Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) has expressed its sadness at the passing of Colin Rushmere on
Friday at the age of 79.
right-handed opening batsman and medium-pace bowler he represented Eastern
Province and Western Province in 33 first-class matches between 1956 and 1966.
He also toured England in 1961 with the Fezela XI that did much to bring a new
attacking style into South African cricket.
two first-class centuries with a highest score of 153 for Eastern Province
against Western Province at Newlands that was part of a 312-run partnership for
the first wicket with Geoff Dakin.
He also had
a distinguished career as an administrator, serving as President of the Eastern
Province Cricket Association. He was also well known for the work he did in
nature conservation in the Eastern Cape.
One of his
sons, Mark, represented the Proteas at the ICC World Cup in Australasia in 1992
and in the first Test match after re-admission against the West Indies.
of the CSA Family I extend our deepest condolences to his family, his friends
and his cricketing colleagues,” commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat.