Union Stars Cricket Club celebrate becoming one of 20 ‘blue flag’ clubs

Union Stars Cricket Club.Union Stars Cricket Club.

South Western Districts’ Union Stars Cricket Club belatedly welcomed Cricket South Africa’s ‘blue flag’ status earlier this month.

Union Stars Cricket Club and 19 others were awarded the status in November 2019. The formal handover, though, only happened in May 2022 after a lengthy day amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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“Blue flag status is a Cricket South Africa recognition given to clubs who have driven the objectives and aims of the presidential plan,” read a statement from South Western Districts Cricket.

“The criteria used to ascertain the status of such a club is based on:

  • “administration capabilities;
  • “adequate facilities;
  • “minimum number of teams; and
  • “suitability qualified coaches.

“The club quality index is an administrative self-evaluation document that serves to guide or be used as a reference in ascertaining the status of a registered club in driving the CSA presidential plan Club cricket objectives. A club wishing to ascertain blue flag status must score 90 percent on the CQI.

“Union Stars Cricket Club was established in 1892 and has a proud and rich tradition and history in the SWD. The club has over the years been the most successful club in winning competitions played under the auspices of SWD Cricket and produced famous SWD players such as Gurshwin Rabie, Marcello Piedt, Ottniel Baartman, Pieter Stuurman and Waldo Lategan.”

Clubs with blue flag status


  • Delfos Cricket Club
  • Kagiso Cricket Club
  • Randburg Cricket Club
  • Soweto Pioneers Cricket Club
  • University of Johannesburg Cricket Club
  • Old Edwardians Cricket Club


  • Mamelodi Cricket Club
  • Atteridgeville Cricket Club
  • Soshanguve Cricket Club
  • University of Pretoria Cricket Club

North West

  • Impala Cricket Club
  • Lichtenburg Cricket Club


  • University of KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Club
  • Masibemunye Cricket Club

Western Province

  • University of the Western Cape Cricket Club
  • Tygerberg Cricket Club


  • Duduza Cricket Club

South Western Districts

  • Union Stars Cricket Club

Eastern Province

  • United Cricket Club


  • Vredenburg Saldanha Cricket Club

What Union Stars Cricket Club honourary life member Rudy Claasen said

“We are indeed very proud on the club’s performances to achieve this recognition,” said Claasen.

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