COVID-19 Update

Stay safe and prevent a COVID-19 resurgence – A notice from the City of Cape Town

Community hotspots

Community transmission is on the rise, with current caseloads indicating hotspot areas that include:

Unlike the peak, when the country was still in a hard lockdown, there is far more mobility under the current alert level, which means the risk of transmission is greater, and not limited to the suburbs that are experiencing a surge in caseload.

Our healthcare overflow facilities and mobile testing booths remain active; and we stand ready to assist you with COVID-19 screenings, testings and referrals, as well as contact tracing.

  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water, or use sanitiser with an alcohol content of at least 70%
  • Don’t touch your face
  • Wear a mask in public at all times
  • Keep a social distance of at least 1,5 metres
  • Cover your cough
  • If you’re sick, stay at home

Unless it is absolutely necessary, try to avoid large crowds or gatherings. If you must be out in public, please ensure that you follow the COVID-19 Golden Rules:

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit www.capetown.gov.za/Coronavirus  or call the toll-free provincial COVID-19 hotline for advice on 080 928 1402.

Return To Train/ Play Policy

The points mentioned below are extracts of the Western Province Cricket Association Policy Directive: Return To Train/ Play – Policy Guidelines For Amateur Cricket Under Alert Level 1 Lockdown.

View the full policy here.

Introduction:

All sports around the country and the globe have been hugely impacted by the pandemic, and all sport activities were halted in most countries including South Africa. The government has eased the lockdown restrictions as gazetted in the Alert Level 1 regulations (Gazette 43725 of 18 September 2020) as adapted by Gazette 43727 of 20 September 2020. Sporting activities, including both professional and nonprofessional matches, by recognised sporting bodies, are allowed, subject to the following:

• Directions for sports matches issued by the Cabinet member responsible for sport after consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health;

• only journalists, radio, television crew, security personnel, emergency medical services, and the necessary employees employed by the owners of the venue of the sport match, are allowed at the venue of the sport match;

• only the required number of players, match officials, support staff and medical crew required for the sport match, are allowed at the venue of the sport match;

• no spectators are allowed at the venue of the sports training/ match; and

• no international sport events are allowed.

In order to comply with the above regulations, it is therefore important that WPCA provides the appropriate guidelines to its affiliates to ensure the resumption of all amateur cricket activities transpire within the parameters of the medical protocols which need to be observed as approved by CSA.

Purpose of these Guidelines

These guidelines are relevant for all amateur related cricket activities stipulated below
as approved by the CSA Members based on the COVID-19 risk assessment conducted
of the venue/ facilities where the “Return to Train/ Return to play” activities will be
conducted in accordance with the phased in approach timelines as stipulated in
paragraph 3 below:

Return to Train: ONE-ON-ONE | SMALL GROUP (max 5 players plus a coach) | SQUAD (Max 13 players plus 2 coaches)

Return to Play: Internal Squad Match Practices | Preseason Friendlies | Official fixtures

Phased in Approach

October 2020

Preseason conditioning of players (4 to 6 weeks).

Important: Injury prevention protocols and proper conditioning of players to resume match activity to be included in periodized coaching program planning.

November and December 2020

Internal squad match practices. | WPCA approved friendly matches based on an application and approval process.

Important: 1. No friendly matches outside Cape Town Metro jurisdiction will be permitted. | 2. Movement of players is only Limited to the Cape Town Metro jurisdiction. | 3. No Tournaments or Festivals of any kind are permitted during this period.

January to April 2021

WPCA official Amateur cricket season as per approved fixtures. | WPCA approved Tournaments or Festivals are permitted based on an application and approval process.

Paul Adams

Paul ‘Gogga’ Adams, the former left-arm chinaman bowler, joined the club as a junior.

His profound wicket-taking ability for the club eventually led to provincial selection for Western Province and soon after national colours for South Africa.

‘Gogga’ was a national hero and was known for his unorthodox bowling action. One of his career highlights was holding the record for the fastest South African to 100 Test wickets.

