SWD gets the Warriors experience

chevOudtshoorn was set alight last week as the Chevrolet Warriors took to the Klein Karoo for a unique and exciting encounter which included specialised coaching clinics. The clinics were topped with a friendly T20 comprising of two composite teams made up of Chevrolet Warriors, South Western District players and pupils from local schools.

District Day 2014

The Warriors arrived in Oudtshoorn to scores of excited and passionate youngsters who were yearning for the opportunity to meet their sporting legends, and have the chance to be coached by them. After two hours of strenuous, instructive training, the result was a group of sweaty, but informed young stars with a host of newly acquired skills under their belts.

The youngsters were split into various groups, focusing on specific disciplines thanks to the Warriors and SWD players who took them through vigorous exercises and skills building training.

Rusty Theron signs an autograph
Rusty Theron signs an autograph

Although the students were put through their paces, they were encouraged throughout with wise words. Each session ended with a sit down chat between the players and youngsters, where they were able to chat about sports and commitments, and the future and growth within the sport.

Supporters then started to flock in to the newly renovated Recreational Grounds where the T20 excitement was mounting. Sporting their Chevrolet Warriors flags, the supporters were in for a treat of a game. The Composite teams had little time to
familiarise themselves with one another before heading to the field to take on their friendly opponents. The teams were comprised of the following players:

Smuts                            Price (Captain)
Hornbuckle                Jonker
Kotze (wk)                   Marrow
Addicott                       Makapela
Heunis                           Louw wk
Kitchana                       Mnyanda
Harmer (Captain)     Theron
Stuurman                     Dukes
Birch                              Maree
Walters                         McMillan
Volkwyn                       Roelfse

Harmer XI was the first to take to the crease to bat, and after a sizzling performance managed 165 runs on the board for the loss of 4 wickets. The game came down to the final ball after Christiaan Jonker knocked some amazing shots right out of the grounds – losing one ball and almost losing another. The final ball saw Price XI requiring 4 runs, but sadly only managed 1, leaving Harmer XI with a three run victory.

The Warriors would like to extend their appreciation to all who made the day possible, in particular SWD Cricket for hosting the day, as well as the Oudtshoorn local Chevrolet Dealership, CP Nel, who were on board with a display of beautiful vehicles.

The boys look forward to the next one – keep posted for details.

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