Friday, November 29, 2013
Heroes will be made at the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week
Stefan Klopper of Hoérskool Centurion, Pretoria, has been recognised as an outstanding achiever in the Coca-Cola® T20 School Challenge, for the 84 runs he made in his side’s 128 run victory over Hoérskool Zwartkop in October. This outstanding player has also been selected to play for Northerns in the 2014 Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Cricket Week happening from 16th to the 20th December in KwaZulu-Natal.
Coca-Cola® South Africa and Cricket South Africa (CSA) grant this honour to players who excel in the competition and they are awarded a special commemorative cap and a certificate marking the occasion.
Stefan has had an exceptional season notching up 999 runs, averaging 38, and taken 37 wickets with an average of 27/6. His performance has earned him the school Sportsman of the Year.
Coach, Johan Cloete has known Stefan since primary school. “He is naturally competitive in everything he does and since childhood his dream has been to play professional cricket, a dream that is getting closer to becoming a reality.”
Stefan is also one of the schools top athletes, excelling in the javelin. “He gave up rugby recently after suffering a back injury, which jeopardized his cricket career,” said Cloete.
Centurion has played three Coca-Cola® T20 Schools Challenge matches to date winning all. The next match will be in January against Hoérskool Menlopark in the quarter finals.
“I was speechless when I was called up to receive my recognition award,” said Stefan. “I have worked so hard at my cricket, my goal being to get selected to play in the Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Cricket week. My older brother, Hans, played in the week and he said it was the best week of his cricket career. I am so looking forward to December. I would like to get selected to play in the SA Schools Team as well. That would be a fitting end to the week.”