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English Cricket – England vs West Indies 1st ODI – 3rd March 2017

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English Cricket – England vs West Indies 1st ODI – 3rd March 2017

English Cricket vs West Indies Cricket 1st ODI in Antigua 3rd March 2017 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium Watching the English Cricket team play against the West Indies Cricket team is an adventure that I have always wanted to experience. A huge thank you has to go out to my laptop cricket lifestyle and my digital business for making another dream come true. What is the West Indies? > Courtesy of Wikipedia… The West Indies, or Caribbean Basin, is a region of the North Atlantic Ocean in the Caribbean, that includes the island countries and surrounding waters of three major archipelagoes: the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles and the Lucayan Archipelago. It could also be described as the stuff of legends, pirates, sun, sugar cane, rum and of course cricket. English Cricket – The Journey Over to the West Indies First stop on this English Cricket tour was to arrive at the Grantley Arms International Airport on the island of Barbados and get a connecting flight to the island of Antigua and Barbuda to head out to the Sir Vivian Richards cricket ground, which was built in 2007 for the ICC World Cup. I travelled with a friend of mine, Steve Jones, to enjoy the cricket and enjoy the sunny Caribbean. Away we fly saying goodbye to spring time in England as we go off and chase the sun. After a long flight from Gatwick, London, we eventually arrived in Barbados to get our connecting flight to Antigua. No pirates, lol, but I did hope that English Cricket has arrived to plunder the West Indies. So, welcome to Antigua for the 1st one day international cricket match in the series. Sir Vivian Richards This game was played at the Sir Viv Richards cricket ground so let’s make a mention of Sir Viv Richards, a native of Antigua. Who can forget Vivian Richards a legend of West Indies international cricket (thank heavens he has retired) and a bane of the life of many an English cricket player and fan. His tall and nonchalant figure out in the middle with the signature gum chewing and red cap. His booming sixes to the cheers of the West Indians and the groans of the opposition bowlers and fans alike. Surely, one of the greatest cricket batsman to ever play world cricket. Enough nostalgia off to the game! The England Cricket Tour vs West Indies 2017 – Documentary Here Is What We Didn’t See! English Cricket – The Game Itself Here Is What We Did See! After a solid breakfast, all excited I stormed out the door in my England cricket shirt. A sunny enjoyable day at the cricket awaits! To be met at the door with a stiff breeze and RAIN!, bugger. Welcome to sunny Antigua Mark. Nevertheless off to the cricket, this fickle weather will change. We have a English cricket ODI to attend and there is no stopping us. Although, I hope this breeze is not blowing an ill wind for English cricket today. What friendly people we have met in Antigua. I thought I was a die hard fan, these guys are passionate lads. They know their cricket. Like a moth to the flame we all converge on the Sir Vivian Richards cricket ground. The Barmy Army lads, English cricket fans and the friendly though exuberant West Indian supporters. Smiles and banter waiting for the breeze to blow the rain away. Getting into the stadium ticket in hand an easy job. Friendly security as well. I think they secretly all want the job to sneak a peak at the cricket. The covers are still down but it appears the rain has left the building. The groundsmen are scurrying around, some chaps have the covers lifted and it looks like they are trying to fly a kite. Awesome Antigua your breeze does just the job, the game gets going, thank you. Here we go captains in the middle and the toss. West Indies win the toss and choose to bowl. So batten down the hatches here we go! The English Cricket Innings. Jason Roy and Sam Billings are the opening pair. They stride out to the centre to a roar from the fans. The West Indies are on the pitch to loud acclaim and a band playing. The wicket is a bit sticky. What a slow start, its not test match cricket lads you only have 50 overs. We are 16 for no loss after 5 overs, the fifth over being a maiden. Don’t you just love cricket. The only time you can bowl a maiden over and not be charged. Disaster Roy gone lbw for 13 although Billings is getting the...

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