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12 Aug 2015
1:28 pm

Griquas pay tribute to Hunter


Solomon Hunter, former Principal of William Pescod Senior Secondary, a Historian on all sports in South Africa and the Northern Cape and a man who assisted with the documentary made by the then United Cricket Board on the history of Black Cricket, passed away on Tuesday.

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Hunter also led a delegation at the Enquiry into the Transformation of Cricket, led by John Smith and his team.

He was a founder member of swimming, athletics, cricket and rugby in the early days of Non-Racial Sport in this Province.

Hunter, after completing his studies in Cape Town, took a post in Natal in 1950. He returned to Kimberley to take up a post at William Pescod Senior Secondary School in 1954 where he became the pillar and founder member of most sports in the Province with rugby, cricket, athletics and softball being his big love. He was instrumental in contributing to the unearthing of great administrators and sportsmen who came from this Province such as Chris Ludick, Alwee Alexander, Lloyd Louw, Eldrid Isaacs and many others.

Eugene Jacobs, CEO of Griqua Cricket paid tribute to Hunter.

“The cricket fraternity is saddened by this sad news of the passing of Mr. Solomon Hunter.  He was a true gentleman, and a great friend and supporter of the game of cricket in this Province,” said Jacobs.

“Our sincere condolences is extended to his family. His sons and grandsons all played cricket for Griquas.”