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.

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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

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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.

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