St George's Park History
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
St George's Park - A Gay Dance for Women Cricketers
A Gay Dance for Women Cricketers
The Mayor and Mayoress of Port Elizabeth, Mr and Mrs Monty van der Vyver, were guests of honour at a gay dance held for the touring English women cricketers and Springboks.
It was organised by the energetic committee of the Eastern Province Women's Cricket Association at the Crusader Clubhouse.
It was one of the last functions organised by the EPWCA for the Test cricketers, who played the first women's cricket Test in South Africa's history .
Most of the organisation was carried out by Miss Mavis Potgieter, Secretary of the EPWCA and Mrs Sheelagh Broadley, treasurer.
Miss Potgieter was partnered by Mr Neil Mackay, EP women's selector and Mrs. Proadley was with her husband.
At the dance they were assisted by Mr Pom Webster who was responsible for the delicious curry and rice supper, and Mrs Peggy Clark, who was with her husband, former EP cricketer Mr Malcolm Clark.
Other helpers were Mrs Jean Howard and Mrs Doreen Webster.
The Springbok girls were in a big cheerful party that included their captain, Mrs Sheelagh Nefdt from Rhodesia, partnered by Mr Fred Bentley, the EP soccer player.
Miss Lorna Ward, formerly of Port Elizabeth and now living in Durban, was with Mr Cliff Roberts.
Miss Marge Robison, Springbok manageress and a former Collegiate pupil, was partnered by Mr Clive Ford-Howarth.
Miss Pam Hollet and Mr Boet Bezuidenhout were together, and the English player, Miss Rachel Heyhoe partnered Mr Tommy Lawrence.
Miss Heyhoe, one of the live wires of the English team, raised delighted laughs when she a played the trumpet from the band during an intermission.
December 2 (?), 1960.