“Form is temporary, class is permanent”

Name – Russell Bennett

Age – 52

City / town – East London

Province – Border

Employment – Self-Employed. Property portfolio

School – St Andrew’s College (Grahamstown)

Cricket teams represented – EP schools 1989/90, EP Country Districts, Natal students XI.

Cricket career highlights – Scoring 281not out in a club game for Tarkastad, receiving cricket honours at school, representing Border at the over 40 and over 50 IPT.

Brief description of your cricket skills – Middle order batter that can bowl if required

Other sports played – Rugby, Golf

Interests / hobbies – Fishing, mountain biking

Your sporting hero – Danie Gerber – best centre the world never saw.

Favourite quote – Form is temporary, class is permanent.

Your thoughts on Vets Cricket – I had to at some point choose between rugby and cricket and after facing Malcolm Marshall in a club game in Durban my decision became very clear. Rugby it was.

Vets cricket has brought me back to the game I am passionate about and given me opportunities

to represent my province, play against some of my hero’s and most importantly create new friendships and lifetime memories.