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 after the first match of the new season – a 40-over game between the national […]

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 of its eight matches in the ICC Africa Division 3 T20 Tournament in Johannesburg in […]

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 overseas tournament. It saw them beat four African nations and end up on the front […]

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┬ábeating four African nations in its first-ever international tournament. Writer David Millward names 57-year-old Gavin George as one of the star players, partly thanks to a game in which he and his son David each […]

St Helena Online is back – with belated congratulations

This website has been inactive for a few days due to outside pressures (a small matter of 13,000 words of university work to be handed in, many of them relating to St Helena). The absence has meant St Helena Online missed the chance to add its congratulations to the island’s national cricket team at the […]

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 three more runs – one against Seychelles and two against Rwanda – they would have […]

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 runs scored against them. Rankings (two points per win): Zambia – 14 points Seychelles – […]

So close… Saints lose to champions by a single run

Rwanda 114 runs – St Helena 113 If you balanced runs against wickets taken, then St Helena had the best of a tantalising game against defending champions Rwanda. But only the runs count, and the Saints were one short. The final score in South Africa this afternoon: Rwanda 114 for the loss of nine wickets; […]

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 Moroccams their second win on the Sahara Park pitches in the Pepsi ICC Africa division […]

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 take to the crease against the defending champions, Rwanda – who went into the contest […]