"We started this process three years ago whereby we wanted to contribute to the development of cricket at provincial level,” said Kemach JCB representative De Wet Pretorius.
“The response from the different schools and hubs is very encouraging so-much- so that we managed to donate over twenty rollers across all provinces,” he concluded.
Khayelitsha Hub head coach Cyril Ntshidi believes the new equipment will play a major role in helping to improve state of the pitches.
"First of all, thank you very much to all the parties involved. This gesture is highly appreciated. In the past we used to rely on the municipality to prepare the pitches for us, but now we can trust our groundsman to provide premium surfaces," Ntshidi said.
WPCA prides itself in the development of the game in the region and recently topped the honours for the CSA Regional Performance Centre (RPC) / HUB scorecard rankings.
"We are delighted with what is happening here. Our key focus is to assist in the production of decent facilities and pitches that will help build the confidence and go on to put in good performances, which is a result of this partnership with Kemach JCB,” CSA Head of Mass Participation David Makopanele said.
WPCA President Nick Kock was equally pleased with the handover, claiming that young cricketers in the Western Cape will now have the “incredible advantage” of playing on good pitches.
“CSA & Kemach JCB providing focused schools and hubs with these rollers gives our kids an incredible advantage when playing on well-prepared wickets that will enhance the players game in this particular region,” said Kock.
WPCA Cricket Services Manager, Clinton du Preez, expressed his gratitude towards JCB Kemach and Cricket South Africa, this is a step in the right direction in assisting our relationship with the recipients in enhancing the playing facilities at the respective facilities.