The Trinidad Test
Where it all started
- The 2nd Test match, Port of Spain, Trinidad
March 2004, where the Carib Beer XI was
Martin Haigh & the Carib Beer X (Now officially known as the Carib
Beer XI) was formed in 2005 to continue the tradition begun on
the beaches of Barbados in March 2004 when a group of nine England
Cricket fans travelled to the Caribbean to watch the Second test
match of the England v West Indies series at the Queen's Park
Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Harmison's destruction of the West Indies in the first test with
his return of 7-12 at Sabina Park, Jamaica, was followed by another
convincing victory in Trinidad in the second. England eventually
won the series 3-0, only being denied a fourth win by a certain
Mr Lara's 400 not out on a featherbed pitch in Antigua.
The trip included both
the consumption of large quantities of Carib Beer and a daily
beach cricket contest in Barbados, and so the Carib Beer XI trademark
Welcome to the website of the Carib Beer
XI. Although we're all now many years older than when we first
started the club, and the creaking limbs are starting to show
in our results, we're still keen and up for a few more games,
and with the few youngsters we've been able to recruit as
occassional ringers, still hopeful that we can continue to compete
against our varied opponents for a while yet.
Our chief statistician and treasurer, Gordon Berry, is in the
process of compiling our career averages. Take a look at his work in progress by
clicking this link.
Remember to check back regularly
to keep up with our scores, photos and team news.
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Rogerson 2005, All rights reserved.