Antigua

The Caribbean island of Antigua is the largest in the English speaking Leeward Islands and is an island with a passion for cricket. The island has a warm steady wind, a complex coastline of harbours and is completely encircled by coral reefs.The island boasts an annual rainfall of only 45 inches, making it the sunniest of the Eastern Caribbean.


You are as likely to come across an excellent game on a village green, beach or an International Match at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium which officially opened its doors in March 2007.The Legendary Antigua Recreation Ground which in 1980 - 1981 became the 52nd international test venue and is one of the most exciting places in the world to observe a match and is also where Brian Lara's world record innings of 400 was scored against England.


Antigua has created some exceptional cricketers in its Cricketing history – worthy of particular note are Sir Vivian Richards who ruled the world as best batsman for 10 years and was the former captain of the Windies Team. Other outstanding crickerters include fast bowler Andy Roberts, Curtly Ambrose, Richie Richardson and Ridley Jacobs.


The island is also a great place for Netball Tours as netball is the principle sport played by females of all age ranges in the Caribbean, so there is no shortage of teams to play against.


 

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