Kensington Oval

Kensington Oval, Bridgetown: Hours, Address, Kensington Oval Reviews: 4.5/5

Kensington Oval
4.5
Sports Complexes • Arenas & Stadiums
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
About
Kensington Oval is Barbados’ oldest cricket ground having been established in 1882 when Pickwick Cricket Club leased 4 acres of pasture land from Kensington Plantation and started to develop it as a cricket ground with a clubhouse. In 1914 the Barbados Cricket Committee the forerunner of current Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) bought the Oval but continued to allow Pickwick to lease the ground until 2004. With significant investment from the BCA the ground was expanded and upgraded over the years and by 2004 had grown to just over 7 acres.
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South Bank Boy
London, UK646 contributions
Great
Feb 2020 • Couples
Called in without a reservation and we were on a tour within 15 minutes. Just wonderful and so emotional walking around the stadium and then the pitch. Our guide was a little bit disinterested and removed but the experience is magic.
Written February 29, 2020
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Dave Goodall
Liverpool, UK15 contributions
I get a high every time I go back
Oct 2019 • Family
The spiritual home of cricket on the island. My role as a cricket coach and working with a number of young Barbadian players as well as staff and officers of the Barbados Cricket Association has enabled me to experience all aspects of this stadium and its dynamics
Written February 17, 2020
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alseward53
Axminster, UK376 contributions
Ows that!
Dec 2019
We turned up and enjoyed an exclusive tour of the facilities and ground. What a pitch! They were holding a women’s rugby tournament when we visited ,great surface for the ladies. Next step to see a test match here.
Written February 11, 2020
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Lynne C
Enfield, UK278 contributions
Interesting tour
Jan 2020
Not a cricket fan myself I accompanied my husband to the cricket ground. We knew there was no game on but did the tour which cost ten dollars. We had a lady called Jenny showing us around. The tour included a video on the history of the ground and we had good views of the ground. We were able to walk down to the pitch for photo opportunities. There was a small gift shop in the ground too. Even though not a fan I thoroughly enjoyed our trip there.
Written February 8, 2020
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Keith P
Southwest Finland, Finland357 contributions
A mecca for WI cricket fans
Feb 2020
Fo those interested in cricket and especially the rich heritage of West Indian cricket a visit to the Kensington Oval - the mecca for the Caribbean cricket community - must be top of one's priorities. Guided tours are available at a very reasonable cost where one can walk the hallowed ground once occupied by the titans of the sport. To stand near the crease once occupied by Sir Garfield Sobers, Frank Worrell, Desmond Haynes and Gorden Greenidge is quite sobering. The ground has a very futuristic main stand with other stands dedicated to different Barbadian individuals. For me it was a wonderful experience and one that should be taken for every visiting cricket fan.
Written February 3, 2020
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KangarooQueen
Melbourne, Australia164 contributions
Caribbean Cricket!
Jan 2019
Being from a large city which has a huge cricket oval where the ground is considered sacred, I find Kensington Oval to be nicely quaint. However! This is the first and only oval on which I've actually attended a cricket match, and this is where I fell in love with Caribbean Cricket, even though my home team was playing as the "tourists" (and they won). There are food vendors where local cuisine is cheap and tasty.
Written December 29, 2019
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jebuc
Wombourne, UK298 contributions
Brilliant
Dec 2019 • Couples
This is a must see if you are a cricket fan . Good tour , although 20$ was a little steep . Worth a visit.
Written December 20, 2019
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NigelBowen
Hertford, UK347 contributions
A great tour
Nov 2019 • Couples
Visited on Thursdays morning just after a large downpour. The drainage of the pitch is so good it was bone dry when we stepped on it. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The ground also has a small gift shop if you want some memorabilia. A must for cricket fans.
Written November 30, 2019
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Edward J
London, UK1,365 contributions
Life time Experience
Oct 2019
Cricket fan or not this is a must see venue the home of Sir Viv Richards who played at this ground. On the day we visitied it was closed but so glad we made the effort to find it a stunning building and is a legend in the cricket world.
Written November 15, 2019
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superblue81
Bury St. Edmunds, UK16 contributions
Two nights of great entertainment !!
Sep 2019
Went to watch two T20 games in the evening in September - BRILLIANT and all for $15.00
Great way to spend an evening with the locals - even if not a great cricket fan !!
Written October 11, 2019
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  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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