Despite playing for his national team he failed to ever make it onto the West Indies team. Several commentators commented on this saying that it was due to the fact he lived on a smaller island and that the island did not play first-class cricket at the time.
In 2006 Walling was honoured when a section of the roadway in the capital was renamed the “Sydney Walling Highway”.
- Antigua cricketer Sir Sydney Walling dies Jamaica Observer
- PM Spencer expresses sadness on death of Sir Sydney Walling Sun St. Kitts Online
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