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NEWSLETTER – 17 November 2016

It’s the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge this weekend, good luck to all members taking part and read more below how you can show your support! Remember there will be road closures, particularly along Jan Smuts Drive, click here for live traffic updates. The Bokke continue their European Tour against Italy on Saturday at 15h00! Finally if you’ve ever thought of doing Comrades join us for a chat and advice from our experienced runners in The Old Bones on Tuesday from 7pm.

Coming up

Tuesday 22 November: Comrades Intro Chat, 7pm at the Old Bones
Wednesday 23rd November: Harry Potter Pub Quiz.
Friday 25th November: Club Night — final Club Draw and Long Service Awards


“Old Pirates Never Die, They just get blown off shore”

Need we say more?


Saturday 26th November: Tequila & Mexican Food Festival
Club Members will be allocated complimentary tickets for this exciting event taking place on the grounds next Saturday. Save the date and look out for more important details next week!



94.7 Cycle supporters

The Annual Pirates 94.7 Cycle Race Support Gazebo will once again be just off Jan Smuts Avenue at Timber City, Blairgowrie (the slip road) on Sunday. We will be there from about 7am until 2pm. The braai skottle will be available so bring your own Brunch, cooler box & chairs. It has been great fun over the last  8 or more years. Come down and Support. All Welcome. Dress in Pirates Club gear or as a pirate, arrrghh!
See Ya There!
Neil | BaseBall/Road Running | 0824570285




Two Pirates members, Beni Pellegrini and Brad Nelson, will be taking on the 100km SkyRun this weekend. You can track their trek through the Winterberg at



The Rugby section held their AGM last night with thanks to the 2016 committee and those members who have volunteered their time again and to our new committee members and newly elected president, Mark Marais.


High Performance Training: R499  per month
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Three sessions a week | 17:45-18:30



Our sides have had something of a topsy-turvy start to the season . All three of our league sides (1st, 2nd and Pennant) lost on Saturday although the scores do not give an accurate reflection of how the games progressed. Our 1st team played at home against the current log-leaders Old Parks. What was rewarding was to hear the very complimentary things that were said about our Greenside green by the opposition. There were also many good things said about the quality and quantity of the snacks provided after the game and we compliment Fiona of Puff Pastry on a job very well done. May her efforts long continue!

Yesterday was Wednesday league again and we had a derby game in that our two Pirates sides met each other . Ultimately Mike Theunissen’s side prevailed over that of Cavin Cornelius by four shots .

Joker Draw

Our waitress, Abby Edgar, was drawn last Friday but unfortunately did not turn the joker so its now rolled over to R5930. Come try your luck on Friday!

For the next two weekends we will be hosting fundraising charity events at The Bowls Club Hall. Poker this Saturday and Jazz the next, it promises to be fun!



