Barbados Test Match 1994 2

West Indies teams dominated world cricket through the ’70s and ’80s with a mix of terrifying pace bowling and a line of fluid and powerful batsmen. Looking back now, the run ended here, with an unexpected England victory, its first ever at Kensington Oval, made possible by Alec Stewart’s stalwart double century. The match marked a resurgence of England cricket, one lasting into the current century before its recent reversion to form. The following week, however, Brian Lara fought back with a monumental 375 in the drawn match in Antigua, a milestone for perhaps the last great Windies batsman. Of special note here are several pictures of Barbados-born Tino Best, a decade before his own test career, whom I found demonstrating precocious skills bowling to grown men as a lad of twelve.