In Memory

John Edward ("Eddie") Wraith

John Edward (Eddie) Wraith

Eddie was taken from us far too soon, in the early 1980s, as a result of a car accident while returning to Durban from a cricket match in Zululand.   Eddie (how he hated that nickname - he just wanted to be called "John") was one of my best mates in Blackmore's house from the very start of my first year.  A guy of great intellectual and athletic ability, he never allowed his abilities to go to his head.  He was a practising CA at the time of his death. 

Stuart Clark

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05/05/12 10:04 AM #1    

Peter de Villiers

I still have vivid memories of playing wicketkeeper to Eddie's legbreaks and googlies in U14 cricket. He was a real character and a lot of fun to be around!

05/13/12 06:14 PM #2    

Jeff Abel

I remember as if it were yesterday, Eddie driving a poor teacher (name forgotten, but he did speak with a broad Irish brogue) incoherent when he told him "We can't understand you Sir, you're talking Irish." Eddie had a style uniquely Eddie, and it was impossible not to like him.

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