Saturday, December 19, 2015
COCA-COLA® KHAYA MAJOLA CRICKET WEEK
HERO OF THE DAY (DAY 2)
Willie Ludick from Northerns has been named the Coca-Cola® Hero of the day for day 2 of the Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Cricket Week.
The prestigious Coca-Cola® Hero of the Day award is presented on each day of the tournament in recognition of a game changing ‘hero’ moment. Willie was selected for the award by a Coca-Cola appointed panel of cricket experts after he took a huge risk by declaring early and going for an all-out win after his team had lost on the first innings in his match against Mpumalanga.
In declaration games, a team can win on the result of their first innings but if there is enough time they can bat a second time and win the game outright. The second innings only consists of 5 wickets a side.
Mpumalanga batted first and scraped to 119 runs against a very strong Northerns lineup.
Northerns would have fancied their chances of winning the game but instead lost wickets quickly and found themselves at 58/9 when Willie decided that he had already lost on the first innings but he can still win the game.
Willie declared on 58/9 letting Mpumalanga bat again, his bowlers responded very well by reducing Mpumalanga to 51/5. Northerns needed 112 to win the game in 10 overs. Northerns put on a good show but after they lost two wickets they decided to bat out their overs.
“We thought that we batted badly in the first innings and that we are better than 58/9, so if we declared early and bowled them out cheaply we could show them exactly how well we can really play and knock off their lead to win the game. It nearly worked out for us but unfortunately we did not leave ourselves with enough overs to win the game.” said Willie.
Willie Ludick is now in line for the accolade of Coca-Cola® Hero of the Tournament which will be announced at an award ceremony on the 20th December 2015.
Fetsi Mbele, Coca-Cola South Africa’s Senior Communications Manager: Brand Experience commented, “Congratulations to Willie Ludick on being selected as Coca-Cola® Hero of the day for day 2 of the Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Week. At Coca-Cola we believe that it is essential to put platforms such as the Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Week, and the Coca-Cola® Schools T20 Challenge, in place for players of all ages to reach their full potential. The Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Week is Where Heroes Are Made and for many of the players here this week, this is just the beginning of a future in the game. I look forward to following the likes of Willie as they carve out a career for themselves in South African cricket”
Summarised Scorecards (Time Cricket):
KwaZulu-Natal Inland first innings 146 (Eathan Bosch 41; Conor McKerr 3/18, Chad Claassen 2/28); Gauteng first innings 106/7 (Liam Smith 38; Jean de Wet 2/15, David Small 2/18). Match drawn.
Free State first innings 232/6 decl. (Raynard van Tonder 79, Kevin Pretorius 54, Niel Durow 47, Sean Whitehead 33*; Tyron Koen 2/51); KwaZulu-Natal first innings 157/4 (Joel Veeran 77*, Sithabiso Zungu 45*, Niel Durow 2/11). Match drawn.
Western Province first innings 216 (Aaqil Ebrahim 78, Ryan Klein 50*; Kyle Biddulph 4/29); Eastern Province first innings 88 (Kyle Jacobs 41; Michael Cowen 3/20, Junaid Cawood 3/21). Western Province won on first innings.
Mpumalanga first innings 119 (Jacques Fourie 35; Ruan de Swardt 3/12, Nishan Pillay 3/23); Northerns first innings 58/9 decl. (Thabo Motaung 17, Ruan de Swardt 16*; Francois Kroukamp 4/12, Irfaan Hoosen 2/4); Mpumalanga second innings 51/5 decl. (Dean Foxcroft 4/28); Northerns second innings 59/2 (Rubin Hermann 25). Mpumalanga won on first innings.
Easterns first innings 209/9 decl. (Kyle Scheepers 65, Michael Enslin 35; Fenito Mehl 3/62, Thandani Majebe 2/16, Byron Fortuin 2/17); Boland first innings 196/8 (Fenito Mehl 49, Hannes Venter 42, Luke Philander 41*). Match drawn.
