By Keith A. P. Sandiford
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Extra info for Cricket Nurseries of Colonial Barbados: the Elite Schools 1865-1966
See also Hamilton, Cricket in Barbados, 75. Barbados Advocate, 15 May 1903, 6; 27 May 1903, 5; 3 June 1903, 7; 4 July 1903, 5; 7 July 1903, 7; 11 July 1903, 6; and 30 July 1903, 6. John Wickham, "Herman", West Indies Cricket Annual 1980, 12-14Empire Cricket Club, Empire Club, 19. Barbados Cricket Association, Report and Statement of Accounts, 1st April 1994 to 31st Marcfe 1995, 34. Hamilton, Cricket in Barbados, 74. The Scheme of Government was the official instrument which contained the clauses and provisions by which each school was administered in those days.
After rendering long and faithful service to Pickwick, he joined Leeward. He later threw in his lot with Central and played for that club until he was 67 years old. 22 Blades and Yearwood, like Wood, went on to play with some distinction for Pickwick and to gain selection to Barbadian teams. Yearwood made his greatest contribution to Barbadian and West Indies cricket as an administrator. 23 The other Lodge School cricket stars of those days, who also played for Barbados, became staunch supporters of Wanderers.
The quality of the batting reached the point where matches could no longer be finished in a single Saturday. 53 It was thus decided to allot two days to first division games and to allow two full innings. As this regulation proved no more satisfactory than the first, it was shortly resolved to extend the first division matches to three Saturdays and the second division games to two. Despite these changes, the improved batting (and occasionally the weather) still produced too many draws. In fact, during the early 1920s, the batting became so strong that when Pickwick and Wanderers once played a match to a finish, to determine the first division championship, it took some six weeks to complete it.
Cricket Nurseries of Colonial Barbados: the Elite Schools 1865-1966 by Keith A. P. Sandiford