Coach Rasheed Lewis has joined United Cricket Club from Ottoman Cricket Club, ahead of the 2021-22 Western Province Cricket Association first division A.
Lewis succeeded former Ottoman Cricket Club head coach Hassan Pangarker prior to the 2020-21 WPCA club cricket season, which ultimately didn’t happen amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Lewis, who has also worked with Western Province Cricket Club in the WPCA premier league, has since moved to United Cricket Club. He will be their head coach.
Do you have confirmed club cricket news you want featured on Club Cricket SA? Email firstname.lastname@example.org – thank you.
“It’s a homecoming for me. United Cricket Club basically resurrected my career, around 1994 or 1995,” Lewis told Club Cricket SA.
“I had played for Avendale Cricket Club during my school days and I played in Kent, England, for a bit as well. When I came back to South Africa I resumed at Avendale Cricket Club and didn’t do that well. I got quite a bit of abuse and I thought about leaving the game.
“But United Cricket Club watched me play against them and suggested I join them. After I played my first match for United, their captain at the time, Ismail Behardien, had a lot of good advice for me that I have taken forward since.
“It’s always emotional going to United Cricket Club’s homeground and I look forward to making the ‘Track’ my homeground again.”