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  1. angela Skeete August 20, 2017 at 12:34 PM #

    What a bunch of lost souls .reminds me a political team who was once tagged as lost souls

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  2. Hants August 20, 2017 at 2:59 PM #

    @ David I did not take the bet because I have no confidence in the team or the WICB.

    The Cameronian strategy is brilliant.

    Send your second best team to play test in England. Your best players play T20.

    The WICB gets paid the same as if their “stars” were playing and England gets an opportunity to break records.

    The WICB get their “cut” from T20.

    Everybody gets paid. Nobody gets fired.

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  3. angela Skeete August 20, 2017 at 3:49 PM #

    What second best team that truly is an understatement . better yet send your worst team.
    There was nothing second best about that WIndies team that showed up in England . Absoluetly nothing . poor batting and bowling and a complete lack of unity and confidence was displayed and the best the team had to offer
    Without confidence and unity the team would continue to show dismal failure.
    The board and team management all should be fired like yesterday
    A repeat of this performance is unacceptable.

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  4. David August 20, 2017 at 4:02 PM #

    @Hants

    Have you been watching the Big Bash? Even the CPL is being left behind. Our cricketers will only be as good as the system the produces them. All of the other countries compete against have a vibrant professional setup where players are well paid, coached etc.

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  5. David August 20, 2017 at 4:06 PM #

    A good cricketer playing for Sussex is Jofra Archer, a Bajan listed as one of the best talents in English cricket.

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  6. Hants August 20, 2017 at 4:27 PM #

    @ David,

    Archer will likely play for England where he will be able to continue playing county cricket.

    You wrote correctly “vibrant professional setup where players are well paid, coached etc.”

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  7. Hants August 20, 2017 at 4:30 PM #

    Now there is this.

    He should on batting and fielding.

    “Kraigg Brathwaite has been reported for a suspect bowling action following the first Test against England at Edgbaston.

    Brathwaite, the opening batsman who bowls part-time offspin, sent down six overs for six runs in England’s innings. He will now be required to undergo testing within 14 days but is allowed to continue to bowl in international cricket until the results are known.”

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  8. Sargeant August 21, 2017 at 2:20 PM #

    “They can’t bat and they can’t bowl”, anyone for a game of rounders?

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  9. Hants August 22, 2017 at 8:06 AM #

    Geoffrey Boycott, the former England batsman and Test Match Special summariser, has made an “unreserved apology” after suggesting that he’d have a better chance of getting a knighthood if he “blacked up” his face to look like a West Indian cricketer.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/20414749/boycott-apologises-racist-knighthood-joke

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  10. Hants August 23, 2017 at 12:08 AM #

    @ David,

    Belgian Grand Prix this Sunday.

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  11. Hants August 23, 2017 at 9:33 PM #

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  12. Bush Tea August 23, 2017 at 11:08 PM #

    @ angela Skeete
    Without confidence and unity the team would continue to show dismal failure.
    The board and team management all should be fired like yesterday
    A repeat of this performance is unacceptable.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Wait angela … you cussing the DLP now too…?

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  13. Hants August 25, 2017 at 12:42 PM #

    England bowled out for 258.

    One innings of good cricket by West Indies.

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  14. Hants August 26, 2017 at 12:37 AM #

    Bajan ace Darian King saved his best comeback for the biggest moment in Barbadian tennis history, valiantly rallying from a set and a break down to book a historic spot in the main draw of the US Open against fourth seed Alexander Zverev.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/99970/king

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  15. Hants August 26, 2017 at 9:15 AM #

    Great morning for multi tasking computer / Tv.

    Lewis on pole. Equals Schumacher’s record of 68 poles.

    Brathwaite and Shai Hope batting like Test batsmen. 143 for 3.

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  16. angela Skeete August 26, 2017 at 9:28 AM #

    Hope the Team keep the momentum but wont hold my breath at least a view would be seen of those on the team in this series who is willing to work hard

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  17. David August 26, 2017 at 10:35 AM #

    @Hants

    Yes indeed!

    They are still at it, 150 partnership and 100 beckons for Kraigg.

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  18. Hants August 26, 2017 at 10:42 AM #

    Brathwaite 102 and still batting.

    SWEEEEETTTTT!!!

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  19. Hants August 26, 2017 at 11:17 AM #

    Shai Hope 100 Sweeeeeetttt!!!!

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  20. Hants August 26, 2017 at 2:04 PM #

    ” Well, what a sensational day for West Indies. They lead by 71, with five wickets still standing, including the brilliant Shai Hope, who is unbeaten on a career-best 147. He and Kraigg Brathwaite (134) added a vast 245 for the fourth wicket, West Indies’ biggest stand in England since their absolute heyday on the Blackwash tour of 1984. It’s been a proper day of Test cricket,”

    @David if only they could keep this level of performance and build from it.

    Hope springs eternal .lol

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  21. David August 26, 2017 at 2:09 PM #

    Yes Hants, we need to bat until tea to ram home the advantage.

