England vs West Indies - One day international cricket match
12 March 2017
Whilst in Antigua, we couldn't miss the opportunity to watch England and the West Indies play the opening match of a three match series.
It was the first cricket match that I had ever watched in my life and Chris's first international. A group of us headed off from Jolly Harbour marina to the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium where England's Barmy Army travelling fan club were already settling in to watch their idols.
Rain delayed the start of the match but once the rain clouds had passed over we had a blustery but sunny day ahead.
England batted first and scored just under 300 runs in 50 overs followed by the West Indies who, in the same amount of overs, were about 50 or 60 runs from England's total. So, England won the match. There was some powerful batting with several sixes, one of which resulted in the ball being lost as it was catapulted out of the stadium. Not bad for my first cricket match!
Half time entertainment was provided by local dancers showcasing Antigua's carnival celebrations and the many food stalls were in full BBQ mode with Chris sampling barbecued lobster.
It was a great day out and England went on to win all three matches of the series. Well done!