Monday, April 09, 2012

First Test At Kensington Oval

Yesterday the First Test between the West Indies and Australia began, and we were there at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, to take it all in.

I boarded the bus in the morning and blended in with the Waving The Flag crew in my tour issue shirt. The ride to the ground was pretty quick, and ensured we were there for the toss, and then for the traditionally Flaggy Green presentation to all new members to the group.

The first day for me went pretty fast, which was probably a combination of jetlag and Mount Gay Rum. The Caribbean's finest! The West Indies batted all day, and showed some promise, of which we haven't seen for some years.

Sitting in the 3 W's stand, we took in the cricket, and people and culture around us, and eventually the rain the sprinkled the ground, and ended the day's play. Photo credit

That evening was the Flag team dinner, delayed due to the Good Friday public holiday the night before, and actually a quiet night for most.

Day 2 saw many of us adorned in our Chick Pink, with a distinct different feel without the usual Shelias present.

The embarrassment for the Aussies at the end of the day, with the West Indians declaring at 9 down, as our bowlers struggled to make an impact on the game. Sammy impressed as batsman, taking a few head blows, and posting a decent score.

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