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Remembering Dr. Robert T. Yorke
Sunrise: May 14, 1933
Sunset: March 26, 2015
A Quiet Pioneer and a Generous Philanthropist
Dr. Robert T. Yorke, a former Director of First Citizens, was born in Patience Hill, Tobago
and attended the Patience Hill R.C. School until he left Tobago in 1951 for the
United Kingdom, where he completed his secondary education. After a quick rise to
prominence in the structural engineering industry, Dr. Yorke founded his own company,
Yorke Structures Limited where his consistent performance earned him many successes.
While structural engineering is his first love, he is also known to be an avid jazz enthusiast,
and was instrumental in providing a free workshop for budding musicians as part of the
"Jazz on the Beach" programme.
A winner of many awards, including the Chaconia Medal (Gold) for Business and an
Honorary Doctorate Degree in Engineering and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Robert T. Yorke
will be missed by many.
Our condolences go out to his family, his friends and all those near and dear to him.
Horace Diaz capitalised on being dropped
early in his innings to blast a tournament-
best 54 runs to lead defending champions
Santa Cruz Cruzers to a commanding 95
runs defeat of previously unbeaten Head
Quartes Blue Steel in the 2015 T&T Fire
Service Northern Division Windball League
final at the Tyro Recreation Ground, Bourg
Mulatresse on Sunday.
Winnings of its round-robin five-team
group with a 4-0 record, Blue Steel won the
toss and elected to give Cruzers first strike
in the 12-over per-team final.
However after restricting the title-holders
early on, Blue Steel missed the chance to
snare the vital wicket of Diaz when he was
dropped in the deep by the normally sure
Kylie Sylvester off the bowling of Hayden
Sookraj when he waas on 17.
Diaz, the eventual "man-of-the-match"
went on to be the main stay in his team s
massive total of 133 for the loss of five wickets
with Akil Melville adding 29 while Giovanni
Sylvester was Blue Steel s best bowler with
one for 19 from his three overs.
In their turn at the crease, Blue Steel never
got going and following the early loss of key
batsman Giovanni Sylvester s wicket for
duck, folded for a meagre 38 all out with
Heston Wilson and Nigel Meltz, grabbing
two wickets each for Cruzers to keep hold
of its title.
In the semifinals, Cruzers defeated Head-
quarters Black The Bravest by six wickets
while Blue Steel won by four wickets over
Headquarters Red Rockets.
Red Rockets were gifted third spot after
The Bravest failed to show for their playoff
Cruzers' Diaz melts Blue Steel in Fire final
Santa Cruz Cruzers def HQ White Eagles by 1 run
in a super over.
Eagles 108 for 4 (Othieno Manuel 51 n.o, Darren
Roberts 10, Horace Diaz 1/20, Susan Bobb-O'Brien
1/14) vs Cruzers 108 for 7 (Crayson Balkaran 33,
Nigel Meltz 21; Garvin DesVignes, 2/10 Elwin
Mitchell 1/15, Kori Dollaway 1/14) - In the super
over, Cruzers batted first and scored 10 for 2.
Eagles scored 9 for 2, in reply.
Headquarters Red Rockets def Woodbrook Playaz
by 7 wickets.
Playaz 68 for 7 (Kenneth Lindsay 17, Jameel
Collins 13 n.o, Ranjeev Maharaj 2/13, Onika Charles
1/4) vs Red Rockets 71 for 3 (Kiel Murray 35 n.o,
Reon Balotje 11 n.o, Barry Alleyne 1/10, Brian
Headquarters Blue Steel def Headquarters Red
Rockets by 4 wickets.
Red Rockets 77 all out (Reon Balotje 15, Curtis
Boatswain 13; Larry Roberts 2/5, 1/15 Hayden
Sookraj) vs Blue Steel 81 for 6 (Jeremy Carter 28,
Hayden Sookraj 10 n.o, Ranjeev Maharaj 2/20)
Santa Cruz Cruzers defeated HQ Black The
Bravest by 6 wickets.
The Bravest 74 all out (Lesely Sam 10 n.o, Lee
Wilson 3/18, Horace Diaz 2/12) vs Cruzers: 75 for
4 (Horace Diaz 15; Ricardo Mejias 2/13)
Santa Cruz Cruzers def Headquarters Blue Steel
by 95 runs.
Santa Cruz Cruzers 133 for 5 (Horace Diaz 54, Akil
Melville 29; Giovanni Sylvester 1/19) vs Blue Steel
38 all out (Kylie Sylvester 12; Heston Wilson 2/6,
Nigel Meltz 2/11) *Man of the Match: Horace Diaz
Most runs: Jeremy Carter (Blue Steel) - 92 runs
Highest Score: Ricardo Mejias (The Bravest) 36,
Most wickets: Hayden Sookraj (Blue Steel) - 8
Best bowling performance: Garvin Des Vignes, 4
for 7 vs Swordsmen
Player of the Tournament: Ricardo Mejias
Most runs: Carla Bolah (Rebels) 25
Highest Score: Carla Bolah, 20 vs Cruzers
Most wickets: Nikita Frederick 7
Best bowling performance: Nikita Fredericks, 3
for 12 vs Swordsmen
Player of the Tournament: Carla Bolah
Firefighter Crayson Balkaran, captain of the Santa
Cruz Cruzers, left, collects the T&T Fire Service
Northern Division Windball League winners trophy
from Acting Divisional Fire Officer John Remy at the
Tyro Recreation Ground, Bourg Mulatresse, on Sunday.
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