Lendl Simmons continues the rich West Indian tradition of having a first name to die for.
Just think of the greats who’ve represented the islands: Curtly, Tino, Reon and Vasbert. Our own personal favourite is ‘Wavell’.
There’s a great way to test how good a first name is; you simply insert it into the following sentence:
“All right Mrs [insert surname]. Is your [insert first name] playing out today?”
If we have a son, he’s going to be called ‘Bartington’ and if we have a second child, it’s going to be called ‘The Colonel’ – regardless of gender.