Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) has paid tribute to former Eastern Province
cricketer Philip Amm, who passed away on Thursday.
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
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
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.
innings played a major part in Eastern Province winning their first ever Currie
Cup title under the captaincy of Kepler Wessels.
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.
elder brother, Peter, also represented SA Schools and played at first-class
level for Eastern Province ‘B’.
behalf of the CSA Family I extend our deepest condolences to his family, his
friends and his cricketing colleagues”, commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon