SuperSport Series

Boeta to call it a day

2012-02-09 07:46
Boeta Dippenaar (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Knights batsman and former Protea, Boeta Dippenaar, will play his last first class cricket match when the Knights take on the Warriors in their season-ending SuperSport Series clash in Port Elizabeth.

The 34-year-old Dippenaar is hoping his last match will also bring a trophy for the central franchise.

However, for that to happen they need to beat the Warriors convincingly and hope the two teams above them on the log standings - the Cobras and the Titans - don't win their matches.

"There's a time and place for everything in life. I've had a wonderful cricket career and enjoyed my time thoroughly," Dippenaar told the Volksblad newspaper.

"I feel it's time to move on. My life is bigger than just cricket alone and other aspects in my life have started taking prominence."

Dippenaar will continue with his work as a SuperSport commentator and will honour his term as president of the SA Cricketers' Association (SACA) over the next 12 months.

He could become involved in coaching batsman individually later on in his career but doesn't see himself as coach of a team.

"I'll never be able to totally break away from cricket. Cricket is a mirror-image of life - you sometimes have to endure bumps and bruises.

"It taught me to focus on the positives to be able to overcome setbacks," said Dippenaar.

In other final-round SuperSport Series clashes this weekend the table-topping Cape Cobras take on the Highveld Lions in Johannesburg, while the second-placed Titans host the Dolphins in Centurion.



Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Most Read


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

LIVE: Springboks 57-0 USA
No England contact for White
Boks: Coenie ‘worst dresser’
Think Tank: Why are the minnows so much better?

Which franchise are you supporting in the SuperSport Series?

/World Cup
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


Take a photographical trip down memory lane and remind yourself of how the Springboks fared in their five previous Rugby World Cup campaigns. In addition, pick your all-time Springbok Rugby World Cup Dream Team and you could win R3 000!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.