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Grenada National Stadium
Grenada National Stadium

Cricket

April 21, 2015

“What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?” -CLR James

 

The West Indies Cricket Team remains the most storied of our federal institutions: the team has survived the Federation (1958-62) – its lamentable demise codified in a Sparrow rendition Federation. 

 

Junior Murray Grenada's first cricketing icon
Junior Murray

 

Federation boils down to simply this

It’s dog-eat -dog and the survival of the fittest.

 

Devon Smith

Devon Smith

 

Sparrow’s Federation is Eric Williams’ version of the mash up; there exists many other versions and we may wish to pursue them later on.

 

Genesis of West Indian Cricket

West Indies cricket is a study in European colonial rivalries, for the game was brought here in the early years of the nineteenth century by British soldiers deployed to protect the British colonies against Napoleon’s forces.

Clyde Walcott on the attack

Clyde Walcott on the attack

“Our Cricket” was first played between innings of gunfire.

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