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The Martin Haigh & the Carib Beer X (Now officially known as the Carib Beer XI) was formed in 2005 to continue the tradition begun on the beaches of Barbados in March 2004 when a group of nine England Cricket fans travelled to the Caribbean to watch the Second test match of the England v West Indies series at the Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Steve Harmison's destruction of the West Indies in the first test with his return of 7-12 at Sabina Park, Jamaica, was followed by another convincing victory in Trinidad in the second. England eventually won the series 3-0, only being denied a fourth win by a certain Mr Lara's 400 not out on a featherbed pitch in Antigua.

The trip included both the consumption of large quantities of Carib Beer and a daily beach cricket contest in Barbados, and so the Carib Beer XI trademark was born.

Welcome to the website of the Carib Beer XI. Although we're all now many years older than when we first started the club, and the creaking limbs are starting to show in our results, we're still keen and up for a few more games, and with the few youngsters we've been able to recruit as occassional ringers, still hopeful that we can continue to compete against our varied opponents for a while yet.

Our chief statistician and treasurer, Gordon Berry, is in the process of compiling our career averages. Take a look at his work in progress by clicking this link.

Remember to check back regularly to keep up with our scores, photos and team news.

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