Wanderers Cricket Club
One of the outstanding Cricket Clubs in Barbados is the host club for the Golden Oldies Cricket Festival, 2017 and one whose facilities and members will be enjoyed by all that play or visit.
Established in 1877 as an elite Club with restricted membership the Club has evolved to the stage that its membership truly represents the general Barbadian population.
Situated in Dayrells Rd, Christ Church the Club has an excellent pitch and enjoyable Clubrooms with the Pavilion named after former West Indian Test Captain, Atkinson and his brother Eric, who also represented the West Indies.
Dennis Atkinson captained the West Indies during the 1950’s and played 22 Test Matches as an all-rounder. He has a couple of unique achievements including scoring 219 against Australia in 1955 and also the record for the most wicketless overs in a Test Match innings when he had figures of 72 overs, 29 maidens, no wicket for 137 against England in 1957.
Jason Holder, current West Indies Captain is a graduate of Wanderers Cricket Club and other prominent members past and present include George Challenor, Roy Marshall, Michael Frederick, David Allan, Pedro Collins, Keith Boyce, Vibert Greene, Kirk Edwards, Kraigg Brathwaite and Ian Bradshaw.
A friendly, hospitable Club where visitors can be assured of a warm welcome, the Wanderers Cricket Club, Barbados has a motto Fortiter Perstate Sequiter Auxilium which translates to “Hold On, Help Will Come”….particularly applicable to Golden Oldies Cricketers and their on field endeavours though in many instances it doesn’t come quickly enough.