FO Mason’s last game

May 18

FO Mason described his encounter with Frank Worrell, one of the famous Three Ws of West Indies Cricket and captain of the West Indies Cricket team, a legend in his own right, thus:

Well this was in about 1947. I remember it was 1947, because I didn’t get picked on the St. Vincent side. They said I was a small boy. ‘School boys couldn’t play with big men’ in 1946… one selector said that you know. He said, ‘School boys, big men, separate them.’ So I said, alright. But in 1947 I was out of school, started to work at the Agricultural Department and they said well we going give him a try against this side from Barbados coming down with Frank Worrell and Frankie Thomas and Brewster and some of the big names in Barbados cricket at the time. Read the rest of this entry »

The FO Mason Story

Mar 23

F.O Mason

In the previous Column carried in this medium on Friday 16 March 2012, we looked at one of the many unsung heroes of sport in this country, Lennox Adams.

This week’s focus on Frank Odel Mason, popularly known as FO Mason, comes as a direct result of a conversation on air between our own Michael Findlay and cricket commentator, Andrew Mason. Read the rest of this entry »

Some unsung Vincentian sporting heroes

Mar 16

Dr Lennox Adams

In every country there are people whose actions have sufficiently impacted the people that they are deemed national heroes.

Here in St Vincent and the Grenadines we have established some very strict criteria that leaves us with a single national hero thus far, for all the years that we have been in existence. Read the rest of this entry »

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