Collie Smith Statue Unveiled at Boys’ Town

29 Mar, 2018

A bronze statue of well-known cricketer O’Neil Gordon “Collie” Smith was unveiled in an official ceremony at Boys’ Town, Trench Town on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

The statue was commissioned by Boys’ Town and finance by the CHASE Fund at a cost of $8.1 million.  The statue was sculpted by renowned Jamaican artist, Kay Sullivan.

Smith, an outstanding cricketer represented Boys’ Town, Kingston College, Jamaica, West Indies and Burnley Cricket Club in England, a short but inspirational career. He died at age 26 in a car accident in England in 1959.  His friend and West Indies teammate, Sir Garfield Sobers, in his recorded his message sent his commendations and quipped that he believed his career was made better because he played his game for both himself and Collie.