A guide to cricket in Barbados
CRICKET IN BARBADOS
Barbados lives and breathes cricket. At any time, on any day, there’ll be a match played, whether at the world-famous Kensington Oval or one of the dozens of cricket grounds scattered throughout the island. Come and soak up the unbeatable atmosphere of our cricket matches and experience the thrill of the Caribbean’s national sport in its glorious home setting.
As one of the international capitals of cricket, Barbados always produces some serious talent. It’s played in cricket grounds, in villages and on the streets, and it’s no surprise so many Barbadians are picked for the West Indies team. Barbados has nurtured some legendary players. Sir Garfield Sobers, Malcolm Marshall, Desmond Haynes, Gordon Greenidge, Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Everton Weekes and Sir Clyde Walcott are just some of the sporting stars that hail from Barbados’ sandy shores.
It’s never hard to catch a great game of cricket in Barbados. It might be an international Test Match or a One-Day at Kensington Oval, a fast-paced local First-Division match or a friendly game on the beach or a village field. Wherever you watch, expect fantastic play and cheer as the batsman drives through the covers for four, or as the middle stump is rocked by a lightening fast delivery! Then join the afterparty and celebrate in true Caribbean style.