Hon B Dlulane

Motion congratulating Morne Morkel on Joining the 300 club

The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

1) congratulates Morne Morkel on his achievement of becoming the fifth Standard Bank Protea to reach the milestone of 300 Test match wickets;
2) notes that Morkel was unstoppable for the Proteas in Australia's second innings, helping Proteas to triumph over Aussies in Newlands on Sunday 25 March 2018;
3) remembers that he follows in the footsteps of Shaun Pollock (421 wickets), Dale Steyn (currently 419), Makhaya Ntini (390) and Allan Donald (330);
4) understands that Morkel has been one of the stalwarts of the world-class pace attack for more than a decade and played a major role in some of the Proteas outstanding performances in recent times including away series wins in England and Australia;
5) commends him on finishing his career on such a high note against opponents whom he has produced some of his most memorable performances; and
6) congratulates Morne on joining the 300 club.