My wife and I decided not to miss the opportunity to visit the Kensington Oval while we were doing a tour of Barbados when our cruise ship was in the Bridgetown harbour. One can also walk there from the cruise terminal that is only about 15 minutes away.
Although we were not able to experience the exciting atmosphere of attending a match, it was still a good experience to visit the Kensington Oval cricket grounds. Our country has played several matches there against one of our big rivals, the West Indies. We were just too late for the West Indies against England in the T20 series.
The place is in the middle of a busy street junction and has an impressive statue of Sir Garfield Sobers at the entrance. He is widely considered one of cricket's greatest all-rounders. There are Kensington Oval Guided Tours which you can take as well, although time did not allow us to do one. At least we could take pictures at the road side sign which says "Kensington Oval".
We also visited their Cricket Museum & Gallery across the road where we were able to purchase some cricket souvenirs.
I wore a South African cricket shirt during our visit and was very pleased about all the positive comments from locals who all just wanted to chat about cricket.
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