Wanderers Cricket Club

Wanderers Cricket Club is a Barbadian cricket club. The club plays in the Barbados Cricket Association Elite Division, the highest division of domestic cricket in Barbados.[1] A multi-sport club, Wanderers also possesses a masters football team and a hockey team.

Wanderers Cricket Club
SportsCricket
Founded1877
LeagueBarbados Cricket Association Elite, Intermediate, 2nd Division
Home groundWanderers Ground
Colours  Maroon,   Gold
PresidentProf Edwards
Websitehttp://www.wandererscc.com

Club HistoryEdit

Wanderers is the oldest existing cricket club in Barbados. The club was founded in 1877 with its initial membership drawn from the social elite of the colony, and exclusively white.[2] The club had a strong rivalry with Pickwick Cricket Club, another white club, but one which drew its membership from a slightly lower social class. Changes in Barbadian society meant that from the 1960s onwards, the membership of Wanderers gradually came to reflect the general Barbadian population.[3]

LocationEdit

The club originally played at the Bay Land until moving to Dayrells Road, Christ Church, Barbados in 1952.[2]

PlayersEdit

Some notable international cricketers from Wanderers include:

NotesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/34833/elite-division-set-debut
  2. ^ a b Sandiford, p. 8.
  3. ^ Sandiford, p. 22.
  4. ^ Sandiford, p. 9.

ReferencesEdit

  • Sandiford, Keith A. P. (1998). Cricket Nurseries of colonial Barbados: The elite schools 1865-1966. Kingston: The Press University of the West Indies. ISBN 976-640-046-6.
  • Sobers, Garfield; Harris, Bob (2002). Garry Sobers. London: Headline. ISBN 0-7553-1006-3.