Recently The Sports Editor had a telephonic interview with Old Kingswoodian, Mr Meyrick Pringle (OK 1984).
Meyrick is a passionate Old Kingswoodian, whose blood will forever run red for Kingswood. During his time at Kingswood, Meyrick played 1st team cricket from 1982 – 1984 and 1st team rugby in 1984. He also represented EP Nuffield U/18A cricket in 1983 and 1984. During this time he was also selected to play for the South African Schools Cricket team in 1983 and 1984.
He represented Orange Free State, Eastern Province and Western Province in the Currie Cup cricket competition and also played for Sussex in the English County competition. He opened the bowling for South Africa with fellow Old Kingswoodian Brett Schultz- a unique record for Kingswood.
Meyrick went on to represent South Africa at the World cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand in 1992. His most famous spell of bowling (4 for 11) took place at this World Cup in a fixture against the West Indies. His Protea Blazer hangs proudly in our Wyvern!
Meyrick is a man of many talents and has coached cricket in Namibia, Netherlands, and more recently, in India. He also did a stint on SuperSport commentating on cricket in isiXhosa.
To listen to the full interview that Meyrick had with The Sports Editor click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bR7emQTp-A&t=335sBelow is also his famous spell vs the West Indies captured for you to watch…