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Caribbean Cricket Club, Leeds: How cricket helped Windrush migrants ‘integrate’

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Posted 2nd October 2020

When Alford Gardner stepped off the Empire Windrush – a ship bringing about 500 migrants to the UK from the Caribbean – he, like his fellow passengers, was about to embark on a storied journey: one that would see him build a life for himself in a land more than 4,000 miles from home.

Jamaica, where Alford was from, and Leeds, where Alford was to settle, couldn’t have been more different in 1948.

Yet there was one thing which was central to the life of people in both places – cricket.

Within months of arriving in the UK, the country’s first Caribbean Cricket Club had been formed.

Read the article in full on the BBC Sport website.

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