St George's Park History
Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Unification St George's Park - Chapter 3 - Establishment of the South African Coloured Cricket Board
Chapter 3 - Establishment of the South African Coloured Cricket Board
Harold Wilson

The first Rhodes Tournament (rugby) was played in Kimberley in 1898. The South African Coloured Cricket Board was also established in 1898 in Port Elizabeth. Port Elizabeth was at that time regarded as the Mecca of Cricket.

The first participants were Eastern Province, Western Province and Griqualand West. They competed in the “Inaugural Tournament” for the Barnato Memorial Trophy which was won by Western Province.

According to oral tradition, Daniel John Lenders (a saddle maker by trade) was the first national president of cricket and rugby.

Transvaal joined the SACCB in 1904 and took part in the “First Official” Tournament of the Board which was held in Cape Town in 1904. Western Province won the trophy for the second time.


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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
Nuffield Week
Non-Whites Invite Kiwi Team
Eastern Province Trials on Merit to be Sought