Jamaica national cricket team

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Flag of Jamaica.svg
Captain: Tamar Lambert (First-class)
Chris Gayle (List-A)
Coach: Junior Bennett
Colours: Gold green black
Founded: 1888
Home ground: Sabina Park, Kingston
Capacity: 22,000
First-class debut: RS Lucas' XI
in 1895
at Sabina Park, Kingston
Four Day wins: 12
WICB Cup wins: 6 (plus 1 shared)
Twenty20 wins: 0

The Jamaica national cricket team is the representative first-class cricket team of Jamaica.


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.


Listed below are players who have represented Jamaica in either the 2015–16 Regional Four Day Competition or the 2015–16 Regional Super50. Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Flag of None.svg Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Jermaine Blackwood (1991-11-20) 20 November 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Kirk Edwards (1984-11-03) 3 November 1984 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Trevon Griffith (1991-04-18) 18 April 1991 (age 27) Left-handed Right-arm off spin
Jermaine Harrison (1985-09-12) 12 September 1985 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Brandon King (1994-12-16) 16 December 1994 (age 24) Right-handed
Andre McCarthy (1987-06-08) 8 June 1987 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Paul Palmer (1992-01-05) 5 January 1992 (age 27) Left-handed Captain
David Bernard (1981-07-19) 19 July 1981 (age 37) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
John Campbell (1993-09-21) 21 September 1993 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm off spin Captain
Tamar Lambert (1981-03-15) 15 March 1981 (age 38) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Rovman Powell (1993-07-23) 23 July 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Carlton Baugh (1982-06-23) 23 June 1982 (age 36) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
Aldane Thomas (1994-12-09) 9 December 1994 (age 24) Right-handed
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Devon Thomas (1989-11-12) 12 November 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Chadwick Walton (1985-07-03) 3 July 1985 (age 33) Right-handed
Sheldon Cottrell (1989-08-19) 19 August 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium
Jason Dawes (1988-12-27) 27 December 1988 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast
Nicholson Gordon (1991-10-22) 22 October 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Damion Jacobs (1985-02-15) 15 February 1985 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
Nikita Miller (1982-05-16) 16 May 1982 (age 36) Right-handed Left-arm orthodox
Marquino Mindley (1994-12-29) 29 December 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Jerome Taylor (1984-06-22) 22 June 1984 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm fast

Note: Palmer was captain for the Regional Four Day Competition and Campbell was captain for the Regional Super50.

Source: Regional Four Day Competition, 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.


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