Western Province Cricket Association announced its second Club Cricketer of the Month for the 2012/13 season. Scoring 227 runs in just four innings in the WPCA 2-Day Competition. He scored 116 not out in a 2-Day match against Altius United CC and also returned home with best bowling figures of 5/20 in the same match. He was also finished his innings undefeated on 52 in the 2-Day match against Old Mutual CC. Aviwe Mgijima from the University of Western Cape (UWC) has been awarded WPCA Club Cricketer of the Month for November 2012. Aviwe has represented Western Province at First Class level and he was part of the squad that won double trophies in the 2010/11 season.
The flags are hanging at half mast at Newlands today in honour of Prof. Jakes Gerwel who passed away this morning. President of the Western Province Cricket Association, Mr Beresford Williams said, "A solid oak tree has fallen. Prof. Gerwel was a giant in the communities o Cape Town and he loved his cricket as well. We offer our deepest condolences to his wife, Pheobe and his family on behalf of everyone at Western Province Cricket."
CEO of WPCA Prof. Andre Odendaal, a long time colleague of Prof. Gerwel at UWC added "We feel a profound sense of shock and loss at Jake's passing. He was an exemplary cricket leader during the 2003 Cricket World Cup and always a comforting presence here at Newlands during the time of his old friend Percy Sonn. To me personally, he was a mentor in the deepest sense of the word. One cannot even start listing his achievements. He was a special, balanced human being who made a huge contribution to education, the literature and language he loved, the struggle and his country."
WPCA would like to extend their deepest condolences to the Gerwel fa
Matthew Kleinveldt steered WP to victory when they beat KZN by 9 runs in another nail biting Cricket South Africa Provincial One Day Provincial match. After losing the toss, the visitors were sent in to bat and put up a target of 192 runs for 9 wickets in 50 overs. Captain Kleinveldt was the star batter for his side with 54 off 102 balls. His two partnerships with Michael Pote (60) and Sharn Gomes (47) put his side in command of game.
KwaZulu-Natal had a shaky start when they lost two wickets in the third over of their innings to Johan Bothma. Siya Simetu gave WP a breakthrough when he ended the third wicket partnership of 64 runs between Khaya Zondo and Ahmed Amla. Matthew Kleinveldt came in to wrap things up for WP returning home with best bowling figures of 3 for 50 in 9 overs. KwaZulu-Natal were dismissed all out for 183 in 47.3 overs.
Day 3 got underway as scheduled at Chatsworth Stadium. Qaasim Adams and Matthew Kleinveldt who ended day 2 undefeated with an 89-run third wicket partnership for WP resumed their innings and went on to produce a 3rd wicket partnership of 104 runs until Adams was bowled out in the fifth over of the day for 66 by former WP player Dane Paterson. Captain Kleinveldt was hoping to get a result out of this game when he decided to declare WP innings of 235/6 at lunch giving KZN a 5 runs 1st innings lead.
KZN opening batsmen, Chad Bowes and Nashen Govender made use of a wicket that provided little assistance for the bowlers when they produced an opening stand of 104 runs. It was Johan Bothma who gave WP a much needed breakthrough when he dismissed Govender who fell just 3 runs short of his half century but it was rather a little bit too late as the damaged was already done by the two batsmen for KZN and there was not enough time left for the day’s play.
At tea, after seeing zero chances of a possible result, the two captains decided to settle for a draw. At that stage, KZN were 105/1 leading by 110 runs and WP were still yet to bat their second innings to chase the target down.
The two teams will face each other one last time tomorrow in the CSA Provincial One Day Competition.
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After no play was possible on the first day, it was difficult to decided which team had the better second day of the CSA Provincial 3-Day Competition match at Chatsworth Stadium on Friday. The Western Province (WP) team won the toss and sent the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) team in to bat first. After losing two early wickets in the first session, the third wicket partnership of 93 runs between Michael Alexander (65) and Mthokozisi Shezi (30) pulled the hosts back into the game. Beuran Hendricks came in and rocked the middle and lower order in a 15.1 over spell of attacking bowling that produced outstanding bowling figures of 6/63. He was assisted by Johan Bothma who took 3/37. KwaZulu-Natal were bowled all out for 240 runs in the 1st innings.
