Channel TV  31st Jan 2020

Two stalwarts of Guernsey cricket, who dedicated themselves to bringing ‘rough diamonds’ into the sport, were honoured at tonight’s Betway Channel Islands Sports Awards 2019. Ralph Anthony and Eric Waldron, who passed away within a few months of each other last year, have been posthumously presented with the Michael Lucas Sporting Hero prize, which recognises unsung heroes. Ralph and Eric were both figureheads of Salemites Cricket Club, who team-mates said put great energy into developing players from different backgrounds who may never otherwise have played the sport.

ITV Sports Awards 2019

Guernsey Press 1st Feb

“Future and past Guernsey ‘greats’ are honoured”    by Jamie Ingrouille

In a very different tale, there had been posthumous Michael Lucas Sporting Hero Award glory for cricket stalwarts Ralph Anthony and Eric Waldron, who will be remembered for their immeasurable contributions to Salemites CC. On a night of much reflection, long-time Salemite and familiar sports photographer Martin Gray paid tribute to his renowned former clubmates Anthony and Waldron. ‘The two were the “glue” that bound Salemites together; other glues are available, but this one was the best I’ve seen,’ said Gray. ‘You’ll find it hard to better Ralph and Eric, two of a kind, totally committed to the club and cricket. Ralph: the educator, turning ordinary cricketers into good ones and some into Island-class players. Eric: the great administrator whose commitment and drive was passed on to those who followed, always done with Salemites and more importantly the game at heart. Their love and passion for Salemites shone through strongly and many a player, coach and even opponents will have learnt a huge amount about true cricket values and playing in the Salemites way. Recognition so well deserved to two very special people.’