Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) welcomes Mark Khoabane as the newly appointed KFC Mini Cricket Coordinator effective from 01 September 2014. Mark takers over the reigns of former Mini Cricket Coordinator Thulani Zideba.
Mark has been involved in the cricket fraternity for quite a number of years. He obtains a Level 2 and Sport Management qualifications under his belt. He was the Mini Cricket Zonal Convener for Nyanga township and attended the KFC Mini Cricket National Seminar in 2007. He has also coached various Western Province Cricket Provincial youth teams from Under 11 to Under 17 between 2001 and 2012.
"Mark is well known to the structures of Western Province Cricket having been involved for many years in coaching with a particular passion for township coaching. I believe he has big boots to fill given Thulani's success in this portfolio but I'm also confident that he will bring his own skills to this portfolio and continue to grow our base in the Western Province", WPCA General Manager Nabeal Dien said.
Mark's first task in his new role is the annual KFC Mini Cricket Provincial Seminar that will take place at Sahara Park Newlands on Friday, 05 September 2014.
For any queries regarding Mini Cricket, Mark can be reached on email@example.com (email) or 021 657 2016 (office).
The Western Province Cricket Association held a Women's Cricket on Sunday, 17 August 2014 at Sahara Park Newlands. The purpose of this indaba that was attended by 56 women's cricketers, coaches and administrators was to strategize the season ahead and how to overcome the challenges to administer women's cricket .
The biggest highlight of this Indaba is the new Leadership initiative that will be launched during the course 2014/15 season. An initiative that has never been done by WPCA before. This initiative will see women's club captains and those striving for provincial leadership opportunities undergo a Captains and Leadership course with the purpose of creating better leaders not only in the cricket field but in the communities as well.
A special General Council Meeting was held at the conclusion of the indaba to elect the Convener of Selectors and an additional selector for the 2014/15 season. Ex Womens Provincial players Heidi Siljeur has been elected as the new convener of selectors and Nuraan Pipers as the additional member.
The selection panel:
Heidi Siljeur (Convener of Selectors)
Nuuran Pipers (Selector)
Cobus Roodt (Coach)
Clinton Du Preez
Western Province Cricket Scorers Association (WPCSA) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Sahara Park Newlands on Monday, 04 August 2014. Foazia Sylvester was elected to be new chairperson of the committee for the forthcoming 2014/15 cricket season. A new addition to the WPCSA family, Aphiwe Nkosimbini is the new vice chairperson.
Foazia Sylvester (Chairperson), Aphiwe Nkosimbini (Vice Chairperson), Shanaz Otto (Secretary), Graeme Foulds (Treasurer) and Niki Dela Crouse (Scorers Trainee Officer).
After a team building camp in Grabouw, Western Province Women’s Cricket coach, Cobus Roodt has finalised his squad that will play in the 2014/2015 season. The team spent three days at the Koggelberg Farm Hostel, an exercise that coach Roodt is making a regular thing as he says it builds team spirit and allows for them to discuss various team matters.
Roodt said the third trip, under his leadership, to Grabouw was a highly fruitful one. “The camp went extremely well and all the objectives we set out and planned were achieved. Topicsthat we discussed on the camp included new season game plans for different formats, player’s roles within the team, coping with pressure as well as some other mental toughness topics.”
Alexis le Breton remains the team captain with four new players joining the squad. Michelle de Preez joins the squad from the Eastern Cape, Caileigh Pentz joins the squad from WP club cricket while Hlumelo Mati and Laura Wolfvaardt come from the under-19 team.
The squad for the forthcoming season is as follows:
Alexis le Breton (Capt),Robyn Appels,Shandre Fritz,Bernadine Bezuidenhout,Carolyn Esterhuizen,Nicole Hendricks, Tatum le Roux,Moseline Daniels,Shabnim Ismail,Leighshe Jacobs,Ashton Heldsinger,Candice Daniels, Michelle du Preez,Caileigh Pentz, Zinzi Mdebuka,Hlumelo Mati, Laura Wolfvaardt,Tala Ross, Lara Goodall
Former Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) staff member and KFC Mini-Cricket Co-Ordinator, Thulani Zideba got the best farewell gift at the 17th Annual KFC Mini-Cricket national seminar as he was awarded with the KFC Mini Cricket Co-Ordinator of the Year award.
