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Hon Ralph T. O’Neal honoured for VI cricket contributions

Former Premier and noble son of the soil, Hon Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE was on Sunday April, 14, 2019, honoured for his sterling contribution to BVI cricket when NAGICO Insurances and the British Virgin Islands Cricket Association (BVICA) came together to host a Cricket Tournament as part of the tribute. Photo: VINO
Presented by BVICA President Vajendra Bharat, further, the plaque was an expression of appreciation for his acceptance of the naming of the Tournament trophy after him, O’Neal. Photo: VINO
Presented by BVICA President Vajendra Bharat, further, the plaque was an expression of appreciation for his acceptance of the naming of the Tournament trophy after him, O’Neal. Photo: VINO
Hon O'Neal taking in the game between the Virgin Gorda Spartans and the Cavaliers at the Greenland Recreation Ground after receiving his plaque of honour. Photo: VINO
Hon O'Neal taking in the game between the Virgin Gorda Spartans and the Cavaliers at the Greenland Recreation Ground after receiving his plaque of honour. Photo: VINO
Eight VI cricket clubs entered the tournament, including Vincy, Royal Knights, RTW, Grenada, Cavaliers, Vikings, Police and Virgin Gorda Spartans. Photo: VINO
Eight VI cricket clubs entered the tournament, including Vincy, Royal Knights, RTW, Grenada, Cavaliers, Vikings, Police and Virgin Gorda Spartans. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Premier and noble son of the soil, Hon Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE was on Sunday, April 14, 2019, honoured for his sterling contribution to BVI cricket when NAGICO Insurances and the British Virgin Islands Cricket Association (BVICA) came together to host a Cricket Tournament as part of the tribute.

The tournament, held at the Greenland Recreation Ground, East End, saw Mr O’Neal—who was also a past president of the BVICA—receiving a plaque in honour of his dedication and commitment to seeing the sport develop on the local shores.

Presented by BVICA President Vajendra Bharat, further, the plaque was an expression of appreciation for his acceptance of the naming of the Tournament trophy after him, O’Neal.

Present to witness the honouring were government Ministers Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) and Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) in addition to Opposition Leader, Marlon A. Penn (R8).

Tournament Continues

On the tournament side, Eight VI cricket clubs entered the game, including Vincy, Royal Knights, RTW, Grenada, Cavaliers, Vikings, Police and Virgin Gorda Spartans.

The tournament was played in the round robin format, with four teams advancing to the playoffs, which will then move to the third place finals before the ultimate finals, scheduled for July 21, 2019.

 

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