For any queries please contact Mr. Luxolo Duma (Khayelitsha Cricket Club Chairman) on +27 72 487 8979.
The memorial service of David Ramsay will take place on Sunday, 18 August 2013 at Khayelitsha Cricket Oval at 14h00.
For any queries please contact Mr. Luxolo Duma (Khayelitsha Cricket Club Chairman) on +27 72 487 8979.
Beresford Williams, re-elected as President of the Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) last night said that the lack of black African cricketers is a concern for WPCA and Western Cape Cricket (WCC). Williams who was presenting his 2012/13 presidential address at the WPCA’s 22nd Annual General Meeting at Sahara Park Newlands yesterday said, “In relation to transformation, the two Western Cape cricket provinces are the only ones in the country which reflect broader provincial demographics, but we are painfully aware of the limitations regarding the involvement and progress of African cricketers through our system.” The president, his deputy Adv. Nic Kock, and vice president David Shandler and the treasurer Gerhardi Odendaal were all unopposed. Their term is for two years.
In his address, the president also highlighted the exceptional success of Western Cape teams (Cobras, WP Boland) in national competitions over the last three years. Altogether they have won 18 of the 40 Cricket South Africa national competitions from U/19 upwards in this time, five to the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras, four to the regional women’s, Cubs and Colts teams, seven to WP teams and two to Boland teams.
The new WP Executive Committee is:
Berresford Williams (President), Adv. Nic Kock (Deputy President), David Shandler (Vice President), Gerhardi Odendaal, Johannes Adams, Desmond Barnes, Trevor Blake, Ashraf Burns, Fezile Mguqulwa, Barry Saunders, Albin Wagner and Patrick Wyngaard.
Audit and Risk Committee:
Charles Clacher and Saleem Mukkadem
Local Leagues Committee:
Dr. De Vries Basson (Convenor), Joseph Fondling, Precious Kopane, Shafiek Noordien, Graham October, Omar Sonday, Juan van Boom and Patrick Wessels
Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) has learned with sadness of the passing away of David Ramsay on Sunday, 28 July 2013 in Karl Bremer Hospital.
Ramsay was the Secretary and Match Secretary of the Khayelitsha Cricket Club since its establishment in 1989.
“He was an indefatigable worker for the Khayelitsha Cricket Club and he will be a great loss for this club as well as the entire cricket fraternity,” commented WPCA General Manager Nabeal Dien.
Details of the funeral arrangements will be released when confirmed.
Castle Lager Proteas’ coach, Russell Domingo has had a challenging maiden tour of Sri Lanka, but remains positive despite the Proteas trailing 2-0 in the five match ODI series. The Proteas travelled to the leafy region of Kandy on Wednesday, where conditions are expected to offer some pace and bounce in the two-must win matches at Pallekele on Friday and Saturday.
“We’ll assess conditions when we get to our first training session on Thursday, but I think conditions are a little different to what they were in Colombo,” Domingo said at the team hotel. “It will be important for us to build on our improved performance in the last match and try to be more consistent in the next two in Kandy.”
The marked improvement with the ball and in the field was overshadowed by another batting collapse, the constant let-down from the performances in Colombo. Domingo was unable to explain the cause of the poor batting displays, but has called for a show of mature responsibility, particularly from his senior players.
“It’s a tough one to explain,” a disappointed Domingo remarked. “I suppose there are a few guys who are trying to find their way in ODI cricket and obviously not having Hashim for the first two matches was a big blow for us. Ultimately there are guys who need to put in some big performances, they know that there will be some questions asked about their form over a period of time in this format; it’s important that they put their hands up and put in some match-winning performances going forward.”
In contrast, Morne Morkel has shown great qualities as the leader of the attack, and has been an astute role model highlighted by the way he has led through his performances on the field.
“Morne has been outstanding on and off the field,” Domingo said. “He is a wonderful professional and has really led from the front in a relatively inexperienced bowling attack, especially considering that Chris Morris has only played four ODI’s. He has been outstanding in terms of preparation and performances on the field.”
The Western Province Cricket Association’s staff made their contribution towards Mandela Day when they took to the streets of the mother city to distribute soup and bread to unemployed people.
The tour started off at Keurboom Road where a group of unemployed people got an unexpected visit from WPCA offering them the soup and bread to keep warm in the cold Cape Town weather, and concluded in Rylands where another lot was waiting.
WPCA General Manager, Nabeal Dien said, “Tata Nelson Mandela did a lot for our country and we owe it to him as a nation to sacrifice our time and give back to our communities the same way he did when he sacrificed his time fighting for freedom in this country.”
Mandela Day, 18 July, celebrates the potential that each individual has to transform the world. Each of us are asked to take responsibility for ourselves and act on the responsibilities we have towards others.
This year the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras team & support staff will team up with radio partner KFM’s Breakfast Team to unite as part of helping KFM reach their target of 67 000 sandwiches. Edgemead High has a programme of getting learners to bring in extra sandwiches for underprivileged schools in the area. On Mandela Day, they make this bigger and invite past learners and others to join them in making sandwiches to more people than usual.
