Memories of the great Malcolm Marshall stir in Barbados

Memories of the great Malcolm Marshall stir in Barbados

England had the first practice of their West Indian tour at the 3Ws Oval on the university campus at Cave Hill, where they will have four days of match practice ahead of the first Test starting a week on Wednesday. The ground was named after Frank Worrell, Clyde Walcott and Everton Weekes (who is still alive), all Barbadians knighted for their services to cricket.

The nets are also named after a Barbadian, Malcolm Marshall, although he was never knighted. In the West Indies, as in England, gongs go to batsmen, not bowlers.

Marshall, nevertheless, is still widely regarded as the best fast bowler ever. Of all pacemen, only the Australian left-armer Alan Davidson has taken 100 Test wickets for a…

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