Graeme Smith: "Pride Of South African Cricket"

Mark NewmanContributor IJanuary 8, 2009

King Edward High School in Johannesburg, South Africa must be one of the proudest schools in world this week. 

Amazingly, Graeme Smith, the South African captain and man of the series in Australia, and vice captain Neil Mckenzie are both ex-pupils of the school.

King Edward has produced some outstanding South African cricketers over the years.  Its alumni also include Ali Bacher, who also captained South Africa in the sixties before isolation and Kevin Mckenzie, father of Neil who, while never playing a recognised international for South Africa, represented his country in unofficial tests. 

Adam Bacher, Ali's son, who played both test and ODI cricket for South Africa was also an old boy of the school. It seems that the legacy will continue as Vaughan Van Jaarsveld, who recently graced the King Edward playing fields, has just been called up to represent the South African ODI team in Australia.