The young roadside cricketers who bowled over an SA legend

27 March 2019 - 08:03 By Alex Patrick
Pat Symcox surprised a group of youngsters playing cricket on the side of the N2 highway on the south coast.
Pat Symcox surprised a group of youngsters playing cricket on the side of the N2 highway on the south coast.
Image: Pat Symcox

When cricket coach Gift Khuzwayo and cricket legend Pat Symcox saw one another across a dusty makeshift cricket pitch right next to the N2 where it runs past an equally dusty village, there was instant recognition.

Symcox had, on a whim, stopped to chat to a group of youngsters playing cricket there – then he realised it had been a younger Khuzwayo who had gone looking for Symcox few years back to ask for help to establish a cricket club.

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