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  • Packing for the forthcoming One Day Series Against England in Antigua and Barbados

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  • From Caerphilly to the Caribbean - Western Mail article May 30, 2013

    From Caerphilly to the Caribbean - Western Mail article May 30, 2013 They are the Caribbean slogging masters of the cricketing world – boasting some of the best six-hitting players the game has ever seen. But the plaudits for one of the great cricket nation’s recent batting success can now be laid at the door of a Welshman. Toby Radford was snapped up by the West Indies Cricket Board to head up their high performance training centre after the 41-year-old’s work with Middlesex Academy. Now the Caerphilly-born former professional cricketer is the batting coach and assistant coach of the West Indies national team, working alongside head coach and Windies legend Ottis Gibson to craft a side capable of winning the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy. And with the squad now in Cardiff preparing for a warm-up match against Australia this Saturday, Radford has spoken of the journey that took him from Caerphilly to the Caribbean. Read more....
  • ICC Champions Trophy Preparation in Barbados

    ICC Champions Trophy Preparation in Barbados Our five-day Training Camp in Barbados, to prepare for the upcoming Champions trophy in England, has started well. Despite the heavy showers and humid conditions, the team has managed to make the most of the facilities available to them at the Sagicor High Performance Centre and of their time together as a squad. Read more....
  • In the Land of Oz

    In the Land of Oz It's great to be back in Australia! Or, so I thought. The land of the sun and the surf. And the Brisbane floods! Thankfully, the torrential rains and flooding of the East Coast in recent days, which sadly accounted for several lives and several thousand more homes, has now subsided and a huge clean-up operation is underway. Read more....
  • ECB talks to Toby Radford about West Indies Twenty20 win

    ECB talks to Toby Radford about West Indies Twenty20 win Toby Radford talks to ECB and pays tribute to Darren Sammy for leading a renaissance in West Indies cricket by guiding them to the World Twenty20 crown Read more....
  • Twenty 20 World Champions

    Twenty 20 World Champions Just landed back in the UK with the West Indies Team - as Twenty 20 World Champions! What an amazing feeling to have won the competition. Wonderful team performances throughout the four weeks. Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels were marvellous with the bat and Sunil Narine and Samuel Badree spun us to success. It was a privilege to be involved with all the players and Support Staff and great to see everyone's hard work rewarded with a trophy. Read more....
  • A Week in Sri Lanka

    A Week in Sri Lanka Jet- lag out of the system, several practices and two warm-up matches and the side is just about ready to take on Australia in our first match of the 20 20 World Cup on Saturday. The weather has been hot and humid. Playing and training shirts are being changed like dance suits on an episode of Strictly Come Dancing. Read more....
  • An unbeaten opening partnership

    An excellent unbeaten opening partnership between Chris Gayle and Kieran Powell helped us finish the day on 150-0 in reply to New Zealand's first innings total of 351. Read more....
  • A good training session with the batters

    Good training session with the batters at the Sir Vivian Richards Ground, Antigua before the First Test against New Zealand Read more....
  • West Indies High Performance Centre

    Had my final session today with West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford. We have been working together for the past six weeks on re-modeling his bowling action. Read more....

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