THE Past Cricketers Society (PCS) made a timely contribution to former TT and West Indies cricketer Charlie Davis by presenting him with a cheque worth $15,000.
Davis recently had a surgical procedure .
The PCS, including chairman Justice Prakash Moosai, made the presentation to Davis on Saturday at Lucas Accommodation, Blue Range, Diego Martin. Also present was PCS executive board member Gary Almandoz.
The PCS raised funds for Davis and other past cricketers at a curry-que event at the Queen’s Park Oval in St Clair on April 10.
Davis, 77, played 15 Test matches for West Indies from 1968-1973. He scored 1,301 runs at an average of 54.2.
He cracked 5,531 runs in 90 First Class matches at an average of 41.3. Davis was also a useful medium pace bowler at First Class level, grabbing 63 wickets.
Davis’s brother Bryan is also a former TT and West Indies cricketer.
In an interview with Newsday, Moosai said Davis "was very appreciative. He had health challenges for many, many, many years.”
Despite Davis being in his 70s, Moosai said, “He is so mentally sharp. That struck me as well…Charlie will probably recall all his Test innings.”
Moosai, who played at Queen’s Park Cricket Club alongside Davis, said, “He has always been a very talkative gentleman...always very, very helpful…always offered constructive advice.”
The money raised at the event also helped the PCS provide food for the Living Water Community and the JC McDonald Home for the Aged.
Former TT cricketer Leo John will also receive assistance.
Among those who have supported the PCS are former West Indies Cricket Board director Baldath Mahabir, former TT cricketer Giles Antoine, former TT youth cricketer Terry Mills and Dr Arun Narinesingh.