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Queen's Park Cricket Club Launches
The Cricket Heritage Museum
The Queen's Park Cricket Heritage Museum, was launched on November 25th in the Century Ballroom, The Museum was developed from a collabration between the Ministry of Tourism and the Queen’s Park Cricket Club. There is a record of the development of the Club from its days at the Queen's Park Savannah to the very first days at the Queen's Park Oval. On display is the deed which transferred the present premises to the club.
The museum showcases the history in photographs of the progress of cricket in Trinidad and Tobago and in the West Indies from the early 20th century, with special attention to the events that took place at the Queen’s Park Oval.
There are such historic artifacts as an autographed bat of the 1950 West Indies Team celebrating their first Test victory over England at Lord's, which included the Three Ws: Worrell, Walcott and Weekes. Brian Lara's splendid recording breaking performances are also prominently displayed. Showcased are the bats with which he scored 375 and 400 against England and 501 against Durham.
The Museum is the work of an unflagging effort and attention by Stephen Almondoz and with more expected to be displayed in time.
(L to R) Peter Inglefield, secretary of Queen’s Park Cricket Club, Brian Lara and
Minister of Tourism, Joseph Ross, with Brian Lara's recording breaking bats.
(L to R) Peter Inglefield, Malcolm McLean, Brian Lara and
Minister of Tourism, Joseph Ross. Malcolm McLean donated an autographed bat of
the 1950 winning West Indies Team that included the famous 3Ws
(Worrell, Walcott and Weekes) in celebration of their first ever Test victory over England
at the home of cricket Lord's. The West Indies won the series.
Graham Bell welcomes the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka.
Bryan Davis (right) reminisces on his tour to Sri Lanka in 1967
with Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka.
(L to R) Lisa Abraham, CEO of Queen's Park Cricket Club,
Kamalesh Sharma, Commonwealth Secretary-General and Graham Bell.
Graham Bell (left) presents Kamalesh Sharma, Commonwealth Secretary-General
with a token on behalf of the Management of the Queen's Park Cricket Club.
(L to R) Peter Inglefield, secretary of Queen’s Park Cricket Club,
Minister of Tourism, Joseph Ross, Brian Lara and Stephen Almondoz.
Photos by Dermot Farah