Get to Know Your Legends – Guy Nicol

In this ”Get to know legends” we catch up with Indy Oil PCC Life Member Guy Nicol. Beefy: So Guy, where did you attend school? Guy: I matriculated from SACS in 1960 Beefy: Give us a brief overview of your cricketing career? Guy:  I played for the SACS 1st team and  SA Navy and in  1961 I joined joined Pinelands.   In ’68  I played for Green Point  for a couple of seasons and was back at the PCC in  ’71. I stopped playing cricket in the early 1990’s. I played in all Pinelands teams but mainly in the 2nds and 3rds. Beefy: What where the highlights of career? Guy: Playing in the 1st team, playing in the 2nds with my son and being made a Life member at the PCC. Beefy: Best individual moment of your playing career? Guy: Helping take 2nds from 2 C div to 2 A division in the ’60s over 2 seasons, 100 n.o for G.P against Pinelands ( 2nds ) on bottom oval, taking a catch off my son’s bowling and doing Broomsticks in the pub after 27 beers. Beefy: Most frustrating part of your cricketing career? Guy: Getting out too early too often Beefy: What do you do for a living? Guy: Retired from Safmarine   –finance Beefy: Favourite drink? Guy: Castle and Sav. Blanc   Beefy: Favourite food? Guy: Roast Beef and Steak   Beefy: Your favourite cricketer and why? Guy: Kallis, I admire his technique Beefy: The cricketer you looked up to when you were playing? Guy: Jackie McGlew Beefy: Best fielder ever to play with you? Guy: Barney  ( who ? ) de Klerk...

Getting to know your Legends – John Gurney

John Gurney : Cricket Profile   School : 1951 – 1958, Liverpool, Institute, Lancashire, UK 1958 Matriculated. Emigrated to SA   Senior Playing Career 1958 – 59 Green Point C.C. 1st XI 1959 – 64 UCT C.C. 1st XI 1965 – 69 Pinelands C.C. 1st XI 1970 – 71 Washington D.C. C.C. USA 1971 – 79 Pinelands C.C. 1st XI   Brief look at cricketing career : Mainly a top order batsman, part-time bowler and specialist fielder mainly at either slip or backward point.   Career Highlights : Breaking my school’s run scoring record, Captaining UCT and Pinelands XI’s, touring Bermuda whilst in the USA, playing in 1st league and S.A.U. winning sides whilst at University, touring the UK and Rhodesia with the W.P. Willows.   Best moments of career : Taking difficult catches, winning the best fielder award at the 1961 South African Universities tournament, Captaining Pinelands, a great bunch of sportsmen to enjoy playing with. Highest Score : 117 against Cape Town Best Bowling Performance : 5 for 17 against Stellenbosch University. Most catches in an innings : 4   Favourite Cricketer : Eddie Barlow who throughout the late sixties and seventies was inspirational on club, provincial, country and international stages. He really made things happen with bat, ball and in the field.   Personal Mentors : My school coach, Ed Wass and Peter van der Merwe, skipper at UCT when I arrived there. He was subsequently Springbok captain. Peter was a superb tactician under whom UCT won the First League Championship two years in a row.   Pinelands 1st Team Stalwarts from Same Era as Myself...

Get to Know your Legends – PJ Paulse

In this weeks Get to Know your Legends we speak to one of the most prolific in run getters in Club Cricket in the 80’s and 90’s, PJ Paulse. Beefy: Hi PJ what school did you attend? PJ: I attended Belgravia High in Athlone and completed a post matric at Lentegeur Secondary Beefy: Give us a brief look at your cricketing career? PJ: Never played school cricket but played for a club side called Cavaliers which Frank Brache started. Then in 1983 I was invited to indoor by the late Stuart Leary to join the PCC at indoor nets. It has been mentioned that even the ex SA bowler Stephen Jefferies saw PJ as the most dangerous club batsman during the mid 80s and 90s. I played in the PCC 1st team from 1983 to 2001. Beefy: What where the highlights of career? PJ: First 100 against Green Point who had John Farrell and PJ Bakke as the opening bowlers,first Chirp playing for PCC firsts against Green Point ” oh F…..k here comes another Omar Henry!! 193 against Fish Hoek and scoring 988 runs in a season!! Beefy: Best moment of your playing career? PJ: Winning the 1 day final against Cape Town under the Legendary Roy Clarke Beefy: Most frustrating part of your cricketing career? PJ: Did the ligaments in my knee in 2000 which ended my serious playing career. Beefy: Best performance for Pinelands? PJ: 6 for 37 and 193 against Fish Hoek Beefy: What do you do for a living? PJ: Maintenance Manager at the Athlone sewerage works. Specialise in plunging for the big ones. Beefy:...