Cricket Update: 3 November

RESULTS:    29/30 OCT 2016
SA 7’s
  • Bye
SA 3’s
  • Azaadville batted first scoring 276, pirates ended on 270 after a partnership of over 100 between Arthur Mosley and Peter Butcher.
    •  Arthur ending up on 106
    •  Butcher scored 69
  • Pirates lost by 6 runs
SU 4’s
  • Pirates won the toss and chose to bowl on a carpet/concrete deck, after starting well and restricting Riverlea at the first drinks break, Riverlea accelerated and scored a massive 368 with Alessandro Ceruti taking three wickets as the pick of the bowlers.
  • Pirates in turn got off to a shaky start losing both openers early on, a 50 partnership between Whitelaw and Butcher steadying the innings. Unfortunately there was a batting collapse and Pirates only managed to score 162.
  • Pirates lost by 206 runs
  • Bye
  • Pirates bowled first on Sunday, but weren’t looking at their bowling best.
  • Jeppe’s opening pair put on over a hundred for the first wicket with the aid of some rather average Pirates fielding. Jeppe ended on 301/5 over their 50 overs
    • Key bowling figures:
      • Kieron Rogers: 7 overs 2/42
  • Pirates looked down and out at lunch with quite a few heads hanging low. Pirates got of to a stable start with the bat, after losing two wickets reasonably early Imeraan Fredricks and Matt Hardy steadied the ship. They put on another excellent partnership as they had done two weeks prior. No one had given Pirates much chance as they have a history of struggling with the bat. But after 40 overs Pirates found themselves on 201/4 and still in with a shout.
  • Sadly the Pirates Prem side fell agonizingly short at the end, losing by a mere 6 runs
    • Key batting performances:
      • Matt Hardy: 84 (104)
      • Imeraan Fredricks: 56
      • Doug Gird: 42 n/o (28)
      • Doug Guy: 27 (17)
  • Well done Pirates for showing immense determination. Hard lines about the loss. This team definitely show signs that they moving the right direction and will undoubtedly keep improving as the season goes on.
Junior Cricket results 29th/30th Oct:
UNDER 7- Good win over Randburg
Well done to the u7 team for yet another victory this weekend against Randburg.
o   Our young Pirates boys batted first and made 105.
o   Randburg managed to make 97.
o   Congratulations to the coaches, Dean & Kirst  for all your effort with the team.
·         Bye
UNDER 13 Close victory over Randfontein
 Pirates batted first and amassed 174/5 in 25 overs.
o   Unbelievable batting displays from Damian (55) and Callum (74 not out). Well done gentlemen.
·   Randfontein came close, scoring 164/10. At one stage they were 30/6 but put on a great 8th wicket partnership to make the game really exciting.
o   Shaneel bowled the spell of his life picking up figures of 6/18 in 5 overs. We are proud of you young man!
·         Well done and thank you to the coaches: Imeraan & Herman
·         Thank you to Laden for umpiring the match
Good luck to all teams play this weekend: “We play cricket anywhere in Africa”

Senior practice: Tues & Thurs 16:30-18:00
Junior practice: Saturdays: 09:00-11:00

Cricket Update: 27 October 2016


RESULTS: 22 & 23 October


Well done to SA 5. They went in to bat first and managed to score 214 in their allotted overs.
Chris scoring 63 and Stuart Guy scoring 39.
They then bowled the opposition out for 184, claiming a 20 run victory.
Hein taking 5 wickets


SA 3 won the toss and chose to bat. They posted 324 in their 35 overs.
Great knocks by Doug Gird scoring a 103 and Matthew Parr scoring 93.
Pirates then bowled out the opposition for 254, with Matt Parr claiming
4 wickets. Well done to SA 3 for clinching their first win of the season.


Match drawn against NWU Vaal – Wet Pitch


Old Eds batted first, they put on 273/7 in their 50 overs. Mtitizele took 4 sticks. Pirates were then bowled out for 208 in the 44th over, their leggies in the middle ran through Pirates batting order!
Fergus got a solid 57 and Bongo Mabaso made a defiant 40 batting at 10.
Pirates lost by 65 runs.


Pirates lost the toss and were sent in to bat.
Pirates got off to a great start putting on 50+ for the first wicket, there after their batting capitulated and were eventually bowled out for a measly 150.
Top scorer was Richard Brett with 31 of 45 Balls.
After lunch, Pirates came out hard with ball, knocking over KHOSA’s top order for very little. KHOSA managed to put on a massive 7th wicket partnership which eventually won them the game.
Notable bowling performances from:
Chris Freeman 3/35 in 10 overs
Doug Guy 2/39 in 10 overs
Matt Parr 2/53 in 10 overs
KHOSA won by 3 wickets

Good luck to all teams play this weekend: “We play cricket anywhere in Africa”


U9 Pirates vs Randburg

Randburg 189 for 5

Pirates 89 all out

Pirates lost by 100 runs

Well done to Gareth Glover who top scored with 31 runs and Troy Strydom who took two wickets for 20 runs. Good effort from the boys keep up the hard work

U11 Pirates vs Marks Park

Marks Park 160 for 5

Pirates 132 for 6

Pirates lost by 28 runs

Well done to Nathan Harris who made 49 runs ,Aiden du Toit who made 34 runs and Gerrit Muller took two for 12. Great effort from the team and a really close game. Keep up the hard work


