Just over a year ago, a friend and ex-rugby team-mate of mine, Paul Barker, had to have his left leg removed due to a combination of a rugby-related accident and a rare form of cancer. Last year, inspired by a Guinness wheelchair advert, a group of his mates decided to organise an event for Paul. With the help of Leicester Tigers Wheelchair Rugby Club, London Wheelchair Rugby Club and The Matt Hampson Foundation, the first "Murderball Rugby Tournament and Dinner" was held.
This time last week, I was sitting in the departure lounge of Grantley Adams Airport, having spent a glorious fortnight in the beautiful Barbados sunshine. Fast forward 7 days and I find myself in front of my computer screen, staring out of the window at the rain falling from the grey skies over South West London! Despite my pleas, nobody seems to be in a rush to buy me a ticket back to the Caribbean (shame on you!) so I thought I would put together a little highlights blog
Last weekend, I just so happened to be in Barbados when England were playing their third and final test match against the West Indies. I took my camera down for days two and three, hoping to capture some action... and I wasn't disappointed. Day two saw 18 wickets fall - an all time record for one day in any test match in the West Indies. A further ten wickets fell on Sunday and the West Indians pushed through to take the victory thanks to solid batting from Bravo and Black