My first encounter with the River Club was bizarre: a cricket match interrupted by an ambulance and a police van. A body had been found in the adjacent river.

In 1983 the old Liesbeek Park Recreation Club, now the subject of litigation, was run by the SA Railways & Harbours as a country club refuge for government workers who couldn’t afford smart alternatives such as Kelvin Grove or Western Province Cricket...

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