Raymond van Schoor Cricket Foundation launched

02 Mar 2016 16:00pm
WINDHOEK, 02 FEB (NAMPA) – In remembrance of Raymond van Schoor and to further promote cricket in Namibia, the Raymond van Schoor Cricket Foundation was launched on Saturday.
The foundation is the brainchild of Zandré la Cock, national player Sarel Burger, and the president of Cricket Namibia (CN) Richard Frankle.
Van Schoor passed away in November 2015, aged 25, after suffering a stroke on-field.
Van Schoor was one of Namibia’s most decorated cricket players in recent history, first achieving national colours for Namibia’s Under-13 national team in 2002. ‘Razorblade’, as he was also known, went on to play for every junior team until earning his first senior national team cap in 2008.
A wicketkeeper-batsman who was a mainstay in the Namibia batting line-up, Van Schoor gathered more than 8 000 runs for his country in 265 career games - making him their most capped player.
A statement availed to Nampa on Wednesday by the foundation said the charitable organisation will raise funds to provide talented young Namibian cricketers the opportunity to follow their dreams and live out their passion while setting a long-lasting legacy for Van Schoor.
“Namibian junior cricketers as well as coaches are invited to approach the trustees to apply for financial assistance for the necessary equipment, coaching and travel costs,” read the statement.
To raise funds, the foundation will host a gala dinner on 22 April, followed by an U-11 and U-13 cricket tournament in August, as well as a golf day in September.