One of the highlights of Grenada, for me, was the West Indies Cricket Heritage Centre, at the Spice Basket in Beaulieu, about two miles outside St George’s Town on the road to Grand Etang.
The young man who showed us round the cricket museum and also the natural history museum in the same building was extremely knowledgeable, polite and entertaining. I knew many of the names of the cricketers in the photographs and other artifacts, but he knew them all, and they were numerous, dating back decades. It was a delight to be shown round my someone so enthusiastic.
He caught me out, though. He asked me who was the bowler that Sobers scored six sixes off in an over, and I couldn’t at the time remember. Ten minutes later, he showed me a different scorecard for a Glamorgan team, and suggested that I might find the answer there, which I did. It was clever of him to do that, rather than simply tell me the answer.
If you like cricket, the museum is a must see. It is extensive, impressive and very well displayed in a nice building.
In the natural history part of the museum, we were fascinated by the examples of different soils and rocks in Grenada. Shaun would find these interesting.