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Cricket SA pays tribute to Philip Amm

2015-09-11 10:03
Phillip Amm (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) has paid tribute to former Eastern Province cricketer Philip Amm, who passed away on Thursday.

“Cricket South Africa has heard with shock and sadness of the sudden passing of Philip Amm at the age of 51,” CSA said via a statement released to the media on Friday.

Amm represented SA Schools and SA Universities as well as Eastern Province and Border and was one of the outstanding opening batsmen of the 1980s and early 1990s.

The highlight of his career was undoubtedly the Currie Cup final between Eastern Province and Transvaal in which he made his highest first-class score of 214 against Clive Rice’s ‘Mean Machine’ attack.

This innings played a major part in Eastern Province winning their first ever Currie Cup title under the captaincy of Kepler Wessels.

In all, he made 12 first-class centuries and another five in limited overs cricket for a career aggregate across both formats of almost 11 000 runs.

His elder brother, Peter, also represented SA Schools and played at first-class level for Eastern Province ‘B’.

“On behalf of the CSA Family I extend our deepest condolences to his family, his friends and his cricketing colleagues”, commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat.

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