Former South Africa Under-19 and Boland player passes away

File image: Godfrey Stevens.

Former Border and South Africa Under-19 player Godfrey Stevens passed away this week.

Stevens played 50 first-class, 43 List A and six T20 matches from 2006 to 2017.

“Stevens, 35 years old, died on Monday after a short illness. At the time of his death, he was employed by Cricket Boland as a coaching assistant with the union’s professional team, the Rocks,” read a statement from Cricket Boland.

“He was part of the SA Under-19 team that competed at the 2004 World Cup in Bangladesh. He was part of the team that won the One-Day Cup at Boland Park during the 2008-09 season.

“He is described by his peers as an outstanding all-rounder – and dedicated and loyal employee who went out of his way to accommodate his colleagues.

What Boland batting lead Salieg Nackerdien said

“I suggested Godfrey be added to our coaching team. I believed he could add immense value at practices with his left-arm spin, as it would also enhance his coaching skills working with senior contracted players,” added Nackerdien.

“‘Gotta’ will surely be missed by his family and his colleagues.”

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