Dr. Frank Denbow makes substantial financial donation to DCC
Fifty-five years after his family moved to Church and Oronoque Streets, Georgetown, and he soon gravitated to the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC), renowned health professional, Dr. Frank Denbow, returned to Queenstown and paid homage to where his early infatuation with the sport of cricket begun.
On Wednesday evening, Dr. Denbow, who was not a member of the club, handed a cheque to the sum of G$2 million to aid in the club’s upkeep.
In return, he was made an Honorary Life Member at the ‘Home of the Legends’.
The former Queen’s College student reflected on watching West Indies play Australia at the iconic Georgetown Cricket Club, Bourda, in 1965 and highlighted that prior to that, his imagery of cricket came through reading books.
Dr. Denbow reflected that DCC has a rich history of producing talented players and it was important to help the club maintain its facilities to continue that trend.
DCC President, Roger Harper, charged the young members present at the small gathering to look at what the club means to someone who was not even a member. Harper urged them to take great care of the historic institution and play a more significant role in its enhancement.
The current Cricket West Indies Chairman of Selectors indicated the monies will be spent on upgrades, but most importantly the continued development of the club’s youth programme, which over the years has produced numerous Guyana and West Indies players.
Established in 1912, DCC has produced famous players, such as the Christiani brothers, Clive Lloyd, Lance Gibbs and others.
In 2011, it was voted the Club-of-the-Year by the Guyana Cricket Board.