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The number one sport of Barbados – Cricket (Part 2)

The Cricket Museum  

Take a walk down memory lane and look at the cricket trophies, wonders and treasures in the Cricket Legends section of Barbados Museum at Herbert House, Fontabelle. This museum named as the first heritage centre dedicated to cricket of Barbados only. Filled with memorable achievements dating back to the early 1900s, the Museum is full of the winning senses of nostalgia for those glory days when the West Indies was the best team of the cricketing world. The Museum offers a wonderful and enriched world for both children and adults. 

As you walk around, you will absorb a feeling of the brilliance of Barbados’ masters and talents of cricket through the ball bowled by Wes Hall in the very first-ever hat-trick by a member of West Indian, a bat autographed by the first West Indies team to compete in England after the Region achieved test status in 1928 and a blazer once worn by the England player, Trevor Bailey, in the West indies tour of season 1953/1954. Whether you are a cricket fan or just fond of Barbadian heritage, you will be amazed by the rich of information superbly displayed in the intimate setting of the Cricket Museum. 

Museum Tours run every 30 minutes on weekdays: 10AM-4PM

The history of the West Indian cricket team started in the 1890s, when the first representative sides were chosen to play visiting English sides. The West Indies was played under the management of the West Indies Cricket Board (“WICB”), and was representative of sport confederation of English-speaking Caribbean countries.

The WICB became member of the Imperial Cricket Council, in 1926, and had their first official international match, which in cricket is known as a Test, in 1928. Although gathered some of great players in their early days, their successes stayed sporadic until the 1960s, by which time the side had altered from a white-dominated to a black-dominated side. By the 1970s, the West Indies had known to be an unofficial world champion, a title they kept throughout the 1980s. During these glory years, the Windies were recorded for their fast bowling attack, and some of the best batsmen in the world.

The number one sport of Barbados – Cricket!

With its year-round beautiful climate and abundant tropical vistas, Caribbean is well-known for sports tourism, Barbados is an ideal destination to many sports enthusiasts. Besides, Barbadians are avid sportsmen who adore a wide variety of sports, including horse racing, road tennis, golf, polo, water sports, track and field, and especially cricket.

This love of sport has led to the establishment of plenty of world-class facilities throughout the island, and has attracted many overseas sportsmen from Europe, America and around the world coming to Barbados for international tournaments or to practice to improve their skills with a good match against local teams.

Cricket started its appearance in Barbados in 1892. Ever since, it created a glorious history with many Barbadians have contributed greatly to international and local cricket. The island is filled with many cricket grounds and the most famous one is Kensington Oval which is situated in Bridgetown. 

Cricket in Barbados is a passion with the Bajans eat, drink, sleep and inhale with cricket. And if people don’t play it, they watch it or talk about it with the most enthusiastic insight that would attract even people with no special interest in the game. 

Brought to the islands by British, cricket has quickly become national sport. At any given time of the year, people are likely to find an elite international test match being hosted at Kensington Oval, an exciting local club match or a friendly competition organized on open fields or along the beaches. 

Many Barbadian players have become internationally famous for their talents on the pitch, especially players of the West Indies team. Among the greatest all-rounder, Sir Garfield Sobers dominated the sport during his career as one of only 10 Barbados National Heroes. He even become the first batsman to ever score six sixes in a single which was an accomplishment that only one other batsman has since accomplished. In 1975 Queen Elizabeth II knighted Garfield Sobers for his services to cricket and his great honor to his country.

Visit Barbados – Paradise Island in Carribean Sea

The Carribean Sea, with its amazingly beautiful blue sea, is always one of the top choices for travelers looking for a place full of sunshine and waves.

As soon as we arrive here, we will feel a relaxed, gentle and free atmosphere. The indigenous people are very peaceful and friendly. They usually do everything in a relaxed rhythm.

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If you are used to their way of life, you will find it extremely comfortable – the comfort seems to be everything in Barbados. In the early morning, you are usually awakened at 11:25, instead of 8, or 9 or 10 like anywhere else in the world.

This island has all you can imagine about a “tropical paradise”: coconut, hummingbirds, rainforest, blue sea and sand beaches stretching for miles.

However, if you think you will find yourself a long deserted sand beach, you will be disappointed, because all of them are common. Coastal hotels have their own private beach, guarded by security guards – which means you can sunbathe without worrying about being disturbed by people street vendors.

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Barbados is a small island but not without beautiful scenery. A trip around the island will help you discover it, and the places you should visit are: Harrison Caves, Rum Winery and flower gardens or rainforest. But surely you will never want to be away from the sea and the best activities in Barbados are associated with water.

Feeding sea turtles is an interesting but very cheap activity that hotels often organize for tourists. If you want to try something more special, you can join a boat trip on the sea or fish in deep water.

If you want to explore the Caribbean environment below 150 feet of water, you can take a cruise on the Atlantis submarine. This trip promises an unprecedented experience.