Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Heroes made at Coco-Cola T20 Schools Cricket Challenge

Middle order batsman and spin bowler, Jean Cloete from Fairbairn College in Cape Town was recognised as an outstanding achiever in the Coca-Cola(r) T20 School Cricket Challenge.  Cloete took 5 wickets for 4 runs against Elsies River High School.

Coca-Cola(r) 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.

Cloete excels in both rugby and cricket, but does not see himself as a professional player in either sport.  "Jean's dream is to become a rugby referee," said Andries Brink, head of Cricket.  "But who knows, as his cricket game improves perhaps he will change his mind.  Just getting this award has given him inspiration to do better."

Fairbairn lost to Brakenfell High School by 20 runs in their Coca-Cola(r)
T20 Schools Challenge match last week and are therefore out of the competition.  "We might have lost but I am happy with the way the boys played.  We are still building cricket in the school and we have seen a vast improvement from last season.  I believe we will soon give the other traditional cricket playing schools a run for their money in a year or two."

The Coca-Cola(r) 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(r) 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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