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LSCC Caribbean tour: Day 15 – the final knockings

By Tour Correspondent Eric Shadick Farewell at last to the Hilton, its lovely omelette lady at breakfast and its less attractive expense account clients. Farewell too to the hustle and bustle of Port of Spain’s traffic – we’re going back to Tobago, man! And in no time we’re there. There’s been a power cut all […]

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LSCC Caribbean tour: Day 14 – over. And out

The final full day of touring rather than travelling saw the last official duty as well – the pleasant task of delivering our cheque to the School for Blind Children in Santa Cruz (Brian Lara’s home town) and another to the T&T Blind and Visually Impaired Cricketers Association. Proceedings began with one of the students […]

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Match report: blown away in southern Trinidad

June 2, 2014 Clarke Road Veterans 245-6 (30 overs) London Saints CC 104 all out Report by Eric Shadick We tend to take the flawless arrangements that have kept the tour together for granted, but was it asking too much to try to ferry the party to the other end of the island in two […]

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LSCC Caribbean tour: Day 13 – Tarred and leathered

By Steve Keenan (guest chronicler) Eric is busy writing the match report from our final game of the tour, in southern Trinidad. So it falls to me to write up a few notes on the day’s events (excluding cricket. Pssst: We didn’t win) Yesterday, we went walking on a lake of tar. Liquid asphalt, actually, […]

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LSCC Caribbean tour: Day 12 – in the Carina

Breakfast at the Port of Spain Hilton is a sumptuous affair, with what’s on offer varying slightly each day. Today we had Trini black pudding, served with red and green peppers as well. Bury’s position as BP capital of the world may be under threat. Talking about such mundane affairs shows that not much happened […]

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LSCC Caribbean tour: Day 11- flags at half mast

There’s so much I could say about the wonderful start to day eleven, not least Mr. Keenan being reunited with his phone – not lost, simply mislaid. But I think we all feel it would be out of place to catalogue them after our hosts’ opening batsman collapsed at the crease with a heart attack […]

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Match day: an untimely ending

By Steve Keenan Queen’s Park CC v London Saints Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad 35 overs The game was abandoned after 5.3 overs when QPCC opening batsman Peter Clerk collapsed and later died in hospital. He was 49, and we had never met him until he walked out to bat at 11.30am today. […]

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LSSC Caribbean tour: Day 10

Friday 30th May was a public holiday in Trinidad, celebrating Indian Arrivals Day. Indian and Chinese labour was indented by the British in the second half of the 19the century, and particular on their southernmost West Indian territories, i.e. Trinidad, plus Guyana on the South American mainland. Groups within the party did their own ‘things’ […]

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LSCC Caribbean tour: Day 9

By Eric Shadick It’s my birthday! Now I’ve been on tour this time of year before and have been more than happy to keep such information hidden: this time I’ve been grassed up – you know who you are, and, what’s more, so do I. However the nature of touring has changed over the years […]

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LSSC Caribbean tour: Day 8

So it’s finally farewell to the Toucan, Biggs Hotshot Bar and the people of Tobago who taught us to bear the Pochettino news with Caribbean calm: don’t worry, be happy! The island transfer was carried out in two waves. First to leave, at 4:45 am, were those opting for the ferry journey – despite the […]

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