© The Basil D’Oliveira Foundation 2015

The D’Oliveira’s story

ďHonouring the memory of Basil and Damian D'Oliveira through the delivery of cricket programs  and projects that support and encourage children and young people to participate in cricket."
Here we share the remarkable story of Basil D’Oliveira and the part he unwittingly played in the history of Aparthied and the exclusion of South Africa from world sport for over 25 years. Also of Basil’s son Damian, his life, career and the legacy he has left Worcestershire Cricket with his leadership in the development of young players through the Worcestershire Cricket Academy.
Basil’s Story
Damian’s Story Worcestershire Academy Director, Damian D'Oliveira past away in June 2014, however the legacy left by Damian is evident to the County first team squad of 2014. Ten of the eleven players who signed new contracts since the beginning of August were products of the county's Academy.
There is a rare category of sportsman who comes to signify something very much greater and more profound than merely sport. One who falls in that category is Basil D’Oliveira. Yet his secret was his sheer ordinariness. Though a very fine cricketer, he was modest, discreet, immaculately well mannered, and had no burning interest in politics. He never chose to become a hero and never sought to be a symbol of anything. But destiny singled him out to play the central role in the most important sporting controversy of modern times.
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Basil, Naomi and Damian
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© The Basil D’Oliveira Foundation 2015 Website created by Chris Everton

The D’Oliveira’s story

Here we share the remarkable story of Basil D’Oliveira and the part he unwittingly played in the history of Aparthied and the exclusion of South Africa from world sport for over 25 years. Also of Basil’s son Damian, his life, career and the legacy he has left Worcestershire Cricket with his leadership in the development of young players through the Worcestershire Cricket Academy.
ďHonouring the memory of Basil and Damian D'Oliveira  through the delivery of cricket programs and projects  that support and encourage children and young people  to participate in cricket."
Damian’s Story Worcestershire Academy Director, Damian D'Oliveira past away in June 2014, however the legacy left by Damian is evident to the County first team squad of 2014. Ten of the eleven players who signed new contracts since the beginning of August were products of the county's Academy.
Basilís Story There is a rare category of sportsman who comes to  signify something very much greater and more profound than merely sport. One who falls in that category is Basil  DíOliveira. Yet his secret was his sheer ordinariness.  Though a very fine cricketer, he was modest, discreet,  immaculately well mannered, and had no burning interest in politics. He never chose to become a hero and never  sought to be a symbol of anything. But destiny singled  him out to play the central role in the most important  sporting controversy of modern times. Click Here to Read Basilís Story in Full Click Here to Read Basilís Story in Full Click Here to Read Damianís Story in Full Click Here to Read Damianís Story in Full
Basil, Naomi and Damian