Old Boys


Pirates boasts a thriving Old Boys community. Ex cricketers who still wish to don the Skull and Crossbones participate in the Johannesburg veterans league, while the social activities around the Pirates Clubhouse are ongoing and plentiful. Old Boys and friends of Pirates are encouraged to get involved in the cricket club, ensuring the ethos and spirit of being a Rat are passed on to the current generation of players.


To this end, The Old Bones Club has been established with two primary purposes in mind:

1. To facilitate Pirates Cricket Old Boys remaining involved in the cricket club, passing the torch to the current Rats. This includes news, fixtures and results, social occasions around Pirates cricketing events and more.

2. To reach out to Old Boys and friends of Pirates with affordable and simple way to help the cricket club raise much needed funds through a small monthly contribution.

The Old Bones Club offers a simple debit order sign up from as little as R100.00 a month contribution. This club membership has the following benefits:

Regularly organised drinks and snack get togethers to watch Pirates home cricket games.

Weekly updates on Pirates Cricket Club fixtures, results and top performers.

A ticket to an annual Old Boys Cricket lunch hosted by the current cricket committee

From time to time, additional benefit initiatives will be introduced to the Old Bones Club members

Any funds raised from the Old Bones Club will not be used for day to day running of the cricket section. This income will be focused on projects that aim to improve the player experience, as well as assist the club with player retention.

Projects that are currently being worked on:
* Adding electrical supply and lights to the nets in order to extend practice hours and allow those working to attend practices during the week.
* Initiating a bursary fund to assist the club with retaining youngsters that are lost to tertiary institutions while also contributing to the education of our younger Rats.