Western Cape Cricket announced the appointment of Paul Adams as the new Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras’ coach. He reports for duty on 1 July, giving the team a three-month preparation period before the new season.
WCC Chairman, Dr Peter Cyster, said ‘Adams had shown his solid cricket credentials as a player in 45 test matches and more recently as the Western Cape Academy coach, high performance spin-bowling consultant to Cricket South Africa and a top flight television analyst - and the WCC backed him to succeed in a job with high expectations’. CEO Prof Andre Odendaal said, ‘There is a risk in going for a relatively young coach, but Gogga has that X-factor and we have a great squad which we believe can keep up the good performances of five trophies in the last four years. He is the face of the future and represents what we stand for as a brand’.
WCC has also put in place a new leadership trio that will provide support to the new coach. Salieg Nackerdien becomes the Cobras’ technical coach, Justin Ontong the new captain and Dane Vilas, who has recently played himself into the national T20 team, becomes vice captain.
Adams said, ‘My experience in all forms of the game at the highest level, has given me real insight to the pressures modern cricketers face. I think this will be invaluable in creating good relationships and understanding with our current players. We also want to be a winning team, and while I will be in charge on the playing side, the focus will be on working as a group at all levels so that the Cobras can maintain their high standards and a “watchability” which appeals to the best fans in the country’.
The funeral arrangements of Mark and his wife Ravonia Kamies who both died in a tragic car accident in Kimberly on Friday June 15:
Date : Saturday, 23 June 2012
Viewing : 07h30 - 08h30
Service : 08h30 promptly
The funeral wil be held in the "utility sports hall" in Sarepta, Kuilsriver, in Mission Street.
WESTERN PROVINCE CRICKET ASSOCIATION (WPCA) on Tuesday paid tribute to LSEN Representative Mark and his wife Ravonia Kamies who were killed in a tragic car accident in Kimberly on the morning of Friday June 15.
In 2010 Mark was co-opted on the WPCA Youth Cricket Executive Committee. He was also a member of the Local Organising Committee that hosted a successful Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week in Cape Town in December 2011.
The WPCA Family extend their deepest condolences to the Kamies family.
The Memorial service of Mr. Kamies and his wife will take place at Athlone School of the Blind in Athlone at 10h30 on Wednesday 20 June 2012. Details of the funeral will follow shortly.
Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) on Monday, 04 June 2012 hosted its annual WPCA Amateur Cricket Awards where the stars of the Amateur Cricket were honoured in a ceremony at Sahara Park Newlands.
Ronnie Baadtjies of the Western Province Cricket Umpires Association (WPCUA), received a Lifetime Achievement Award honours this year for his fifty years of Dedication, Commitment and Service to the game of cricket. Western Province and S.A Blind Cricketer, Marlin Kolbee received Blind Cricketer of the Year Award for his outstanding performance in the National Blind Cricket Week held in Cape Town in May this year. He ended fourth in the top ten-performance list and is part of the National Blind squad that will be touring India later this year for the Blind Cricket World Cup.
An award for Youth Cricket was also included in this year’s ceremony. Travis Muller excelled in the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week held in Cape Town in December 2011 and in the S.A under 19 Tri-Angular series against Pakistan and Zimbabwe in January. He is also part of the national under 19 camp that is preparing for the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup later this year in Australia. He received the WPCA Youth Cricket Player of the Year Award.
Other big winners were JAG Western Province First Class player, Qaasim Adams, who was named the WPCA First Class Cricketer of the Year. Adams excelled with the bat in the 2011/12 season scoring over a thousand runs averaging 50.04 and was part of The New Age Impi team that participated in the Cricket South Africa (CSA) MiWay T20 Domestic Competition this year.
Division 1C League Winners, Mitchell’s Plain Cricket Club (MPCC) received the prestigious WPCA Club of the Year Award. They only spent one season in the Division 1C League after they were promoted from the Division 1D League and will be playing in Division 1B League in the coming 2012/13 season.
2012 WPCA Awards Winners
Division 1A League Winners (2-Day Competition) : University of the Western Cape (UWC)
Division 1B League Winners (2-Day Competition) : University of Cape Town (UCT)
Division 1C League Winners (2-Day Competition) : Mitchell’s Plain Cricket Club
Division 1D League Winners (2-Day Competition) : Helderberg Cricket Club
Division 2A League Winners (2-Day Competition) : Seacrest Cricket Club
Division 2B League Winners (2-Day Competition) : Brooklyn-Telkom Cricket Club
Division Reserve A League Winners (2-Day Competition) : University of the Western Cape (UWC)
Division Reserve B League Winners (2-Day Competition) : University of Cape Town (UCT)
Division Reserve C League Winners (2-Day Competition) : University of the Western Cape (UWC)
Division Reserve D League Winners (2-Day Competition) : Jameson Bellville Cricket Club
Division Reserve E League Winners (2-Day Competition) : St. Augustine Cricket Club
Division Reserve F League Winners (2-Day Competition) : Durbanville Cricket club
Division Reserve G League Winners (2-Day Competition) : Jameson Bellville Cricket Club
Division 3A League Winners (1-Day Competition) : Edgemead Cricket Club
Division 3B League Winners (1-Day Competition) : Hottentots Holland Cricket Club
Division 3C League Winners (1-Day Competition) : Victoria Cricket Club
Division 3D League Winners (1-Day Competition) : Rondebosch Cricket Club
Division 3E League Winner (1-Day Competition) : Gatti-Primrose “A” Cricket Club
Limited Overs Competitions
First Division (WPCA 1-Day Competition)
Division 1A/1B Combined Leagues Winners : University of the Western Cape (UWC)
Division 1C/1D Combined Leagues Winners : Strandfontein Cricket Club
Division 2A Winners : Atlantis Cricket Club
Second Division (1-Day Competition)
Division 2B Winners : Blue Bells Cricket Club
Division Reserve A Winners : Western Province Cricket Club (WPCC)
Division Reserve B Winners : University of Cape Town (UCT)
Division Reserve C Winners : Ottomans Cricket Club
Division Reserve D Winners : Victoria Cricket Club
Division Reserve E Winners : University of Cape Town (UCT)
Division Reserve F Winners : Durbanville Cricket Club
First Division (WPCA Ama20 Competition)
Division 1A Winners : Western Province Cricket Club (WPCC)
Division 1B Winners : Cape Town Cricket Club
Division 1C Winners : Bishop Lavis Cricket Club
Division 1D Winners : Helderberg Cricket Club
Division 2A Winners : Seacrest Cricket Club
WPCA First Class Player of the Year : Qaasim Adams
WPCA Club of the Year : Mitchell’s Plain Cricket Club
WPCA Most Sporting Team of the Year : Helderberg Cricket Club
WPCA Best Fielding Team of the Year : University of the Western Cape (UWC)
WPCA Youth Cricket Player of the Year : Travis Muller
WPCA Deaf Cricket Player of the Year : Charl Bonthuys
WPCA Blind Cricket Player of the Year : Marlin Kolbee
WPCA Women’s Cricketer of the Year : Shandre Fritz
WPCA Umpire of the Year : Lester Leendertz