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.

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