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'Allie' Binns ought to be remembered

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Dear Editor,

My friend Carl Bell wrote a commendable tribute in a letter to the editor published on in the Jamaica Observer on about the sporting achievements of the late Alfred “Allie” Binns, the former Jamaica and West Indies cricketer.

For greater completeness and the benefit of many who may not even have heard of Allie, the following additional information is provided in the interest of not allowing the memories of those who have contributed to sport to be forgotten or removed from posterity.

Allie played briefly for Melbourne club after leaving school, then soon teamed up with his former cricketing schoolmates to represent St George's College old boys who went on to win the 1955 Senior Cup cricket title. They defeated St Catherine and Bernard Lodge in the play-off after four years in th league. Among his teammates were Frankie Lewis, one of only a handful of Jamaican sportsmen to represented the island in both cricket and football, and Horace Tulloch, who also represented Jamaica in cricket. Tulloch is the older brother of Rev Francis Tulloch, a former all-schools cricketer and Cabinet minister. Another noteworthy member of that team was Maurice “Bobby” Williams, a former Jamaica footballer and father of Andrew “Andy” Williams, who also was a national representative.

Allie's father, M J “Major” Binns, was a cricket coach of the St George's College cricket team during the 1950s.

Oswald Tie

St Andrew

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