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First row across any ocean by a team

The first women’s four to row an ocean are Kathy Tracey, Paula Evemy, Sarah Day and Lois Rawlins-Duquemin (all Guernsey, UK) who rowed the Atlantic East to West from San Sebastian de La Gomera, Spain to Antigua in Mission Atlantic between 30 November 2005 and 5 February 2006.

Most hundreds in a Test match (male)

The most three-figure innings recorded by individual batsmen in a single cricket Test match is eight, in the game between the West Indies and South Africa, played at the Antigua Recreation Ground, St John’s, Antigua, between 29 April and 3 May 2005. The scores were as follows, all made in the 1st Innings: 114 – Abraham de Villiers (South Africa) 126 – Graeme Smith (South Africa) 147 – Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 131 – Ashwell Prince (South Africa) 317 – Chris Gayle (West Indies) 127 Continue reading →

Rarest snake

The rarest snake is the Antiguan racer (Alsophis antiguae) of which fewer than 150 are now believed to exist, including those in captivity. The snake was once common in Antigua, but disappeared from the island following the introduction of non-indigenous predators, black and brown rats (Rattus rattus and Rattus norvegicus) and then the Asian mongoose (Herpestes javanicus). The racer was thought to be extinct, but in 1989 was rediscovered only on Great Bird Island off the northeast coast of Antigua. Following intense conservation programmes, the Continue reading →