WP went in to bat after tea and they were in the same predicament as KZN when Mthokozisi Shezi took two early wickets of Michael Pote (5) and Sharn Gomes (6) for KZN in the first hour after tea. Qaasim Adams (57*) and Matthew Kleinveldt (34*) stood firm in the crease for WP ending the day both unbeaten producing a third wicket partnership of 89 runs. WP are now 119/2 after 29 overs. They trail by 121 runs with 8 wickets remaining in the 1st innings.
There was no play possible on the first day of the Cricket South Africa Provincial 3-Day Competition match between KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Province First Class Provincial team at Chatsworth Stadium in Durban on Thursday due to heavy rain overnight and further early morning rain.
The two captains, Chad Bowes (KZN) and Matthew Kleinveldt (WP), will now only make the toss on Friday's second day.
The KwaZulu-Natal team have seemed to attract bad weather this season as their last two matches have been drowned out by inclement weather. The two teams especially WP were hoping for better weather so that they could try and close the gap on the current log leaders, Boland Cricket.
Western Province Women’s coach, Cobus Roodt has announced his 14 man squad to play in the CSA Provincial 50 over fixtures against Eastern Province and Border respectively on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November 2012 at Old Mutual Cricket Club in Pinelands starting at 09h45 am.
The team is as follows:
Alexis Le Breton, Robyn Appels, Daniels Moseline, Carolyn Esterhuizen, Yolani Fourie, Shandre Fritz, Ilanie Haasbroek, Lara Goodall, Ashton Heldsinger, Jolandi Wilson, Shabnim Ismail, Leigshe Jacobs, Richa Van Eck, Nicole Hendricks and Cobus Roodt (coach).
The Western Province First Class Provincial team will travel to Durban to take on KwaZulu-Natal in a Cricket South Africa (CSA) Provincial Three-Day Competition from Thursday, 22 November - Saturday, 24 November 2012. The Three-Day match will be followed by a CSA Provincial One-Day Competition on Sunday, 25 November 2012.
After four games WP is currently in fourth position in the 3-Day Competition log, they are 3 points behind North West Cricket in third position and 19.5 points behind log leaders Boland Cricket who have won two of four matches so far. The inclement weather in the northern part of the country forced KwaZulu-Natal who are currently at the bottom of the log to draw two of their three 3-Day Competition games against Border Cricket and Eastern Province Cricket.
WP Head Coach Faiek Davids said "We are going to approach this game like any other game, our opponents may be at the bottom of the log but we will not let that distract us from executing our game plans. Our plans for this season have not changed, we want to win all trophies approaching us. We have done it before, we can surely do it again."
Three changes have been made from the squad of the previous match, Michael Pote is brought back to the team for Givon Christian, Qaasim Adams comes in for Sybrand Engelbrecht and fast bowler Beuran Hendricks replaces Anees Davids.
Matthew Kleinveldt, Michael Pote, Sharn Gomes, Qaasim Adams, Grant Edmeades, Kyle Schreuder, Bradley Barnes, Siyabulela Simetu, Beuran Hendricks, Travis Muller, Johannes Bothma, Brendan Young, Mondli Mahlombe.
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Another member has been added to the Western Province Cricket family. Ihtishaam Adams has commenced his duties as Grounds Assistant to Head Groundsman Evan Flint on a fixed term period. We welcome him on board and hope he will enjoy his stay with us.
The Annual KFC Mini Cricket Provincial Festival took place at Sahara Park Newlands on Saturday, 10 November 2012. The successful festival witnessed 1 100 children playing Mini Cricket simultaneously on the World's Number 2 Cricket Ground.
The new Proteas' mascot ZAC was also present to entertain the kids.
Cricket South Africa Youth Cricket Coordinator, David Mokopanele said "This was one of the best KFC Mini Cricket Festivals I have attended to date and it is evident that there was a lot of hardworking and planning put in."
According to Tich Kuwana from KFC the festival had been awesome and also been a pleasant sight to witness so many parents supporting their kids at the festival, "It was wonderful to see over 1,000 kids getting active at the festival as well as the high parents attendance supporting their kids" he concluded.