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.