100 not out for Frank

At 100, Frank Cecil Moore is still batting strong.

Governor General, Sir Elliott Belgrave and Frank Moore admiring his fittingly designed cake.

The cricket lover is the latest Barbadian to reach the landmark of a century. While his next goal may be to carry his score, that was the furthest thing from his mind this morning as he, his three children — Marlene, Cecilia and Leroy — joined Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave, other relatives and friends at his home in Bannister Land, St. George to celebrate his master stroke.

Moore’s memory is still very active. Leaving the gathering in stitches as he outsmarted the head of State at his own game of memory testing by ably answering each question the Governor General asked him pertaining to his life, wife and children on point and sometimes with wit.

In his younger years, Barbados’ newest centenarian worked as a carpenter and married his love, Marie Emmanuel, on September 26, 1944. He has three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Apart from loving cricket and watching or following the game†whenever he got the chance, he is a lover of Barbadian cuisine, his daughter Marlene said, especially cou cou. (KC)††

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