UWI Vice-Chancellor inducted into US Cricket Hall of Fame
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UWI Vice-Chancellor inducted into US Cricket Hall of Fame

UWI Vice-Chancellor inducted into US Cricket Hall of Fame

UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles has been inducted into the US Cricket Hall of Fame.

Sir Beckles began his playing career at the youth level for Warwickshire County in England.

However, his induction has more to do with his contributions to the sport as an administrator, scholar and strategic innovator.

Among the many books written and edited by Sir Hilary are, his biography of Sir Everton Weekes: Mastering the Craft, and his two volume work: The Development of West Indies Cricket. Vol. 1: The Age of Nationalism, Vol. 2: The Age of Globalization.

The latter has been described as “the most important cricket book ever written” by Wisden Cricket Monthly.

Despite his heavy focus on academics during his playing days, Sir Beckles was once the only Barbados player to top the runs and wickets tally in the same season.

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March 13th, 2017

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