Cricket Golf Day 2019


Golf Day

in Support of Pirates Cricket

Get three mates together and support our cricket section! This promises to be a fun day with loads of prizes, gifts and entertainment!

Friday 22 November

Parkview Golf Club cnr Wicklow & Emmarentia Ave



Cricket Results 22 November 2018

Cricket Results
Gideon Richter, Pirates Club, Greenside
22 November 2018
[su_heading size=”27″]Pirates 1st XI vs JCC[/su_heading] Pirates Club | 18 November 2018 Pirates win by six wickets
JCC 157 all out 40.1 overs
P. Naidoo 37 (63)
C. Freeman 2/17
J. Streak 2/17
Pirates 158/3 29 overs M. Hardy 70 (84) no C. Freeman 41 (48) A. Zia 2/35
Round 5 of the GCL 50 over competition pitted the Pirates juggernaut against JCC. Pirates captain Chris Freeman again won the toss and elected to bowl, the JCC captain stated at the toss that he would have batted first anyway. Pirates did not have their best day in the field with simple chances going a begging throughout the JCC innings. Though through disciplined bowling Pirates were able to create enough chances. The unluckiest of the bowlers who could easily have bagged a 5 for was Tyrone Edwards, a talented and passionate young off spinner. With wickets falling at regular intervals JCC never dominated during their innings and were bowled out for 157 in the 41st over. The pitch seemed to be a little harder to bat on than the initial assessment at the toss. When Pirates lost their third wicket in the 10th over with the team’s leading run scorer Gideon Richter being adjudged LBW of the bowling of M. Asvat and the score on 47/3 it was game on. The ensuing partnership was a joy to watch as the Captain and Vice-Captain settled and dominated the tiring JCC attack. The pair of Chris Freeman and Matt Hardy added 101 runs before the captain holed out at long off trying to finish the game before the approaching weather could halt proceedings. Matt Hardy finished the game with a flowing and brutal pull shot to rapturous applause from his team mates. Matt Hardy walked away with the man of the match performance and with another impressive all-round performance from Chris Freeman who now stands as Pirates’ leading run scorer and in the top ten wicket takers in the league. Pirates currently sit 4th on the league table but, with a game or two in hand over the teams ahead of them, the 6 point lead held by Randburg CC at the top looks in threat. Roshnee CC has the enviable task of standing in front of the Pirates steam roller when they visit the Rat Cage next week Sunday.
[su_heading size=”27″]Pirates 2nd XI vs Randburg[/su_heading]Pirates Club Randburg won by 163 Runs
Randburg won the toss on another hot day in Africa and chose to bat. An improved bowling and fielding performance compared to the previous weeks meant that the game was in the balance at the drinks break. As the temperature began to rise the Pirates Boys started to wilt and some lack-lustre fielding reared it’s ugly head again. Pirates eventually bowled Randburg out for 279. The Pirates openers got off to a promising start with regular boundaries. Some poor shots meant that wickets kept falling and the innings fell apart like a paper house in a tornado. Only Kaidan giving any resistance at the end to make sure Pirates passed the 100 mark.
Another loss for the pres side in a tough season so far. Next up is Wanderers away with Pirates desperately needing a win to get their season going.
[su_heading size=”27″]Other Results[/su_heading]Pirates 3rd team – Bye

Cricket Results November 2018


Cricket Results

Gideon Richter, Pirates Club, Greenside

15 November 2018

[su_heading size=”27″]Pirates 1st XI vs ABSA VUT[/su_heading]

Isak Steyl Stadium | 11 November 2018

Pirates win by seven wickets

With another dominant performance the Pirates 1st team goes 3 from 3 to start their season. Pirates captain Chris Freeman won the toss and without hesitation choose to send the struggling ABSA VUT team in to bat, who are yet to record a win this season.

Chris Freeman got the team running with 2 wickets in the second over of the innings. Things got progressively worse for the home team. The only batters to achieve double figures were F Nieman (26) and Z Van Aswegen (27). VUT were eventually bundled out for 79 in the 24th over.

Pirates made light work of the small chase and won by 7 wickets, with Chris Freeman top scoring with 25 n/o. combined with remarkable bowling figures of 3/15 in 5 overs he richly deserved the man of the match reward. The next test for the Pirates Juggernaut will be a home fixture against JCC where they will hope to keep their 100% season going and take the winning momentum into tougher fixtures to come.

[su_heading size=”27″]Pirates 2nd XI vs UJ[/su_heading]

Orban Oval

UJ won by 10 wickets

Batting first on a pitch that resembled a newly laid Swiss highway, pirates lost their first wicket early. A good partnership followed between Nick Liedtke (43) and Douglas Gird (101), some lusty blows meant the run rate remained high and the score predictor hovered around the 360 mark.

After feeling the spinner had bowled enough, Nick came charging down the wicket to try hit him out the attack but missed it and was on his way back to the pavilion. Douglas continued on his way hitting the ball to all parts of the ground, UJ wanting to see Gird bat some more decided that catching him when he hit the ball in the air was not an effective strategy.

Wickets continued to fall at the other end. Gird reached his century to rapturous applause from teammates and the 3 other spectators who thought watching club cricket would be a good way to spend a Sunday. The men of Pirates eventually limped to a below par score of 244.

After the lunch break pirates took to the field looking to defend their measly target. Unfortunately for the pirates bowlers they forgot how to bowl one side of the wicket and UJ gladly accepted the bowlers generosity and fielders inability to take catches. Sensing pirates near depression the 2 UJ opening batters knocked the runs off in 28 overs and let the pirates players get home early. A valiant effort in the field by Peter Butcher was in vain, as his near marathon distance efforts still saw the ball end up over the boundary.

Another tough week for the 2nd team see them languishing at the foot of the table after 6 games. Their only points of the season coming from 2 abandoned games. Another tough test awaits against Randburg this weekend, will the team gather on Saturday to do a rain dance hoping to get some more points on the board or will they lift their game and get a win they so desperately need? Only time will tell.

[su_heading size=”27″]Other Results[/su_heading]

Pirates 3rd team vs Riverlea CC 

Riverlea won by 114 runs.


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
** Get ready for your season with world-class techniques and international trainers **
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”
[su_heading size=”20″]PRACTICE TIMES

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

Cricket Update: 27 October 2016

[su_heading size=”20″]LEAGUE RESULTS

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”

[su_heading size=”20″]JUNIOR CRICKET

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

[su_heading size=”20″]PRACTICE TIMES

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