QUEEN’S Park Cricket Club (QPCC) recently handed over its extensive cricket library to the National Archives, St Vincent Street, Port of Spain.
Government archivist Avril Belfon and senior archivist Roma Wong Sang were among those who attended, along with Queen’s Park president Nigel Camacho, secretary Colin Murray and project co-ordinators Starlene Noel and Nasser Khan. Over 300 books were distributed at the handing-over ceremony which was held at the Queen’s Park Oval Museum in St Clair.
A media release by Khan said, “This veritable collection is the meticulous and voluntary work done by QPCC’s member and resident archivist Stephen Almandoz, who for over five decades has worked tirelessly in preserving much of the history of the 130-year-old club, most of which is prominently displayed at the QPCC Museum. Credit must also be given to others like the late Gerry Gomez and Phil Thompson.”
Among the books in the QPCC collection, which will be available to the public for reference at the National Archives, are Wisden annuals from the 1930s and TT Cricket Board annuals from the 1960s and 1970s. Many biographies of West Indies cricket greats, statistics publications and classics such as CLR James’ Beyond a Boundary are also available for reading.