Condolences for Sir Clyde Walcott


On 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 Council.

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




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