Jamaica national cricket team
|Captain:||Tamar Lambert (First-class)
Chris Gayle (List-A)
|Colours:||Gold green black|
|Home ground:||Sabina Park, Kingston|
|First-class debut:||RS Lucas' XI
at Sabina Park, Kingston
|Four Day wins:||12|
|WICB Cup wins:||6 (plus 1 shared)|
The team's history lasts back to 1895, when they played three matches against a touring side from England led by Slade Lucas, but because of the distance to the other cricketing countries, Jamaica did not play regular first-class cricket until 1964. They played in the inaugural Shell Shield first-class competition, winning it on the fourth attempt, but then had to wait until 1977–78 for their next title – which was a shared one-day title with Leeward Islands.
From 1986 to 1992, Jamaica won a total of six titles (three first class and three one-day), but in the thirteen seasons since then they have added four to the cupboard, despite completing the double in 1999–2000. In 2004–05, they came back after a two-year drought, however – with seven wins in ten regular season matches, they were 47 points ahead of runners-up Leeward Islands on the regular season table to win the Carib Beer Cup, before defeating the Leeward Islands by eight wickets in the final to take the Carib Beer Challenge title as well. However, this was followed up by a last-place finish the following season.
The team does not take part in any international competitions (the 1998 Commonwealth Games tournament being an exception), but rather in inter-regional competitions in the Caribbean, such as the Carib Beer Cup and the KFC Cup, and the best players may be selected for the West Indies cricket team, which plays international cricket. Jamaica has won the domestic first class competition eight times, and they have also won the one-day competition six times – and shared the title once.
Prominent cricketers who have represented Jamaica include Jimmy Adams, Gerry Alexander, Jeff Dujon, Chris Gayle, George Headley, Michael Holding, Lawrence Rowe, Alfred Valentine, Courtney Walsh and Frank Worrell.
|Name||Birth date||Batting style||Bowling style||Notes|
|Jermaine Blackwood||20 November 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm off spin|
|Kirk Edwards||3 November 1984||Right-handed||Right-arm off spin|
|Trevon Griffith||18 April 1991||Left-handed||Right-arm off spin|
|Jermaine Harrison||12 September 1985||Right-handed||Right-arm off spin|
|Brandon King||16 December 1994||Right-handed|
|Andre McCarthy||8 June 1987||Right-handed||Right-arm off spin|
|Paul Palmer||5 January 1992||Left-handed||Captain|
|David Bernard||19 July 1981||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|John Campbell||21 September 1993||Left-handed||Right-arm off spin||Captain|
|Tamar Lambert||15 March 1981||Right-handed||Right-arm off spin|
|Rovman Powell||23 July 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Carlton Baugh||23 June 1982||Right-handed||Right-arm leg spin|
|Aldane Thomas||9 December 1994||Right-handed|
|Devon Thomas||12 November 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Chadwick Walton||3 July 1985||Right-handed|
|Sheldon Cottrell||19 August 1989||Right-handed||Left-arm fast-medium|
|Jason Dawes||27 December 1988||Right-handed||Right-arm fast|
|Nicholson Gordon||22 October 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Damion Jacobs||15 February 1985||Right-handed||Right-arm leg spin|
|Nikita Miller||16 May 1982||Right-handed||Left-arm orthodox|
|Marquino Mindley||29 December 1994||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Jerome Taylor||22 June 1984||Right-handed||Right-arm fast|
Note: Palmer was captain for the Regional Four Day Competition and Campbell was captain for the Regional Super50.
Jamaica's main ground is Sabina Park in Kingston, which has hosted 144 first-class games since 1895. Usually at least two or three games have been played there each year, although they played no games in 2005, opting instead to have Alpart Sports Club Ground in St Elizabeth as their main home ground with three of five games. That ground will also host one game in the 2005–06 Carib Beer Cup, along with Kensington Park in Kingston and Chedwin Park in Spanish Town.
- 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
- Domestic one-day competition (7): 1977–78 (shared), 1983–84, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1990–91, 1999–2000, 2007–08
- Caribbean Premier League (1): 2013