St.Vincent Oldies - Historical

This page was last updated on: 23 July, 2007
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Thanks To Jean Anderson, with Kerwyn Morris' permission, for submitting this photo

Hi Tony,
With Kerwyn's permission, I am sending the attached photograph of the
St. Vincent Eton Cricket Club.  The photograph was sent to Kerwyn by
Richard Alex. Wallace via Roy Austin with the following note.

Inscription: Winners of the Challenge Cup, St. Vincent - Eton Cricket Club 1920's (turn of the century).  Back row left to right:- Robert Mowbray Anderson, squatting extreme right Henry Alex. Bonadie. 

in picture is Joseph Burns Bonadie older brother.

Kerwyn and I could not definitively identify anyone other than our
grandfather (Robert Mowbray Anderson - standing left).  We believe the person sitting (middle row) on the left is a Huggins. 

We think (for clarity) the statement "also in picture is Joseph Burns Bonadie older  brother" is meant to be older brother of Henry Alex. Bonadie.  We look  forward to others identifying the players.

1920's (turn of the century) Photo
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2 April 2007 -Cheryl Hazel writes:
I wanted to share some exciting information for you re: the Eton Cricket photo.

I was in the Toronto Reference Library today flipping through a rare signed copy of the 1907 St Vincent Handbook given by the editor, Robert Mowbray Anderson (who was also a member of the Eton team), to the library and there was actually a paragraph entitled ‘Cricket Clubs’ that made reference to the Eton Cricket Club.

It reads:

“The principal Cricket Clubs are the “Eton” and the “Kingstown” both in Kingstown. It is mainly due to the energy and enthusiasm of captain Vanloo of the “Eton,” that the reputation borne by St. Vincent has been so nobly maintained. The beautiful Challenge Cup with elaborate inscriptions presented by the late Alexander Porter, Esqre., for competition was won by the “Eton.”

Mr. C.A. [Charles Augustus] Ollivierre, a member of the “Eton,” who represented St. Vincent on the first West Indian Cricket Team that played in England is now playing for Derby. His brother Richard, also of the Eton, went on the second team and creditably acquitted himself with the ball and the bat, and as a fielder and wicket keeper of uncommon agility. The English Cricketers touring the West Indies have encountered difficulties and defeat here, not met with in colonies many times the size of St. Vincent.

Cricket is the most popular amusement; there are several other clubs in Kingstown and a goodly number all the island over – zealous youths preparing to uphold the traditions of the national game.”