Former Proteas all-rounder Dave Callaghan has been elected to the board of Eastern Province Cricket.
A stalwart of Eastern Province cricket, 53-year-old Callaghan (a cancer survivor) was elected on to the board as a new non-independent director after a successful elective AGM at St George’s Park Cricket Stadium on Saturday, 1 September 2018.
Mr Donovan May was re-elected for a second consecutive term as EPC president. May said that ‘he was humbled by the support shown to him to stay on in the position as President. The statement by the members indicate a vote of confidence in the board’s leadership and the seriousness about the stability and growth in cricket.’
Mxolisi Breakfast was elected as vice-president, while Richard Dolley retained his position on the board. Eben Hufkie from the Sarah Baartman Cricket Association (SBCA) was re-elected unopposed to the board. The two vacancies from the SBCA will be filled in the next few weeks.
Callaghan made his name for the crunching, unbeaten 169 off 143 balls he scored in an ODI against New Zealand at Supersport Park in 1994-95. The innings was notable as it was his first since returning from treatment for testicular cancer. When New Zealand went into bat Callaghan took his career-best ODI figures of 3-32, after Hansie Cronje called him into the attack as the number seven bowler. Callaghan also ran out New Zealand’s Martin Crowe so, yes, he was named Man of the Match as the Proteas won by 81 runs.
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