This January, England head to Bridgetown, Barbados, to play the first-ever five-match T20 series between the two nations, running from 22nd to the 30th and including two weekends of back-to-back clashes. 

IT20 cricket in Bridgetown brings back fond memories for The Barmy Army, who followed England during their historic World Cup winning campaign back in 2010, whilst experiencing all the delights of the Caribbean.

England’s recent momentum in IT20 cricket including their ephaptic 6 wicket win against the West Indies in the recent IT20 World Cup in the UAE, once again gives the travelling support much to be excited about ahead of the series. 

If you’re lucky enough to be joining us in Barbados this winter, we’ve put together this guide to make sure you can get the most out of your time on the island…

Tickets

Tickets in the Barmy Army sections are still available to First Class and Lifetime members here. The Barmy Army will be located in the Hewitt & Inniss Lower Stand.

Not a member? Sign up here to enjoy priority access to England tickets.

Kensington Oval

The Kensington Oval is a stadium located to the west of the capital city Bridgetown and accessible by both Bus and Taxi. Public Transport on the island is provided by the Barbados Transport Board, see here for all public transport information. 

As well as public buses the main routes into Bridgetown are serviced by a fleet of privately owned minivan type vehicles known as ‘Reggae Buses’ with a flat fee of US $1.75 or BBD $3.50. These are hailed on the roadside and will attempt to squeeze as many paying passengers as possible. Expect to get up close and personal with locals and tourists alike and prepare yourself for the sound system!

In order to enter the stadium, you must be fully vaccinated and bring proof of this with you on matchday (NHS Covid Pass will be accepted). Face masks within the stadium will be mandatory and we are informed that there will be no exemptions whatsoever.

Barmy Army HQ & Events

The Barmy Army HQ during the IT20 series will be at the Copacabana Beach Club, Carlisle Bay, Bay St, Bridgetown, Barbados – enjoy exclusive drink offers and live entertainment throughout the week and before every IT20 game!

Join us at the Copacabana Beach Club on January 21st from 3pm-7pm, where we’ll kick things off with our pre-tour party – not one to be missed!

Fancy playing in our T20 match? The BACC will be playing at the Wanderers Cricket Field, Dayrell’s Road, Bridgetown, Barbados at 1pm on 27th January. The game will be followed by drinks & BBQ at the ground. Return travel has been arranged from the centre of Bridgetown for both players and spectators.

Register your interest to participate here.

Merchandise

Barmy Army Merchandise will be available from the ground during England’s IT20 matches as well as from the Copacabana Beach Club during the pre match build up. Please bear in mind we will be operating a CASH ONLY policy for all merchandise sales.

See our IT20 series tour shirt design below:

Travel Advice

We strongly encourage all travelling supporters to review the GOV.UK travel advice for Barbados to ensure you have a clear understanding of the local protocols as well as the local conditions.

BIMSafe is a location and symptoms monitoring mobile app developed by the Ministry of Health and Wellness to assist in the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 in Barbados. The app allows fast processing through health checks, immigration and customs by allowing you to scan and go. find out more here.

In the build up to this tour we have been working closely with FCDO to ensure safety for all travelling supporters. For any reason a British national requires access to consular services in Barbados please use the following:

Telephone: +1 246 430 7800 and select the option for consular assistance OR complete the Web form at: www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-bridgetown

Barbados Travel Tips

The currency on the island is Barbadian dollars but everywhere accepts US dollars – just expect to receive your change in Barbadian dollars.

We’ve teamed up with Barbados Tourism to compile a list of some of the best attractions. See the full list here.

One spot to check out in St. Lawrence Gap is Amigos Restaurant, which sells a range of drinks including Banks Beers – $3.00, Deputy Beers – $3.00, Mount Gay Rum- 3.00, Rum Punch – $5.00 as well as an Outdoor live grill which is discounted for Barmy Army members, along with the ala carte menu.

Barmy Army members can enjoy a 5% Discount on Meals at Ackee Tree Restaurant (also offers Delivery)

Other useful information

Join ‘The Barmy Army in West Indies 2022’ Facebook page to stay on top of all our latest announcements, as well as an opportunity to engage with like minded cricket travellers.

You can also follow The Barmy Army on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to see the latest news and fan content whilst we’re following England in the Caribbean! 

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