By: Tito Chapman
Regional First Class Cricketer, Devon Smith has been recognised for his contributions to the game by having the main pavilion at the Grenada National Stadium named in his honour.
The regions most prolific left-handed batsman has contributed significantly to cricket in Grenada and by extension the Windward Islands. His regional career spans close to two decades of which he has played 207 first class matches at an average of 39.75. Thus far he has knocked 39 centuries and 59 half-centuries.
Wednesday Smith was present for the official unveiling in his honour which occurred during the lunch break of the fourth One-Day International against England in Grenada.
Along with Smith, fellow Grenadian players Junior Murray, the former wicketkeeper batsman and Rawl Lewis, the leg-spinning all-rounder, who is now the Windies team manager were recognised. The trio were presented with plaques by Prime Minister Keith Mitchell.
In Addressing the audience, Prime Minister Mitchell said:
We stand here today to recognise the contribution of other Grenadian cricketers – such as Junior Murray and Rawl Lewis and now Devon Smith.
All three are outstanding sons of this proud nation and have made a great contribution to cricket in this beautiful country of ours.Prime Minister Keith Mitchell