Governor Capes with St Helena’s cricket team at Plantation House. Picture: St Helena Government

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 afar).

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Saints fifth on table after four days’ play

St Helena’s three wins in the Africa division three tournament in South Africa place the team fifth in the results table after four days – though the official table has yet to be published. Only the Zambians have had fewer … Continue reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Dax outruns Mali’s entire team – but Seychelles sneak win

St Helena 170 runs – Mali 52 Seychelles 138 – St Helena 135 Dax Richards scored more runs than the entire Mali national cricket team in the third match for St Helena in their tournament in South Africa. His score … Continue reading →

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 →

No pressure on island cricketers… but Zambia wants to win

St Helena’s national cricket team will be facing an opponent under pressure in its first-ever venture into an overseas tournament. The head of the Zambian Cricket Union says his own team “must” win the championship in South Africa if it is … Continue reading →

St Helena cricketers set sail

St Helena’s national cricket team has set sail for South Africa to take part in its first-ever overseas international tournament. Governor Mark Capes told players they were all ambassadors for the island. The Saints may be the only team in … Continue reading →

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  1. Tim collins says:

    Hi. We are a uk team who tour each year and was wondering if you’d host us in 2016. Our club is

    Could you introduce me to the club captain. Tim collins

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