Monthly Archives: April 2012

Astronomer snaps night of a thousand stars (eventually)

This is a picture of the night sky over St Helena – and it nearly wasn’t taken. Astronomer Steve Owens had travelled from Scotland see whether the island could qualify as an International Dark Sky Place, to encourage star-gazing tourism. … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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 … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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