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“Cricket oh My” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kensington Oval

Kensington Oval
Bridgetown, Barbados
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Ranked #9 of 76 things to do in Bridgetown
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Barbados
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“Cricket oh My”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Unbelievable but I actually attended as i have never been a cricket lover , But to my amazement I totally enjoyed it. Kensington is as excellent facility .

Visited August 2013
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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“A cricket PARTY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I went to see Barbados play Stlucia in their twenty twenty series and the atmosphere was like nothing ever experienced before. It was a big party with loud cheers and music at any excuse!
We went with an arranged party and I would advise this. The place was packed out prior and post event and the reassurance of a guide to get to and from helped us.
Tickets for the cricket can be hard to come by but DEFINITELY worth the effort.

Visited August 2013
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Southwold, United Kingdom
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“good modern stsdium”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Rebuilt prior to the 2007 world cup the kensington oval is now a excellent modern stadium with grest stands with good views froo all sides of the ground.
tours are held mon to fri
my visit was on a saturday, someone had left a mall side gate open so i gave myself a tour.
hopefully i will get back to watch some cricket.
don't forget the statue of Gsry Sobers outsde

Visited November 2013
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““Nice Stadium””
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We visited here as part of our annual ‘must visit the main cricket stadium on each island’ pilgrimage

The tour cost us US$10.00 I believe and was hosted by a very knowledgeable young lady

The tour starts with a short video, narrated by Tony Crozier, detailing the history of cricket at the Oval from the earliest days until the present carnation which was rebuilt for the 2007 Cricket World Cup

From there it is up the lift to the VIP section of the main stand which allows for fantastic photo opportunities of the whole stadium plus there are a few framed photos on the walls which can also be photographed

Then it’s back down the lift for a walk around the playing surface to allow more photos of all the stands which are named after the greats of Barbados cricket & Barbados cricket journalism ie Sir Garfield Sobers, the three W’s etc

After this the tour finishes at the small gift store in the main stand beside where the tour starts – there isn’t a huge selection of items for sale but I would imagine this would increase if there was a game on that day

After the tour, make sure you walk around the outside of the stadium (to the left) for a few pictures of the statue dedicated to the West Indies/Barbados legend known as Sir Garfield Sobers

Visited November 2013
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“Great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Whether for cricket or other events, it's a good stadium, well run, food and drink at sensible prices, security levels juts about right. They could do with car parking for another 4,000 cars and it would be perfect.

Visited July 2013
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