Host Club

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.

The 3W’s Oval, Barbados grounds

The 3Ws Oval is named in memory of three great Barbados and West Indies cricketers – Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Everton Weekes. It is the newest edition to Barbados’ cricket grounds and hosts local and regional matches, and warm up matches for touring teams. The ground can hold approximately 2000 spectators. Warm up matches for the 2007 World Cup were also played there.

On the eastern end of the ground is the West Indies Cricket Walk of Fame. This leads up to the gravesites of Sir Frank Worrell and Sir Clyde Walcott and a lifelike bust of Sir Frank.
An imposing statue of cricket stumps with bails overlooks the Oval and leaves no-one in doubt as to the purpose of the ground.

The 3Ws Oval will be used for matches in the Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival, May 2017.

3 W's Round

Dover Cricket Club

Dover Cricket Club is small, successful, prestigious and a very proud club situated in the heart of the entertainment capital of Barbados, St. Lawrence Gap.

Established in 1934, and boasting of a rich heritage throughout the cricketing landscape of the island, “Dover” as they’re affectionately known have won numerous Intermediate League and Limited Overs competitions which eventually saw them being promoted to the country’s top flight in 2010.

Stalwarts of the club include former West Indies batsman Alvin Greenidge, Barbados Players Sean Armstrong and Vibert Greene as well as notable club legends the Kirton brothers, Litchfield and Jerry and Wilbur Bruce.