It may be Britain’s sport, but it’s our guy.
Clarence Modeste, president of the Staten Island Cricket Club, was one of the “local honorees” at the Cricket Hall of Fame’s annual ceremony Saturday in Hartford.
Yes, there is a Cricket Hall of Fame. Yes, it’s in Connecticut.
Stanford Walker, a spokesman for the Hall of Fame, credited Modeste, 81, with helping the S.I. Cricket Club survive. Founded in 1872, the SICC is the oldest continuous cricket club in the United States.
“Under his guidance, the club has been able to maintain its historic longevity and its association with its ground at Walker Park in New York, which has been unbroken since 1886,” Walker wrote.
Yes, the Public Relations Secretary for the Cricket Hall of Fame has the same name as the park where Staten Islanders play cricket. No, I don’t know if they’re related.
Modest joined the cricket club in 1961, and has been its president for more than 20 years.