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Cricket and more as Sir Garfield comes to town

MORE than 1,000 revellers experienced ‘a lil’ bit of Bim’ at a Barbados Cultural Day in Solihull last Sunday.

MORE than 1,000 revellers experienced ‘a lil’ bit of Bim’ at a Barbados Cultural Day in Solihull last Sunday.

The legendary Sir Garfield Sobers, the former West Indies captain, was guest of honour at the event which featured a mix of cricket, cuisine and culture at Blossomfield Cricket Club, Widney Lane.

Event organiser Tyrone Roach from the National Council of Barbadian Associations, said: “This was the first such event outside London.

“The weather was kind, the atmosphere was brilliant and Blossomfield is an excellent location for hosting an event on this scale.”

The club was selected as a venue because of its links with the Caribbean country.

Roger Lewis, chairman of Blossomfield, said: “We coach our juniors and players to follow in the footsteps of great cricketers such as Garfield Sobers so we were privileged to have such a cricketing icon at Blossomfield.”

There was an exciting cricket match, which ended on the penultimate ball of the game, with the Barbados XI reaching an England XI’s target of 127.

After the cricket, the Bajan Revellers gave a taste of the Notting Hill Carnival, followed by live acts in front of an enthusiastic audience.

 

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