NORTH WEST — One of North West Cricket’s longest serving coaches, William Molewa, has passed away at the age of 42 after William also represented the NWC Dragons seniors as a player. He also starred at youth level back in the day at the u.17 CSA Week, and represented NWC at the Khaya Majola Cricket Week in in Potchefstroom in 1999 as a left-arm opening seam bowler. He attended Potchefstroom Boys High and matriculated at College in 1999. North West Cricket released a statement this week confirming the passing of the former Ikageng Hub head coach and u.16 framework coach.
Molewa was well known for the work he put in, in youth cricketer in Ikageng as well as his success with the Rural team which won countless national trophies. Molewa played for Ikageng Cricket Club at North West Club Cricket’s Premier League level. “He had a very good understanding of developing cricketers in the Pipeline. He was always cool, calm and collected. Under his leadership and mentoring a lot of young men become more accomplished cricketers and they all looked up to him as a coach, brother, and father. We as the NW Rural Family will miss our coach, brother, and friend. William, rest in peace Brother,” said Christo Gous, chairperson of NWC – Cricket Committee. “We as North West Cricket Family would like to send our deepest condolences to the Molewa family, at this sad moment.
We want to thank them for sharing with us their beloved son, brother, uncle, and father to Shaun Molewa. William’s contribution to NWC will forever be edged in the cricket history books of our province,” said Solomon Meki, Acting Cricket Services Manager. His battle with colon cancer. “Such a sad morning learning of the passing of William Molewa. You were a great coach my friend and you made such an big impact in so many lives especially your hub boys here in North-West. Was an honour working along side you my friend. May you rest in peace and may our God bless your family in these times. The last time we shared the field together was with the CSA Invitational side at the Coke week and what memories it was! #RIP brother,” stated Potchefstroom Gimnasium, first team cricket coach, Wian Lubbe.
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