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“Cricket fest”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Kensington Oval

Kensington Oval
Ranked #7 of 89 things to do in Bridgetown
Certificate of Excellence
West London
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146 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Cricket fest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

Compact but well worth the visit. We were there whilst four English County sides were taking part in a pre-season tournament. These sides didn't appear at the Oval, played at other lacal grounds first, until West Indies had demolished Zimbabwe. At the back end of our visit Barbados were playing the Windward Isles in a four day match so we were totally spoilt for choice. Sun gets very hot so if you can get a seat in the top or centre of the new stand, behind the Gary Sobers statue. Cost for the four day match B$10 (£3.30) a day. South London Oval take note!!

Visited March 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Yorkshire cricket in Barbados”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

Brilliant introduction to cricket. Sea, sun - Barbados! The Oval was a great place to watch a match - though it was a bit empty as there were only a few of us there. Food great. Well organised through Especially Barbados.

Visited March 2013
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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“A fantastic cricketing arena”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

A truly wonderful place steeped in history and folklore in cricketing terms. Watched my beloved County of Derbyshire beat Warwickshire in pre UK season T20 cricket tour. Great and a big thanks to all the staff at the Oval.

Visited March 2013
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Birmingham, Uk
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great place but poor eating facilities”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

Myself, husband and friends went to the test match West Indies vs Zimbabwe.

The actual facilities are second to none, but the food & beverage outlet are terrible. There is not enough open. We queued for 20 mins at the only outlet opened on our floor, because there is no queuing system people who had just come were served first. It is too much of a free for all. Thank goodness for the man that sold the fish cakes, he came into the stands and sold them to you at your seats.

If there were more food outlets it would make your experience a lot more enjoyable.

Visited March 2013
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Riverview
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“Great facility”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

First time at a cricket match and it was really inexpensive. A British couple filled us in on the rules. Drank a few Banks, sat through 32 overs and hit the road. Apparently a batter from Jamaica set some sort of record while we were there and it was a real big deal. Glad I witnessed it.

There was inexpensive beer rum and food. Bathrooms were clean and so was the facility.

Great value to experience something from another culture. Try it all once!

Visited February 2013
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