Newlands

Cricket High School

Scholarships Available



1. The Tiny Abed Scholarship- Awarded to 1 applicant, constitutes a 50% scholarship of the annual fees, to the deserving person. Conditions:

1. Must have represented a province or county as a cricketer.
2. Must be sound academically.
3. Must be presentable.
4. Must be extremely well mannered and well behaved.
5. Must show good leadership skills.
6. Must have occupied positions of leadership either at primary school or at high school. 7. This award is given for 5 years but can be withdrawn if the recipient does not perform at the game of cricket or does not maintain exemplary standards in behaviour.

2. The Lobo Abed Scholarship- Awarded to 1 applicant per year, constitutes 25% scholarship of the annual fees, to the deserving person Conditions
1. Must be an able cricketer and must be able to produce statistics about past performances
2. Must be sound academically.
3. Must be presentable.
4. Must be extremely well mannered and well behaved.
5. Must show good leadership skills.
6. Must have a good reference from a previous school
7. This award is given for 5 years but can be withdrawn if the recipient does not perform at the game of cricket or does not maintain exemplary standards in behaviour.

3. The Goolie Abed Scholarship Awarded to 1 applicant per year constitutes R5000.00 to the deserving persons fees.
1. Must be an able cricketer
2. Must be sound academically.
3. Must be presentable.
4. Must be extremely well mannered and well behaved.
5. Must show good leadership skills.
6. Must have a good reference from a previous school
7. This award is given for 5 years but can be withdrawn if the recipient does not perform at the game of cricket or does not maintain exemplary standards in behaviour.

4. The Dik Abed Scholarship Awarded to 1 applicant per year constitutes R5000.00 to the deserving persons fees.
1. Must be an able cricketer
2. Must be sound academically.
3. Must be presentable.
4. Must be extremely well mannered and well behaved.
5. Must show good leadership skills.
6. Must have a good reference from a previous school
7. This award is given for 5 years but can be withdrawn if the recipient does not perform at the game of cricket or does not maintain exemplary standards in behaviour.

More about the ABED brothers:

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Abed, Gasant, died in April 2003, aged 72. One of four brothers who played under the auspices of the South African Cricket Board of Control (SACBOC) when opportunities for non-whites were restricted by the country's race laws, "Tiny" Abed learned his cricket on matting pitches and unmown outfields. He made his debut for Western Province Indians at 17 and, five years later, in 1953, was in the Western Province Federation team that travelled by lorry to Port Elizabeth and Durban to help pioneer the establishment of non-racial provincial cricket. Well over six feet tall, Abed bowled fast off a long run, varying away swing with a lively off-cutter, and was a forceful back-foot batsman. His inspiration was Keith Miller and he brought something of Miller's cavalier spirit to the drab grounds to which he was mostly confined. In South Africa's home-and-away series against Kenya, he took four for nine at Durban in 1956 and had match figures of eight for 80 at Nairobi in 1958. On the Kenyan tour - the first outside South Africa by a non-white side - he was Basil D'Oliveira's vice-captain and Abed's brother "Lobo" kept wicket. But whereas D'Oliveira went on to play in the Lancashire leagues, as did Abed's younger brother, "Dik", Tiny remained in South Africa, playing on in local cricket into his forties.



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Full name:
Salie Abed (Lobo Abed)
Born: November 17, 1929, Durban, Natal
Died:
July 8, 2011, Lansdowne, Cape Town, Western Cape (aged 81 years 233 days)
Major teams:
South Africa Malays, South African Non-Europeans
Fielding position:
Wicketkeeper Received Springbok colours for Cricket







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Full name: Goolam Abed (Goolie Abed)
Born:
11 August 1934,Durban, South Africa
Major teams: Lancashire 2nd XI Also played professional Rugby League in the U.K. Received Springbok colours for Rugby
Born from a prominent sporting family, and raised in Muir Street, District Six, Cape Town, Goolam Abed was a formidable rugby and cricket player. Abed was a pioneering sportsman in the 1950s, playing cricket for Western Province and rugby for the Greenpoint-based Western Province Rugby Football Union.
Following in the footsteps of other great sportsmen such as Eland and Tuli, forced to seek opportunities denied to them in their own country, Abed left South Africa in 1961 to play rugby league in England, after being spotted by English rugby league talent scout, Jim Windsor. He received significant success in rugby league for Bradford Northern as well as playing cricket in the Lancashire League in England.
Abed is widely regarded today as of the calibre that would have under normal circumstances entitled him to official national colours in both cricket and rugby. Abed received a Springbok blazer in 2003 as part of the SARugby Football Union's efforts to recognise previously neglected rugby greats.



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Full name: Sulaiman Abed ( Dik Abed)
Born: October 22, 1944, Cape Town, Cape Province
Current age: 69 years 241 days
Major teams: Netherlands Received International Cricket colours from the Netherlands
Former captain of the Dutch National Cricket Team
“Why did Dik Abed (a talented black allrounder who played in the same era as D’Oliveira) not get a county contract even though he did so well,” Rushdie Magiet, who played against D’Oliveira in black club cricket, asked pointedly. “He had a trial with Surrey in which he scored a hundred and took five wickets, and he was a star in the Lancashire leagues. But he was never offered a county contract and for a long time this made no sense to us. The truth is that the English blocked him because they didn’t want another D’Oliveira situation on their hands.”
He was the club professional at ENFIELD CRICKET CLUB in the UK for 10 years.