November 2012 Volume 9

Easton McMorris to be Honored at Toronto Banquet

Ray Ford
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Former Kingston College, Jamaica and West Indies cricketer Easton McMorris, O.D., will be this year’s Guest of Honor at the Kingston College Old Boys Association Toronto Chapter’s 39th Annual Reunion & Awards Banquet which will be held on Saturday, November 3rd at the Pearson Convention Center, 2638 Steeles Avenue, East Brampton, ON L6T-4L7.

McMorris who played club cricket for Lucas was a prolific opening batsman for KC and Jamaica, scoring a Minor Cup century for KC before turning 17 years old. He led Jamaica to their first and only Shell Shied Cricket championship in 1969 and scored thirteen centuries for them. He went on to play Test cricket for the West Indies becoming the fourth KC old boy to do so.

At Test level, he scored one century and three fifties in the thirteen matches he played between 1958 and 1966, rubbing shoulders with luminaries such as Sir Frank Worrell and Sir Gary Sobers in the process. He went on to serve in administrative capacities for both the Jamaica Cricket Association and the West Indies Cricket Board.

McMorris was attached to the Jamaica Civil Service and served in regional Farm Workers Programmes overseas, before retiring in 2004. With a resume such as his, this upcoming event in Toronto promises to be an entertaining and informative one, and should not be missed.  

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