Three cricket devotees get SVGCA appreciation
December 27, 2013
Three cricket devotees get SVGCA appreciation

Clarence “Paddy” Thomas, Cornelius “Boop” Davis and Foster Huggins were last Friday night acknowledged by the executive of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association for their input to the sport here.{{more}}

Thomas was recognised maInly for his years of commitment, especially to youth cricket development. Still a servant of the game, Thomas is the current chairperson of the national Under-15 selection committee and a member of the Under-19 selectors’ panel. He also chaired the senior selection panel and once headed the youth committee set up by the executive of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association.Thomas is also a former secretary, second vice president and committee member of the national cricket executive.

Davis, another of the recipients on the night, was acknowledged for his longevity in the local cricket competitions in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Davis was regarded as one of the better batsmen during that period; however he was overshadowed at the national level by the talent pool which existed then.

An ardent follower of cricket today, Davis is credited with mentoring one of the top youth cricketers of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s – Curtis Shoy, who is deceased.

Joining Thomas and Davis was Foster Huggins, who received the Dr Kenneth Antrobus award. Huggins is, at present, the main driving force behind the continued existence of the Saints club, one of the oldest cricket set-ups in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Huggins is the team manager, scorer and statistician.(RT)