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.
Ikey Old Boy
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part 1: Introduction
Written by Gavin Fernie
Part 2: Featured Items
1. 1961: The Essence of Varsity Rugby
Written by Basil Bey
Originally published on rugby365.com.
3. Basil Bey: A Man for All Seasons
Written by Gavin Fernie
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
– John le Roux
– Phil Kilroe
– Alan Douglas
– Dave Stewart
– Keith Andrews
– Michael Bayly
– Andy Calmeyer
– Andrew Campbell
Part 12: Tribute by John Dobson
– H.O. de Villiers
– Nick Fenton-Wells
– Herschelle Gibbs
– Jenny Gillies
Part 14: Tribute by Tim Hamilton-Smith
– 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
– 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.