SWD Cricket appoints Rabie as assistant coach
South Western Districts Cricket recently announced the appointment of one of the province’s bowling stalwarts, Gurshwin Rabie as assistant coach of the SWD professional team. Rabie, a former Cape Cobras, Warriors, Western Province and South Western Districts first-class player, will replace Jason Maswanganyi who has taken up a position at Easterns Cricket in Benoni.
The 37-year old Rabie who hails from Oudtshoorn had an outstanding career as a bowler and played in 92 first-class matches and 48 List A matches. In first-class cricket, he bagged 321 wickets with the best bowling analysis of 8/60 for SWD vs North West in Oudtshoorn in the 2011/12 season. He still holds the SWD record for the most firstclass wickets – 261 in 64 matches. He also captained the SWD team for one season.
Upon conclusion of his playing career, he pursued a career in coaching. After being at the helm of the SWD Academy and u.19 team for two years, he moved to Newlands where he coached the u.19 Western Province Academy side frot three years. He was also coach of the Cobras Cubs and - Colts teams that both won the national franchise Cubs and Colts tournaments respectively.