Gertjie Williams

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Legendary Cricketer and Rugby Player: (Scrum half / full back)

D.O.B.: 17 June 1941

Provincial Honors: Cricket-Western Province (1963-1973)

National Honors: Rugby-South African Federation Team (1965-1970)

Gertjie Williams is part of a family of Rugby and Cricket playing brothers who started his playing career in the form of friendly games on a Sunday afternoon with a tennis ball.

These games were between rival streets and offered much enjoyment. Makeshift score sheets were made and the results were very important to them. These records were kept in a safe place for verification. Gertjie always figured in the bowling.

His cricket career spanned more than 30 years:

  • played for Vasco Recreation Club, later became Valiants CC, for his entire cricketing career
  • played for the Maitland Parow Union U/21 side who, for many years were the champions
  • selected for the Senior Side at 18 year old
  • due to his prolific wicket taking ability and batting he was selected in 1963 to represent Western Province Cricket Board in Port Elizabeth
  • first provincial game against Border his figures were amazing 10 overs 3 maidens 11 runs and 8 wickets
  • captained the Limited Over Competition as well as the Dadabhay side
  • played for W P for 10 years and later became a selector

He still serves his community by helping the club reviving its former status as one of the premier clubs

He also excelled at Rugby :

  • played for Elsies River High as a school boy and Meltons
  • selected to play for Western Province Schools as a curtain raiser for the Federation against the National African XV
  • 1965 he was selected as Full Back for the S.A Federation side
  • retired from the sport in 1970 after a serious knee injury
  • accredited by the South African Rugby Union with a Springbok Blazer and invited to the gala dinner where Breyton Paulse was awarded player of the year.

Financial assistance given by the Sport Legend Trust for a wheelchair.

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