<![CDATA[Western Province Cricket - News]]>Wed, 18 Nov 2015 20:53:56 -0800EditMySite<![CDATA[Qwabe and Kannemeyer restrict WP]]>Sat, 07 Nov 2015 06:23:35 GMThttp://www.wpca.org.za/news/qwabe-and-kannemeyer-restrict-wpWestern Province (WP) lost two quick wickets in the first five overs of their Sunfoil 3-Day Cup fixture against neighbours Boland at PPC Newlands on Thursday, 05 November 2015.
The home side lost the toss and was sent in to bat first.
Out of form Matthew Kleinveldt was the first to be sent back to the changing room after he was caught behind off fast bowler, Zakhele Qwabe for 0. Eight balls later, Taariq Chiecktey’s attempt to steal a quick single failed dismally as he got run out for 4 by Gereldo George thus leaving their team with 7/2 in just 4.3 overs.
Mujahid Behardien and Zubayr Hamza did well to get WP back into the game when they constructed an 86-run third wicket partnership. Off-breaker, Gereldo George came in and gave Boland the breakthrough when he dismissed both Behardien (35) and Hamza (55) in successive overs.
WP suffered another blow when right-hand batter Shaheen Khan had to be retired hurt on 35 for injuring his back while batting and had to be rushed to hospital.
Qwabe and fast bowler Thomas Kannemeyer rocked the middle and lower order to wrap it up for Boland. They finished with figures of 3/40 and 3/41 respectively to reduce WP to 183 all out in 46.3 overs in the first innings.
Mpilo Njoloza dismissed opener Simon Khomari (1) and Grant Edmeades (2) in successive overs to put Boland on the back foot. He went on to dismiss opener Jean Bredenkamp (49) in the 35th over of Boland’s innings to claim his third wicket and was assisted Lizaad Williams and Emmanuel Seberame who finished with 2/19 and 1/12 to limit the visitors to 114 for 6 in 47 overs at close of play. Boland trail by 69 runs with 4 wickets remaining in the first innings.
Follow score updates on WPCA facebook page (www.facebook.com/wpcricket ) and twitter (@wp_cricket ) using the #WPvsBol #wpcricket hashtags.
WP Team: Matthew Kleinveldt, Mujahid Behardien, Taariq Chiecktey (w/k), Zubayr Hamza (capt), Shaheen Khan, Jason Smith, Brendan Young, Thokozani Peter, Lizaad Williams, Mpilo Njoloza and Emmanuel Seberame.

