Montrose Cricket Club, whose membership represents individuals from across the religious, race, and class spectrums, was established in 1950 in District Six, a vibrant community area on the periphery of Cape Town, and has been firmly entrenched as a community sporting institution ever since.
The Montrose Veterans Cricket team recently won the Provincial Club Championship against old foes Claremont Cricket Club and went on to represent Western Province in the Veterans Club Cricket Championships held in East London from 24-26 March.
The team ran the risk of not being able to compete due to financial constraints, so FreshStop Kenilworth and FreshStop Salt River stores answered the call to sponsor the team to honour the memory of the club’s former President, Chairman of the FAC, and FreshStop Franchise Forum member, the late Mr. Mohamed Ebrahim.
The team proudly wore their playing gear and training kits emblazoned with the FreshStop logo and the FreshStop logo will also soon be proudly displayed above the scoreboard and the clubhouse at their Malta Park premises.
Montrose reached the final of the tournament but lost by one run, in the final over of the match, to the local Bohemians Cricket Club. Mohamed would have been extremely proud of his boys!