North West first innings 164 (Vian Maritz 69, Jandré Dreyer 40; Charl Brits 3/47, Frederik Coetzee 2/14); Namibia first innings 167 (Lohandré Louwrens 32, Jurgen Linde 30, Nikolaas Davin 30; Tshepo Seroalo 2/16, Ruan Haasbroek 2/17); North West second innings 112/1 (Louren Steenkamp 63, Lesego Senokwane 34*). Namibia won on first innings.
Northern Cape first innings 175/8 decl. (Gladwin Nieuwenhuizen 50, Reabone Prophy 26; Dillon Nuys 4/49); South Western Districts first innings 201/8 decl. (Richard Papenfus 78, Jean du Plessis 46; Roché Rossouw 5/75); Northern Cape second innings 85/2 decl. (Marko de Kock 29; Siyabonga Mbathane 2/23); South Western Districts second innnings 38/3 (Jaco van Rensburg 19*; Hannes Jacobs 3/6). South Western Districts won on first innings.
Border first innings 198 (Bamanye Xengxe 59, Mncedisi Malika 39; Brendan Bezuidenhout 2/13, Don Radebe 2/28); Limpopo first innings 161/6 (Morné Venter 70, Rassie Pretorius 31; Bamanye Xengxe 2/25). Match drawn.
Friday, December 18, 2015
COCA-COLA® KHAYA MAJOLA CRICKET WEEK
HERO OF THE DAY (DAY 1)
Dylan Aucamp from the Free State has been named the Coca-Cola® Hero of the day for day 1 of the Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Cricket Week.
The prestigious Coca-Cola® Hero of the Day award is presented on each day of the tournament in recognition of a game changing ‘hero’ moment. Dylan was selected for the award by a Coca-Cola appointed panel of cricket experts after he took a spectacular catch to dismiss the Coca-Cola U19 batsman Wiaan Mulder from Gauteng when he was on 41 and was beginning to score freely and take the score away from the Free State.
“We had just came back from a drinks break, my captain put me at short cover to stop quick singles. We needed to stop Wiaan Mulder and Farhaan Sayanvala who were building a large partnership that was beginning to take the game away from us. Sean Whitehead bowled a ball that was misjudged by Wiaan and I stuck out my hard hoping to take the catch. Next thing I know the ball stuck and Wiaan was out. I was ecstatic, it was a perfect time to take a wicket. Unfortunately it was not good enough to win the match.’ said Dylan.
Dylan Aucamp is now in line for the accolade of Coca-Cola® Hero of the Tournament which will be announced at an award ceremony on the 20th December 2015.
Fetsi Mbele, Coca-Cola South Africa’s Senior Communications Manager: Brand Experience commented, “Congratulations to Dylan Aucamp on being selected as Coca-Cola® Hero of the day for day [INSERT NUMBER] of the Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Week. At Coca-Cola we believe that it is essential to put platforms such as the Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Week, and the Coca-Cola® Schools T20 Challenge, in place for players of all ages to reach their full potential. The Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Week is Where Heroes Are Made and for many of the players here this week, this is just the beginning of a future in the game. I look forward to following the likes of Dylan as they carve out a career for themselves in South African cricket”
Gauteng first innings 180 (Farhaan Sayanvala 52, Wiaan Mulder 38; Sean Whitead 6/44, Marno van Greuning 3/17); Free State first innings 123 (Sean Whitehead 23, Kevin Pretorius 23; Conor McKerr 3/24); Gauteng second innings 0/1 decl. (Dillon Aucamp 1/0). Gauteng won on first innings.
Western Province first innings 225/5 decl. (Kyle Verreynne 55*, Murray Commins 43, Aaqil Ebrahim 41; Elnu Potgieter 2/19); Mpumalanga first innings 169/8 (Sinegugu Maseko 41, Siyabonga Mtsweni 37; Junaid Dawood 3/31, Michael Cohen 2/11). Match Drawn.
