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20th Centuary All-rounder - Clive van Ryneveld (1945G)

Clive van Ryneveld (1945G) popped in to leave a few copies of his books entitled 20th Centuary All-rounder. There are 5 copies of his book on display at The Mitre and ODs can purchase one for R100.
Review by Peter Soal: “20th Century All-rounder records the reminiscences and reflections of Clive van Ryneveld who was born in Cape Town in 1928, attended Bishop’s where he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, following his elder brother, Tony, who had gone up to Oxford the previous year. While at Oxford, Clive read law and received blues for rugby and for cricket, captaining the University XI in 1949. In that year he also played rugby for England in the Five Nations and tells a delightful story of how he was advised, by letter, that he had been chosen to play for England against Scotland at Twickenham. The book is a treasure trove for cricket lovers with details of various matches and reminiscences of various individuals he played with and against. A promising political career, when Clive transferred his gracious style from the pitch to the House of Assembly, was brought to an abrupt end when the Progressives, other than Helen Suzman, were all defeated in the 1961 general election. The book is filled with delightful and charming anecdotes which will interest readers. It is heartily recommended.” 

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