‘Dedicated, respected and kind Traci Meyer will be sorely missed’

The Northerns Cricket Union are in mourning, following the death of loyal servant Traci Meyer.

Meyer was the union’s youth cricket and office administrator at the time of her passing. She lost a battle with cancer earlier this week.

The Club Cricket SA editorial team worked closely with her during National Club Championships and T20 Community Cups in Pretoria in 2016 and 2017.

“Her holistic contribution to the game of cricket in the Northerns region as an administrator, leader, colleague and friend demonstrated her standing as a genuine servant of the game. Despite her flailing health in recent months, Meyer exhibited strength and resilience held in awe by many,” read a statement from Northerns Cricket Union.

NCU cricket operations manager Johan Muller added: “Traci formed an integral part of the Northerns Cricket Union operations department. She bestowed the true image of our culture and was the glue that kept us together.

“She was well known and respected, not just at the union, but also in cricket structures around the country. She handled every person with respect and kindness. She always had a smile on her face and embraced every new challenge. Traci impacted lives everywhere she went.”

She is survived by a mother, father, two daughters and partner Pieter Cronje.

A memorial service will be held at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday, 23 November.

“She will be remembered for her dedication to the cricket fraternity, going above and beyond her call of duty and delivering work of a high standard. She will sorely be missed,” concluded NCU chief executive officer Jacques Faul.