Trinidad & Tobago vs Combined Islands

An engrossing & enthralling contest ended in a stalemate in the picturesque Antigua Recreation Ground. The teams flew into Piarco to resume the 2nd leg of the quarterfinal tie to pick┬áthe opponent of the formidable Barbados in the semifinal. The weather was mostly dry with occasional bouts of rain from day 3 onwards. The pitch […]

Combined Islands vs Trinidad & Tobago

The Caribbean All Time XI test championships begin with the quarterfinal clash between Combined Islands and Trinidad & Tobago. Since Combined Islands are seeded fifth they play the second “leg” away in Port of Spain. The picturesque Antigua Recreation Ground is the venue for the 1st leg. The pitch is dry with a bit of […]

Combined Islands All Time XI

The Combined Islands (Leeward Islands, Windward Islands) has historically sent the fewest test cricketers. It has however produced a few test cricketers of exceptional quality. 1. Devon Smith A weak choice but there are hardly any openers of note from the Islands. 2. Stuart Williams Another weak choice but there really are no other batsmen […]

Clive Lloyd’s West Indies or Viv Richards’? The above tweet thread was a discussion between yours truly and the excellent Jarrod Kimber. I have read most of his articles without really knowing he wrote them. My favourite is the one on the ever smiling George Bailey. The topic that began the thread was this fair summary of why South Africa’s brilliant […]