CRICKET

THE MAGNIFICENCE THAT WAS WEST INDIES – This story should the good man teach his son

By Clayton Goodwin West Indies have dominated world cricket for the greater part of my life-time. Not now, however, because the present side has become such a shadowy successor of the great teams of the past. Yet it has been a glorious past – not only for the successes and performances themselves but for the …

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HARINGEY CRICKET COLLEGE – West Indian club cricket in the United Kingdom – What is happening to record the achievements – and what our readers can do to help

By Clayton Goodwin Do you remember the Haringey Cricket College which produced several good quality first-class cricketers? Our readers will associate the college mainly with Reg Scarlett, the former West Indies off-spinner and excellent companion, who did so much to publicise the college and its achievements. Then it was suddenly and sadly no longer, when …

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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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