Cricket players, a paralympic gold, bronze and silver medalist and nine-time Boston Marathon winner, Ernst van Dyk and cricket coaches were among the guest speakers at the seminar held in Port Alfred from 03rd to 06th July 2014.
Zideba was honoured with the award after countless hours of hard work and dedication to the programme. Zideba said receiving the award was a great honour.
"It is nice to know that the hard work I have put in is recognised. I am really happy about the award and I am proud of the work I have done for WPCA particularly the KFC Mini Cricket programme. It is indeed an honour for me to be given this award by Cricket South Africa (CSA)."
Zideba added that the award allowed him to finish his career at the Association and as the KFC Mini-Cricket Co-Ordinator on a high note as he left the programme for a better job opportunity.
“I hope the KFC Mini-Cricket programme will continue to produce stellar players and I hope those involved will keep up the hard work.”
The seminar attracted 154 coaches and Co-Ordinators from across the country, where the past season was reviewed and planning for the next season was done. The seminar was lauded as a success by those in attendance.
Proteas U-19 World Champion Sibononelo Makhanya reportedly said that being at the seminar took him back to his mini-cricket days. His team mate Yaseen Valli was also at the seminar, as was The Unlimited Titans’ head coach, Rob Walters and Proteas’ players Marchant de Lange and Lonwabo Tsotsobe.
Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) hosted its Annual Awards ceremony on Monday, 09 June 2014.
This Annual ceremony focused on celebrating the success of amateur cricket from grassroots level to First Class Provincial level was held at the Western Province Cricket Club (WPCC).
WP First Class Provincial bowler, Dane Patterson received the WPCA First Class Player of the Year award for his outstanding performance with the ball in the 2013/14 season.
Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week player of the Tournament, Clyde Fortuin added another accolade to his cabinet, this time it was the WPCA Youth Cricketer of the Year Award. He’s also earned himself a franchise contract with the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras for the forthcoming 2014/15 season.
Tygerberg Cricket Club became the seventeenth club to win WPCA’s most prestigious Club of the Year Award. The first club to win this award is Wynberg CC in the 1997/8 cricket season.
On the evening, eight members (Burt Erikson,Carol Van Vuuren, Toufiek Crombie, Brian Roodt, Dave Martin, Harol Arenz, Knox Ngwevela and Ian Saunders) were honoured with the Special Presidential Award in appreciation of their dedication, commitment and services to the game of cricket.
Faiek Davids who in his second season as head coach of the WP First Class Provincial team was named WPCA Coach of the Year after his team won the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Provincial Three Day Challenge.
On Tuesday, 10 June 2014, Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) announced its youth provincial squads (Under 13 – Under 19) for the 2014/15 cricket season. The selection is an arduous process that commences in October each year and culminates in the final selection. The teams will be participating in Cricket South Africa’s National Cricket Weeks to be held later this year.
WPCA General Manager, Nabeal Dien said, “To commence a process with potentially 20 000 youth hardball cricketers and arrive at 104 provincial cricketers is no small task given the aspirations and expectations of schools, coaches and particularly parents. We must commend our regional coaches, coordinators, selectors and hundreds of volunteer community persons who roll up their sleeves and make this all happen. A necessary but thankless task. Thank you to all and congratulations to each and every player who will represent our province in December.”
· U13A – Potchefstroom (11-15 December 2014)
· U13B – Worcester (11-15 December 2014)
· U15A – Oudtshoorn (13-17 December 2014)
· U15B – TBC
· U17A – Johannesburg (11-15 December 2014)
· U17B – TBC
· U19A – Pretoria (17-22 December 2014)
· U19B – TBC
Jonathan Bird (Bishops Prep), Lehan Botha (Rondebosch Boys Prep), Raees Carr (Wynberg Boys JS), Anda Dilima (Sacs JS), CRAIG Jeffery (St Anne’s PS), Francois Joubert (Kenridge PS), Thendela Gcizela (Sokhanyo PS), Ndiphiwe Mentoor (Grove PS), Imraan Philander (Muhammadeyah PS), Ali Akbar Shaik (Rondebosch East PS), Guy Sheena (Herzlia Middle School), Cameron Tanner (Blouberg Ridge PS), Cole Walbrugh (Panorama PS), Dean Anthony (Coach) and Naashief Jattiem (Manager).
