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West Indian cricket team toured England in the 1906 season. The
team played 19 matches between 11 June and 18 August 1906 of which
13 were regarded as first-class.A somewhat more formal selection
process seems to have been followed than for the 1900 tour but the
team was still selected by representatives from Barbados, British
Guiana and Trinidad. The team was perhaps a little stronger than
that of 1900 but two tours to the West Indies in 1901-02 and
1904-05 had showed again that the combined West Indies team was of
quite a modest standard compared to English first-class counties.
Despite this the same mistake was made as in 1900 and an overly
ambitious tour programme was arranged. This included 19 matches,
mostly against first-class counties. As in 1900 they suffered a
series of heavy defeats early on but later in the tour had some
success, particularly in heavily defeating Yorkshire. The
first-class teams fielded somewhat weakened sides to make the
matches more competitive but the early defeats had again limited
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