Grenada national cricket team

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Grenada
Flag of Grenada.svg
Personnel
CaptainDevon Smith (2-day)
Andre Fletcher (20-over)
CoachRicky Williams
Team information
ColoursYellow, Red
Home groundQueen's Park; various
History
Four Day winsn/a
WICB Cup winsn/a
Twenty20 wins0
Official websiteNone

The Grenada national cricket team represents the country of Grenada in cricket. The team is not a member of the International Cricket Council, but the Grenada Cricket Association is a member of the Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control, which itself is a member association of the West Indies Cricket Board, and players from Grenada generally represent the Windward Islands cricket team at domestic level and the West Indies at international level. Grenada has however played as a separate entity in matches which held Twenty20 status, but has not appeared in first-class or List A cricket. The teams coach, as of November 2013, is Ricky Williams.[1] The team currently has two captains: Devon Smith, who captains the two-day team, and Andre Fletcher who captains the 20-over team.[2]

History[edit]

A Grenada cricket team first appeared in West Indian cricket in 1887 against a touring Gentlemen of America team at the old Queen's Park.[3] Ten years later the team was recorded playing against Lord Hawke's touring team, though unlike several matches during the tour, this match did not have first-class status.[3] In 1899, G. A. de Freitas and William Mignon became the first Grenada cricketers to play first-class cricket. In 1910, Grenada played in the inaugural Cork Windward Islands Challenge Cup, with the team participating in that tournament until 1939.[3] There is a long gap between 1939 and Grenada's next recorded appearance, which came in the 1965 Windward Islands Tournament against St Vincent.[3] By this time the Windward Islands were playing matches which held first-class status, with Queen's Park playing host to the team's inaugural first-class fixture in 1959 against the Marylebone Cricket Club.[4] Grenada continued to play in the Windward Islands Tournament, and from 1975 its successor, the Heineken Trophy.[4] Their participation in the tournament (under various names) continued into the 1990s, with home matches throughout this period being held at the old Queen's Park.

In 2000, just months after a major redevelopment, the old Queen's Park was severely damaged by Hurricane Ivan, necessitating its reconstruction in 2004.[5] Having played in regional tournaments throughout the early to mid 2000s, Grenada were invited to take part in the 2006 Stanford 20/20, whose matches held official Twenty20 status.[6] They played three matches in the tournament, defeating Dominica and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the first-round and quarter-final respectively, before losing to Guyana in the semi-finals.[7] Two years later, they were invited to take part in the 2008 Stanford 20/20,[7] playing two matches in the tournament, defeating Anguilla in the first-round, before losing to Barbados in the following round.[7] These matches mark Grenada's only major appearances in cricket.

In August 2014, Grenada played against Bangladesh in a 50 over game during Bangladesh's tour of the West Indies. Bangladesh ran out winners by 95 runs.[8]

Notable players[edit]

International Players[edit]

Five players from Grenada have represented the West Indies Internationally.

  • Apps denotes the number of appearances the player has made.
  • Runs denotes the number of runs scored by the player.
  • Wkts denotes the number of wickets taken by the player.
Name International
career
Apps Runs Wkts Apps Runs Wkts Apps Runs Wkts References
Tests ODIs T20Is
Junior Murray 1992–2002 33 918 0 55 678 0 [9]
Rawl Lewis 1997–2009 5 89 4 28 291 22 1 0 0 [10]
Devon Smith 2003–2015 36 1,500 0 47 1,059 0 6 203 0 [11]
Andre Fletcher 2008–2015 15 256 0 22 347 0 [12]
Nelon Pascal 2009–2010 2 12 0 1 0 0 [13]

Many other Grenadian players have represented the Windward Islands cricket team domestically in the West Indies Regional Super50, Regional Four Day Competition and the Caribbean Twenty20.

Grenada players on the current Windward Islands cricket team[edit]

See also[edit]

Squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
- Devon Smith (1981-10-21) 21 October 1981 (age 38) Left-handed Right arm off break 2-day Captain
- Linden Lawrence (1988-10-05) 5 October 1988 (age 31) Right-handed -
- Heron Campbell (1987-12-23) 23 December 1987 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm off break
- Tade Carmichael (1989-10-04) 4 October 1989 (age 30) Left-handed Right arm off break
- Keone George Right-handed Right arm off break
- Nicosi St Hilaire Right-handed
All-rounders
- Ronald Ettienne (1986-11-19) 19 November 1986 (age 33) Right-handed Left arm Slow left-arm orthodox
- Rudolph Paul (age 20) Right-handed Right arm off break
- Micah Narine Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
- Akim Alexis Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
- Deron Hypolite (age 19) Right-handed Right arm off break
- Denroy Charles (1984-10-08) 8 October 1984 (age 35) Right-handed Right arm off break
Wicket-keepers
- Andre Fletcher (1987-11-28) 28 November 1987 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast T20 Captain
- Denis Smith (1991-10-30) 30 October 1991 (age 28) Right-handed -
Bowlers
- Nelon Pascal (1987-04-25) 25 April 1987 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm fast
- Dennis George (1983-12-03) 3 December 1983 (age 36) Left-handed Left arm Slow left-arm orthodox
- Preston McSween (1995-08-15) 15 August 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Left arm fast-medium
- Eamon Alexander
- Josh Thomas (age 21) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium

source:

Stanford 20/20[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Smith, Fletcher to lead Grenada teams". The Jamaica Observer. 24 November 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Smith and Fletcher to lead Grenada teams for Tournaments". www.windiescricket.com. 23 November 2013. Archived from the original on 9 August 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "Other Matches played by Grenada". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  4. ^ a b "First-Class Matches played by Windward Islands". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Hurricane Destroys Grenada Stadium". www.caribbeancricket.com. 8 September 2004. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Twenty20 Matches played by Grenada". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  7. ^ a b c "Grenada v Guyana, 2006 Stanford 20/20". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Grenada v Bangladesh - 2014". www.cricketarchive.com. 8 September 2004. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Players / West Indies / Junior Murray". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  10. ^ "Players / West Indies / Rawl Lewis". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  11. ^ "Players / West Indies / Devon Smith". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 2015-03-28.
  12. ^ "Players / West Indies / Andre Fletcher". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  13. ^ "Players / West Indies / Nelon Pascal". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 2011-02-17.

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