Tag Archives: Darren Bravo

‘Egged on by captain Kohli, and aided by scrambled minds, India’s bowlers have West Indies’ batsmen on toast’ – my report on Day 5 of the 3rd Test for First Post

14th August 2016

Behind the Bowler’s Arm – match reports

West Indies v India – 3rd Test Match

For First Post during the West Indies v India Test series I am providing comment pieces on the WIndies.

After the final day’s play of the third Test in St Lucia, I wrote a scathing report on WIndies’ abject capitulation.

You can read my piece here.

And there are several more articles regarding the series, and related features here.

David Oram


Darren Bravo Is a Problem! – by a contributor

16th June 2015

Patrolling the Boundary  – a view from the outfield

The Australians predictably hammered the inexperienced West Indies team.

Our boys seemed totally intimidated facing the aggressive, clinical Australian team. That was not suprising as most of them had never faced such quality opposition. The English dropped catches and batted and bowled badly at times, but the Aussies never provided such respite.

They were at our boys all the time and supported their bowling with excellent fielding and brilliant catching. In addition, one has to admire the way Michael Clarke manages his team. The Ashes should be very interesting to watch.

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An Evening with Curtly Ambrose – Coming on First Change

19th January 2014

The Mason & Guests Show

Playing host to legends

I have been pinching myself for days now, and neglecting to commit to record a summary of the evening. Yes, I really did get to appear on a radio show with Curtly Ambrose.

I introduced myself to him in the Starcom Network studios’ lobby when he arrived. Shortly thereafter an employee came through, heading for the exit. Continue reading

A Half-Empty Spectacle

11th December 2013

The Mason & Guests Show    

Garnering opinions and marshalling the facts

About 18 months ago I was extremely fortunate to appear on the weekly Voice of Barbados cricket talk show, Mason & Guests. The how and why I got on the programme is something I’ll write about another time. Suffice to say, I’ve been appearing regularly ever since – indeed next week’s edition will be my fiftieth. Time to retake guard and get my head down and build towards a hundred methinks.

So I thought it’d be fun to begin writing a brief review of each show, starting with last night’s: Continue reading

Gren Alabaster’s 80th birthday

10th December 2013

Around the World in 2 – a few occasional off-breaks

Each week for Mason & Guests I compile and broadcast a brief summary of cricket events outside the Caribbean, with a few “Did You Know, Andrew?” facts thrown in. Here’s this week’s round-up:

“England were thrashed again by Australia in the 2nd Ashes Test in Adelaide, by 218 runs, having lost the 1st by 381 runs. Did You Know, Andrew that this is only the 2nd time in England’s history they’ve lost successive Tests by over 200 runs? The previous occasion was also in Australia in 1907/08. Mitchell Johnson was again Man of the Match, taking 7-40 in England’s 1st innings. He’s now taken 17 wickets in the series at 12 runs apiece. The 3rd Test in Perth begins on Thursday night at 10.30pm ECT.” Continue reading