WHO WE ARE
The P.P. Smit Sports complex is home to the Hollywoodbets Bellville Cricket Club. As one of the oldest clubs in Cape Town they celebrated their 120th anniversary in 2016! The club has 5 Senior Men's teams and 4 Junior teams. The men's 1st side plays in the WPCA's premier league, having emerged victorious as the league champions of the 2016/2017 season.
Bellville Cricket Club was established in 1896 and is one of the oldest clubs in the Western Province. Cricket is in fact the oldest organised sport played in Bellville. The club was originally known as the Willows Cricket club and cricket was played at the well known 'Hardekraaltjie' situated in Voortrekker Road in Bellville.
Hollywoodbets came on board as sponsors of Bellville Cricket Club in February 2019. They also sponsored the South African Blind Cricket Team whose international series against New Zealand in February 2020 was amongst other hosted at Bellville CC.
CSA LEVEL 1 UMPIRING COURSE
The Level 1 course that Western Province Cricket Umpires Association (WPCUA) offers is based on a presentation prepared by Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) Umpires Training Department.
We cover the 42 Laws of cricket over the first 6 lectures:
Mon 31 May: 18h30 to 20h30
Wed 02 June: 18h30 to 20h30
Mon 07 June: 18h30 to 20h30
Wed 09 June: 18h30 to 20h30
Mon 14 June: 18h30 to 20h30
Thu 17 June: 18h30 to 20h30
The last lecture will be used for revision purposes:
Mon 21 June: 18h30 to 20h30
The exam is an open book 90 minutes online test which you may attempt in the comfort of your home, office or school up to 5 times in 10 days (Sun 27 Jun - Wed 07 Jul) to achieve the required pass mark of 80%. The course is free but the exam fee is payable on or before Friday 25 June 2021. The course fee differs for candidates as follows: R100 for members of any cricket club in South Africa.R150 for players, coaches, umpires and administrators of school cricket in South Africa.R200 for all other candidates.
LECTURE VIDEOS & DOCUMENTS
below when you join a live session.
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LECTURE 1: 31 MAY 2021
LECTURE 2: 2 june 2021
LECTURE 3: 7 june 2021
LECTURE 4: 9 june 2021
LECTURE 5: 14 june 2021
LECTURE 6: 14 june 2021
LECTURE 7: 17 june 2021
PHOTO & VIDEO GALLERY
IN MEMORY: RONNIE PILOWSKI
Posted 2 August 2021:
Ronnie "Showtime" Pilowski, a servant of cricket and a long time friend of the Club has sadly passed away on 2 August 2021.
Ronnie was a legend and had a huge impact on the development of many umpires during his 60 years as umpire and administrator.
He was well known to the players and they respected him. Ronnie always encouraged the new umpires and gave support as they started to climb the ladder.
As a friend and a member of the club during the 50's and 60's, Ronnie will be dearly missed.
Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Ronnie has made his final call for Over and Time.
IN MEMORY: keith thelander
Posted 26 August 2020:
It is with much sadness that Bellville Cricket Club records the passing of one of our endearing Life Members, Keith Thelander.
Keith joined the club in the 1960's and represented the BCC 1st team as a wicket-keeper/batsman for many years.
His dedication to BCC was evident in the many years that Keith served on the BCC Committee as the Honarary Secretary and, in later years, as the 1st Team scorer.
Keith seldom missed watching a BCC 1st Team match and his presence will be sorely missed.
We trust that Craig and family will find solace in the many happy memories during this poignant time.
Rest in peace Keith
IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS:
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: 30 June 2021 at Bellville Cricket Club (19:00)