Wednesday, February 17, 2016
KFC Mini-Cricket kids looking to secure series win in final KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour match at PPC Newlands
The KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour reaches its climax on Thursday, 18 February, at PPC Newlands, with the KFC Mini-Cricket kids taking on the Proteas in the final game of the season.
The KFC Mini-Cricket kids, who will be represented by St Andrews Primary School from Saldanha Bay, will be looking to claim a historical series victory over one of the best limited overs sides in the world. The Proteas, who will be represented by ICC T20 World Cup squad memebers Kagiso Rabada, David Miller, Imran Tahir and Rilee Rossouw, will be looking to level-up the series after their Duckworth-Lewis victory over the kids in Gauteng.
Former Protea and South Africa’s most successful captain, Graeme Smith, will be taking over from compatriots Mfuneko Ngam and Neil McKenzie as coach of the KFC Mini-Cricket team. After his first training session held today with the team at St Andrews Primary, Graeme spoke of his pride in the kids, “Win or lose, the KFC Mini-Cricket kids should be immensely proud of their performances this season. To go up against the Proteas and be in a position where, going into the last game, they cannot lose the series, is an amazing achievement. As a team we cannot wait for the game and I have full confidence that it will be the KFC Mini-Cricket kids holding the trophy aloft come Thursday afternoon at Newlands.”
Mike Middleton, Chief Marketing Officer for KFC South Africa, added his praise of the kids’ performances, “The KFC Mini-Cricket kids have done KFC proud! No matter the result of the final match, I would like to congratulate all the KFC Mini-Cricket teams who have taken part in the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour this season. We at KFC are proud of the fact that we are able to get kids active and closer to their heroes. I wish both the KFC Mini-Cricket kids and the Proteas luck for the final match in what has no doubt been our most successful KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour season to date.”
The Proteas will be looking for a win in the final game as a momentum builder ahead of a key period in their season which includes KFC T20 Internationals against England and Australia before heading to India for the ICC World T20.
Star Proteas bowler Kagiso Rabada commented, “The KFC Mini-Cricket kids have been tough opponents this season. We definitely won’t be underestimating them on Thursday. The Proteas have had a brilliant time taking part in the KFC Kids vs Proteas Tour and we can’t wait to follow the progress of the KFC Mini-Cricket kids. ”
The Proteas will play St Andrews Primary School on 18 February 2016, make sure you follow the action on Facebook and Twitter using #KFCMiniCricket.
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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.