Boland Team: Jean Bredenkamp, Simon Khomari, Grant Edmeades, Dewald Botha, Cebo Tshiki, Justin Dill, Junaid Cassiem, Thomas Kannemeyer, Zakhele Qwabe, Hillroy Paulse and Gereldo George.
Umpires: Laurance Willemse and Jeff Wolhuter
Reserve Umpire: Irvin van Kerwel.]]>
<![CDATA[Njoloza and Smith put WP in control]]>Fri, 06 Nov 2015 19:33:57 GMThttp://www.wpca.org.za/news/njoloza-and-smith-put-wp-in-controlBoland added only 17 more runs to their overnight score on Day 2 of their Sunfoil 3-Day Cup fixture against Western Province (WP) on Friday, 06 November 2015 at PPC Newlands.
Fast bowler Mpilo Njoloza took two more wickets this morning to finish with 5/30 in 15 overs and to give WP a first innings lead of 52 runs.
After losing three crucial wickets in the first hour of their innings, Matthew Kleinveldt and Jason Smith stood firm in the crease and took control of the match for WP. Together, the pair constructed a 184-run third wicket partnership. Jason Smith who made his First Class debut back in 2013 scored his maiden century before being trapped leg before wicket by fast bowler Zakhele Qwabe for 119. Four balls later Qwabe further went on to dismiss Kleinveldt for 81 and finished with figures of 4/66 in the second innings.
The thirties and twenties scored by WP’s middle and lower order ensured their side move past the 300 mark and eventually declared at 341 for 9 in 73.3 overs, giving Boland a mammoth target of 394 runs.
At close of play, Boland are 37/0 in 9.3 overs. They require another 357 runs to win
Follow score updates on WPCA facebook page (www.facebook.com/wpcricket ) and twitter (@wp_cricket ) using the #WPvsBol #wpcricket hashtags.
<![CDATA[Persistent rain enforce no result]]>Sun, 01 Nov 2015 16:18:55 GMThttp://www.wpca.org.za/news/persistent-rain-enforce-no-resultThe CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge fixture between Border and Western Province (WP) produced no result due to rain. Persistent rain forced late start of the match and overs reduced to 29 overs at Buffalo Park in East London on Sunday, 01 November 2015.
Border won the toss and elected field first.
WP lost Matthew Kleinveldt (1) and Taariq Chiecktey (4) in the second over of their innings both to fast bowler Yanda Pangabantu. It wasn’t long before they lost another wicket of Mujahid Behardien (0) an over later this time to right-arm medium, Phaphama Fojela.
Shaheen Khan and Jason Smith scored 31 and 40 respectively to ensure their side setup a decent target of 160 runs in their 29 allotted overs losing only eight wickets.
In the fourth over of Border’s innings, the rain came down for about half an hour forcing the target to be reduced to 146 runs and overs further reduced to 22 overs. Upon the return of the players to the field, rain started pouring down again at the end of the same over forcing the game to be concluded with Border on 19 for 0 in 4 overs.
WP team: Matthew Kleinveldt, Mujahid Behardien (w/k), Taariq Chiecktey, Zubayr Hamza (Capt), Shaheen Khan, Jason Smith, Brendan Young, Lizaad Williams, Mpilo Njoloza, Simphiwe Yiba and Thokozani Peter.

