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Cricket heroes are capped for St Helena

St Helena’s cricket heroes have been presented with their first international caps – donated by an overseas Saint who was inspired by their achievements in South Africa in April 2012. The caps were handed out on Saturday 3 November 2012 … Continue reading

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In April 2012, the island of St Helena – population 4,000 – sent its cricket team to compete in its first international tournament. It beat Mali, Gambia, Cameroon and Morocco. This is how St Helena Online reported the excitement (from … Continue reading

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Governor honours St Helena’s cricket heroes

St Helena’s national cricket team has been formally congratulated on the success it achieved in its first international tournament. Governor Mark Capes and Mrs Capes honoured the squad and supporters with a reception at Plantation House. St Helena won four … Continue reading

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Cricketers return to heroes’ welcome… and a hug

It started with a win and it finished with a group hug in front of watching wellwishers. Long after all the other national teams reached their homes, St Helena’s cricketers have returned to the island after competing in their first-ever … Continue reading

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St Helena cricket heroes make the front page

St Helena’s national cricket team has made the front page of the British national newspaper, The Daily Telegraph – nine days beating four African nations in its first-ever international tournament. Writer David Millward names 57-year-old Gavin George as one of the … Continue reading

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Cricket: Saints end on a win, after missing final by three runs

by Barbara George St Helena beat Morocco on the final morning of their tournament in South Africa – the team they lost to a day earlier. They have come fifth in the league but as Damien O’Bey put it, with … Continue reading

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Cricket: Saints give Moroccans a 40-run win at Sahara Park

St Helena 83 runs – Morocco 123 It should have been the least-troublesome of St Helena’s two matches in South Africa today – but this morning the islanders fell to Morocco’s national cricket team by 40 runs. It gave the … Continue reading

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Cricket: now island winners must face champions Rwanda

St Helena’s cricketers still have one of the big challenges to face in their debut tournament this week in South Africa. They can take confidence from their three victories and one exquisitely close defeat so far, but today (Saturday) they … Continue reading

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Cricket: father and son give St Helena third win, by George!

St Helena 140 – Gambia 129 St Helena’s national cricket team has notched up its third victory in South Africa – thanks to high-scoring by Jamestown B players David and Gavin George. The father-and-son duo scored 48 runs each against … Continue reading

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St Helena cricketers beat Cameroon, then fall to Zambia

St Helena’s cricketers have won their first match in South Africa – competing in their first-ever international tournament. But they came unstuck in their afternoon match against Zambia. The outcome of the second match was no surprise, against a team … Continue reading

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