Herschelle’s bat hits for a six
THREE prominent Kwazulu-natal properties are listed for sale at a Broll Auctions and Sales auction in Johannesburg on November 28.
The sale at The Wanderers Club at 21 North Road, Illovo, starts at noon.
The KZN properties on offer are:
An established shopping complex at 532 Dr Chota Motala Drive in Raisethorpe, Pietermaritzburg.
The mall is anchored by Shoprite with long-standing tenants including KFC, Pep Stores, African Bank and Medikist Pharmacy. The property has a gross lettable area of over 5 000m² and is situated on a plot of 6 700m².
Greytown Shopping Centre on the corner of Sargeant and Oakes streets in Greytown.
Broll describes this property as “a 'high street’ retail centre with great tenants on a busy corner in the heart of the town”.
The GLA for this listed fund disposal is over 5 300m².
Pioneer Foods warehouse at 5 Cardiff Road, Willowtown. The GLA for this Pietermaritzburg listed fund disposal is over 3 000m².
Also on offer at the auction will be Cresta Corner, a major shopping complex next to Cresta Shopping Centre in Randburg, Joburg; the eight-storey City Forum building in Pretoria, as well as retail centres in Groblersdal and Somerset West.
For more details about the auction, phone 087 700 8289 or visit www.broll.com or email auction@ broll.com. – Auctions Writer THE CRICKET bat used by Protea legend Herschelle Gibbs to strike a record six sixes in one over during a World Cup match has been sold on auction in Adelaide, Australia.
Gibbs became the first cricketer to achieve this feat in an ODI match during the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies. The hapless bowler was Netherlands spinner Daan van Bunge.
The lot – sold for about R300 000 to an anonymous buyer – included the bat, the shirt Gibbs wore and also that of Van Bunge who had signed his shirt with the inscription: “They were only small sixes.”
Gibbs, now 44 and retired, has another bat that may end up on auction. In March 2006, he played the best innings of his career while chasing a total of 434 scored by Australia in Joburg. In the highest successful run chase in the history of cricket across all the game’s formats, Gibbs scored 175 runs from just 111 balls. It was then the highest individual score by any player against Australia. – Auctions Writer