Border team: Phaphama Fojela, Yanda Pangabantu, Darryl Brown, Thandolwethu Mnyaka, Mkhululi Calana, Gionne Koopman, Kevin Bennett, Somila Seyibokwe, Marco Marais, Jongile Kilani (w/k) and Martin Walters (Capt)
Umpires: Bongani Ntshebe and Brad White
Reserve Umpire: Laurance Willemse
<![CDATA[2 out of 2 for WP]]>Sun, 01 Nov 2015 08:05:54 GMThttp://www.wpca.org.za/news/2-out-2-for-wpWestern Province (WP) defeated Border by 100 runs on the last day of their Sunfoil 3-Day Cup fixture at Buffalo Park, East London on Saturday, 31 October 2015 to record their second victory of the Sunfoil 3-Day Cup Competition this season.
At the commencement of the last day, Border needed 270 runs to win the match with 10 wickets in hand. Superb bowling of WP’s fast bowler, Brendan Young who took 4 crucial wickets for 38 runs to finish with match figures of 5/80 and was assisted by left-arm medium bowler Mpilo Njoloza who took another three wickets in the second innings to finish with match figures of 6/108 restricted the home side to 193 in 50.5 overs.
The 88-run fifth wicket partnership between Somila Seyibokwe (43) and Marco Marais (51) wasn’t enough to secure home victory as their top and middle order batters failed to construct solid partnerships in the beginning and later part of their innings when needed.
The two teams play each other one last time in the CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge at Buffalo Park, East London on Sunday 01 November 2015.
Follow score updates on WPCA facebook page (www.facebook.com/wpcricket) and twitter (@wp_cricket) using the #WPvsBor #wpcricket hashtags.
<![CDATA[Chiecktey's maiden half century rescues WP]]>Sat, 31 Oct 2015 07:17:22 GMThttp://www.wpca.org.za/news/chiekteys-maiden-half-century-rescues-wpWestern Province (WP) took the remaining three wickets to end Border’s innings in the first hour of the second day of play of their Sunfoil 3-Day Cup fixture at Buffalo Park, East London on Friday, 30 October 2015.
Border only managed to add 48 more runs to their overnight score of 87. They were dismissed all out for 135 runs in 46.4 overs in the first innings. Left-am medium, Mpilo Njoloza took two more wickets on day two to finish with figures of 3 for 55 in 17 overs.
Although they had a 57-run first innings lead, WP commenced their second innings on a back foot when they lost both their openers, Matthew Kleinveldt (1) and Mujahied Berhardien (0) in two consecutive balls to fast bowlers Sinovuyo Ntuntwana and Phaphama Fojela.
Taariq Chiecktey who scored his maiden half century for WP was involved three crucial partnerships that carried WP past the 170 mark before he fell to the hands of right-arm medium, Thandolwethu Mnyaka for a well batted 82 runs. Njoloza added another rapid 30 runs off 16 balls to help WP finish with 236 all out in 54.5 overs in the second innings giving Border a target of 294 runs.
At close of play, Border are 24/0 in 10 overs. They require another 270 runs to win.
Follow score updates on WPCA facebook page (www.facebook.com/wpcricket ) and twitter (@wp_cricket ) using the #WPvsBor #wpcricket hashtags.
<![CDATA[Van der Berg and Peter put WP on top]]>Thu, 29 Oct 2015 21:16:28 GMThttp://www.wpca.org.za/news/van-der-berg-and-peter-put-wp-on-topDebutant, Hayes Van der Berg came to rescue when Western Province (WP) needed him the most on the first day of their Sunfoil 3-Day Cup fixture against Border at Buffalo Park in East London on Thursday, 29 October 2015.
Border won the toss and elected to bowl first.
WP saw themselves in trouble when they lost three wickets (Behardien 4, Chiecktey 7 and Hamza 4) in the first hour of the day’s play to opening bowlers Sinovuyo Ntuntwana and Phaphama Fojela.
Van der Berg walked into the crease and dug deep to recover WP’s innings. WP were at one stage 110 for eight wickets down but the 57-run ninth wicket partnership between Van der Berg (50 not out) and Mpilo Njoloza (32) ensured that their side move past the 150 mark before they were bowled all out for 192 in 53.2 overs in the first innings.
Border found themselves to be in similar position as WP after losing three wickets in the first hour of their innings.  Right-arm medium, Thokozani Peter made an impressive return to the WP side when he denied Border any form of solid partnerships. He concluded the day with  4 wickets for 21 runs in 10 overs and was assisted by Brendan Young and Mpilo Njoloza who took one wicket apiece to reduce Border to 87 for 7 after 33 overs at close of play. They trail by another 105 runs with three wickets remaining in the first innings.
Follow score updates on WPCA facebook page (www.facebook.com/wpcricket ) and twitter (@wp_cricket ) using the #WPvsBor #wpcricket hashtags.
WP team: Matthew Kleinveldt, Mujahid Behardien (w/k), Taariq Chiecktey, Zubayr Hamza (Capt), Shaheen Khan, Jason Smith, Hayes Van der Berg, Thokozani Peter, Brendan Young, Mpilo Njoloza and Brian Shushu
Border team: Gionne Koopman, Martin Walters (Capt), Kevin Bennett, Somila Seyibokwe, Darryl Brown, Marco Marais, Thapelo Letsholo (w/k), Thandolwethu Mnyanda and Phapham Fojela
Umpires : Brad White, and Laurance Willemse
Reserve Umpire : Bongani Ntshebe]]>
<![CDATA[WPCA and Jive Saint Augustine CC announce Basil D Oliveira Legacy Project]]>Fri, 16 Oct 2015 11:56:11 GMThttp://www.wpca.org.za/news/wpca-and-jive-saint-augustine-cc-announce-basil-d-oliviera-legacy-projectThe Chairman of Western Province Cricket Association, Mr Beresford Williams, announces that Western Province Cricket Association  and Jive Saint Augustine Cricket Club have come together to host an Inaugural Gala Dinner and Youth Cricket Experience Day as part of a legacy project in honour of Basil D Oliveira. This will take place in the period when the Proteas and England play for the Basil D Oliveira Test Series Trophy in January 2016 in Cape Town. Funds raised will go towards building a Basil D Oliveira Clubhouse at Elfindale and also provide support to Western Province Cricket Association and all of the member clubs.

