Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Bob Woolmer ‘Lifting the Bails and Back to the Pavillion’

The late Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer was remembered Wednesday (4 April 2007) at a memorial service in his adopted South African homeland as a passionate man who lived and died for the sport he loved.

Bert Erickson, of the Avendale cricket club in the Western Cape, told mourners how Woolmer had defied apartheid era racial barriers by coaching teams of colour and setting up the first mixed-race boys' cricket team in the province.

"The great umpire has called time and lifted the bails and our captain has gone back to the pavilion," he said.

Source: ‘He lived for cricket, he died for cricket: mourners recall Woolmer’, Yahoo News, Thursday April 5, Capetown, SA.

Image: Lifting the bails [that is Darrell Hair not ‘the great umpire’, who also found you can be hair today and gone tomorrow].