van Noort, former South African World Cup Captain
I first met
Tim in Perth, Western Australia in 1998. The South African team
were en route to Melbourne to play in the World Cup, and they
played a couple of games at Ballajura Indoor Sports. I was lucky
enough to play in a team that won a knock-out competition against
all-comers, the prize being a game against the South Africans--not
bad for a Vets team. We lost, but didn't fare too badly other
than the score.
I then umpired
the South Africans against the Western Australia State Team--Western
Australia won what turned out to be a great game.
games there was a lot of shirt-swapping going on . . . I still
wear the "Eastern Cape I.P.T. 1997" shirt I got from
I was impressed
with Tim van Noort, both on and off the court. He was obviously
off the absolute top shelf when it came to playing the game, and
was an easy-going, very friendly and sociable bloke off court.
When I recently caught up with Tim again via E-mail, I asked if
he'd be interested in doing an interview for us. As friendly as
ever, Tim readily agreed.
lives in England. And he has his own website: www.thecricketman.co.uk
So here is
our interview with Tim van Noort, one of the very best indoor
cricketers South Africa has ever produced. We hope you enjoy it.
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