The Oval

The 3Ws Oval is named in memory of three great Barbadian and West Indian cricketers - Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Everton Weekes.
 
Being one of the latest additions to Barbados' cricket grounds, local and regional matches along with warm up matches for touring teams are hosted here. Four warm up matches in the 2007 World Cup were also held here, since the sporting facility was developed to international standards.
 
The state-of-the-art facility can hold approximately 700 seated spectators and also features an indoor cricket school with practice nets.
 
On the eastern end of the ground (up a slight incline) is the West Indies Cricket Walk of Fame. This leads to the gravesites of Sir Frank Worrell and Sir Clyde Walcott and a lifelike bust of Sir Frank.
 
An imposing statue of cricket stumps with bails overlooks the Oval and leaves no-one in doubt as to the purpose of this ground. When a match is playing the Oval is alive with excitement however it can also be a very quiet and peaceful place, especially in the early morning and when classes are not in session. Then, it is a place for reflection on the lives of three great cricketers and gentlemen and reminds us of the importance of the game of cricket to Barbados and to all the people of the West Indies.
 
The Pavilion

The 3Ws Pavilion is a two-story building which compliments the lush grounds of the Oval, housing players, dignitaries and other spectators. Upon entering the facility, persons are greeted with various photos of historical cricketing moments decorating the walls.

On the ground floor, cricketers take advantage of two spacious, fully-equipped dressing rooms which include lockers and bathrooms, and can sit comfortably as they encourage their teammates. A capacity of approximately 80 persons can be accommodated in the standard fold-out plastic seating downstairs and a bit more in the balcony just above.

Upstairs, the Pavilion features a secretariat, a bar and kitchenette for entertaining guests and an open air-conditioned space which can be used for press conferences or as a dance floor for social events. The open area leads out to a breezy balcony which was named after Floyd Reifer for his contribution to UWI Cricket.
 
Sir Frank Worrell Sir Clyde Walcott Sir Everton Weekes

About Sir Frank Worrell

 

About Sir Clyde Walcott

 

About Sir Everton Weekes

 
Brilliance of the 3Ws

Before the Second World War, West Indies were a decidedly lightweight Test side. They began their Test journey in 1928, and over the next 11 years played 22 times, but with limited success - four wins were offset by 12 defeats, eight of them by an innings, and another by 10 wickets. They notched up their first innings win in 1935, against England in Kingston, but played only three more times before the war intervened and ensured there was no further cricket for them for the next eight years. At this point in their fledgling Test career, West Indies had produced only one truly great batsman: George Headley, who would remain a great in any age and era of West Indies cricket. His 19 Tests had fetched him 2135 run at 66.71, with 10 centuries, which was twice as many as all the other West Indians put together had managed.

Test cricket resumed for West Indies after the war in January 1948, and their side for that first game - on January 21, versus England in Barbados - included Clyde Walcott, who opened the batting and also kept wicket, and Everton Weekes, who batted No. 3. Both belonged to Barbados, and were hence starting out on home territory, and in the next Test they were joined by another Barbadian, Frank Worrell. In the first innings of that game, they occupied positions 3-5, slots they would take several times over the next decade, going on to become one of the greatest middle-order line-ups the game has ever seen. Read more
 
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