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Dominica national cricket team

Dominica
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Captain: Liam Sebastien
Coach: Unknown
Colors: Blue, Yellow
Home ground: Windsor Park
Four Day wins: n/a
WICB Cup wins: n/a
Twenty20 wins: 0
Official website: Dominica Cricket Association

The Dominica national cricket team represents the country of Dominica in cricket. The team is not a member of the International Cricket Council, but the Dominica 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 Dominica generally represent the Windward Islands cricket team at domestic level and the West Indies at international level. Dominica 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 captain, as of December 2013, is Liam Sebastien.[1]

History

A Dominica cricket team first appeared in West Indian cricket in the 1912/13 Hesketh Bell Shield against Saint Kitts at the Antigua Recreation Ground.[2] The team is next recorded playing twelve years later in the 1925/26 Hesketh Bell Shield, with Dominica playing in the Shield until 1932, later playing in the Cork Windward Islands Challenge Cup in 1938 and 1939.[2] In 1930, Merril Anthony became the first recorded person to have played for Dominica to play first-class cricket when he appeared for British Guiana. There is a long gap between 1939 and Dominica's next recorded appearance, which came in the 1965 Windward Islands Tournament against Saint Kitts.[2] By this time the Windward Islands were playing matches which held first-class status, with Windsor Park playing host to the teams fourth first-class fixture in 1965 against the Leeward Islands.[3] Dominica continued to play in the Windward Islands Tournament, and from 1975 its successor, the Heineken Trophy.[2] Their participation in the tournament (under various names) continued into the 1990s, with matches home throughout this period being held mostly at the Windsor Park.

Having played in regional tournaments throughout the early to mid 2000s, Dominica were invited to take part in the 2006 Stanford 20/20, whose matches held official Twenty20 status.[4] They played one match in the tournament, a 6 wicket defeat to Grenada.[5] Two years later, they were invited to take part in the 2008 Stanford 20/20,[4] playing two matches in the tournament, defeating the British Virgin Islands in the preliminary round, before losing to Barbados in the following round.[4] These matches mark Dominica's only major appearances in cricket.

Notable Players

International Players

Five players from Dominica 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
Shillingford, GraysonGrayson Shillingford 1969–1972 7 57 15 [6]
Shillingford, IrvineIrvine Shillingford 1977–1978 4 218 0 2 30 0 [7]
Phillip, NorbertNorbert Phillip 1978–1979 9 297 28 1 0 1 [8]
Sanford, AdamAdam Sanford 2002–2004 11 72 30 [9]
Shillingford, ShaneShane Shillingford 2010–2014 16 266 70 [10]

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

Dominica players on the current Windward Islands team

See Also

List of Windward Islands first-class cricketers

Squad

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
- Kirsten Casimir (1978-05-28) 28 May 1978 (age 42) Right-handed Right arm off break
- Grayson Pacquette Right-handed
- Junior Jervier (1990-07-21) 21 July 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm off break
- Ezra Green Left-handed
All-rounders
- Liam Sebastien (1984-09-09) 9 September 1984 (age 35) Left-handed Right arm off break Captain
- Kavem Hodge (1993-02-21) 21 February 1993 (age 27) Right-handed Left arm Slow left-arm orthodox
- Kevin James (1987-12-09) 9 December 1987 (age 32) Left-handed Right arm medium-fast
- Vivian Titre Right-handed Right arm off break
- Kershaski Jno-Lewis Right arm medium-fast
Wicket-keepers
- Tyrone Theophile (1989-08-12) 12 August 1989 (age 31) Right-handed
- Jerlani Robinson (age 21) Right-handed
- Gian Benjamin (age 20) Right-handed
Bowlers
- Shane Shillingford (1983-02-22) 22 February 1983 (age 37) Right-handed Right arm off break vice-captain
- Mervin Matthew (1985-09-23) 23 September 1985 (age 34) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
- Raymond Casimir (1976-10-28) 28 October 1976 (age 43) Left-handed Left arm Slow left-arm orthodox
- Vincent Lewis (1990-08-20) 20 August 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Left arm medium-fast
- Elton Mark Right-handed

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References

  1. ^ "Dominica team leaves for Windwards cricket tournament". Dominica News Online. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Other Matches played by Dominica". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Windward Islands". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Twenty20 Matches played by Dominica". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Dominica v Grenada, 2006 Stanford 20/20". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Players / West Indies / Grayson Shillingford". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  7. ^ "Players / West Indies / Irvine Shillingford". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  8. ^ "Players / West Indies / Norbert Phillip". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  9. ^ "Players / West Indies / Adam Sanford". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  10. ^ "Players / West Indies / Shane Shillingford". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 2015-03-28. 
  11. ^ "Phil DeFreitas". Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 

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