Cricket in Barbados
Cricket is the national sport of Barbados and the West Indies. Thousands of Barbadians and visitors flock to world-class matches at the Kensington Oval to watch the West Indies compete.
Barbados always contributes a large contingent to the West Indies team, which means the school and local club setup is strong, and perfect for a challenging tour.
The benefits of travelling to Barbados for your cricket tour include….
- Excellent climate. 3000 hours of sunshine per year
- Wealth of opposition – a cricket-mad nation!
- Wide variety of hotel, apartment and resort accommodation available
- Fantastic beaches, shopping and downtime activities
- Secure and safe resorts for school parties
All of our tours are tailor-made to meet the requirements of each school and club but to give you an idea of how a cricket tour to Barbados could look here’s a sample itinerary…
Day 1 – Arrive into Barbados on your flight. At the airport, a representative of Sporta Tours will meet you. Transfer to a local school or academy for a morning of training. Check into your hotel for rest, relaxation, exploring the surrounding area, and an early night!
Day 2 – In the morning, acclimatise with a training run along the local beach, then, depart the hotel after breakfast for a practice session. In the afternoon, visit the beach for snorkelling, water skiing, and more.
Day 3 – Now you’ve adjusted to the time difference, depart the hotel for your first match against a local school. In the late afternoon, visit Bridgetown, the capital, for shopping and exploring.
Day 4 – Depart the hotel for your next match (40 overs). Return to the hotel in the evening.
Day 5 – Enjoy a mid-tour morning of relaxation in bed. In the afternoon, head to the beach for a group surf lesson or an island safari! Or, spend the day on a catamaran cruise
Day 6 – Depart the hotel for your third fixture. In the evening, watch a top division cricket match or play a spot of beach cricket!
Day 7 – Visit one of the many iconic sites on the island, such as the Welchman Hall Gully, or Gun Hill. In the evening, have an End of Tour BBQ and prize giving presentation on the beach.
Day 8 – Check-out of the hotel in the morning and then have the opportunity to return to town to buy those last minute gifts for friends and family back home! In the afternoon, complete your tour with a T20 match. Check-in at the airport, and fly home