Attacking and defending the Vernon Philander way and being consistent for extensive periods was one of the lessons Western Province learned in their seven-wicket defeat in the derby against Boland at PPC Newlands this weekend, said Matthew Kleinveldt, a hero of the hosts in both the Sunfoil Three-Day Cup match and the one-day provincial contest.
Forgetfulness can be a virtue of a humble cricketer. Most top players merely press the reset button, and continue to dominate the opposition. That is despite the fact that they might have hammered a century in their previous innings or taken a five-wicket haul.
Zubayr Hamza says he wants to lead Western Province towards a common goal while embracing the attacking brand of cricket that has made the Newlands-based team a past winner.
From one of the smallest of its kind in domestic cricket, seating 92 guests, to a mesmerizing capacity of 214 – now one of the biggest in South African cricket – is how Nabeal Dien, chief executive officer of the Western Province Cricket Association, described the transformation of the President’s Suite at PPC Newlands.
Society is failing its children in the warn-torn Manenberg where five gangs operate. There is limited resources available for learners. There is deep sense of evilness in the gangs, with some members even impregnating 10 women and claiming them for that gang for the future, warned Amelia September, chairperson of the Manenberg Women’s League Campaign.
Western Province were off the pace in their maiden first-class and one-day matches, but two talented young all-rounders, Dayyaan Galiem and GF Linde, have emerged with their reputations unscathed and assured the fans that the side is ready to bounce back.
Cricket South Africa on Tuesday, announced the Coca-Cola South Africa under-19 squad that will take on England and Namibia in a five-match Youth One-Day International (ODI) Triangular series from 30 November to 10 December 2017 in Potchefstroom.
The Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) has joined forces with the City of Cape Town to address the urgent call that water usage must be reduced to within the limitations of Level 5 water restrictions by convening a members council meeting to possibly cut club fixtures.
Matthew Kleinveldt gave his family and fiancée, Tanja Scholtz, much reason to celebrate while representing Wolverhampton in the Birmingham and District Premier League in 2017. The Western Province opener struck 780 runs at an average of 43.33, including a superb 142.
Establishing a culture reminiscent of 2009/2010 when the all-conquering Western Province trounced all-comers on their way to a domestic double, is one of Salieg Nackerdien’s main objectives for the 2017/2018 season.