Glamorgan Cricket Club mourn loss of ‘true and loyal one-club man’ Shaun Arendse

File image: Shaun Arendse.

Glamorgan Cricket Club are in mourning after the death of former player, coach and committee member Shaun Arendse.

Arendse passed away earlier this week at the age of 51 years old.

‘He joined Glamorgan Cricket Club with the new unification process in 1994. He was a member since inception and served on the club’s executive committee during the early years,’ read a statement from Glamorgan Cricket Club.

‘A larger than life character, he was one of very few gentlemen and a true and loyal one-club man. He captained the second team for many years, made over 100 appearances and was the rock and mainstay of that side.

‘Having won the double with them in 2006, his reluctance and refusal for a first team call-up was evident when he instead motivated for younger potential cricketers to be given those opportunities.

‘Those members eventually became first team regulars who had many successes at club level. He was named Glamorgan Cricket Club’s Sportsperson of the Year on a few occasions.

‘He had great attributes as a person, was well liked and enjoyed good rapport with officials, players and everyone associated with the game.

‘His untimely passing leaves a massive void within the Glamorgan Cricket Club family and his legacy will be forever lasting.’

Glamorgan Cricket Club’s first XI compete in the 2018-19 Western Province Cricket Association first division C – and are currently at the top of the 10-team standings.