The Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) and the national cricket family on Monday mourned the sudden passing of Cobus Roodt, a superb head coach of the Western Province Women’s team and also, the recently named coach of the South African Women’s Emerging squad.
Stacey Lackay again played a starring role as Western Province (WP) ended the Cricket South Africa (CSA) National Women’s Week on a high after they overcame Gauteng by 38-runs in Bloemfontein on Sunday.
The all-rounder scored one of two centuries of the week, hitting 107 (106 balls, 11 fours, 1 six) to help her side post 231/6 at St Andrews.
Cricket South Africa today announced the South African squad for the Emerging Woman's Triangular Series against England Women’s Academy and Australia’s Shooting Stars. The 13-player team includes all-rounders, Anneke Bosch and Zintle Mali from North West and Border respectively, who have previously been selected for the Momentum Proteas side and a host of players who impressed for their provinces during the 2017/2018 season.
Neo Felani claimed a second five-wicket haul in as many days as Easterns caused one of two big upsets on a rain-hit, third day of the Standard Bank Regional Performance Centre (RPC) National U17 Week in Pretoria on Thursda
Stacey Lackay starred with bat and ball as Western Province (WP) overcame Boland in the only completed match on the second day of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) National Women’s Week in Bloemfontein on Thursday. The remaining fixtures between Gauteng and Easterns, Free State and North West and Border and Northerns were washed out without a ball being bowled.
Introducing more front-foot cricket and the establishment of a more attacking culture instead of safety first, have been part of his outlook as coach of the South African team, said Ottis Gibson.
Gibson and the South African fielding coach, Justin Ontong, were interviewed by the astute cricket commentator and analyst Aslam Khota in the President’s Suite of PPC Newlands on Saturday evening upon the conclusion of the third day of the third test between Australia and South Africa.
“We are leaving for Bloemfontein with that winning mentality,” said Matthew Kleinveldt, opening batsman of a Western Province team that has triumphed in five successive matches recently.
Despite the traditional New Year’s Test historically always attracting the largest crowds for a Test match in Cape Town, the third Test between South Africa and Australia starting at PPC Newlands on Thursday, is set to be watched by a big crowd.
Michael Cohen possesses the raw material to go all the way, but it is important that he plies his trade diligently at semi-professional level and mature well, said Salieg Nackerdien, while praising Cohen for his career-best 9-70 in the 169-run win against South Western Districts.
A more settled team and greater consistency with the ball are at the heart of Western Province’s recent revival, said Justin Dill, bowling all-rounder of the Cape team.