Eastern Province first innings 139 (Liam Lindsay 64; Dean Foxcroft 5/24, Ruan de Swardt 3/22); Northerns first innings 136/6 (Ruan de Swardt 33*, Willie Ludick 30; Lutho Sipamla 2/19). Match Drawn.
Boland first innings decl. 218/8 (Pieter Pretorius 42, Hannes Venter 36; Todd Walker 3/38, Nevada Jacobs 3/46); South Western Districts first innings 105 (Jean du Plessis 27; Luke Philander 5/39, Byron Fortuin 3/6); Boland second innings decl. 24/1 (Slabber la Grange 10); South Western Districts second innings 63/2 (Richard Papenfus 44*). Boland won on first innings.
KwaZulu-Natal Inland first innings 181/8 decl. (Jiveshen Pillay 62, Gavin Morris 60; Tyron Koen 5/21); KwaZulu-Natal first innings 90 (Jerome Bossr 42; Jean de Wet 5/5, Aashiq Ramdin 2/9). KwaZulu-Natal Inland won on first innings.
Border first innings 107 (Mcedisi Malika 29, Axola Ngwana 23*; Tshepo Seroalo 4/22, Ruan Minnaar 3/21); North West first innings 221/4 decl. (Ruan Haasbroek 101*, Vian Maritz 47); Border second innings 43/1 (Mcedisi Malika 31; Hlompho Modimokoane 1/1). North West won on first innings.
Northern Cape first innings 134 (Roché Rossouw 36, Marko de Kock 30; Christmas Mpenyane 4/14); Easterns first innings 161/3 decl. (Kabelo Sekhukhune 50*, CJ van der Walt 34; Percy Seane 2/23); Northern Cape second innings 21/2 (CJ van der Walt 2/4). Easterns won on first innings.
Namibia 177/9 (Francois Rautenbach 48, Chrischen Olivier34; Sahil Patel 4/27, Don Radebe 3/42); Limpopo 114 (Rassie Pretorius 35; Nikolaas Davin 5/3, SJ Loftie-Eaton 3/14). Namibia won by 63 runs.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Spectators at the Comtech hub in Umlazi watched the KFC Mini-Cricket kids beat the Proteas to take a 2-0 lead in the KFC Mini-Cricket kids vs Proteas Tour, the biggest tour of the summer.
Unlike the previous game where the kids always looked like they were going to win, this time the game was a close contest between the two team.
The Proteas consisting of Farhaan Behardien, David Miller, Khaya Zondo, Morne van Wyk, Dinesha Devnarain, Chloe Tryon, Nadine Moodley and Marcia Letsoalo , won the toss and batted first.
The Proteas players were always under pressure but brilliant batting from Denisha Devnarain and Farhaan Behardien helped the Proteas score 48. Minenhle Notbela was the kids best bowler taking 2/3 in his over.
The Proteas bowlers returned the favour and put the KFC Mini-Cricket kids under a lot of pressure. The KFC Mini-Cricket kids managed to score 48 runs in their 8 overs and tie the game thanks to 12 runs from Minenhle Ntobela.
The game went to a super over and the kids batted first. The kids had an amazing super over scoring 11 runs. The Proteas only managed to reply with 8 runs in their over.
The man of the match was Minenhle Ntobela thanks to his 12 runs and his 2 wickets for 3 runs.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Mgada Primary School take the baton from Nomandi Junior Secondary School as the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs. Proteas Tour continues
After Nomandi Junior Secondary School’s victory over the Proteas in Mthatha, KFC is pleased to announce Mgada Primary School as the Proteas’ second opponent in the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour. Mgada Primary School will be looking to build on Nomandi Junior Secondary School’s stellar start for the KFC Mini-Cricket kids after they triumphed over the Proteas by 46 runs at the Khaya Majola Oval in Mthatha and put the KFC Mini-Cricket kids one up in the Tour.
