Amit Jaggernauth was the principal award winner. But the Queen's Park Cricket Club's end-of-season awards presentation function belonged to cricketers past and present.
The late Runako Morton had a trophy named in his honour and was otherwise remembered on Friday night when off-spinner Jaggernauth was named the Club's Cricketer of the Year for 2012.
Those two, however, also had to share the spotlight with a West Indies icon—the soon to be knighted Wes Hall, who was the night's guest speaker—and with its current West Indies representatives—Dwayne and Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine.
Pollard, Narine and Dwayne Bravo, whose availability for Trinidad and Tobago for the Champions League T20 series has been the source of speculation in recent weeks, along with Darren Bravo, were given pictures with their images as tokens of the club's appreciation of their achievements as Parkites internationally.
In his limited time at the podium in the Century Ballroom at the Queen's Park Oval, Hall noted the presence of the Indian Premier League trio, saying: "It speaks volumes on the way they feel, having played so much cricket in the last six months or so...they're not too tired to come here tonight."
The former West Indies fast bowler and Cricket Board president also told the audience and Darren Bravo: "I am waiting patiently for him to fulfill that prediction that I made over a year and a half ago, that he will be the next great West Indian batsman."
Hall also offered pointed words for the cricketers present.
"I would only advise you young guys to practise as often as possible. Practise the right thing because if you practise the wrong thing, you will end up being perfectly wrong. I also wish to say to you that talent alone don't make you a Test cricketer. But when you have discipline and you have a work ethic and you then observe your maturity, well then you would make the grade. That would augment your God-given talent; then the sky would be the limit..."
Sir Wes also cautioned the young Parkites to "learn to handle pressure.
"They teach you to bowl and to bat and to field, and all that, but nobody seems to understand that when you're batting out there in front of 90,000 people, that's pressure. What is inside of you comes out under pressure. I just ask you to practise diligently, practise the right thing, have a good understanding of the game; do not particularly worry about what people will say...
"Cricket is a mind game. The body will only produce what the mind has already rehearsed."
He closed by saying that he was "Iooking forward very much in the evening of my days to see these youngsters contributing to West Indies becoming the embodiment of world cricket supremacy".
Morton, the Nevis-born former West Indies batsman who was killed in a car crash following a National League Premier game during the season, was remembered by the club in the form of a trophy which will be presented annually for the club's Most Promising Youth Cricketer.
On Friday, the first awardee was opening batsman Jeremy Solozano, currently in Barbados representing Trinidad and Tobago at the Regional Under-19 Championships.
The award was presented to Solozano's mother by Morton's wife, Leiselle.
Club captain Justin Guillen also paid tribute to the deceased player during his review of the season.
He said Morton's death was "without a doubt...the biggest obstacle we encountered in 2012 and for any season I can remember.
"Not only was he the ultimate team player and fighter that everyone knows him to be, he was a great friend, and well loved by all the club... No doubt he would have wanted us to play on and give our all on the field every time we played. That's exactly what we did. And although our hearts were heavy, we raised our game another notch."
Queen's Park went on to complete an unprecedented repeat of the clean sweep they claimed in 2011 by winning the League, 50-over and Twenty20 competitions again this year.
T&T and ex-West Indies player Jaggernauth, with 54 wickets in the League, Guillen, wicketkeeper Anthony Balgobin and left-arm orthodox all-rounders Khary Pierre and Akeal Hosein were named as the Five Cricketers of the Year.
Special Award (Outstanding performance by coach/player)—Lincoln Roberts
Most Promising Youth Cricketer (Runako Morton Trophy) - Jeremy Solozano
Youth Personality of the Year (Phil Thomson Trophy) - Savion Lara
Peter Waithe Youth Cricketer of the Year—Khary Pierre
Cricketers of the Year - Justin Guillen, Amit Jaggernauth, Anthony Balgobin, Khary Pierre, Akeal Hosein
Cricketer of the Year - Amit Jaggernauth