29 Mar 2016
Day 5 - The National Stadium and BB Crabback

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The team with the evening's entertainer, BB Crabback

Another early start did not affect the team as we put ourselves in the frame of mind to relish the opportunity to be playing at a national stadium. We were all keen to bounce back from the earlier loss by putting together a committed team performance.

As usual, our bus driver Leslie stopped off at the local supermarket to let us collect water and ice for she scorching day ahead. As we arrived at the National Stadium, we saw out opposition was a mix of U14 and U13 players. This left us feeling positive we could get a good result, and importantly get a good performance.

Our extra-effort and committed approach saw us get key wickets very early and restrict Grenada Boys Secondary School to a total under 50! This was knocked off for the loss of only one wicket. We were then able to have a Twenty20 match where we mixed the teams up, meaning that everybody got a chance to play in the National Stadium. Leslie’s son played for one of the teams!

After we left the National Stadium, it was on to BB Crabback’s restaurant near the marina at Carenage. He was an eccentric man who had lived in London for 30 years. He had huge amounts of memorabilia including pictures of him with Brian Lara, Courtney Walsh, Jimmy Adams and Curtley Ambrose. He was keen for us to sign the walls of his restaurant, and we left him a signed NSB t-shirt to add to his collection! The boys ate goat, barracuda and other local delicacies, before turning in for an early night.