STATEMENT BY BCA PRESIDENT - KHL Tony
behalf of the Board of Management, staff and members of the Barbados
Cricket Association, as well as players, well wishers and supporters
of cricket, I extend our deepest sympathy to Lady Walcott, her son
Michael and relatives.
We are indeed saddened by the loss of this outstanding Barbadian and
illustrious cricketer of world- wide acclamation. A cricket icon, he
brought glory to his school Harrison College, to Barbados, to West
Indies and to International cricket. He served with distinction as
Vice President of the Barbados Cricket Association, President of the
West Indies Cricket Board and President of the International Cricket
One of the legendary 3W’s, his records at school both in cricket and
athletics are often the subject of discussion whenever sportsmen
assemble. So too are his feats against England and Australia , not
to speak of his record partnership while both at school, with the
late Sir Frank Worrell.
Sir Clyde served the Bookers Group in Guyana and is credited with
the discovery of Messrs. Rohan Kanhai, Basil Butcher and Joe Soloman,
all three of whom went on to play for West Indies and were a
formidable middle order. He also worked with Barbados Shipping and
Trading where he was a Director until his retirement.
With his late brother Keith, Sir Clyde’s name adorns the Spartan
Club Pavilion in recognition of the sterling service to that club as
players and administrators.
His name will live on in the annals of cricket for many a year.
May He Rest In Peace.
KHL Tony Marshall
BARBADOS CRICKET ASSOCIATION