CSA mourns Dennis Carlstein

2012-03-24 10:42
Dennis Carlstein (File)
Johannesburg - Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Saturday paid tribute to legendary cricket administrator Dennis Carlstein who has passed away at the age of 83. He had been in poor health for some time.

“Dennis was president of the Rural Cricket Association of South Africa for more than 20 years,” commented CSA Acting CEO Jacques Faul. “He was, in fact, involved in the development of cricket in the country areas for some 50 years.

“This was recognised when he was awarded the Khaya Majola Lifetime Services Award at the CSA Amateur Cricket awards ceremony in 2010. His contribution was also recognised by the International Cricket Council (ICC) who honoured him with their own centenary medal for services to cricket.

“One of his great achievements was to identify Lance Klusener as a future Protea at one of the rural weeks. He saw potential in his bowling and sent him to the KwaZulu-Natal provincial nets where Malcolm Marshall took him in hand.

“I consider myself fortunate to have played at several of the rural weeks he organised and I will cherish his memory.

“He also served KwaZulu-Natal cricket as team manager and as such played an important part in the development of the likes of Klusener, Shaun Pollock, Andrew Hudson and Jonty Rhodes.”

Hudson, now CSA selection chief, commented: “I am deeply saddened by the news. It was a privilege to have known Dennis. He had a deep love of the game and best of all he was a straight talker who pulled no punches. I admired him for that.”

Dennis Carlstein’s other love was Kingswood College in Grahamstown where he received his education. He also gave a lifetime of service to this institution and the main cricket field there is named after him.

Dennis is survived by his two sons and his younger brother, Peter, who represented South Africa in eight Test matches against Australia and England between 1958 and 1964. His wife predeceased him.

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