Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Matthew Erasmus from St Stithians College (representatives of the Bizhub Highveld Lions) has been named the Coca-Cola Hero of the Day for day 2 of the Coca-Cola Schools T20 Challenge.

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.  Matthew was selected for the award by a Coca-Cola appointed panel of cricket experts after he hit the first century of the tournament this year scoring an amazing 105 in his match against Selborne College (Warriors representatives).

“To win the award is very emotional for me. Last year I was a reserve for the entire tournament, I only got two opportunities and that was batting 8th.  For me to get a chance and to be chosen as the Coca-Cola hero of the Day is a dream come true and something that I am very proud of being part of,’” said Matthew.

“Anytime someone gets a hundred in a T20 match it is a special effort and it is not something that you see often in this format. All the best for him for the rest of the tournament,” said Coca-Cola Hero of the Day lead judge Robin Peterson.

Matthew is now in line for the accolade of Coca-Cola Hero of the Tournament which will be announced on the 26th March 2017.

Fetsi Mbele, Coca-Cola Southern & East Africa’s Senior Communications Manager: Brand Experience commented, “The Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week is Where Heroes Are Made.  For Matthew this is hopefully just the beginning of a future in the game.  On behalf of Coca-Cola I extend my congratulations, I can’t wait to follow his career going forward as he works towards becoming a hero of South African cricket.

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