Get to Know your Legends – Anton Kritzinger

In this weeks “Get to Know your Legends” we speak to former 1st team Player and PCC legend, Anton Kritzinger, enjoy. Beefy: Tell us which world famous school did you attend? Anton: I matriculated from Pinelands High in 1984 Beefy: Give us a brief look at your cricketing career? Anton:PCC 1st XI 1987 to 1998, Western Province Colts 1990 & 1991 and Western Province XI vs SAP and SADF Beefy: What where the highlights of career? Anton: Playing wise 100 not out vs Primrose including Dean Headley around the wicket out of a red brick wall…and watching PJ Paulse hooking him for 90 when I was getting hit all over! But the main highlight has to be hitting the 7th step in the record longest piss off the old balcony.  It was 100% preparation. A wash out in Paarl from lunch time on…a long game of coinage…a 40 minute drive back to the PCC…and straight up the stairs to balcony! Martin Young the old radio commentator who was walking his dog on the top oval applauded!” Beefy: Best individual moment of your playing career? Anton: 7 for 32 against Northern Goodwood in the Premier League…better Personal Best bowling figures than Les “Bates” Botha Beefy: Most frustrating part of your cricketing career? Anton: LBW, being given out in the dressing room at lunch time to Ginge Rundle’s cousin and watching Trev “Taj” “The Athlete” Pothecary and Brett Logan chase the ball! Beefy: Funniest moment at the PCC? Anton: Peter “Tommo” Thompson and Roy Jackson calling “mine’ under a high ball, and “The Chocolate Cake Evening” following which Gareth “Rushdie” Pike...

Get to Know your Legends – Graham Howell

In this weeks “Get to Know your Legends” we speak to former 1st team captain and WP rep, Graham Howell. Beefy: So Graham, tell us which world famous school did you attend? Graham: I matriculated at Pinelands High in 1970, previously attending SACS and Grey College. Beefy: Give us a brief look at your cricketing career? Graham: Started in 2A in 1971/2 (My dad was captain) and played my first 1st team game in the same season. Did very well and scored my first century in 72/2 season, I think. Had a very bad season the next year, scored 93 runs all season!! Then it came right and scored 500 runs in a season consistently thereafter. Captained Pinelands 1st for a number of years in the late 1970’s when Hylton Ackerman played with us, then again in the late 1980’s. I also kept wicket in the early days which I had started at school in matric. Seeing that I was at UCT for 10 years I always had pressure to play for them, but I resisted and played for Pinelands all those years. In about 1978 I started to bowl medium pacers. I played in numerous WP games (non-representative) during those years – there wasn’t a provincial B-division in those years. In January 1982 I was transferred to Barrydale but travelled back every weekend to play. Missed 1983 season but started again in 1984/5 after I came back from Barrydale. Then played until 1991/2 when I was transferred to Johannesburg and effectively retired from 1st division cricket. Played for Wanderers in the Saturday afternoon league with all the guys...

Get to know your legends – James Knott

In this weeks get to know your legends Club Captain Ginge Rundle chats to former overseas pro James Knott. Ginge brings out some contentious issues with his hard hitting questions, enjoy. Ginge: So James what school did you attend in your youth? Knotty: I was at the famous Dane Court Grammar School. Ginge: Not quiet Pinelands High but we will let you off, what teams have you represented? Knotty: Herne Bay CC, Chestfield CC, Kent CCC, MCC Young Cricketers, Surrey CCC, Pinelands CC, Somerset CCC, Surrey League XI, Bedfordshire CCC, Minor Counties Representative XI, England Amateurs, Bansted CC, Esher CC, Old Emmanuel CC and Luton CC. Ginge: Been around a bit there Knotty, what was the highlight of you career? Knotty: 3 hundreds in a season for Pinelands of course! Ginge: Best individual moment of your playing career? Knotty: 98 vs. Gloucester at Cheltenham Ginge: Most frustrating part of your cricketing career? Knotty: Groot Drakenstein Six a side tournament out in the country. Run out for nought without facing a ball, went for 20 odd off my one over and dropped two catches! Wasn’t all bad, still went back to CT with a load of grapes in the boot! Ginge: Best performance for Pinelands? Knotty: 130 odd not out vs. Langa / 5 for 30 odd vs. Bellville / Don’t remember my keeping records Ginge: What are you up to these days? Knotty: I am the Cricket Professional at Stowe School Ginge: Favourite Drink and food? Knotty: Windhoek lager and Pizza! Ginge: Your favourite cricketer and why? Knotty: Steve Waugh – a tough cookie who never gave an inch...