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Five Vincentians get BCL recognition

Five Vincentians get BCL recognition

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Five Vincentians were among a list of persons who were recognized when the Brooklyn Cricket League (BCL) held its 75th anniversary Awards Dinner and Dance at the Glen Terrace last Friday evening in Brooklyn, New York.{{more}}

To mark their Diamond celebrations, the BCL posthumously recognized Cadmas Marksman, who was the first Vincentian to hold the post of President of the BCL.

Marksman was the first non-Barbadian to hold that distinguished post, a position he held from 1970 to 1971.

Charles Ottley, who held the presidency from 1989 to 1990 was also recognized. Ottley, who was the only one on hand to accept his plaque, said he was honoured to be recognised.

Patrick Sutherland held the top post of the BCL from 1993 to 1994.

Richard Todd served two periods 1997-1998 and 2004 to 2006, after he temporarily relocated to his homeland of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Also acknowledged for his tenureship was immediate past President Carlton Samuel, who served from 2009-2010.

Following the Buffet Dinner, top performers in the 2011 Cricket competition were awarded.

Singled out for an outstanding season was St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Windwards middle order batsman Donwell Hector, who made four centuries, the most for this season.

Imperial, one of four Vincentian clubs in the BCL, was second in the T/20 Knock Out Competition.

Former West Indies batman Basil Butcher, who was the keynote speaker at the event, congratulated the BCL on its milestone as it “goes from strength to strength”.

He also urged players, especially the younger ones, to make use of the Cricketing opportunities in North America as ‘Cricket has money’. (RT)

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