The name Basil D Oliveira stands for both excellence on the cricket field as well as the highest levels of sportsmanship. The world-at-large acknowledges that he was the irreversible catalyst for change in South African sport and cricket in particular.
The hitherto abnormal and established order of cricket in the then South Africa was strongly challenged after the cancelled England tour of 1968-69 and Basil’s role in creating the pleasing cricket atmosphere, that we as South Africans enjoy today cannot be underestimated.
It is for this reason that Basil’s name is fittingly inscribed on the trophy for all Test match series between England and South Africa and we are naturally proud that we have held this trophy for an extended period since 2008.
If ever there was any doubt of Basil’s contribution to cricket and sport at large, then going forward, these legacy projects will derive real benefit and value to cricket and the communities which the sport serves.
We are striving towards creating a long-term sustainability for this project by activating for years to come when this Test Series takes place.

The Test at PPC Newlands over New Year is one of the world’s iconic events in Test match cricket and this Gala Dinner Banquet and Cricket Day Experience will be a wonderful meeting place for cricket and its friends to welcome in the New Year.

The Gala Dinner will take place at the Grand Arena, GrandWest Entertainment Complex on 7th January and the Youth Cricket Experience Day will take place at the home of Jive Saint Augustine Cricket Club, Elfindale (the area alongside Princess Vlei) on 8th January 2016.

We are humbled by the support of the D Oliveira Family, Cricket South Africa, Department of Sport & Culture, City of Cape Town, GrandWest Entertainment, Quality Beverages with their lead brand Jive, Independent Media, SuperSport, and Patrons of Jive Saint Augustine Cricket Club, 44 Ten Media and Harry Johnson.

For further information and sponsorship opportunities for the project visit the websites and social media pages of Western Province Cricket Association and Jive Saint Augustine Cricket Club.
#BasilDOliveira #legacyproject #welovecricket #catalyst4change

Natasha Petersen – Project Working Committee Member

On behalf of Western Province Cricket Association and Jive Saint Augustine Cricket Club
Email: tashevents@gmail.com
Mobile: +27 82 302 9391

Additional Contacts:
Nabeal Dien – CEO WPCA
Email: nabeal@wccricket.co.za
Office: +27 21 657 2015
Ashraf Allie – Project Working Committee Member
Email: ashrafa@staugustinecricketclub.co.za
Mobile: +27 82 442 7920

