CRICKET – BARBADOS’ SECOND RELIGION

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CRICKET – BARBADOS’ SECOND RELIGION

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Over the years Barbados has produced some of the best in the sport, chief among them being our only living National Hero, the Right Excellent Sir Garfield Sobers, OCC, widely acknowledged as “the greatest cricketer the world has ever seen”.  Other legends from Barbados include the unforgettable batting trio known as the 3Ws – Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Everton Weekes; the feared bowling duo, Sir Wes Hall and Sir Charles Griffith, the dynamic openers, Desmond Haynes and Gordon Greenidge and the terrifying fast bowler, Malcolm Marshall. All of these played for Barbados and the West Indies with great distinction.

And youngsters are now carrying on the torch – batsman Shai Hope, all-rounders Jason Holder(the West Indies captain) and Carlos Brathwaite to name a few.   In Barbados, the game of cricket is played and discussed at every level, from the friendly game on the beach to the League matches on country pastures to the First Division battles on well-cared grounds to the International Test, One-Day Match or 20-Over game at the historic Kensington Oval.  The true Barbadian knows everything there is to know about cricket and will be happy to teach you the rules.