Category Archives: Cricket

#FireInBabylon mentioned my interview with #LawrenceRowe

Simon Lister asked permission to use a quote from an interview I had conducted with Lawrence Rowe back in the day. That was my best interview, especially because of the circumstances under which I got it and did it.

Remembering #BobWoolmer

BBC Radio had a programme on March 19, 2017 to mark the 10 year anniversary of the passing of former Pakistan cricket coach. Bob Woolmer was found dead in his hotel room in Kingston Jamaica, during Cricket World Cup 2007. Listen to part of the programme here and then my recollection of that period, while I was

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Remembering Tony Cozier

I struck up the courage to request an interview with him and was chuffed when he agreed. I made sure to prepare my questions in advance, as I imagine he would have done, though his elephant-like memory meant that he perhaps did not need to. The interview was carried in two parts in April 2004, such was the extent of his opinions on West Indies cricket.

Hero #CPL15 T20 Diary 2: Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel

“One more night, give me just one more night” was pumping over the speakers when I arrived around the same time as I did on Tuesday. Indeed, give Jamaica Tallawahs one more night this Thursday to put up another authority stamping T20 performance in the Hero CPL 2105. Let’s see what the boys can do in this

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Hero #CPL15 T20 Diary 1: Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Lucia Zouks

I cannot recall seeing Sabina Park being so full in my recent memory! Well the way my brain has been working these days, that doesn’t count for much. But the point is made.  There are lots of people here. From I arrived at the George Headley end at approximately 5:15 p.m., patrons could be seen in

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CRICKET DIARY: DAY 4 – WEST INDIES VS AUSTRALIA AT SABINA PARK

Jah know star…..I am getting ready to go to cricket with a heavy heart. The emotional roller coaster that the West Indies players take spectators on is not a thrilling ride. I picked up a media colleague who was visiting from another island. We discussed the possibility of how long the match would last. It was on

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CRICKET DIARY: DAY 3 – WEST INDIES VS AUSTRALIA AT SABINA PARK

The conversation in my house before heading to Sabina Park was whether the match would end on Day 3. I was optimistic and said to my father that Jason Holder could get another century, just like he did in Antigua. I believe Dad ‘steupsed’ or ‘kissed his teeth’ (something which apparently only West Indians do

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