Salmaan Ajam (Strand Moslem PS), Henry Brink (WPCC), Jack Clayton (Reddam Constantia), Douglas Cox (Reddam Constantia), Ebrahiem Jonker (Blue Bells CC), Thaakir Luckan (Wynberg Boys JS), Matthew Macleod Smith (Kenridge PS), Dumiso Maqeda (Parklands College), Zitha Mlonyeni (Bastion PS), Ethan Nates (Herzlia Middle School), Reese Scheepers (Eversdal PS), Ruan Terblanche (Gene Louw PS), Cole Van Rooyen (De Kuilen PS), Xolani Lallo (Coach) and Waheed Waggie (Manager).
Samuel Alexander (Rondebosch Boys HS), Umar Anthony (Wynberg Boys HS), Josh Breed (Wynberg Boys HS), Daniel Da Costa (Rondebosch Boys HS), Khanya Dilima (SACS HS), Joffvre Duminy (Rondebosch Boys HS), Maahir Eksteen (Wynberg Boys HS), Michael Liebenberg (SACS HS), Grant Martin (Wynberg Boys HS), Sisonke Mazele (WCSS), Kyle Pluke (Wynberg Boys HS), Raees Sylvester (Mondale HS), Lwando Tywaku (Nyanga CC), Niaz Ahmed (Coach), Jenner Maponga (Assistant coach) and Nathaniel Brache (Manager).
Richard Baikoff (Bishops), Kyle Damonze (WPCC), Wade Dollman (Wynberg Boys HS), Justin Gilliland (Strandfontein HS), Sinalo Gobeni (WCSS), Guy Hasewinkel (WPCC), Steven Hendricks (Tygerberg HS), Kieran Kenny (United CC), Okhule Minyi (Bishops), Mhlali Mpongwana (WCSS), Jonathan Murray (Rondebosch Boys HS), Ludwig Sander (Stellenberg HS), Keane Solomons (De Kuilen HS), Kyle Vermeulen (Wynberg Boys HS), Jerry Malilwana (Coach) and Maheed Cassiem (Manager).
Ziyaad Abrahams (WCSS), Jesse Christensen (Wynberg Boys HS), Tristan De Beer (Wynberg Boys HS), Aaqil Ebrahim (SACS HS), Reuben Fortune (Gugulethu CC), Gavin Kaplan (Rondebosch Boys HS), Ryan Klein (Rondebosch Boys HS), Dyllan Matthews, (Wynberg Boys HS), Mike Mavovana (Rondebosch Boys HS), Thandani Mnyombolo (WCSS), Tyla Scarles (Bishops), Muzammil Sheik (Rondebosch Boys HS), Waleed Smith (Hottentots Holland HS), Russel Sissing (Coach), Bevil Velensky (Manager).
Justin Barodien (Bergvliet HS), Aintree Burns (Fairmont HS), Mika Ekstrom (Wynberg Boys HS), Jordon Holgate (Wynberg Boys HS), Siyamthanda Kota (Mfuleni CC), Daliwonga Mtalane (Khayletisha CC), Abongile Ranyana (WCSS), Matthew Roman (Rondebosch Boys HS), Shu- Aib Samaai (Wynberg Boys HS), Justin Stevens (WCSS), Mujaahid Toffar (Claremont HS), Ncedo Tywaku (WCSS), Suhail White (Rondebosch Boys HS), Bulelani Libazi (Coach) and Charles Clacher (Manager).