<![CDATA[Shushu and Young restrict NC to 167]]>Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:07:18 GMThttp://www.wpca.org.za/news/shushu-and-young-restrict-nc-to-167Brian Shushu and Brandon Young took 4/29 and 4/36 respectively to restrict hosts Northern Cape (NC) to 167 all out in 43.3 overs on Day 2 of their Sunfoil 3-Day Cup fixture in Kimberly. The home side lost their second wicket in the seventh over of the day and another one two overs later both to Brandon Young.
At one stage NC were 70 for 8. Jan Frylinck’s half century and his 83-run ninth wicket partnership with Kagiso Mohale (41) took their side past 150.
Western Province (WP) came into the second innings with a 200-run lead. Matthew Kleinveldt and Pieter Malan lead from the front with a 76-run opening partnership. It was Aubrey Swanepoel who gave NC the breakthrough when he had Kleinveldt caught behind for 25 runs. Malan went on to score his first century for the season. The team added 191 runs to their first innings lead and called for another declaration of innings in 52.2 overs.
Left-arm orthodox, George Linde ensured that NC finishes the day with  a wicket down when he had Janse Van Rensburg trapped leg before wicket for 15 runs in the eighth over of their second innings.
At close of play NC are 52/1 in 12.3 overs. They require another 340 runs to win.
Follow score updates on WPCA facebook page (www.facebook.com/wpcricket ) and twitter (@wp_cricket ) using the #WPvsNC #wpcricket hashtags.
<![CDATA[A Flying Start For Vice Captain Hamza]]>Thu, 08 Oct 2015 21:32:36 GMThttp://www.wpca.org.za/news/a-flying-start-for-vice-captain-hamzaOff-season hard work is already paying off for 20 year old Zubayr Hamza. The right hand batter came in when his side needed him the most after they lost four wickets in 17.3 overs for 70 runs on Day 1 of their First Class Provincial Sunfoil 3-Day Cup match against Northern Cape (NC) at Diamond Oval in Kimberley on Thursday, 08 October 2015. Their first game for the 2015/16 season.
Western Province (WP) won the toss and elected to bat first.
Fast bowler Jan Frylinck took his first wicket when he dismissed opener Matthew Kleinveldt (9) in the 8th over and further dismissed WP captain Pieter Malan (25) in the 12 over.
Hamza came in and showed very little respect for NC bowlers scoring a solid 156 runs in 179 balls (23 fours and 5 sixes) with a strike rate of 87.15 before falling into the hands of medium bowler, Paul Kruger. He and Jason Smith (77) constructed a 295-run fifth wicket partnership to take their side past the 290 mark.
George Linde was unbeaten on 52 runs off 50 balls when Captain Pieter Malan called for a declaration of innings with the score on 367 for 7 in 85 overs in the first innings.
With the ball still new, Pieter Malan’s strategic move to bring off-breaker Dane Piedt in the fifth over of NC’s innings paid off as the spinner dismissed opener Letlotlo Sesele for 16 in the second ball of his first over before the umpires called for stumps two overs later.
At close of play, NC are 29 for 1 in seven overs. They trail by 338 runs with 9 wickets in the 1st innings.
WP: Matthew Kleinveldt, Pieter Malan (cpt & w/k), Lesiba Ngoepe, Zubayr Hamza, Sybrandt Engelbrecht, Jason Smith, George Linde, Brandon Young, Dane Piedt, Brian Shushu, Mpilo Njoloza.

NC: Letlotlo Sesele, Janse van Rensburg, Warren Bell, Aubrey Swanepoel (cpt), Giovanni Joseph, Patrick Kruger, Zakir Kathrada (w/k), Jandre Coetzee, Jan Frylinck, Kagiso Mohale, Mbulelo Budaza.
Umpires : Gerrie Pienaar and Jeff Wolhuter
Reserve Umpire: Marlon Jansen
Follow score updates on WPCA facebook page (www.facebook.com/wpcricket ) and twitter (@wp_cricket ).
<![CDATA[Iconic PPC and Newlands Cricket Ground join forces to produce a nation of winners]]>Mon, 05 Oct 2015 10:56:25 GMThttp://www.wpca.org.za/news/iconic-ppc-and-newlands-cricket-ground-join-forces-to-produce-a-nation-of-winnersPPC Ltd announced the company’s naming rights partnership with Newlands Cricket Ground at the stadium today. This momentous occasion sees PPC, leading supplier of cement in Southern Africa, join forces with iconic brand, Newlands, one of the world’s most prestigious venues and a stronghold of South African cricket, to rename the stadium “PPC Newlands”.

Darryll Castle, CEO of PPC Ltd, expressed the company’s excitement at becoming part of the Western Province Cricket family. “We’re exceptionally proud to be creating a new moment in history for these two champion brands and are looking forward to adding real value to the sport, the community and, ultimately, the country through this new legacy partnership with the Western Province Cricket Association.”
That is not only because of the commercial value of this partnership. It is also because the values that underpin the PPC-success are so similar to the philosophy that has been a key to the Western Province Cricket Association’s (WPCA) approach.

PPC and Newlands have become synonymous with excellence.

