December 6th, 2013
Episode 327 of 490 episodes
West Indian cricket and its relationship with the British-resident Caribbean Diaspora. 'They gave the crowd plenty fun' is a lucid study of the impact of West Indian cricket on those of Caribbean birth and descent in Britain. It traces the relationship between cricket and the Caribbean Diaspora from the start of mass immigration to Britain from the Caribbean in the 1950s. Colin also reflects on his life as a second generation West Indian boy in 1970s/1980s Britain. Colin Babb describes himself as a 'BBC', a British Born Caribbean. His family are from Guyana, Guadeloupe and Barbados. He has worked as a radio and online producer and journalist for the BBC. He joined the BBC Test Match Special commentary team during the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy tournament to discuss his book with Tony Cozier and Simon Mann.