Griqualand West


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Griqualand West

n
(Placename) an area of N South Africa, north of the Orange river: settled after 1803 by the Griquas; annexed by the British in 1871 following a dispute with the Orange Free State; became part of the Cape Colony in 1880. Chief town: Kimberley. Area: 39 360 sq km (15 197 sq miles)
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Although he was in his late 30s, Isaac continued to play football in Africa and in 1939 even captained Griqualand West against an FA Touring team in 1939.
In addition, he played more than 400 matches, principally for his native Barbados, across the three formats that included spells with Border, Gauteng and Northern Cape (Griqualand West) as well as several England counties.
Born in Johannesburg, John Michael "Mickey" Arthur represented Griqualand West, Orange Free State and South Africa A between 1986 and 2001.
"The ACB has a very talented bunch of players and I am looking forward to the challenges of working with them to help them reach the pinnacle of their performance as individuals and as a team." Moles is a former English first-class cricketer for Warwickshire, England and Griqualand West, South Africa.
"I think I first came to Warwickshire's notice when I played for Western Province and got runs against Griqualand West, who had Michael Powell in the team.
Almost in parallel, clubs and provincial unions were formed in Suburban Cape Town (City and Suburban Rugby Football Union and the Christian Union); the Eastern Cape, Griqualand West and in the Transvaal.
Dylan Rogers played with the University of Cape Town before being called up to the Griqualand West side in the Vodacom Cup this season whilst Rodney Ah You, who has been capped by New Zealand at under-19 and under-20, has signed from Canterbury.
The early history of the British colonial areas that would later be known as Griqualand West and British Bechuanaland confirms that extensive intermingling and integration occurred between the Khoekhoe, San, Bantu-speaking peoples and whites (Legassick 1969, Lye 1970, Lye & Murray 1980 and Ross 1974).
Mashimbyi, meanwhile, is a known quality performer having played with the Eagles, Griqualand West, Northern and the Nashua Titans (the combined Eastern and Northerns side) who play in the SuperSport franchise series.
Then followed the historic trek in 1862 by Adam Kok III and 3000 of his followers from Griqualand West across the Drakensberg to Griqualand East, and, after the British take-over of Griqualand East in 1874 and annexation to the Cape in 1879, the later treks, under the leadership of the legendary Chief le Fleur, out of oppression, first to Touws River in the Karoo in 1917, and then in 1922 into another promised land on the edge of Namaqualand, where they once again dreamt of settling as an autonomous nation with their own church, their own flag and their own emblem.
The 23-year-old from Windhoek has played most of his club rugby in South Africa, most recently for Griqualand West in the Currie Cup, and qualified to play international rugby for South Africa earlier this year.