SWD Cricket News


10 October 2012

The second round of matches in the SWD Cricket Board League competition will be contested this weekend. George will host Pirates United who was promoted to the Premier League competition this season. In the derby fixture in Mossel Bay Sussex will host Mossel Bay at D’Almeida.

The fixtures for the weekend are (umpires in brackets):


Premier League:

George vs Pirates United (Charles Carelse & George Nieuweveldt)

SussexvsMosselBay(Wynand de Ridder & Otniel Le Roux)

Promotion League:

NMMU vs Bongolethu (Craig Zaaiman & Fredrick Sander)

Blanco vs Mayflower (Vincent Muller & Jarred Linsley-Noakes)

Riversdale vs Heidelberg (Francois Malowitz & Jonathan Michiel)

Pioneers vs Knysna Cavaliers (Ricky Bell & Reginald Donson)

Kranshoek Conra’s vs Hartenbos (Henlo Barkhuizen & Desmond van Rooyen)

Selbourne vs Melkhoutfontein (Griffith Makok & Benjamin Goliath)

Thembalethu vs Ladismith (Koos Smit & Levesto Le Roux)

Dysselsdorp vs Western Hope (Frederick Claassen & Marcel May)

Reserve League:

Pirates United B vs George B (John Frans & Jean Neethling)

Ramblers B vs Bongolethu B (Sam Witbooi & Carl Kennedy)

Mossel Bay B vs Sussex B (Gawie Krige & James Phillips)

Women’s League:

Oudtshoorn vs George (Werner Claassen & Neville Du Plessis)

MosselBayvs SWD U/18 (Ruth van der Merwe & Moses Carolus)


Promotion League:

Bongolethu vs Western Hope (Reagan Booysen & Brandon Lawrence)

Calitzdorp vs Melkhoutfontein (Levesto Le Roux & Marcel May)

Reserve League:

Thembalethu B vs Union Stars C (Glen Hockley & Gawie Krige)


10 October 2012

In order to broaden the player base and enhance the cricket structures in the province the establishment and annual running of a provincial cricket academy was introduced in 2010. The focus is on elite cricketers and the time frame for the academy is between January and September annually. The academy will be based in Oudtshoorn.

The determined age restriction is school leavers to the age of 23 years but exceptions may be made on recommendation by the selection panel. A maximum number of fourteen cricketers will be selected for the intake. Applicants must have played representative senior provincial, provincial schools and/or been part of a provincial high performance programme (eg. SWD Emerging Squad).


•Copy of ID

•Two references from past coaches

•Complete the attached forms and questionnaire

•Your complete 2012 school stats including matches, number of innings, runs scored, 100’s, 50’s, not outs, averages, wickets taken, 5 wickethauls, 3 wicket hauls, average, strike rate, economy rate.

The SWD Cricket Board will co-ordinate and cater for board and lodging in Oudtshoorn when necessary during the period of the academy for the following:

•Net and middle practices

•Matches and festivals

•Coaching clinics

•Coaching sessions with development / high performance programmes

•Cricket related courses

•General life skills programme

Academy members will be required to sign a memorandum of agreement and the academy member agrees to obey thegeneralrules and regulations as set down by the respective institutions where they reside.

Academy members are encouraged to study during 2013 and provision is made for members studying a diploma/degree.

The programme will include:

•Player assessments

•Orientation/team building events

•Conditioning assessments and programme

•General cricket skills – batting, bowling, wicket-keeping, fielding and leadership

•Monthly fitness evaluations

•Player evaluations

•Life skills and cricket courses

•Friendly matches/tour (Fort Hare, EP)

•Academy week fixtures

•Opportunity to qualify as a Level 1 Coach, Level D Umpire, and Level C Scorer

Applicants must forward a CV (download CV) to the office (at e-mail address ghampo@swdcricket.co.za or 044-272 6294, 044-272 6294 – fax of the SWD Cricket Board by no later than Wednesday 24th October 2012.Trials for applicants will take place on Friday 23 and Wednesday 28 November 2012, 15H00 at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn.

For any queries please contact Garry Hampson on 083 265 3645, 083 265 3645 or email ghampo@swdcricket.co.za

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