Graeme Pollock Fundraiser

The South African Rugby Legends Association, headed by its President, Gavin Varejes paid tribute to the legendary South African Cricketer, Graeme Pollock by hosting a golf day at the wonderful Wanderers Golf Course followed by a luncheon in the Long Room at the Wanderers Cricket Stadium.

The day was attended by Rugby and Cricket Legends alike, amongst many corporates who put their hands together in honoring such an amazing Legend of the game. An auction was held with one off pieces of memorabilia, including a cricket bat personally signed by the late President Nelson Mandela and Graeme Pollock as well as a painting of Shane Warne signed by the late legend himself. A panel discussion was held with many anecdotes from fellow players, Barry Richards, Rupert “Spook” Hanley, Hugh Page & Lee Barnard.

Graeme Pollock was perhaps the finest left-hand batsman the game has ever produced - Donald Bradman certainly thought so, classing only Garry Sobers as his equal among those he saw play. Pollock showed in his 23 Tests what an awesome talent he possessed; his highest score of 274 was for many years the South African Test record. Pollock was an extremely powerful batsman, although his timing was perhaps his most obvious natural asset, and could also bowl effective leg spin at times. He scored his maiden first-class century when he was just 16 and then posted his first Test hundred at 19 in Australia. Pollock is widely regarded as one of South Africa's greatest ever cricketers and was awarded the South African Cricketer of the 20th Century.

It was a wonderful day celebrating and paying tribute to one of South Africa’s finest sportsmen.

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