[15], List of international cricket centuries at Sabina Park, List of international five-wicket hauls at Sabina Park, "Sabina Park Stadium of Jamaica Tallawahs CPL T20", "Estates | Legacies of British Slave-ownership", "Summary of Individual | Legacies of British Slave-ownership", "VIDEO: Sabina Park floodlights commissioned - News", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sabina_Park&oldid=993048711, Buildings and structures in Kingston, Jamaica, Short description is different from Wikidata, All Wikipedia articles written in Jamaican English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Free woman of colour. It is the first time in Test cricket's 121-year history that a match has been abandoned because of the state of the pitch. "The pitch was dangerous. [13] [14] The picturesque ground is perhaps one of the most significant in Test cricket history recording the first triple century in the game with England's Andy Sandham's 325 versus the West Indies in the 1930 game. [3] The Great House at Sabina Park Pen was named Rosemount. The test was abandoned after less than an hour's play due to the pitch being deemed unfit for play. The general capacity of Jamaicans for excess is aptly demonstrated in the construction of the huge five-level concrete stand which hosts the outside broadcast facilities, players facilities as well as a fleet of upscale private boxes. In terms of size, Sabina Park is still relatively small. He said: "It is very sad because thousands have turned up to watch the match and it is disappointing for them. "There are medals for bravery to be taken but at the end of the day we want to play on a level playing field. 2 years ago. Someone is going to get seriously hurt," he said. But he unfailingly turns up the day … Sabina Park is located in the driest part of Kingston and, for a long period, had one of the hardest and quickest pitches in the Caribbean. Rousseau promised that money would be refunded to spectators. Barry Jarman, the match referee, was distraught at having to call the match off. The Test series was supposed to be five matches long, and England tour manager Bob Bennett is determined that all five should be played. Test Cricket - Scorecard: 1997-1998 West Indies v England (Wisden Trophy) - 1st Test - 29th January, 1998 - Sabina Park The test was abandoned after less than an hour's play due to the pitch being deemed unfit for play. Sabina's complaint, according to the Crown witness, was that “she had worked enough for 'Backra' (Master) already and that she would not be plagued to raise the child…to work for white people”. Sabina Park was the venue for the abandoned test in 1998 involving the touring England team. The West Indian tour manager Clive Lloyd was also disappointed for the local fans who had turned up to watch the match. Known ownership of Sabina Park Pen includes:[6], From 1880, Sabina Park was rented by Kingston Cricket Club from Mrs. Blakely, the then owner, for an annual fee of £27. Cricket never fails to surprise me. Find the perfect Sabina Park stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. ©. People have come from England just to watch this match. This is not necessarily the case nowadays. When you were batting there were balls doing more than they should have done. Sabina Park became a Test cricket ground in 1930 when it hosted the visiting MCC team for the fourth and final Test in the West Indies' first home series. Pages 112 and 114 BBC One is a television service which began broadcasting on 20 April 1964. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced in June 1998 that Sabina Park would host the first Test – the first following the abandonment of the Test between England and the West Indies after just 62 deliveries in January 1998.. "I don't want to get into worst pitches, but I repeat it was dangerous. Sabina Park 1998 - Only time a test match was abandoned due to a dangerous pitch. Rousseau promised that money would be refunded to spectators. ", Michael Atherton describes his decision (0'14"), Alec Stewart explains life on the pitch (0'9"), Cricket ticket plan for ethnic minorities. The entire Estate was 30 acres. Ellen Hill was the vendor of the land sold to Kingston Cricket Club. It would be “unpredictable”, forecast Michael Holding on his inspection. Announcing the board's decision to call the game off, following an emergency meeting, WIBC President Pat Rousseau blamed the Jamaican Cricket Board for the state of the newly-laid pitch. The Test series was supposed to be five matches long, and England tour manager Bob Bennett is determined that all five should be played. Result: Match drawn. This page was last edited on 8 December 2020, at 14:53. Ajinkya Rahane on Tuesday joined former Indian captain MS Dhoni in a rare list of captains to have won their first three Tests. It is a disgrace. Sabina Martin Insurance, in Oak Lawn, Illinois, is the area's leading insurance agency serving Evergreen Park, Burbank, Hometown, Alsip, Chicago Ridge and surrounding areas since 1998. ! The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) have said they regret the abandonment of the first Test against England because of the state of the Sabina Park wicket. Other Matches, 1998-99 Jamaica v West Indies 'A' Sabina Park, Jamaica 21,22,23,24 October 1998 (4-day match) Result: Match drawn Toss: Jamaica Umpires: Close of Play: ; Day 1: Jamaica XI 173/5 (Powell 27*, Breese 18*, 64 overs) Day 2: Jamaica 315, West Indies 'A' 115/4 (Semple 44*, Sarwan 0*, 44 overs) Day 3: West Indies 'A' 340/6 (Browne 8*, Tuckett 5*, 142 overs) "The pitch is not worthy of international cricket. Situated in a somewhat suburban part of Jamaica’s capital Kingston, Sabina Park has a rich history and a mean reputation to match the island’s tough capital. Died c. 1822, partner of Robert Rainford senior (q.v.) Botham was similarly scathing. Check out information, stats, records, end names and other detils of Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica on Cricbuzz.com Close. Resident merchant of Kingston Jamaica, dying there in 1851. Morton said: "You don't often see too many apologetic West Indian fast bowlers but they were almost embarrassed by some of the things that were going on. [4], Shalman Scott, writing in the Jamaica Observer, claims that:[5]. "It is important that we have a five-Test series," he said. It is just unfortunate at the moment but that is what has happened. The George Headley stand which dominates the south end is currently the only stand in the ground named after anyone, and has a capacity of just over 6,000. "We will be talking to the West Indies Board over the next few days and I am optimistic that we will be able to reschedule the Test.". Our fast "I don't want to get into worst pitches, but I repeat it was dangerous. [3], Higman and Hudson tell us that the name is a "transfer name" ie a name copied from somewhere else, in this case "the region around Rome" of Magliano Sabina. The Eastern Stands has given way to a "Party Stand" replacing the popular "Mound" stand. England's Alec Stewart receives treatment during the abandoned Test match at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica in January 1998. Introduced by Jonathan Agnew. 90. This was the 19th Test series between these two teams and the 16th time they were contesting the Frank Worrell Trophy. Speaking on The Grade Cricketer podcast, former West Indies quick Curtly Ambrose explained why he felt the match officials made a “gross mistake” in abandoning the 1998 Sabina Park Test against England too quickly, with the Test the first in history to be called off for an unsafe pitch..

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