visit the association presented a commemorative park bench to Port Vila to
mark the occasion of our visit and the 2005 Jubilee celebrations. By
arrangement with the municipality and the Port Vila Cricket Association,
the donated bench was located in Independence Park, close to the cricket
pavilion where so many of our members, over the years, spent pleasant
Saturday afternoons losing to Australia and Vanuatu. We were
delighted to find that Englishman Bill Grundy is still there, still
unfailingly accurate and still the longest serving cricket scorer ever to
grace any cricket club anywhere. The day and time of the
presentation coincided with the cricket association's own prize-giving
ceremony for children and youth leagues, so it was an especially happy
Stafford, President of the Vanuatu Cricket Association, presents the first
of the 2005 awards
use of the bench as BFOV members gather with the captains of the winning
youth teams. Bill Grundy stands at the rear.
Mark Stafford presents the second of the day's prizes.
And again for the third, as Pat Dickinson and Roger Beynon look on with
the rest of the winning team.