The Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) has been at the crease since the end of the 19th century steadfastly shaping the development of many Barbadian male and female cricket players. The established records indicate that the 1st organised competition was won by The Pickwick Club back in 1892 and this tournament predated the official enactment of the BCA in the Parliament of Barbados (December 1933) to be responsible for the organisation of cricket on the island.
The important role that the BCA has played in the political, economic and social development in Barbados cannot be undervalued. Many educators, social activists,politicians and outstanding citizens were all exposed and engaged in this glorious game from an early age.
Cricket tours by teams such as Australia and England provide the Kensington Oval venue with a platform to host memorable international matches and allows Barbados numerous opportunities to generate important economic and investment activities on the island.
Barbados has produced many outstanding players, administrators and commentators who have displayed their excellence on the global stage and also has brought many accolades to this country. The granting by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for Barbados to host the 2007 ICC (50 over) and 2010 (T20) World Cups are recognition of the huge reputation by the island.
On the field of play, the emergence of legends such as the Right Excellent Sir Garfield Sobers, the famous 3Ws (Worrell, Weekes and Walcott), Sir Wesley Hall, Sir Charles Griffith, Malcolm Marshall, Joel Garner, Sir Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes.
Our contemporary female cricketers such as Ms. Deandra Dottin, Hayley Matthews and Shakera Selman have all participated in the domestic competitions organised by the BCA. This rich legacy is also nurtured in an annual tournament for public and private secondary schools. The BCA has remained committed to its mission of placing cricket at the core of national development.