Saturday, January 26, 2019, will be a day always to be remembered by the seven Hall of Famers from New York City, who paid a visit to the Cricket Hall of Fame’s Shrine, which is located in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. They arrived at the Shrine about 1:30 p.m. and was greeted by the Executive Director of the Hall, Michael Chambers and other Hartford Hall of Fame Committee members.
Each Hall of Famer was shown his plaque hanging on the wall at the Hall. Picture of the group from left Cliff Roye, John Mitchell, Mascelles Bailey, Lloyd Dixon, John Melbourne, Charles Simpson and Hugh Pitter. For Cliff Roye, John Mitchell, Charles Simpson and John Melbourne, it was their very first visit to the Hall.
Before the meeting got started, the group watched Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) team humiliate England in the first test of the current series which was being played at Kensington Oval in Barbados. This made the evening that more special.
The group, members of the New York Cricket Hall of Fame Planning Committee, was in Hartford to meet with the Hall of Fame Committee to review the events from the 37th Annual Induction Ceremony which was held at the Hilton Hotel, JFK Airport, Jamaica, New York, on October 6, 2018. Approximately 300 supporters attended the program.