Speaking at Mgada Primary School after surprising them with a training session, Proteas Legend and KFC Mini-Cricket coach, Mfuneko Ngam, was beaming after his team’s win in the Eastern Cape and can’t wait for game two in Kwa-Zulu Natal. “We really uncovered some amazing talent in Mthatha, my KFC Mini-Cricket kids put on a brilliant display against the Proteas. Come game two we are looking to keep the momentum going before I hand over the reins to my fellow KFC Mini-Cricket coaches Graeme Smith and Neil McKenzie,” said Ngam.
Mike Middleton, Chief Marketing Officer for KFC South Africa added, “The standard of cricket and the level of talent uncovered at Nomandi Junior Secondary school in our first KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour game really encapsulates what KFC Mini-Cricket is all about. At KFC we take pride in the fact that we are able to get kids active and bring them closer to their cricketing heroes. I wish to extend my congratulations to Mfuneko and his side on their stellar performance in Mthatha and I wish him and Mgada Primary School good luck for game two in Durban.”
The match between Mgada Primary School and the Proteas, taking place in Umlazi, will be the second in the four game KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour, with game one having already taken place in Mthatha and with further games taking place in Johannesburg and Cape Town. In addition to Mfuneko Ngam, KFC have also signed-up legendary cricketers Neil Mckenzie and Graeme Smith who will also serve as KFC Mini-Cricket coaches during the Tour in Johannesburg and Cape Town respectively.
After the Proteas’ loss in Mthatha, Proteas bowler Wayne Parnell was impressed by the Eastern Cape KFC Mini-Cricket side and is looking to get his team back on track come game two. “We were outplayed in game one but we are ready for Mgada Primary School and will be looking to level up the series in Durban. The kids from Nomandi were really on their game in Mthatha. There are some amazingly talented young players in their KFC Mini-Cricket side and I can’t wait to follow their progress closely over the coming years.”
The Proteas play Mgada Primary School at the Comtech Hub field at Comptech Combined School on 24 November at 13:00. The event is open to the public. Come down and support Kwa-Zulu Natal’s KFC Mini-Cricket kids and get closer to your heroes, the Proteas.
Two spaces are still up for grabs for your primary school’s or cricket club’s KFC Mini-Cricket team to host and take on the Proteas. Dial *120*7535# or visit www.kfcminicricket.co.za now to enter.
About the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids v Proteas Tour
For the third year KFC will run a national competition where KFC Mini-Cricket kids will stand the chance to play against the Proteas in the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour
Kids can enter online (www.kfcminicricket.co.za) or via USSD (*120*7535#)
The winners will be rewarded with a prize handover, a training session and a game against the Proteas, all assisted by one of the three KFC Mini_Cricket coaches, Graeme Smith, Neil McKenzie and Mfuneko Ngam.
The runners-up will be given the opportunity to participate as ball boys and girls at a televised Ram Slam T20 Challenge match in their area
Three third place winners will be drawn, each of whom will be awarded with 25 KFC Mini-Cricket sets for their school.
About KFC Mini-Cricket
KFC Mini-Cricket provides a platform for kids in South Africa to have fun and get active
KFC Mini-Cricket is the largest grassroots development sports programme in South Africa and is also an essential building block for learning cricketing basics and entrenching a love for the game.
There are currently over 110 000 kids from over 4 900 schools active in the KFC Mini-Cricket programme who are coached by over 8000 volunteers
KFC has sponsored KFC Mini-Cricket since 2010 and in the 2012/13 cricket season KFC became the title sponsor of the KFC T20 Internationals and an associate sponsor of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge.
KFC has recently renewed its Mini-Cricket sponsorship for a further 10 years, taking the partnership through to 2025
Log on to www.kfcminicricket.co.za or contact CSA at (011) 880 2810 for more info on KFC Mini-Cricket