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Enjoy very friendly rivalry at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown

An island known for cricket but less well-known for motorsports and horse racing

Sport is important in Barbados. The first love is cricket of course and local teams play in villages across the island but the Garrison Savannah in Bridgetown has been home to horse racing since 1845 and regular events at Bushy Park motor racing circuit add to the sporting excitement on offer.

Cricket in Barbados: Enjoy the West Indies Cricket at Kensington Oval

by Mark Hammerton

West Indies cricket is reflecting on a phenomenal year which recently culminated in a last over 6-fest from Barbadian hero Carlos Brathwaite to snatch the World Cup title from England. The passion for cricket across Barbados is incredibly strong and everyone has an opinion about the game. Cricket is so ingrained in the island’s culture that cricketing legends are immortalised with statues and there are several traffic roundabouts named after local heroes including Sir Garfield Sobers.

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Polo, Food, and Rum in Barbados

by Mark Hammerton

The Barbados Food and Rum Festival is soon to return for its 10th year between 24th and 27th October 2019 - and we intend to be on island at that time to get involved. The event is always strongly promoted by the tourism authority, as celebrity chefs converge on Barbados to reinforce its reputation as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean. One of the events we enjoyed most when we last attended in 2017 was Taste the Spirits of Polo which took place on the Saturday afternoon at Holders Polo Field, Holders Hill.

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Mark & Lisa Hammerton

Mark and Lisa Hammerton

We are Mark and Lisa Hammerton and we are lucky enough to spend our time organising villa and apartment holidays to the wonderful Caribbean island of Barbados.

We have been involved with the travel industry for most of our working lives but fell in love with Barbados after many visits and ended up buying a second home there.

We would love to talk to you about the island and our selection of wonderful properties and, as our priority is matching the right property to your requirements, we will always be open and honest in what we have to say.

Mark & Lisa

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