“To his friends, former colleagues, his former fellow players and family, we wish to say: We are united in our grief after the loss of a leader who served at St. Augustine Cricket Club for several decades and who left an indelible mark on the game of cricket in the region,” Dien added.
“We will remember him for his strong value-driven leadership and for his stance on ethics. He served as player, chairman of the club, president of the club and honorary life-member at St. Augustine,” said Robin Poggenpoel, chairman of St. Augustine Cricket Club.
“He was a strong family man and a backbone of the club.”
Beresford Williams, president of the WPCA, echoed the sentiments of Dien and Poggenpoel. “Harold started his career in cricket at age 16 at St. Augustine and he never left – serving the club in so many different capacities. He was a great ambassador of the game as player, then chairman and president of the club.
“Two seasons ago, he received the ultimate accolade for a Western Province stalwart when he was decorated with the President’s award at WPCA.
“We honour his legacy and is saddened by the loss of a special man who served at the helm of St. Augustine Club for many years,” Williams said.
The funeral arrangements will be finalized shortly.