Matthew Christensen (Rondebosch Boys HS), Murray Commins (Rondebosch Boys HS), Junaid Dawood (Rondebosch Boys HS), Dayyaan Galiem (Rondebosch Boys HS), Christopher Graham (Stellenberg HS), Siphamandla Mavanda (WCSS), Yolisa Mona (WCSS), Nicholas Scott (Wynberg Boys HS), Emmanuel Seberame (Steenberg HS), Jay Stevens (Rondebosch Boys HS), Tyler Sylvester (Wynberg Boys HS), Kyle Verreynne (Wynberg Boys HS), Tayo Walbrugh (Rondebosch Boys HS), Clinton Ravens (Coach), Allan Cyster (Manager) and Dawn Saunders (Team Psychologist).
Fawwaz Bassadien (South Peninsula HS), Cheslin Clark (Pinelands HS), Michael Cohen (Herzlia HS), Hessel Dijkstra (Stellenberg HS), Matther Goles (Wynberg Boys HS), Robin Kriel (Wynberg Boys HS), Keagan Langford (Rondebosch Boys HS), Muhammad Zaid Majiet (Primrose CC), Neo Mlumbi (Mandalay CC), Tawfeeq Moos (SACS HS), Kolisa Skweyiya (Mandalay CC), Matthew Strauss (Pinelands HS), Schaughn Van Greunen (Stellenberg HS), Jaco Stofberg (Coach) and Allie Abrahams (Manager).
Due to a Cricket South Africa Board Meeting and relevant Sub Committee Meetings taking place on Monday 02 June 2014 involving Senior WPCA Delegates we unfortunately have to postpone our WPCA Awards to Monday 09 June 2014, all details pertaining to the original invite remain, its only the date that has changed from 02 June 2014 to 09 June 2014.
We would like to take this opportunity to apologize for any inconvenience caused with the rescheduling of the event and we are looking forward to hosting you on Monday 09 June 2014.
The postponement of the Awards was communicated to all delegates at the General Council Meeting last night.
If you need any further clarity please don’t hesitate to contact Clinton Du Preez (Club Cricket Coordinator) on 021 657 2047.
The Western Province Cricket Coaches Association (WPCCA) is hosting a Cricket South Africa (CSA) Level One Coaching Course in July 2014.
The course consists of five, three hour modules and an exam. They will be taking place on the following days:
Dates: 8 July, 9 July, 10 July, 14 July and 15 July 2014.
Times: 8 July from 13h30 to 16:30 thereafter 09h30 to 12h30 each day.
Venue: Sahara Park Newlands.
Evaluation date: Tuesday, 17 July 2014 from 09h30-12h30.
In order to prepare candidates for the Level One Course, registration and cricket orientation will take place on Tuesday, the 8th of July from 09h00-12h30. To qualify, all candidates must complete and return a copy of the W.P.C.A Application form which is available on request from Paul Phillipson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further details on any WPCA Coach Education courses, please contact Paul via email or on 021 657 2013.
Sahara Park Newlands played host to the annual Feedem Pitseng WP U13 Knockout Competition on the 12th of April 2014. On the day, two semi-final matches and the final were played.
The first semi-final featured Blue Bells CC going up against Panorama PS in a 15 over match. Panorama PS went in to bat first and scored a total of 62 runs in their given amount of overs. Blue Bells CC tried their best to get to the score posted to them, but fell short by 3 runs as they scored 59 runs in their innings.
The next semi-final had Kenridge PS facing Western Province Cricket Club (WPCC). WPCC went in to bat first and managed to score 141 with Lehan Botha top scoring with 50 runs. Kenridge PS went in next and despite a terrific innings from Francois Joubert, who scored 75 runs not out, his team fell short by 20 runs only managing to score 121 runs in their 15 overs.
The two earlier results on the day, saw the final two spots being occupied by WPCC and Panorama PS. WPCC and Panorama PS would face off in the final to gain bragging rights in the Knockout Competition.
Panorama went in to bat first and scored a defendable 123 all out in 19 overs. WPCC didn’t take long to get to the target, reaching 124 runs for the loss of two in only 13 overs. WPCC finished the day as the 2013/14 Feedem Pitseng Knockout Competition winners, via an eight wicket victory over runners-up Panorama PS.