A Tribute Series to Ikey Legend, Basil Bey.

Welcome and Table of Contents

That great rugby man, a massive figure in my life, and in the lives of many of us, Basil Bey, ‘Pops’, as I affectionately called him, or Bey Pasha, passed away a short while ago. Basil had been critically ill with cancer for a long time, and when it spread to his bones, the referee was playing optional time.

The game is over for Basil, but for so many people the game goes on inspired by a complex, passionate, intensely private but hugely generous man who gave so much of what is important in life; values, integrity, wit, charm, a self-deprecating sense of irony, an astonishing ability to bring the very best out of others, on and off the rugby field, and so many happy memories of rugby games, stories and times together, his larger than life persona will live on.

On behalf of the Club, I would like to thank the many contributors to this collection of Basil Bey tributes, stories and anecdotes. The response is indicative of the admiration, respect and love Basil Bey evoked from a wide, diverse spread of people of all ages, colours and creeds. He was a man of his times; and a man whose influence lasted all his life. He set a shining example for the future. Basil inspired, persuaded, seduced and coaxed the best out of people.

For ease of navigation, please find below a full content list for this tribute series.

I trust that you will enjoy the read.

Basil, old friend; hamba kahle, uphumule kahle.

Gavin Fernie

Ikey Old Boy

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Part 1: Introduction

1. Introduction

Written by Gavin Fernie

Part 2: Featured Items

1. 1961: The Essence of Varsity Rugby 

Written by Basil Bey

2. Tribute by Paul Dobson

Originally published on rugby365.com.

3. Basil Bey: A Man for All Seasons

Written by Gavin Fernie

4. Basil Bey Media Gallery

A Selection of Archived Images and Photographs

Part 3: 2016 Club Executive Short Tributes

– Hon. Judge Pat Tebbutt – Club Patron

– Dugald MacDonald – Club President

– Doc Cecil Moss – Club Ambassador and Past President

– Neville Isdell – Club Ambassador

Part 4: Tribute by Vincent Mai and John Rushmere

Part 5: Short Tributes by 1961 UCT 1st XV

– David Barrow

– John Benn

– Rob Bertram

– Bucky Buchanan

Part 6: Short Tributes by 1961 UCT 1st XV

– Louis De Waal

– Richard Dollar

– Mike Gillies

– Jacot Guillamord

Part 7: Short Tributes by 1961 UCT 1st XV

– Steve Leith

– Andrew Sass

– Carl Snitcher

– Zed Tomes

Part 8: Tribute by Gus & Billy Enderstein 

Part 9: Tribute by Ian McCallum

Part 10: Short Tributes

– John le Roux

– Phil Kilroe

– Alan Douglas

– Dave Stewart

Part 11: Short Tributes

– Keith Andrews

– Michael Bayly

– Andy Calmeyer

– Andrew Campbell

Part 12: Tribute by John Dobson

Part 13: Short Tributes

– H.O. de Villiers

– Nick Fenton-Wells

– Herschelle Gibbs

– Jenny Gillies

Part 14: Tribute by Tim Hamilton-Smith

Part 15: Short Tributes

– Mike Hoard

– Otto Jaekel

– Gareth Jones

Part 16: Tribute by Nick Koster

Part 17: Tribute by Tank Lanning

Part 18: Tribute by Richard Neville

Part 19: Tribute by Des Newton

Part 20: Short Tributes

– Trevor Quirk

– Kristin van den Berg

– Craig Wilson

Part 21: Submit Your Own Tribute to Basil Bey

– All tributes will be compiled and included in a tribute book – to be published in 2017.

A Tribute Series to Ikey Legend, Basil Bey.

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That great rugby man, a massive figure in my life, and in the lives of many of us, Basil Bey, ‘Pops’, as I affectionately called him, or Bey Pasha, passed away a short while ago. Basil had been critically ill with cancer for a long time, and when it spread to his bones, the referee was playing optional time.

Part 2: Media Gallery

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