Thin fresh green grass on pitch number six might be a South African ally when India and the Proteas go head to head in the 1st Sunfoil Test match from Friday 5th January at PPC Newlands, but Evan Flint, the curator has warned that the dry summer might affect conditions.
A century by opening batsman Karl Vermeulen (112) set up a massive, 103-run victory for Western Province (WP) in their clash against Limpopo on Day Four of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
More volunteer teachers who interact with students on the Cape Flats and the reviving of cricket matches in a few primary schools on the Flats which have been affected by warring gangs, are required if Non-Violence Vocal (NVV) wants to extend its legacy of using sport, poetry and music to change learners’ mindsets.
The fact that virtually every member of the triumphant Western Province u-19 girls team plays senior club cricket, was a major factor in their unbeaten run at the national tournament in Port Elizabeth, said Cobus Roodt, the Western Province- and age-group coach.
An impressive double act as Western Province opener by Pieter Malan left the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras’ selection committee with a pleasant variety of options for the opening spots in the Momentum One Day Cup competition.
The most anticipated match of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Girls under-19 Week ended in a thrilling, Super Over tie when Northerns and Western Province met at Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth on Thursday.
The spotlight of the local faithful following Western Province at the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola week in Gauteng from Sunday 17th December will not only be on a group of exciting spinners, but also on the new-ball attack of the South African U19 express, Thando Ntini, and Mihlali Mpongwana and the batting talent of Justin Broad and Karl Vermeulen.
Another emphatic victory for Western Province, this time by eight wickets against North West, saw the Cape side continue their winning and dominant ways on Day Four of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Girls under-19 Week in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.
Kyle Verreynne has received a vote of confidence to strike first-class centuries as an opener while also carrying the wicket-keeper gloves.
Salieg Nackerdien, Western Province coach, said he has seen Verreynne display a very good batting technique while facing a relative new ball at number three, and scoring a ninety at Newlands (98). He believes the former South African U19 player, who opened the batting at the World Cup for the national age-group team, has the ability to excel in that position when Western Province and KwaZulu-Natal clash from Thursday 14th December in Brackenfell.
At Victoria Park, Western Province produced strong back-to-back wins, beating Limpopo by 57 runs, followed by a 146-run drubbing of KwaZulu-Natal Inland in the afternoon.
A half-century by Alinda van der Merwe (51 off 53 balls), followed by 20s from Anri Grobbelaar (24) and Sarah Smith (20) took the Cape side to a competitive 133/4 at the end of their allotted overs after electing to bat first in the morning.