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January - March 2009 lime 69 ENGLAND 2009 TOUR TO THE WEST INDIES JANUARY 25- 27 Three- day practice match, Barbados JANUARY 29- 31 Three- day fi rst class match, Barbados FEBRUARY 4- 8 First Test, Jamaica FEBRUARY 13- 17 Second Test, Antigua FEBRUARY 21- 22 Two- day match, Barbados FEBRUARY 26- MARCH 2 Third Test, Barbados MARCH 6- 10 Fourth Test, Trinidad MARCH 14 One- day practice match, Trinidad MARCH 15 Twenty 20 International, Trinidad MARCH 20 1st ODI, Guyana MARCH 22: 2nd ODI, Guyana MARCH 27 3rd ODI, Barbados MARCH 29 4th ODI, Barbados APRIL 3 5th ODI, St Lucia ( d/ n) WHERE WILL YOU WATCH…? Let's get out and support our team, have fun and be part of the West Indies cricket success! It's an extensive tour, so be sure you attend a match near you! Main: Legendary Windies fan Gravy; Top to bottom: Watching cricket in the Caribbean is not just about the cricket. The fans create a unique party atmosphere, with each island having its own distinct personality GETTY IMAGES

70 lime January - March 2009 CRICKET YBARBADOS BARS St Lawrence Gap ( Christ Church) is Barbados' nightlife hub; English- themed pub The Ship is one of its biggest venues and a favourite haunt. Bubba's Sports Bar and Restaurant ( Worthing) is an American- styled bar with abundant screens beaming in worldwide sports action, including English Premier League football. Oistins ( Christ Church) features an ever- popular fi sh fry and party on a Friday night. RESTAURANTS For upscale dining The Cliff ( Derricks, St James) is one of the island's premier restaurants or, for the simpler pleasures of a cracking Sunday Carvery, go to The Ship Inn ( St Lawrence Gap). LOCAL FOODS TO TRY Fish such as dorado and kingfi sh or the national dish of fl ying fi sh and cou- cou ( made from breadfruit or cornmeal); also pudding and souse ( pickled breadfruit, black pudding and pork). AWAY FROM THE CRICKET It wouldn't be the Caribbean without a rum distillery tour – visit West Indies Rum Distillery ( St Michael) and witness how Malibu and Cockspur rums are produced. All- inclusive catamaran day trips, with snorkelling and turtle- watching stops, are organised by Tall Ships Inc, or why not explore some rural delights on a 4WD drive off- roading excursion with Island Safari Barbados. SHOPPING Bridgetown's Broad Street is renowned for its jewellery or, for crafts, go to the Pelican Craft Centre ( Princess Alice Highway). YJAMAICA BARS Owned by fast- bowling legend Courtney Walsh, Cuddy'z Sports Bar and Restaurant ( New Kingston Shopping Centre) will be a First Test focal point with special events planned for visiting fans. RESTAURANTS Devon House ( Hope Road, Kingston) features a plush restaurant as well as delicious ice cream at I Scream. For reasonably-priced fare and healthy portions try Jamrock Sports Bar and Grill ( Knutsford Boulevard) and watch global sports action while you eat. LOCAL FOODS TO TRY Curried goat, jerk chicken, Jamaican patties and the national dish ackee and saltfi sh ( salted cod sautéed with boiled ackee, onions, peppers, tomatoes and herbs). AWAY FROM THE CRICKET Lime Cay, located on an island off Kingston Harbour, is a popular weekend spot for picnics and beach cricket. The museum dedicated to Jamaica's favourite son Bob Marley ( Hope Road, Kingston) is a must- see, as is Devon House ( also Hope Road), an imposing 1880s mansion built by Jamaica's fi rst black millionaire. World famous for its coffee, a trip into the stunning Blue Mountains offers a breather from the Kingston mayhem. James Bond creator Ian GL UIDiEM TO WE EST INDIES TOUR HOTSPOTS Away from the game, follow our lead to the best places to lime with fellow cricket- lovers… Fleming lived and worked in Jamaica and helicopter tours ( with Jamaica Customised Vacation Travel & Tours) over his home and many famed fi lm locations are available. SHOPPING Most shops are in plazas located on Constant Spring Road and Liguanea and there is a shopping centre in New Kingston. Stick to these areas. YANTIGUA BARS Millers by the Sea ( Fort James Beach, St John's) specialises in fresh seafood and has live music every night of the week ( Happy Hour weekdays 5- 7pm). The Shirley Heights area is famed for its Sunday jump- ups, which include reggae and steel bands, rum punch parties and barbecues. RESTAURANTS As well as fi ne food in a sports bar environment ( monitors throughout show worldwide sporting events) the Sticky Wicket Restaurant and Bar complex ( Stanford Cricket Ground, near V. C. Bird Airport) is home to the West Indies Cricket Hall of Fame. Or, for a relaxed open- air atmosphere in the heart of St Johns, it's hard to beat Hemingway's – a 19th- century green- and- white wooden building overlooking St. Mary's Street and Redcliffe Quay. Excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are complemented by Antigua's most extensive Caribbean rum collection. LOCAL FOODS TO TRY Seafood, including conch stew and lobster; Ducana ( grated sweet potato and coconut mixed with pumpkin, sugar and spices and boiled in a banana leaf). AWAY FROM THE CRICKET Diving, sailing and other watersports ( including kayaking the north- east coast's mangroves and cays) are popular. A stroll around St John's, which retains that sleepy old- time Caribbean feel, is a relaxing way to pass time; drop into a roadside bar and talk cricket with the locals. For history buffs, visit Nelson's Dockyard and the forts of English Harbour and Shirley Heights. SHOPPING Heritage Quay ( good for duty- free stores) and Redcliffe Quay ( features a number of bars and restaurants), both in St John's, are two of the larger shopping complexes. YTRINIDAD BARS Ariapita Avenue is the main nightlife strip but the English- themed Bat and Ball ( Queens Park Oval) is the only place in Trinidad serving pints. Trotters Sports Bar ( Maraval Road) is popular and shows live Premier League WEST Explore the Caribbean on a catamaran, near St John's, Antigua