Read more about Paul here

Jason Smith

Jason Franswyn Smith was born on October 11, 1994 in Cape Town, Western Cape. He received his secondary education at Wynberg Boys High School and at the age of 23, Jason has played for a number of *major teams. He is a right-handed top-order batsman with a medium-fast bowling arm to match.

Major teams Jason has played for to date:

Cape Cobras, Rowlin Cricket Academy, South Africa Under-19s, South African Schools, Western Province, Western Province Under-19s, Wynberg Boys’ High School

Read more about Jason here

Beresford Williams

Beresford Williams is one of St. Augustine’s most distinguished members. Having been captain, chairman and president of the club it is safe to say that Beresford is a real ‘Saints’ man.

With his work ethic and passion, the former left-arm spinner has pointed St. Augustine Cricket Club in the right direction and is now doing the same as vice-president of Cricket South Africa (CSA).

Basil D’Oliveira

The D’Oliveira family is synonymous with St. Augustine Cricket Club. One of the best cricketers to come from ‘Saints’ was the late Basil ‘Dolly’ D’Oliveira. Due to Apartheid he chose to ply his trade in England and represented Worcestershire prior to being selected for national team. The right-handed all-rounder became an international symbol for the fight against Apartheid when refused entry to South Africa with the English national side.

The man who triggered the international cricket boycott of South Africa

Basil Lewis D’Oliveira (4 October 1931 – 19 November 2011) was an England international cricketer of South African Cape Coloured background, whose potential selection by England for the scheduled 1968–69 tour of apartheid-era South Africa caused the D’Oliveira affair. Nicknamed “Dolly”, D’Oliveira played county cricket for Worcestershire from 1964 to 1980, and appeared for England in 44 Test matches and four One Day Internationals between 1966 and 1972.

For more on Basil D’Oliveira click here

Donations Needed

About the Home: The Douglas Murray Home for the Aged is located in the suburb of Retreat and provides residential care to 70 elderly and frail residents on a 24/7 basis. Almost all of the residents at the home are social pensioners and comes from poor backgrounds and are unable to afford the full board and lodging fee at the home. This has put severe pressure on the home’s operational budget and on its ability to provide effective care for the residents of the home.

How we can help: Donations of: Tinned fish and peas, Spices and rice, Fish oil and salt, Sugar, tea and coffee, Baked beans and sweet corn, Macaroni and spaghetti, Jam and Peanut butter, Mielie meal, Weetbix and Jungle Oats, Face soap and toothpaste, Tomato sauce and mayonnaise, Bleach, dishwasher and Handy Andy

Wish List: Children/adults second hand clothing, Toys, Bric & Bra, Crockery, Even furniture will be appreciated (collections can be arranged)

Contact: Esme Fortuin (Telefundraiser) – Tel: 021 712 2146 – Email: fundraising@douglasmurray.co.za – Website: www.douglasmurray.co.za – Ref: 2018/A3568EF – Click here for directions.

Worcester 2018

Saints on tour…

Congratulations to our u11 and u13 touring sides who attended Feedem Cricket Festival in Worcester this past weekend. You guys have made us all very proud!

A big thank you to the coaches, managers, parents and all those involved in making this annual event such a success. Your hard work has added value to the lives of our next generation!

A special congratulations to our U13’s who were crowned tournament CHAMPIONS!

U11 Team Sheet: Keegan Abrahams, Leyton Abrahams, Ben Thomson, Jemma Botha, Ethan Daniels, Christopher Leak,  Ayden Manuel, Luke Murphy, Jaryd Pinto, Matthew Roberts, Jadon Van Rensberg, Damian Philande

U13 Team Sheet: Jordan Nel, Yaaseen Moos, Graeme Engelbrecht, Fahad Khan, Kyle Williams, Chad Brehem, Wazeer Philander, Ethan Ramsay, Jordan Neill, Joshua Neill, Jarred Barry, Ethan Kenny, Darian Mullins

Saints Cafe

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