Tribute Series to Ikey Legend, Basil Bey.

Part 2 (Feature): Media Gallery

A Selection of Archived Images and Photographs of Basil Bey

The 1st XV Field at Bishops being renamed the Piley Rees Field on the occasion Peggy Rees meets the captain of football, Mike Bayly, with Basil Bey looking on.

Bishops 1st XV rugby tour to the UK. The touring squad pictured in front of the William Webb Ellis plaque in Rugby, England. (left to right)

Back: Basil Bey, Mark Burton-Moore, Doug Austin, Allan Falconer, Stuart Thompson, Peter Spray, Paul Day, Simon Black, Peter Williams.

Immediately in front of the plaque: Mark Westcott, Simon Caro, Michael Stirzaker.

2nd row kneeling: Coll Macdonald, Bradley Steffenssen, Bert Versfeld, Martin Versfeld, Paul Dobson, Robin Philip, Stuart MacSymon.

Front: Bruce Johnstone, Patrick Drew, Marshal Michau, Ian Michler, Alan Douglas.

Basil Bey pictured coaching a 1st XV game at Bishops

Alan Douglas, Basil Bey and Paul Dobson, Ex-Ikeys and Bishops OD’s

Basil Bey and Charley at the Piley Rees, Bishops

Basil Bey and Charley at the Piley Rees, Bishops

Richie Ryall’s painting of Basil Bey

Basil Bey at the Bishops Pavilion

Basil Bey pictured at a Bishops OD’s Function

Basil Bey (front, fourth from left) with Victorians Team of 2000. (Middle row, first left) Dan Palm, (third from left) Kevin Foote; and (front row, third from right) Kris van den berg, who all went on to captain UCT 1st XV.

Basil Bey (Capt.) leading out the 1961 Intervarsity UCT 1st XV team at Coetzenburg for a match they went on to win against Maties.

A plaque commemorating the last lashings at Bishops, Top House, following the mayhem that unfolded after a night at Naughty’s on Rondebosch Main Road in 1994.

Reunion held by the 1961 UCT 1st XV team. (from left to right) Zed Tomes, Basil Bey, Rob Bertram, John Benn, Andrew Sass, Piet Olivier, Gert Liebenberg, Bucky Buchanan, David Barrow, John Rushmere (at back), Kalfie Horn, Louis De Waal and Mike Gillies (front).

Absent: Graham Gomm (deceased), Geoff Holmes (deceased), Feets Ferreira (deceased), Frank Duk (deceased) and Vincent Mai (overseas).

Combined Past and Present UCT XV vs. Maties Past and Present XV match memorabilia from 1966.

The 1961 1st XV Intervarsity winners, and joint winners of the Grand Challenge, pictured in Smuts Hall. (from left to right)

Back: G. Holmes, F. Duk, L Ferreira, G. Gomm, B. King, A. Sass.

Middle: D. Barrow, J. Horn, P. Olivier, J. Rushmere, O. le Roux, R. Bertram, M. Gillies

Front: F. du Toit, Z. Tomes, Dr. L. Babrow (Coach), B. Bey (Captain), Dr T. Hamman (Assistant Coach), J. Benn (Vice-Captain), M. Chubb.

Absent: L. de Waal.

A Cape Argus newspaper article from 1985 on Basil Bey as a coach at Plumstead High School

Tim Hamilton-Smith, Basil Bey and Paul Dobson at the Bishops Pavilion

Basil Bey during an interview on Supersport 2 about coaching Herschelle Gibbs at Bishops.

The Olympic Club in Rondebosch fly their flag at half-mast in honour of Basil Bey.

Basil Bey pictured at Bishops

Basil Bey and Tim Hamilton-Smith at the Foundation Stones at Bishops

Basil Bey reflecting on the mysteries of a life well lived.

Sass, Bertram and Bey – The Ikey Panzer Division

Ian McCallum and Basil Bey addressing friends at Basil’s 80th Birthday at False Bay Rugby Club

Tim Swiel and Basil Bey during an U14 rugby practice at Bishops

Doc Cecil Moss chatting to Basil Bay, pictured holding a strange brown bottle in his hand!?

Programme for the Basil Bey memorial service held at Bishops

UCT RFC say farewell to Ian McCallum. Basil Bey pictured fourth from the left.

UCT Players of the 1960’s celebrating Basil’s 80th Birthday at False Bay Rugby Club

Robbie Fleck with Basil Bey, reminiscing about their shared time at Bishops

Grant Nupen, Tim Hamilton-Smith, Basil Bey and Morne Du Plessis at the Foundation Stone at Bishops.

Paul Dobson unveils Richie Ryall’s painting of Basil Bey

John Weaver hands a large mounted and captioned photograph of the Bishops 1st XV of 1908 to Basil Bey in donation to the Bishops Rugby Museum.

Tribute Image to Basil Bey, published by the Ikey Tiger Supporters Club

Honorary stone laid at Bishops in celebration of Basil Bey’s contribution to the school

Bishops 1st XV Squad of 1979 with Basil Bey (far right)

Honorary stone laid at Bishops in celebration of Basil Bey’s contribution to the school

Article on Basil Bey, 1st XV Coach at Bishops, printed in the Bishops Magazine

Basil Bey and Tom Hamilton-Smith

Winning Squad of the 1983 Villagers Sevens Tournament with Basil Bey (back centre)

The 1961 Intervarsity winning team standing on Jammie steps. (from left to right)

Back: Fanus Du Toit, Richard Dollar, Feets Ferreira, John Rushmere, Graham Gomm, Louis De Waal.

2nd back: Piet Olivier, Brian King, Frank Duk, Okkie Le Roux, Zed Tomes, Andrew Sass

2nd front: Rob Bertram, Geoff Holmes, David Barrow, Mike Gillies, Kalfie Horn.

Front: Basil Bey, John Benn

A Tribute Series to Ikey Legend, Basil Bey.

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.