Bermudian Cup Match great Eldon Raynor, Sr, seen here getting a big Happy Birthday kiss from his wife Barbara, celebrated another milestone with family and friends today, with a big birthday bash with golf on the hill.
Mr Raynor, who has hosted this party for the past eight years, was born on April 26, in 1933.
The legendary cricketer, who scored 738 runs in the two-day annual classic during his sportsman career as a right-handed batsman and a right-arm slow bowler; also played a “first-class match for Bermuda, against New Zealand in 1972”.
As a former St George’s player who lives behind Southampton Rangers, has also sponsored several young cricketers over the years, providing them with sports equipment and gear.
In keeping with what has now become a birthday tradition, Mr Raynor also hosted his annual golf tournament – trophies and all, with a $200 cash prize for the elite class golfers.
In the youth division, 13-year-old Christianna Warren was back in effect to secure her second annual win in the youth division. She was quite pleased to retain her title and was all smiles today, while playing a round of golf being filmed by her father, Elmore Warren.
Despite the clouds, light showers and relatively high winds, Mr and Mrs Raynor’s party was fully equipped with tents and tables laid out for guests.
And in keeping with his green thumb gardening pleasure, party favours included seeds to plant, including carrots, squash, beans, just to name a few.
Sound and video crews were also on hand to telecast the golf for guests seated under the tents; with music, for an early evening dinner that was fully catered.
The couple’s daughter Wanda also flew in from the west coast to celebrate with her brother, Eldon Jr, family and friends.
On behalf of Bermuda Real – Congratulations! And here’s to many more of life and good health!