Senior practice: Tues & Thurs 16:30-18:00
Junior practice: Saturdays: 09:00-11:00

Cricket update 20 October 2016


RESULTS: 8/9 OCT 2016

Mavericks scored 275/10, after getting off to a flying start with Pirates doing well to restrict them.
Butcher claimed 3-42 from 7 overs
Pirates scored 263/10, unfortunately falling 12 runs short
Great innings by Henrico who made 84

Pirates scored 262/10 in 48.2 overs
Richard Connear scoring a fantastic century (135 off 149 balls)
Randburg scored 264/8 in 38 overs
Tristan Du Preez claiming superb figures of 5 for 55 in 10 overs
Unfortunately Pirates lost by 2 wickets


Pirates won the toss and sent Wanderers in to Bat.
Wanderers finished on 274/6 over 50 overs
Chris Freeman claiming 2/64 in 10 overs
Pirates got off to a great start with the score on 89/1 after 14 over. Unfortunately they were bundled out of a disappointing total of 165 in just 33.3 overs
Matt Parr top scored with 30 off 39 balls

RESULTS: 15/16 OCT 2016


Pirates batted first and amassed a total of 269 with only the loss of 3 wickets in 35 overs
Half centuries for: Henrico Crous, Emmannuel Ndlovu and Willem Krigel
Phoenix were restricted to 178 of 6 in their 35 overs
Great win for the SA 7 side



Pirates won the toss and chose to field, Randfontein started slow but after a few big shots the run rate increased. At the drinks break Randfontein were well over 100 runs, after the drinks break Pirates came out firing, bowling them out for under 200. Peter Butcher and Nick Rutherford taking 3 wickets apiece. Pirates unfortunately fell short by 40 runs, with a poor batting display.

Pirates posted 243 batting first
Richard Connear: 76 runs Jason Onslow: 56 runs
Old Parks scored 123/10 in 38 overs
Bongo Mabaso’s figure were wonderful claiming 4/31 in 10 overs
Mtu claimed 3/48 in 10 overs
Awesome victory by the second side, winning by 120 runs

Pirates won the toss and decided to have a bowl and what a bowling performance it was.
Pirates rattled through the Marks Park batting line up, bowling them out of just 165 in 41.2 overs
Key bowling figures:
Chris Freeman: 10 overs 3/30
Doug Guy: 8.2 overs 2/23
Matt Parr: 10 over 2/28
Pirates then went into bat. It was a tremendous batting display with Pirates chasing the score down in just 39 overs to a secure a bonus point win.
Imeraan Fredricks top scored with a phenomenal knock of 68 not out off 108 balls
Matt Hardy (61 off 101) batted equally as well and contributed to a patient and responsible 100 run partnership.
Well done on a great victory

Good luck to all teams play this weekend: “We play cricket anywhere in Africa”


Senior practice: Tues & Thurs 16:30-18:00

Cricket Update 29 September


Sunday Presidents vs UJ

Pirates 164/10
UJ 165/0

Batting: Doug Gird 54; Ludwig Spies 50


Good luck to all Saturday teams who start league games this weekend.


Senior practice: Tues & Thurs 16:30-18:00

Welcome Claremont Cricket Club

We would like to welcome Claremont Cricket Club to Pirates this weekend for the inaugural Pirates vs Claremont pre season tour.
This weekend promises to produce some great inter-provincial club cricket, with 50 overs being played on Saturday and the 20/20 matches being contested on Sunday!
The Claremont cricket boys are really keen for this tour so it should be a phenomenal weekend.
We encourage you to pop in this weekend and enjoy good cricket, banter, food and beverages!
All the best to the SUNDAY PRESIDENTS XI, who will be taking on UJ this weekend. They will be playing away at the Orban oval. #weplaycricketanywhereinafrica
Keaton Jennings has been selected for the England A side (Lions side). We are extremely proud of him. He is a true Pirate.

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