Northerns Goodwood Cricket Club have named the main oval after former Western Province Cricket Association president Arnold Bloch.
Bloch was chairman of Northerns Goodwood Cricket Club from 1975 to 1995 before becoming WPCA vice-president in 1998. He served as WPCA president for four years in the early 2000s.
“We, as administrators are custodians of this beautiful game called cricket. Mr Bloch was a world-class custodian,” said Northerns Goodwood Cricket Club vice-chairman SvenWiborg.
Bloch added: “I am very humbled to have the main field named after me. I am grateful to my friends, family and fellow administrators, who have walked this path with me. I am really honoured.”
Northerns Goodwood Cricket Club’s new captain
The talented Morne Du Randt, meanwhile, has been named Northerns Goodwood Cricket Club’s captain for the 2019-20 WPCA first division A.
“It’s with loads of pleasure and excitement that we congratulate Morne for being selected to represent the first XI as captain for the upcoming season,” read a statement from the club.
“We wish him all the best and know that he will lead from the front and, at all times, give 110 percent.”