<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Graeme Pollock honoured by renaing pavilion after" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20131128125549.jpg" title="Graeme Pollock honoured by renaing pavilion after" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Graeme Pollock played 23 Tests for South Africa. He played a huge role in the history of Eastern Province playing for 18 years © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Johannesburg: Nov 28, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> The Eastern Province Cricket Board has honoured South Africa's Cricketer of the Century, <a href="/tags/Graeme-Pollock/post" target="_blank">Graeme Pollock</a>, by naming a pavilion at the St. George's Park stadium in Port Elizabeth after him.<br /> <br /> The old Centenary Pavilion was renamed the <a href="/tags/Graeme-Pollock/post" target="_blank">Graeme Pollock</a> Pavilion at Wednesday's one-day match between <a href="/tags/South-Africa/post" target="_blank">South Africa</a> and <a href="/tags/Pakistan/post" target="_blank">Pakistan</a>.<br /> <br /> "Thank you to the people of <a href="/tags/Port-Elizabeth/post" target="_blank">Port Elizabeth</a> for 30 good years. Your support and friendliness was much appreciated to the cricket administration and sporting public. Your support provided the inspiration for a successful cricketing career. Many thanks and God Bless," said Pollock, who had made his provincial debut for Eastern Province at 16.<br /> <br /> Voted South Africa's Cricketer of the Century in 2000, Pollock is regarded as one of the finest batsmen to have played Test Cricket.<br /> <br /> His career was cut short at the age of 29 when South Africa was thrown out of the international cricket because of apartheid-era segregation of sport that made the national side all white.<br /> <br /> As a result, Pollock played 23 Tests with an average of 60.97 scoring 2256 runs. This is second only to the legendary Sir <a href="/tags/Sir-Don-Bradman/post" target="_blank">Donald Bradman</a> of Australia on the all-time list.<br /> <br /> Pollock's first class statistics of 262 games, 20,940 runs at an average of 54.67 are still impressive in the modern cricketing world. He retired from the game at 43.<br /> <br /> Born in Durban in 1944, Pollock was 19 when he made his Test Debut in Brisbane. A left-handed batsman, he has received many accolades around the world. In 2009, he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.<br /> <br /> "We are delighted to be honouring one of the greatest cricketers of all time. He played a big part in the cricketing history of Eastern Province with a career spanning 18 years. Many fans will remember coming to St. George's to watch him in action. The Graeme Pollock Pavilion is a testament to a man who brought great pride to Eastern Province," said EP Cricket President Dr Malcolm Figg.