Green Point Cricket Club (GPCC) has always had a large Jewish contingent.
In 2020, the club achieved promotion to the WPCA Premier League — the highest club league in the Western Cape. This was a massive achievement for all involved, as it had been 18 long years since the club last participated in this division. Integral to the success of this side were the four Jewish stalwarts: Zac Elkin, Saul Anstey, Adam Lazarus and Captain Adam Scher.
The 2020/21 cricket season was cancelled due to the pandemic, but GPCC made their long-awaited return to the Premier League at the back end of 2021. Over this break, Guy Sheena also joined the side as the fifth Jewish member. With three games left in the season, GPCC find themselves in 4th of 12 teams on the log, just two wins off top spot. While time may run out on winning the league, it has been an immense effort nonetheless.
All five of the Jewish players will be representing the Maccabi SA team in Israel at this year’s Maccabiah games. The boys will have their focus set on bringing home the gold medal.
Maccabi South Africa: website
Published in the PDF edition of the Pesach/April 2022 issue – Click here to get it.
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