Thursday, January 30, 2014

Players from Kimberley Technical High School get recognized for their achievements at the Coca-Cola T20 Challenge

Batsman and wicket keeper, Mohamed Roseburg as well as bowler and batsman, Brandon Gertze, both from Kimberley Technical High School were recognised as outstanding achievers in the Coca-Cola® T20 School Challenge.  Roseburg for his 100 and Gertze for taking 4 wickets for 3 runs against Floor High School. 

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.

Cricket and Hockey coach, Mrs Lene Geyer, is hoping that this recognition will encourage more scholars to take up cricket.  “These awards are a morale boost for the boys and getting their prize in assembly in front of the entire school made it that much more special.  The Coca-Cola® T20 Schools Challenge is now the top school cricket tournament in our province and I need to get more scholars interested in the sport so that we can reach the national finals within the next year or two.” Kimberley Technical High School was knocked out of the competition at the district semi-finals against HoĆ©rskool Diamantvelt.  

Mohamed Roseburg captains the team.  “He is a great leader,” said Geyer.  “He is an exceptional cricketer and I hope that he will make the Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Cricket Week at the end of the year.”

Brandon Gertze is a talented sportsman, playing provincial hockey, and an academic.  “He is a remarkable youngster,” said Geyer.  “I see him as a professional within the next few years.  He is still young (17 years old) and I believe he will play in the Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Cricket Week this year.”  

The Coca-Cola® T20 Schools Challenge is about making heroes, explains Fetsi Mbele, Coca-Cola South Africa Marketing Assets Manager. “This grass roots tournament is where heroes are unearthed and then progress through to the Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Cricket Week, an annual tournament, sponsored by Coca-Cola South Africa for over 30 years. It has to date produced over 200 Proteas players.”

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