Two local cricket Icons honoured at Wanderers

Monday, 19th September 2016

 Wanderers celebrated two of their cricket icons last evening by renaming the North end at their Dayrells Road home the Stephen Farmer end and the south the Richard "Prof" Edwards end.

In a well attended ceremony committee member Edward Ince gave opening remarks where he outlined the significant contribution of Farmer and Edwards over 6 decades at Wanderers: Edwards, the former West Indies fast bowler, played in six division one cup wining sides over four decades and Farmer the Barbados allrounder in three in the 1970s and 80s.  Ince remarked the last time Wanderers had led the cricket top tier (as they how do) was in the 80s when Farmer was Captain.  

Edwards and Farmer in their remarks reminisced on their playing days and the wonderful memories they held.  In attendance were many of their contemporaries including Wanderers greatest opening batsman Robin Bynoe, wicketkeeper Mike Worrell, coach Ricky Clarke, Richard Armstrong, Vibert Greene and from other clubs including Sir Wes Hall, Charlie Griffith, Arthur Bell, Ken Marshall, Tom Brathwaite, Lawrence Maxwell, John Burke and Sylvester Louis.
 
Ince also asked the gathering to remember two recently fallen club heroes – Capt Peter Short and Tony Cozier in his remarks as well as extending best wishes to Jason Holder (our WI test Captain) and Kraigg Brathwaite (the WI VC) - both active members of the club.  


The Ceremony was preceded by an internal T20 cricket game where Intermediate Captain Kemar Craigg won over the side captained by Elite skipper Diego Stuart.  The players were introduced to the honourees at the interval by former Barbados and WI player and Wanderers member Ian Bradshaw.

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