M Pallonji

Rustomjee’s Cup

When reader and president of the Calcutta Parsee Club Prochy Mehta sent Parsiana a forwarded image from the Durban Cricket Club, we were intrigued to see a reference to a Rustomjee Cup. We asked senior lawyer and cricket buff Fredun De Vitre if he could shed more light on the provenance of the forward. De Vitre promptly got back stating that the Kismet Cricket club is one of the oldest cricket clubs in South Africa having been set up in 1900. It was racially segregated, the majority of members then being Indians. It was one of the five clubs affiliated......

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