Inside the First Division
with Keith Holder
Date Published: 2010-05-13
BCUA umpire and former BCA Division 1 batsman Anthony Pollard to be buried on Friday
Bridgetown, Barbados, May 13 – (www.bcacricket.org) - Anthony Pollard, a member of the Barbados Cricket Umpires Association (BCUA) who both officiated and played in the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) Division 1 championship, is to be buried on Friday, May 14.
A service to celebrate his life and work will take place at St. Martin’s Anglican Church, St. Philip, where relatives and friends are asked to meet for the service and interment at 4 p.m.
His body will repose for viewing on Friday from 2 p.m. until the start of the service during which time floral tributes will be gratefully accepted.
Pollard, 54, who represented Young Men’s Progressive Club (YMPC) as a batsman in the early 1980s, died suddenly on May 6.
With the 2010 BCA season starting on Saturday, May 15, his passing shocked many friends and the cricketing fraternity.
Affectionately called Tony or “Mr.P”, Pollard was quiet and unassuming and officiated at the highest level of local domestic cricket as recently as last season.
Pollard played for YMPC when the Beckles Road team was relatively competitive in the Division 1 and limited overs championships with the likes of current BCA president and former Barbados captain and West Indies outstanding fast bowler Joel Garner; another former Barbados and West Indies player Collis King; former BCA coach William Bourne, the Reid brothers, Mark and Winston, Arlington Hunte and his nephew Terry, Trevor Campbell, Roderick Estwick, Stephen Lorde, Wilbur Bruce, Wayne Holder, Bernard Kinch, Malcolm Powlett, Charles “Max Walker” Alleyne, Leon Hinds, Ian “Two” Smith, Mark Estwick, Eddie Jones, Robert Weir, Ian Barnett, Robin Gale and Andrew Ince.
Andrew Ince, Eddie Jones, Robin Gale, Ian Barnett and the former YMPC Club president and player Evan Mandeville, have all predeceased Pollard.
Pollard was educated at Princess Margaret Secondary and would have rubbed shoulders as a teenager with the likes of former Barbados and West Indies players Wayne Daniel and Thelston Payne, current BCA coach Dexter Toppin and former YMPC Division 1 captain Stephen Lorde among other outstanding players the Six Roads School produced in the 1970s.
The BCA, BCUA and the cricketing fraternity extend condolences to Pollard’s family.