Jamaica national cricket team

Nickname: Jamaica Scorpions
Team Country: West Indies
Team City: Kingston, Jamaica
Founded (Year): 1888
Home Ground: Sabina Park, Kingston
Coach: Andre Coley
Captain: John Campbell
Forms of Cricket: First-Class Limited Overs Twenty20
Jamaica national cricket team

Jamaica national cricket team: competitions

Jamaica national cricket team: First-Class Cricket Competitions

Logo Tournament Wins Years Regional Four Day Competition Regional Four Day Competition 11 1968–69, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1991–92, 1999–2000, 2001–02, 2004–05, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12

Jamaica national cricket team: Limited Overs Cricket Competitions

Logo Tournament Wins Years Super50 Cup Super50 Cup 7 1977–78 (shared), 1983–84, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1990–91, 1999–2000, 2007–08, 2011-12

Jamaica national cricket team: Twenty20 Cricket Competitions

Logo Tournament Wins Years
Caribbean Twenty20 0

Jamaica national cricket team: club from West India

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Jamaica national cricket team

The Jamaica national cricket team or the Jamaica Scorpions is the official first-class representative from Jamaica in domestic competitions in the West India region.

Jamaica national cricket team: history

The Jamaica Scorpions appeared in 1895, immediately after three matches played on the touring side from England. The absence of any championships in the country at that time did not allow the team to fully develop, therefore only in 1964 the team managed to reach the competitive level for the first time within the Shell Shield (Regional Four Day Competition), which, by the way, won on the fourth attempt. True, the next triumph had to be expected for almost a decade. In the 1977/78 season, the Scorpions managed to regain their long-awaited trophy, becoming the best club in the region.

The heyday of the Jamaican cricket is considered the late 1980s – early 1990s, when Jamaica won 6 titles (3 first-class and 1 ODI). It was possible to return to the next championship in the 2004/05 season, having won 7 wins in 10 matches of the regular season. Thus, the Scorpions were 47 points ahead of their closest opponents (the Leeward Islands) and won the national title for the seventh time (the Carib Beer Cup at that time).

The club does not participate in international competitions (the exception is the Commonwealth Games 1998), but is a prominent representative of the inter-regional champion of the Caribbean countries ( the Regional Four Day Competition and the Regional Super50). Also, do not underestimate the championship level, the best players of which can be selected for the West Indies cricket team.

The Jamaica Scorpions franchise is considered one of the most successful in the region. At the moment, we can talk about the presence of dozens of titles earned in internal first-class competitions and ODI meetings.

The club has earned itself a reputation as the strongest team throughout its long history, which would not have been possible without top-level players. Among them are Jimmy Adams, Jeff Dujon, Gerry Alexander, Michael Holding, and many other key former and current Scorpions players.

Jamaica national cricket team: history

Jamaica national cricket team: achievements

At the moment, the Scorpions is considered one of the most titled franchises in the region. The club’s assets include:

  • the Regional 4-day Competition (11);
  • the Domestic one-day competition (7);
  • the Caribbean Premier League (0).

Given that the last major achievement was in the 2011/12 season, it can be assumed that the club has increased motivation to win in the foreseeable future. Thus, fans should get ready for the new achievements of their favorites and support them in every possible way.

Jamaica national cricket team: achievements

Jamaica national cricket team: players

At the time of June 2021, the line-up of the Jamaica Scorpions looked like this:

Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Jermaine Blackwood 20 November 1991 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Nkruma Bonner 23 January 1989 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
Assad Fudadin 1 August 1985 (age 35) Left-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Paul Palmer 5 January 1992 (age 29) Left-handed Played for the Combined Campuses and Colleges in Super50
Brandon King 16 December 1994 (age 26) Right-handed
John Campbell 21 September 1993 (age 27) Left-handed Right-arm off spin First-class Captain
Rovman Powell 23 July 1993 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast List A Captain
Marquino Mindley 29 December 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Andre McCarthy 8 June 1987 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Alwyn Williams
Fabian Allen 7 May 1995 (age 26) Right-handed Left-arm orthodox
Denis Smith 30 October 1991 (age 29) Right-handed
Aldane Thomas 9 December 1994 (age 26) Right-handed
Oraine Williams 13 July 1992 (age 28) Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Jamie Merchant 13 July 1989 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Patrick Harty 29 January 1991 (age 30) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
Dennis Bulli 26 March 1987 (age 34) Right-handed Left-arm orthodox Played for the West Indies Emerging team in Super50
Christopher Lamont 6 January 1988 (age 33) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
Pace Bowlers
Derval Green 4 December 1988 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Nicholson Gordon 14 October 1993 (age 27) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium
Oshane Thomas 18 February 1997 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm medium fast

* international players are in bold.

Nisha Bhavani
Author: Nisha Bhavani Position: Cricket Expert

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