4 Oct 1995 Obituary - Kevin Commins

The cricketing fraternity throughout South Africa are mourning the death after a long illness, of Kevin Commins, former Managing Director of the Western Province Cricket Union and Western Province Cricket Association.

In a joint tribute issued today from Newlands by Vice President of WPCA Mr Percy Sonn and former President, Life Member and long standing friend, Fritz Bing, Mr Commins long service to cricket was praised.

Kevin Commins was educated at St. Joseph's College, matriculating in 1944. During a life time of sporting involvement, he represented both Western Province and Border at cricket and played rugby for Western Province.

He captained the Alma Marist Cricket Club 1st team for many years and eventually became chairman of the club. At club level he played his rugby at fly half and full back for Villagers R.F.C.

Kevin joined the staff of the WPCU as its first full time Director of Cricket and became Managing Director, a position he held until his recent retirement 2 years ago.

Mr Commins played a leading role during the Unity Talks which led to the WPCU and WPCB joining hands to form the WPCA. Kevin gave his life to cricket which he loved with a great passion.

He leaves behind his wife Netty, two sons and three daughters.

Source: Western Province Cricket Association