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Look out for our three tour packages to England for the 2024 series

Travel with the Windies Warriors Supporters’ Club (WWSC) in July to support our team in England. We are offering three travel dates
July 7 to 24 (Lords and Trent Bridge)
July 15 to August 2 (Trent Bridge and Edgbaston)
July 2 to August 2 (Lords, Trent Bridge and Edgbaston)

From only US$1350, you have a return flight from Barbados to London Heathrow with one checked bag, WWSC branded polo shirt, cap and key chain and access to other WWSC branded merchandise.
While in England, there will be events such as Warwickshire County Cricket Club’s 30th anniversary celebration of Brian Lara’s 501 not out and the Club winning three trophies in 1994, The Lord’s Taverners pre-test dinners, fundraising events in the three cities and friendly games against Bristol West Indies Cricket Club and the African Caribbean Cricket Association.
Accommodation, travel to and from the airport, to and from games, intercity travel and tickets can be arranged if required. 
Give us a call 1(264) 582-8688 or email windieswarriorsinc@gmail.com 
As we prepare for our series in England in July, we are looking at the three venues, Lords, Trent Bridge and Edgbaston, where the tests will be played. We have prepared travel packages and hope that you could be there with us in support of the team. Forever together strong and rallying ’round the West Indies.

Lords, the Home of Cricket, has hosted the West Indies team in twenty-one tests of which we have won only four, drawn seven and lost ten (10) games. 

Our very first Lords’ test in 1928, resulted in a defeat by an innings and fifty-eight runs, and on our fourth try in 1950, we won by 326 runs with Sonny Ramadhin mesmerizing the English with 5/66 and 6/86 (11/152) bowling a record 72 overs in the second innings in tandem with Alf Valentine’s 71 overs. West Indies won that series by three games to nil, our first test series win. In between those tests, the 1939 Lords game saw George Headley achieve hundreds in both innings, 106 and 107, in a losing cause.  

Our next win at Lords was in 1973, a series we also won. In the eighties, three tests were played at Lords with West Indies winning two. Since then, in eight series, we have lost seven times and drawn once. Could 2024 somehow see a reversal of our fortunes at Lords?

Our players have recorded eighteen (18) centuries at Lords, the highest being Gordon Greenidge’s 214 not out while chasing 342 runs to win in 1984. Allan Rae 106 and Clyde Walcott 168 not out in 1950 as West Indies won, Basil Butcher 133 in a drawn game in 1963, Gary Sobers 163 not out and David Holford 105 not out in another drawn game in 1966, Charlie Davis 103 in a 1969 draw, Rohan Kanhai 157, Garfield Sobers 150 not out and Bernard Julien 121 in a win in 1973, Roy Fredericks 138 in a 1976 draw, Desmond Haynes 184 and Viv Richards 138 in a 1980 win, Gordon Greenidge 103 in a 1988 win, Carl Hooper 111 in a 1991 draw and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, the last centurion, with 128 not out in 2004.

There have been five wickets in an innings by West Indians on eleven occasions and a best of 6/32 in 18 overs by Malcolm Marshall in 1988. Apart from Ramadhin’s 1950 performance, other five-wicket hauls were Charlie Griffith 5/91 in 1963, Andy Robert’s 5/60 in 1984 and 5/63 for 10/123 in a 1976 draw, Michael Holding 6/76 in 1980, Malcolm Marshall 6/85 in 1984, Courtney Walsh 6/74 in 2000, Fidel Edwards 6/92 in 2009 and Kemar Roach 5/72 in 2017. 

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Trent Bridge in Nottingham is the third oldest test ground after its first test in 1899. West Indies first played there in 1950 and recorded a ten-wicket victory with Frank Worrell scoring 261 not out and Everton Weekes 129 in a highest score of 558, our then highest score in England. In England’s second innings, Sonny Ramadhin bowled 81.2 overs to capture 5/135 while Alf Valentine took 3 wickets while bowling 92 overs, the new individual bowling record for an innings. 

Our only bowler with a ten -haul is Kenny Benjamin with figures of 5/105 and 5/69 in a drawn game in 1995. Others who have taken five wickets in an innings are Andy Roberts 5/72 in a win in 1980, Malcolm Marshall with 6/69 in a drawn game in 1988 and Curtly Ambrose with 5/74 in a 1991 win.

Two other batters, Basil Butcher, 209 not out in 1966 and Viv Richards, 232 in 1976, recorded double centuries. Other centurions are Frank Worrell with 191 not out and Collie Smith 168 in a drawn game in 1957 and Brian Lara with 152 in another drawn game in 1995. The last centurions at Trent Bridge were Marlon Samuels with 117 and Daren Sammy 106 in the first innings of the 2012 game that we eventually lost.

Of the nine tests at Trent Bridge, West Indies have won five, England one with three draws. Can we keep the winning ways? 

Trent Bridge

Birmingham’s Edgbaston, the fourth largest cricketing venue, has been the scene of ten West Indies tests beginning with a draw in 1957 when Collie Smith scored 161 and Sonny Ramadhin took 7/49. Other centurions at Edgbaston include Roy Fredericks 150 in 1973, Larry Gomes 143 and Viv Richards 117 in a 1984 win, Richie Richardson 104 in another win in 1991, Ramnaresh Sarwan 139 in 2004 while Dinesh Ramdin’s 107 not out in 2012, is the last century.

Bowlers with five wickets in an innings include Garfield Sobers with 5/60 in 1963, Joel Garner 5/55 in 1984, Patrick Patterson 5/81 in 1991, Courtney Walsh 5/36 in 2000 and Chris Gayle 5/34 in 2004.

West Indies won four consecutive games at Edgbaston in 1984, 1991, 1995 and 2000 and lead the score with four wins to England’s three and three draws. We need to keep our advantage. 

How will we fare against England’s ball bashing style? Will our boys keep their nerve or fight fire with fire? Let us have your thoughts.

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