The largest cement producer in South Africa, PPC is already producing eight and half million tons per annum. The company wants to continue to set the standard in the industry with a committed focus on innovation and sustainability.
Newlands has become a South African fortress, where the Proteas have won 11 out of their previous 16 tests, and nine of their last 11 One Day Internationals.

Some of South Africa’s greatest-ever players have proudly plied their trade under the oaks, with Table Mountain as a back-drop.

These Newlands greats have included Jacques Kallis, Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn, JP Duminy, Graeme Smith, Mark Boucher, Gary Kirsten, Herschelle Gibbs, Charl Langeveldt, Vernon Philander, Ashwell Prince and Paul Adams.
The Cape Cobras have hosted the Momentum One-Day Cup final at Newlands in three of the past four seasons. They lifted the trophy in 2011/2012 and shared the spoils in 2012/2013 and 2013/2014.

From 2010 to 2014, Western Province, Boland and the Cape Cobras won 61 % of all the competitions they entered in 57 attempts.

In 2014, Western Province Cricket has produced four South African Schools’ players, four South African u.19-players, three SA u.19 women’s players and three SA u.17-players.

The past 18 months have seen Beuran Hendricks, Dane Piedt and Stiaan van Zyl added to the national ranks alongside proudly Cape Cobra-stars for the Proteas in Amla, Philander, Steyn and Duminy.

Both industry leaders, WPCA and PPC, are committed to growth.

PPC has embraced the importance of operating in emerging markets, where 70% of the world’s cement is produced. In fact, the company has stated it as a goal to generate 40% of its revenue from the rest of the continent by 2017.
Newlands, in accordance with a new stadium income-generating model implemented by Cricket South Africa, will host 18 internationals within the next four years.

This includes the New Year’s Sunfoil Series test against England in 2016, a Momentum One-Day International against the same foes on 14th February and two KFC T20 Internationals in February and March against England and Australia.
WPCA has underlined the importance of extending its footprint to nurture the growth of cricket amongst black South Africans, as well as to accelerate the production of future stars of South Africa in the townships.

A new Newlands Cricket High School started in January at the iconic ground and is set to produce 50 black grade 12 learners of provincial cricketing quality within four years.

Sustaining our youth and provincial amateur cricket at a level where it can be a national role model and active feeder for Western Province, the Cobras and national teams, form part of the medium-term goals of the Cobras.

Both PPC and Newlands are focused on customer-care.

The customers are the reason for PPC’s existence and its efforts are focused on good relationships, understanding and meeting their needs consistently.

The company is seen by its stakeholders as caring and adding value, and as long-term contributors; not short-term takers.

Newlands, rated by many to be the most picturesque test cricket venue in the world, is synonymous with a fantastic atmosphere and has consistently attracted some of the largest domestic crowds at both ODIs and Test cricket.
It hosted both the opening ceremony and the opening match of the 2003 Cricket World Cup.

The WPCA is keen to add to the fans’ cricketing experience as redevelopment plans of Newlands are underway. This will involve the transformation of suites to mixed-use facilities, including a cricket museum, offices and cafes.

PPC and Newlands Cricket Ground are committed to build a nation of winners.

PPC has been associated with sporting codes like soccer, rugby and cricket, while Newlands has hosted the national team and the Cape Cobras.

The two giants, PPC and WPCA, share the same commitment: to build prosperity, excellent values and a South African nation of champions.
About PPC Ltd
A leading supplier of cement and related products in southern Africa, PPC Ltd has ten manufacturing facilities and three milling depots in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and most recently Rwanda  with a current capacity to produce around eight and half million tonnes of cement products each year. As part of its strategy and long-term plan to grow revenue earned outside of South Africa to 40% of total revenue, PPC is expanding its operations in existing markets and extending its footprint into the DRC and Ethiopia. PPC also produces aggregates, metallurgical-grade lime, burnt dolomite and limestone.
Follow PPC on Twitter @PPCisCement, like us on www.facebook.com/PPC.Cement and visit us at www.ppc.co.za.
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