St George's Park History
Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Unification St George's Park - Chapter 2 - Discrimination Rears its Ugly Head
Chapter 2 - Discrimination Rears its Ugly Head
Harold Wilson

One of the star players from the Malay side was J “Krom” Hendricks, a fast bowler. He was selected to go on the first South African touring team to England in 1894, but because of his colour, he was subsequently left out.

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Isaiah Bud-Mbele
The introduction of national trophies also inspired the Black communities to establish national bodies and to seek trophies for which their provincial teams could compete for. The Black sporting community of Kimberley was the most advanced and progressive and they contacted Cecil John Rhodes and Barney Barnato for trophies for rugby and cricket. Rhodes donated the Rhodes Trophy for rugby while Barnato donated the Barnato Trophy for cricket. These two trophies were competed for under the auspices of the South African Coloured Rugby Board and the South African Coloured Cricket Board. It is interesting to note that Isaiah Bud-Mbele played a major role in securing both trophies from the respective donors.Isaiah Bud-Mbele played cricket for the Eccentric Cricket Club in Kimberley during the 1890s and captained the Native Rovers Rugby Club.



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Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Discrimination Rears its Ugly Head
Chapter 3 - Establishment of the South African Coloured Cricket Board
Chapter 4 - Splintering of the South African Coloured Cricket Board
Chapter 5 - National Political Influences and World War II
Chapter 6 - The Establishment of the South African Cricket Board of Control
Chapter 7 - Change Racial Affiliation to Single Provincial Affiliation
Chapter 8 - In Search of International Competition
Chapter 9 - The Basil D'Oliviera Affair
Chapter 10 - Prime Minister John Vorster Reacts
Chapter 11 - South African Cricket Association's Attempts to Secure Tours
Chapter 12 - Hassan Howa's Term of Office
Chapter 13 - The Advent of SACOS
Chapter 14 - SACBOC's Application to ICC for Associate Membership
Chapter 15 - Dr Piet Koornhof's Attempt to Normalise Cricket
Chapter 16 - In Search of Unity
Chapter 17 - A Unification without Western Province Cricket Board (SACBOC)
Chapter 18 - Unification Hampered by Problems
Chapter 19 - The Establishment of a New Non-Racial Cricket Body
Chapter 20 - SACU's Inability to Regain Admission to International Cricket
Chapter 21 - Double Standards Resolution of SACOS
Chapter 22 - Boycotts Became a Powerful Weapon
Chapter 23 - Frank Brache and Hassan Howa
Chapter 24 - The Demise of Howa's Role in Cricket
Chapter 25 - SACOS versus the NSC
Chapter 26 - The Mike Gatting Tour
Chapter 27 - Thabo Mbeki the Mediator
Chapter 28 - Retraction of Rebel Tours
Chapter 29 - Steve Tswete the Facilitator
Chapter 30 - Declaration of Intent
Chapter 31 - Merger of the WPCB and WPCU
Chapter 32 - Establishment of the United Cricket Board
SA Reaccepted
The John Passmore Week
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Non-Whites Invite Kiwi Team
Eastern Province Trials on Merit to be Sought