 16 9.75 0 0 0 0/20
0 2 0 [53]
22
Curtis Roberts 5 Oct. 2001 12 Oct. 2003 7 20 15 6.67 0 0 4 2/19 35.00 0 0 0 [54]
23
Carl Simon 14 Aug. 2002 12 Oct. 2003 7 37 13* 12.33 0 0 12 4/21 15.83 1 3 0 [55]
24
Adam Sanford (Dominica) 14 Aug. 2002 17 Aug. 2002 2 16 16* 16.00 0 0 0 0/17
0 0 0 [56]
25
Mali Richards (England) 25 Aug. 2002 25 Aug. 2002 1 1 1 1.00 0 0
0 0 [57]
26
Derryck Edwards 3 Oct. 2003 5 Oct. 2003 2 30 22 15.00 0 0
5 0 [58]
27
Austin Richards 5 Oct. 2003 12 Oct. 2003 2 24 19 11.00 0 0
1 0 [59]

Stanford Twenty20 Players: 2006 & 2008

Name First Last M Runs HS Avg 100 50 W BB Ave 4/i C St Ref
1
Austin Richards 19 July 2006 17 Feb. 2008 4 72 36 18.00 0 0
0 0 [60]
2
Derryck Edwards 19 July 2006 26 July 2006 2 33 33 16.50 0 0 2 2/17 27.00 0 1 0 [61]
3
Anthony Lake 19 July 2006 26 July 2006 2 9 5 4.50 0 0 2 2/26 20.50 0 0 0 [62]
4
Ridley Jacobs 19 July 2006 26 July 2006 2 45 31 22.50 0 0 3 3/8 14.66 0 0 0 [63]
5
Ian Tittle 19 July 2006 26 July 2006 2 10 6 5.00 0 0
2 0 [64]
6
Dave Joseph 19 July 2006 26 July 2006 2 18 16 9.00 0 0
0 0 [65]
7
Curtis Roberts 19 July 2006 9 Feb. 2008 3 45 36 22.50 0 0 0 0/17 0 0 0 [66]
8
Gregg Skepple 19 July 2006 26 July 2006 2 19 14 9.50 0 0
0 0 [67]
9
Bertel Baltimore 19 July 2006 26 July 2006 2 45 45 22.50 0 0
1 1 [68]
10
Kerry Jeremy 19 July 2006 26 July 2006 2 17 16* 0 0 0 0/22 0 0 0 [69]
11
Gavin Tonge 19 July 2006 9 Feb. 2008 3 14 10* 0 0 3 2/16 26.00 0 0 0 [70]
12
Sylvester Joseph 9 Feb. 2008 17 Feb. 2008 2 70 63* 70.00 0 1 1 1/24 24.00 0 1 0 [71]
13
Orlando Peters 9 Feb. 2008 17 Feb. 2008 2 52 32 26.00 0 0
1 0 [72]
14
Wilden Cornwall 9 Feb. 2008 17 Feb. 2008 2 30 30 15.00 0 0 0 0/12 0 1 0 [73]
15
Gavin Williams 9 Feb. 2008 9 Feb. 2008 1 11 11 11.00 0 0
0 0 [74]
16
Justin Athanaze 9 Feb. 2008 17 Feb. 2008 2 21 21 10.50 0 0 2 2/30 21.00 0 1 0 [75]
17
Carl Simon 9 Feb. 2008 17 Feb. 2008 2 13 9 6.50 0 0 1 1/20 36.00 0 1 0 [76]
18
Juari Edwards 9 Feb. 2008 17 Feb. 2008 2 24 21 12.00 0 0
2 1 [77]
19
Anthony Martin 9 Feb. 2008 17 Feb. 2008 2 0 0* 0 0 3 2/25 15.33 0 0 0 [78]
20
Larry Joseph 17 Feb. 2008 17 Feb. 2008 1 5 5 5.00 0 0 0 0/25 0 0 0 [79]
21
Mali Richards 17 Feb. 2008 17 Feb. 2008 1 5 5 5.00 0 0
0 0 [80]
22
Chad Hampson 17 Feb. 2008 17 Feb. 2008 1 7 7 7.00 0 0 3 3/23 7.66 0 1 0 [81]

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See also

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