The Willow in the WIndies – bat no. 9

28th September 2015

The Caribbean cricket podcast

Episode 9 – Charity Match for Dominica with Reds Perreira

Welcome to edition no.9 of The Willow in the WIndies.

This week Reds and I reviewed the charity match at Kensington Oval in aid of Dominica, which featured notable performances from Brian Lara, Curtly Ambrose, Shiv Chanderpaul and Kieron Pollard.

We looked at Phil Simmons’ outburst against ‘outside influence’ in the selection of WIndies’ ODI squad for the tour of Sri Lanka.

The reports of a heated and eventful evening in Trinidad for WICB President Dave Cameron at the latest regional town-hall meeting.

The appointment of Richie Richardson as an ICC Match Referee to begin in the new year, and the consequent upcoming vacancy for the role of WIndies Manager.

The work of WIndies selector Courtney Walsh with young players in the USA at a training camp.

The confirmation of dates and venues for January’s Nagico Super 50 competition in T&T and St Kitts.

The release of the regional four-day first-class tournament fixtures to begin in November.

The recent successes of fast bowlers Fidel Edwards and Shannon Gabriel in County cricket in England with Hampshire and Worcestershire.

The concerns surrounding the abandonment of a pre-season warm-up match for Jamaica at Sabina Park following injuries to several players on a dangerous pitch.

Reds looked back forty years to the 1975/6 WIndies tour of Australia, and recalled the pyrotechnics of Roy Fredericks.

And Reds shared his memories of Frank Tyson who passed away this week.

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David Oram


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