West Indies cricket March 31, 2006

Sir Trevor of Trinidad

Sir Trevor MacDonald, the veteran ITN newsreader, talks to the Daily Telegraph about his love of cricket which, he claims, "developed in the womb ..

Sir Trevor MacDonald, the veteran ITN newsreader, talks to the Daily Telegraph about his love of cricket which, he claims, "developed in the womb ... like a West Indian contagion".

"I remember, in Trinidad, playing from the age of four, hammering in stumps in neighbours' backyards and fashioning bats from the branches of coconut trees.

"There is a natural bend in that type of wood that can explain the tendency of many Caribbean cricketers to go for the hook stroke."

Andrew Miller is the former UK editor of ESPNcricinfo and now editor of The Cricketer magazine

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