CRICKET

CRISIS IN JAMAICAN CRICKET – the style and mastery of the past threatened by lack of investment and interest in the present – a great, and turbulent, fast bowler is recognised

Jamaican cricket has stirred the emotions, the whole vista of emotions, as no other. From the mastery of George Headley, the stylish grace of adopted son Frank Worrell, the menace of Roy Gilchrist and silky pace of Michael Holding, to the stubborn fluency of Allan Rae which made such an impression on my infant mind …

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JAMAICA AT THE WICKET – AN INSPIRATION FOR DODGY TIMES – says Eric McClymont and Caribcommx agrees

Jamaican cricket is in a dodgy situation – Jamaica, itself, is in a dodgy situation – but it is the cricket which interests us here. That much was agreed when cricket aficionado Eric McClymont, himself Jamaican, met with us for a news and opinion catch-up at the Phoenix pub/restaurant adjoining Denmark Hill railway station in …

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COLIN BABB TAKES A REALISTIC BUT NO MEANS DESPONDENT VIEW OF WEST INDIES CRICKET

/Find out more about Colin on: http://colinbabbauthor.com/ Good afternoon Colin Thank you for being one of the first people to welcome Caribcommx back after our enforced pause through illness. I notice that you have been busy recently – particularly with book signing sessions. What is your schedule like of over the next few months. <>  Have …

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GEORGE HEADLEY – THE MAGNIFICENCE THAT WAS WEST INDIES

For decades West Indian cricket was the jewel in the game’s crown. Admired, respected and feared wherever cricket was played to the highest level. The Magnificence that was West Indies lay in the characters that played the game. The splendour and sparkle that continue to delight our memories and the record-books. GEORGE HEADLEY – WEST …

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ERIC McCLYMONT: THE RECENT WIN WILL BOOST CONFIDENCE, BUT MORE CHANGE IS NEEDED

The recent three-match between West Indies and England in the Caribbean ended in a 1-0 victory for the hosts. Caribcommx turned to Eric McClymont, an informed supporter, for his view of the play and the players. For a good many years now Eric has been more than just a student of West Indies cricket. He …

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OH, DEAR!

Commentator Stacy-Ann King sums up West Indies’ cricket performance in the Women’s World Cup Reviewed by Clayton Goodwin “Oh dear!” commentator Stacy-Ann King’s cri de coeur at lapses in the play became the watchword of the West Indies cricket team in the Women’s World Cup in New Zealand. It was that dire and disappointing. Even …

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COLIN BABB: “NEVER KEEN TO PREDICT THE OUTCOME” BUT THE RECORD FAVOURS WEST INDIES – MAYBE BY A SHORT HEAD

Colin Babb was in conversation with Clayton Goodwin West Indies and England continue their cricket tradition. Neither team stands sufficiently high in the world ratings as to merit the former importance accorded such events – but the tradition is rich in famous deeds and memories, the present is balanced between teams of similar standing, and …

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I WOULD LOVE TO BE IN T20 …. says ROLAND BUTCHER …. BUT YOU CAN’T TURN BACK THE CLOCK

Roland Butcher was in conversation with Clayton Goodwin It was Friday the 13th (1981) …. Not the most propitious day for history to be made, but it was. The England cricket team that took the field that day at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown included 27 year-old Roland Butcher. He was the first Black West …

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