VCASA welcomes Fredericks as patron

The Veterans Cricket Association of South Africa is proud to unveil Jeremy Fredericks as the patron of veterans cricket in South Africa.

Fredericks is a household name when it comes to South African cricket. He’s been a stalwart of the SuperSport commentary team since 1998, and was inducted into the South African Sports Hall of Fame in 2008 for his work in the field.

A former teacher, Fredericks has also held numerous administrative positions across the country, including as a board member of Gauteng Cricket, where he served from 2006 to 2007.

He was on the board of Boland Cricket and the Cape Cobras from 2013 to 2017, and has served as the South African ‘A’ Team manager since 2018. In the same year he took over as manager of the Paarl Rocks, and led them to the Mzansi Super League title in 2019.

Along with that, Fredericks was a Cricket Brand Ambassador for Momentum between 2012-2017, and has served as a panelist for the South African Institute of Drugs and Sport since 2017.

Roger Moult, Chairman of the Veterans Cricket Association of South Africa (VCASA), said that Jeremy is the perfect fit to promote and endorse veterans cricket in the country.

“We are delighted to welcome Jeremy to the VCASA family. A cricket lover and enthusiast second to none, and a veteran cricketer himself, he embodies everything we stand for at VCASA and we have now doubt he will do the organisation and country proud during the Over-50s Cricket World Cup sponsored by Evergreen Lifestyle, which has been rescheduled for November 2022 in Cape Town following it’s cancellation due to COVID last year.”

Fredericks’ appointment comes at a time when nine veterans leagues will be kicking off around the country in October. Eastern Province, Boland, South-Western Districts, KwaZulu-Natal Coastal, KwaZulu-Natal Inland and Northerns will join the well-established Border, Western Province and Lions (Gauteng) leagues.