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 Gambia, according to official figures. St Helena batted first and set a target of 140 […]

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 of 57 helped the island eleven to beat the west African nation by 118 runs. […]

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 that has declared its ambition to win the tournament and return to its Division Two […]

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 to get back into a higher division, reports The Times of Zambia. St Helena is […]

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 the competition to play a warm-up match at sea: officers on the RMS St Helena […]

Camp gives airport workers a home draw

Construction is due to start this month on a temporary camp for Basil Read’s airport workers at Bradley’s, on the edge of Prosperous Bay Plain. When it is finished in three months’ time it will have accommodation for 108 people, with catering, laundry and entertainment facilities, says the company. No mention is made of it having cricket […]

Island media, 20 January 2012

Military interest in the airport (or not) – representation in the UK Parliament – underwater heritage – a Falklands cruise row – points mean immigration – cargo ship concerns – SHG breaches its planning rules – a ban on pets from Africa – and St Helena’s international cricket team.  Not much news, but plenty of […]