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Another pitch, another track: the West Indian team touring England in 1976 stop in at a London studio to record a calypso





  • POSTED BY RANDY on | November 20, 2015, 18:00 GMT

    Nice concept, this column. Like it. Remember as a boy growing up in my native Barbados, we used to sing while playing cricket, "bat and ball" as we called it then. At Secondary school, we had one team mate whose nickname was "Soul" and you can guess how he came by that name. When we were playing away from our school grounds, Soul would regale us with renditions of famous Black American soul singers of the time. Soul was our opening bowler and on the rare occasion he went wicketless, we would taunt him by saying at the end of play, Soul couldn't get a soul out today! Perhaps we could search for a way to clone Lloyd's dominant team from that era, to replace our current one. Nope, not happening. We need a complete overhaul which seems to be in the offing, before we return to even a semblance of our great West Indies teams of which I'm so fond and proud.

  • POSTED BY Cricinfouser on | November 16, 2015, 9:25 GMT

    Great. Wish West Indies could regain their lost touch. They are a fascinating team

  • POSTED BY Jackwin on | November 8, 2015, 15:02 GMT

    I love this new column! So much different and gives us a new perspective of the players off the field...:-)