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West Indies vs Sri Lanka – Man of the Series: Garfield Burford

The Sri Lankan cricket team’s tour of the West Indies came to an end on Friday with the 2 test series against their hosts both ending in good draws. Due to the ongoing pandemic all of the international matches (West … Continue reading

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Time for West Indies Cricket to Break Up?

Since the late 1970s I felt strongly that the concept of a West Indies cricket team was outdated and that the region should have broken up into 5 or 6 teams playing international cricket in their own right; namely, Jamaica, … Continue reading

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England vs West Indies – The Pandemic Series

As I feared, the visiting West Indies cricket team crumbled to England losing the 3rd and final test match and giving the host a come-from-behind 2-1 victory. As a West Indies fan I was disappointed at how the West Indies … Continue reading

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What I learnt During the Pandemic Week Ending 15/5/20

In Jamaica I Learnt Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) board announced that final school exams will be held in July. Jamaica disagrees with CXC and the fellow members of CARICOM; is keen for a much later date. Some Jamaican high school … Continue reading

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Deryck Murray: Sobers bowled faster than Hall and Griffith

The above remark by former West Indies wicket-keeper/batsman-Deryck Murray- drew a surprised reaction from myself and indeed his interviewer Andrew Mason on Mason & Guest (Voice of Barbados). Murray described how Sir Garfield Sobers, during a spell, could step up … Continue reading

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Larry Gomes Speaks!!!

As a life-long fan of West Indian cricket there are many of players who brought joy to us that we know very little about. Most let their cricket do all the talking, so few wrote memoirs. Larry Gomes – who … Continue reading

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Cricket West Indies – Testing Phase

Cricket West Indies (CWI) recently made some significant appointments that us fans hope is a step in the right direction. First, Phil Simmons is back as head coach of the men’s senior team, 3 years after getting his marching orders … Continue reading

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The Ashes Delivered, Windies Crushed by Visitors & Gower/Beefy Dismissed

Tremendous Ashes series between England and Australia ended in a 2-2 tie following the host’s resounding victory in the final test at the Oval. The biggest winners has to be the bookmakers. Although the Aussies kept the Ashes, England did … Continue reading

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Winners and Losers

WINNERS The Final: Classic. Commonwealth of England – The most consistent team for the past 3 years. They had a long term plan. Were willing to change their own strict guidelines on residency to get Barbadian Jofra Archer in the … Continue reading

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2019 Men’s Cricket World Cup in England & Wales!

It is finally here! The men’s cricket 50-over World Cup starts this Thursday. Fans across the world cannot wait as the tournament bowls off at the Oval, London with host nation England up against South Africa. The Teams The other … Continue reading

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