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“Give it a go - the atmosphere is amazing”
Review of Kensington Oval

Kensington Oval
Ranked #10 of 89 things to do in Bridgetown
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Having no interest in cricket i really wasnt that bothered about going to the match, Barbados Tridents v St Lucia Zoots in the T20. However, having found the ticket office (a tiny building which needs more signposts and only takes cash), we went along to please the cricket lovers in the party. So glad we did. An amazing atmosphere, great dancers/cheerleaders who really earned their money, and when the live band with trumpets, sax and steel drum turned up, I really couldn’t believe it. Even the cricket was quite entertaining. At £10 a ticket, its well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Went to see Barbados v Guyana in the CPL and made the mistake of not getting a ticket before we went. Thought it would be ok to just pitch up and buy a ticket on the evening, WRONG!
It was a sellout and could only get a $50 USD ticket in the 'party area'. So took that option as didn't want to miss the game and it was amazing. Dancing girls, crazy music, superb cricket, band playing, a superb evening out for the whole family on one of the caribbean's great arenas
Will go again but will book first!

Thank MarkieJ64
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Great T20 match with a carnival atmosphere to boot... a must, even if you not into cricket. ................................

Thank Kevin G
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Having discovered there were some T20 CPL (Caribbean Premier League) matches on during our visit, I endeavoured to get tickets, as we wanted to see the Kensington Oval and had watched T20 before in England. We were lucky enough to see Barbados Tridents and although the booking and ticket collection process was a little tedious, once we were in our seats, we were treated to a truly spectacular experience! A band cajoled the crowd at every opportunity, music and dancing accompanied every boundary, and a totally amazing atmosphere lasted for the whole event, despite a break for rain right at the start. The only area for improvement were the half time refreshments as some of the concessions were a bit disorganised, (but bearable)
This was a cricket extravaganza for the whole family, enjoyed by mums and children as well as the boys. Very different to the sedate offering we have back home, which could benefit from a bit of Caribbean style I'm sure!

Thank Bassman1966
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Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

My husband wanted to go here as he is a huge crickey fan and while im not myself, I still had a great time.

We originally tried to get tickets in the vip section but im so glad we didnt as it looks a bit 'stiff' and the seats on ground level seem to be so much better.

You get a great view (pitch is not as big as it seems on tele) and partially under cover which was a bonus as part of the match was rained off at the beginning.

Lots of singing, cheering and enthusiasm (helped that barbados beat st. Lucia) as well as a bizarrely awesome brass band that makes the rounds.

Husbands particular fave was the gorgeous cheerleaders! :)

Thank Sarah E
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