DCC mourns the passing of Deputy Mayor Robert Williams


THE Executives and members of the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) wish to extend sincere condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of the late Robert Williams, Deputy Mayor of the City of Georgetown. Mr Williams, a former Minister of Government in the 1980s, was an ardent dominoes player and organiser.
In more recent times, he served for several terms as vice-president of the DCC and during this service he would have imparted his knowledge and experience to a wide cross section of club members, close friends and colleagues.
As a cricketer, a fact perhaps not widely known,  Williams contributed not only as a slow bowler but there were times when he opened the bowling with the new ball, bowling left-arm medium pace, while being a useful customer with the bat in the lower order, contributing to many wins for DCC.
Williams would be remembered as a man of character and was known to many as a disciplinarian and a man who held on to his point of view, especially when he believed that it was the right thing to do.
For the past decade or so, Williams also served as the Deputy Mayor of Georgetown with distinction, which resulted in his being appointed to head several committees of the Council, including the Finance Committee.
At DCC, the late Robert Williams would be deeply missed for he always had an interest in the development of young cricketers at the club, and by extension Guyana and according to president of the club Mr Alfred Mentore, “someone of the calibre of the late Robert Williams is irreplaceable”.