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  22. angela Skeete August 26, 2017 at 2:27 PM #

    Give jack hus jacket

    W I showed up on the 2nd day of play good performace by kraigg and Hope..Applause

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  23. angela Skeete August 26, 2017 at 8:45 PM #

    The out pouring and negative backlash resulting from the last match towards the West Indies was well deserving maybe just enough to give the team a wake up call.
    Mesages which today has served their purpose.Today the team can pat itself on the back hopefully this match would not be a first and last time peformance as it is usually the case with the WI after a win

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  24. Hants August 27, 2017 at 4:39 PM #

    @ David,

    Great drive and tactics by Lewis today.

    “In the pre-podium holding room, Vettel said to Hamilton “that was close” as they watched a replay of their duel, to which Hamilton replied: “I lifted, that’s why you were close.”

    http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/11009100/lewis-hamilton-on-the-trick-that-helped-him-beat-sebastian-vettel

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  25. angela Skeete August 28, 2017 at 1:02 PM #

    Truthfully it was a hard series for tge West Indies .These youth playing against seasoned titans. Feeling sad today but what can i do.
    However did not expect them to put up a brave fight in the 2nd test
    If the West Indies can capitalize on what liitle gains yhey have achieved in this 2nd test they can reached great heights
    Unity and momentum is as good as a cover drive going all the way out of the ball park.

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  26. Hants August 28, 2017 at 11:37 PM #

    @ David,

    Hope you watching.

    Here watching DARIAN KING representing BARBADOS at the US Open. Leading 3 to 1 in the first set.

    The first Barbadian to play in the US Open.

    Why do the announcers not have a Barbados fact sheet ?

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  27. David August 28, 2017 at 11:42 PM #

    Yes, king representing!

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  28. Hants August 29, 2017 at 2:12 AM #

    Well done Darian King.

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  29. angela cox August 29, 2017 at 5:30 AM #

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  30. angela Skeete August 29, 2017 at 9:19 AM #

    Looks like WI found the recipe that drives momentum and good sportmanship Brathwaite and Hope so far putting on a brave fight

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  31. angela Skeete August 29, 2017 at 12:54 PM #

    West Indies with a few wickets falling West indies putting ip a good fight.
    These underdogs if they managed one win would have done more than what was expected of them
    Keeping my fingers crossed as Hope uses the bajan way of resiliency to win the fight.
    Brathwaite once again stood hus ground and made barbados proud.

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  32. Hants August 29, 2017 at 1:57 PM #

    West Indies win.

    Swwwwweeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!

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  33. David August 29, 2017 at 3:06 PM #

    An amazing victory!

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  34. angela Skeete August 29, 2017 at 3:46 PM #

    Yeap bring out the champagne after 27 years Windies needed twelve runs to win a test match against England.
    Kudos to the live spirit of the team
    I must say though the first match was a duck but the come back was oh sooo sweet

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  35. angela Skeete August 29, 2017 at 3:48 PM #

    Oops17years

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  36. angela Skeete August 29, 2017 at 5:37 PM #

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  37. Hants September 1, 2017 at 10:44 AM #

    Dwayne Smith still got it!

    Barbados Tridents beat St Lucia Stars by 29 runs

    “Barbados Tridents, propelled by an unbeaten century from Dwayne Smith, “

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  38. Hants September 2, 2017 at 11:40 AM #

    @ David,

    Lewis on pole with a scintillating run in the rain.

    Breaks Schumacher’s record for most poles.

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  39. David September 2, 2017 at 12:34 PM #

    @Hants

    LH has a good record in wet conditions. Don’t count the Ferrari out at Monza!

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  40. Hants September 3, 2017 at 9:24 AM #

    Lewis wins at Monza . Smooth as silk.

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  41. David September 3, 2017 at 9:30 AM #

    @Hants

    And takes the lead at the home of the prancing horse!

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  42. NorthernObserver September 9, 2017 at 3:37 PM #

    Former jockey Darren Fortune died Friday morning, the result of a training accident at Woodbine.
    https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/09/08/jockey-dies-after-collision-at-woodbine-racetrack.html

    I am reasonably sure he was a Bajan.

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  43. Hants September 9, 2017 at 3:43 PM #

    @ NorthernObserver

    “BARBADIAN JOCKEY DARREN FORTUNE died doing what he loved doing most.

    The 43-year old former Wesley Hall and Alexandra schoolboy succumbed to his injuries after he fell off of a horse that had collided with another at Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack, yesterday.
    He had been living in Canada for about 20 years where he worked as an exercise rider.”

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  44. Hants September 18, 2017 at 7:02 PM #

    @ David,

    Went fishing ( no luck… lol ) and missed the race. Had to watch a rerun.

    “Lewis Hamilton drove a masterful race to win the Singapore Grand Prix and take a stranglehold on the title as rival Sebastian Vettel crashed out.”

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  45. David September 18, 2017 at 7:53 PM #

    @Hants

    Admit it, he caught a break.

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  46. Hants September 18, 2017 at 8:46 PM #

    @ David yes he caught a break.

    Would have preferred to see him and Vettel racing in the wet conditions.

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  47. Hants September 20, 2017 at 10:05 AM #

    THE COMEBACK OF COMEBACKS.

    Haydn Lewis wins!

    That win gave Barbados the tie 3-2 and a place back in Group 1 of the Americas Zone, where they will get the chance to play against giants Argentina and Brazil.

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  48. David September 20, 2017 at 10:22 AM #

    It was a good win. We hope that it serves as a catylst sparking interest.

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