Barbados' Cricket Legends Museum is for history buffs

Barbados' Cricket Legends Museum is for history buffs


Amar: This museum is a testimony to the golden era of West Indies cricket.

Immortal: This museum is a testament to the golden era of West Indies cricket. | Photo Credit: Ashwin Achal

Barbados has produced many of the greatest cricketers of all time. From the three Ws – Everton Weekes, Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcott – to Garfield Sobers, Wesley Hall, Malcolm Marshall, Desmond Haynes and Gordon Greenidge, the list is extremely impressive.

Before the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, Hall and others founded the Cricket Legends of Barbados Museum to keep the legacy alive. The aim was to showcase the tiny island's incredible homegrown talent and inspire younger generations of Barbadians to take up the sport. Located just opposite Kensington Oval, the museum houses artifacts dating back to the early 1900s. Among the prized memorabilia is a bat signed by the first West Indies team to tour England after the region was granted Test status in 1928.

Legends – Sobers, Greenidge, Hall and others – greet visitors through life-size cut-outs. The bat used by Greenidge to hit a mammoth 226 against Australia in 1991 is a reminder of the West Indies' dominance.

Sobers, arguably the best cricketer of all time, has an entire section dedicated to his genius. The Cricket Legends of Barbados Museum is for history buffs.


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