Generous donation of cricket kits by super supporter
THE smiles on the faces of the Pineapple Cricketers as they received a donation of cricket kit would have warmed the heart of Advocate Ndlovu Ngumbela who, once again, showed his generosity and commitment to the game he has enjoyed for many years.
Ngumbela is the founder of the rural cricket tournament in Healdtown which is named after him, and is played at the impressive Ngumbela Stadium. He is a lover of the sport and generously donated six cricket kits to coastal area teams through the president of the Pineapple Cricket Tournament, Walter Biggs.
Biggs handed out five kits to teams at the Port Alfred Country Club last Thursday, namely Rainbows, Early Birds, Tiger Titans, Kenton and Station Hill. Biggs said the sixth kit would be used for cricket development at the Port Alfred Country Club.
“He’s a true altruist and we are grateful for his generosity,” said Biggs as he handed the kit over to the respective teams who, in turn, thanked Biggs and Ngumbela.
ALL KITTED OUT: Pineapple Cricket Tournament president, Walter Biggs, second from right, donated cricket kits to coastal-area teams through the generosity of philanthropist and cricket fanatic Mthetheleli Advocate Ngumbela of Healdtown at the Port Alfred Country Club last Thursday evening. Accepting Ngumbela’s generosity on behalf of their respective clubs were, from left, MZ Dikeni of Rainbows, Vusumzi Majelamba of Early Birds, Cody Jones of Station Hill, Thanduxolo Shotona of Rainbows, Andy Jones of Station Hill, Country Club manager James “Foxy” Fox, Zakes Simanga of tiger Titans, Biggs and Kenton club president Luiz Pedro with, in front, Mandla Siko of Tiger Titans and Willie de Klerk of Kenton