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Stories by Orville Higgins

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:56 AMOrville Higgins

For 25-year-old John Campbell, getting called up for the West Indies team is a dream come true.  He has been included in the West Indies squad for the first Test against England in Barbados next week and he is, to say the least,...

Published:Sunday | January 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMOrville Higgins

Trinidad and Tobago Red Force are favoured to come away with an outright win against the Jamaica Scorpions when play resumes on today's fourth and final day of the WICB Professional Cricket League Four-day match at Sabina Park.Chasing 325 for...

Published:Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 11:18 PMOrville Higgins

Trinidad and Tobago Red Force were dismissed for 233 in their second innings on the stroke of tea on day three of the WICB Professional Cricket League Four-day match against the Jamaica Scorpions at Sabina Park.Nikita Miller was the star for the...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 3:39 PMOrville Higgins

Trinidad and Tobago Red Force are firmly in the driver's seat at tea in their WICB Professional Cricket League Four-day match against the Jamaica Scorpions at Sabina Park on Friday.    The Scorpions were blown away for a mere 112 runs...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 1:23 PMOrville Higgins

Nikita Miller took his 33rd five-wicket haul in first class cricket as the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force  were dismissed for 203  in the first session on day two of the WICB Professional Cricket League Four-day match against the...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 2:35 PMOrville Higgins

The WICB Professional Cricket League Regional Four-day match between Jamaica Scorpions and Trinidad and Tobago Red Force took an interesting twist when the game was suspended due to a wet pitch at approximately 10.28 a.m. on Thursday.   ...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:52 AMOrville Higgins

The WICB Professional Cricket League Regional Four-day tournament continues at Sabina Park today with a bottom of the table clash between hosts Jamaica Scorpions Trinidad and Tobago Red Force. Match time is 10 a.m.   Both teams have...

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 4:11 PMOrville Higgins

The Windward Islands Volcanoes are on 256/5 at lunch time against the Jamaica Scorpions on the final day of their Cricket West Indies Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day tournament at Sabina Park, in Kingston, this afternoon. The tally...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 6:44 PMOrville Higgins

The Windward Island Volcanoes are on 91/1, needing 287 to win, at tea time on day three of their Cricket West Indies Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day competition against hosts Jamaica Scorpions at Sabina Park, this evening. The batsmen at...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 4:54 PMOrville Higgins

Chasing 287 for an unlikely outright win, the Windward Islands Volcanoes reached 16 without loss at lunch on day three of their Cricket West Indies Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day Championship game against the Jamaica Scorpions at Sabina...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMOrville Higgins

One of Jamaica's top track and field coaches also happens to be a real cricket fan. I remember having a conversation with him after another disappointing day of watching the West Indies at Sabina Park. He made a statement that has stayed with me for...

Published:Saturday | January 5, 2019 | 10:15 PMOrville Higgins

The Jamaica Scorpions are in the driver's seat after day two of their Regional Four-day Championship day/night cricket match against the Windward Islands Volcanoes at Sabina Park on Saturday.   At stumps on day two the ...

Published:Saturday | January 5, 2019 | 7:38 PMOrville Higgins

The Jamaica Scorpions held the upper hand but the Windward Islands Volcanoes were fighting back at tea on day two of the Windies Regional Four-day Championship day/night match at Sabina Park on  Saturday.   The Scorpions...

Published:Friday | January 4, 2019 | 8:11 PMOrville Higgins

Jamaica Scorpions are struggling on 202 for nine on Friday's opening day of the day/night Regional Four-day Championship cricket match against the Windward Islands Volcanoes at Sabina Park.   Assad Fudadin is not out on 75 while Reynard...

Published:Friday | January 4, 2019 | 5:07 PMOrville Higgins

The Jamaica Scorpions won the toss and have reached 96 for three at lunch on the opening day of the day/night Regional Four-day Championship cricket match against the Windward Islands Volcanoes at Sabina Park.   John Campbell was the first...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:12 AMOrville Higgins

The news came through on Thursday night that Jamaica's senior men's team cricket coach, Robert Samuels, would not have his contract renewed on December 31. It didn't come as a surprise. Sports is a results business and the truth is the...

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMOrville Higgins

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is now behind us and we can now focus on other relevant sports stories. Almost gone unnoticed is the fact that West Indies have won three of their last five home tests over the last few weeks. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are not...

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMOrville Higgins

I have stayed away from the Leon Bailey issue for months. I have refused to write about it, or discuss it on any media forum that I am on. For me, the issue was becoming a little monotonous. I stated on radio long ago that some of the demands made...

Published:Friday | August 19, 2016 | 12:15 AMOrville Higgins

Maybe I am getting greedy. Maybe I am taking the sprint medals for granted at the Rio Olympics. Don’t get me wrong; I am happy and grateful for the exploits of Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson and Omar McLeod, but for me, those medals were...

Published:Friday | May 6, 2016 | 12:07 AMOrville Higgins

Leicester City's title-winning heroics in England have already triggered talk of being the biggest upset in the history of sports. There have been some stunning upsets in sports, but usually those were one-off incidents. Kenya beating the West...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Higgins

Schoolboy football sensation Alex Marshall was on a television sports programme recently where he said he is now going to put some more emphasis on his education, as he looks forward to his immediate future. He made it clear that while he wasn...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Higgins, Contributor

The more things change, the more they remain the same. The last World Relays in The Bahamas threw up another controversy. Shelly-Ann Fraser's absence from the 4x100m final is a hotly debated issue, and has reminded us that we have a long way to go...

Published:Saturday | April 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Higgins

A few months ago, netball president Marva Bernard made the announcement that maybe Jamaica had outgrown the regional netball competition and that the JNA may well have to look at other tournaments to send our teams.

Published:Friday | April 3, 2015 | 2:29 AMOrville Higgins

It is rather unfortunate that much of the talk after Champs has been Michael O’Hara’s seminal moment when he lifted his running gear to show the much-talked-about 'Be Extraordinary', words that happen to be a Digicel slogan. Ambush marketing was on...

Published:Friday | February 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Higgins

  Was there ever a time when the off-the-field drama in West Indies cricket was bigger than it is now? Who cares about West Indies players doing well on the actual field of play, when what’s happening off the field is so much more exciting?

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