The Western Province Women’s provincial team on Friday travelled to Kogelberg Farm, Grabouw on a two-day (12- 14 July 2013) Cricket Planning camp. The purpose of this camp is to reflect on the positives of the successful 2012/13 season and how they can build on them and also for each player to identify their role in the team for the ensuing season.
Although the squad for the 2013/14 season is not yet confirmed, the team management felt that this will also be an ideal opportunity for the possible new additions to the squad to find their feet within the group.
Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) Women’s Cricket Coordinator, Clinton Du Preez said “With the successes of the 2012/13 season still fresh in the mind of the players, it is incumbent upon us (management) to ensure that we keep these players focused and prepare them for the new season mentally and physically.”
Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced the SA under-19 squad to take part in a quadrangular tournament in India in September this year. The other competing teams other than the hosts are Australia and Zimbabwe.
Four Western Province (WP) cricketers, Dayyaan Galliem, Jason Smith, Hayes van der Berg and Clyde Fortuin were included into the 15-man squad whilst Justin Dill from Boland also gained selection thus making it five Cobras’ players selected in the squad. All these players are also part of the four-day camp that is currently under way at the CSA High Performance Centre at the University of Pretoria Sports Complex in preparation for next year’s under-19 World Cup in Dubai.
The last time WP had this kind of selection was in 1998 when current England national player, Jonathan Trott, Andrew Puttick, Thami Tsolekile and Albert Nkomo were then representatives.
Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) General Manager, Nabeal Dien is delighted with the selection of these players, he said “This is the best return we have had in over a decade at SA u-19 level and all involved in the youth structures of WPCA must be proud. We hope these players do well in India to further bolster their chance for final selection to the World Cup in Dubai next year.”
The 2013 edition of the KFC Mini-Cricket National Seminar has been heralded as a great success, following two days of positive and innovative discussions in Polokwane. The theme for this year was “back to basics”, and highlighted the importance of simplifying the fundamentals.
CSA’s Youth Cricket Officer, David Mokopanele, said: “This seminar was one of the best we’ve had, the enthusiasm and feedback from the delegates has been fantastic. The key now is for them to take the information and ideas back to their regions and communities. Back to basics is about keeping things simple. This programme is about fun; but we need to ensure that we continue to groom future Proteas in the process.”
Bertus Theron from Northerns was named as the Coach of the Year, alongside Charlotte Serwadi (Northerns) and Gary Moos (SWD) who were named as the provincial co-ordinators of the year. Theron is a qualified scientist who volunteers for the programme, and says he is looking forward to implementing some of the ideas he picked up at the seminar.
“These annual seminars are so important because they also serve as a platform to share information and ideas,” he said. “It’s motivating and I enjoyed interacting with the delegates and getting some insight into how they work in their regions. This has really fired up my passion for this programme.”
Some of the key targets for the following year will be increasing the quality rather than the quantity of the cricketers coming through. The programme currently has 105 000 participants, and continues to grow by the year.
Western Province and South African cricket mourns the loss of Clem Druker, first president of the unified Western Province Cricket Association, who passed away at the Kingsbury Hospital on 16 June at the age of 78 years after a long struggle against illness.
WPCA President, Beresford Williams, paid tribute to Druker as an architect of cricket unity. He said, “He and fellow advocate, Percy Sonn, initially rotated the presidency and were responsible for steering the Association through the first six challenging years after unity in June 1991. The stability of Western Province cricket today is largely the result of the balanced leadership provided then.“
Druker was born in Luderitz Bay Namibia on 28 September 1935. He went to school at SACS and studied at UCT. He was for 20 years a partner at CK Friedlander, Kleinman and Shandling before opening his own practice in 1981. As an entertainment lawyer, he regularly attended the Cannes Film Festival. He served on the Council of the Cape Town Law Society until last year. His achievements include a Masters of Public Administration degree and he took pride in the articles he wrote for law journals. He was also one-time President of the Cape Town Progressive Jewish Congregation and an associate member of the MCC
As a budding cricket administrator, Clem Druker arranged the first night cricket match in Cape Town at the Green Point Stadium in the late 1970s. The former whites-only WPCU built on this to initiate night cricket in the 1980s. He was also proud of his role in forming one of the first mixed clubs under the old Union, namely VOB Cavaliers.
A fortnight ago, Druker was one of seven recipients of the WPCA President’s Award for his lifelong contribution to cricket. CEO Andre Odendaal said Clem was delighted to receive the award in his hospital bed, and he will be remembered for his politeness, meticulous manner and his excellent public speaking, often peppered with Shakespeare quotes to the mild bemusement of cricket audiences”.
He is survived by his wife, June, and children Jeremy, Evan and Belinda, sons-in-law Gavin and Tim and grandchildren Adam and Amy.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday 20 June at Temple Israel, Wynberg at 11am and prayers on Thursday the 20th and Sunday 23rd at 6pm at 9 Highwick Drive Kenilworth.
Williams said, “Our condolences go out to June and the family and we thank them for allowing him to play that big role in the game”.
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