The SWD Regional Performance Centre and Hubs team excelled at the Standard Bank National U/17 week that was held in Pretoria last week.
The team that was selected from players from the Bridgton Regional Performance Centre and Rosemoore-, D’ Almeida- and Thembalethu Hubs won three out of their four matches – including an impressive victory against Gauteng on the last day.
“This performance is a huge compliment for the development work and quality of coaching that is taking place at our RPC and Hub program”, commented SWD Cricket Services Manager, Jonathan Beukes. “The work that is done by the respective coaches, Elridge Booysen (Bridgton RPC), Ranwill Claassen (D’ Almeida Hub), Angus Roelfse (Rosemoore Hub) and Lastword Tapfumanye (Thembalethu Hub) deserves recognition”, he said.
“The RPC and Hub program is one of the incentivised areas in the Cricket SA Operational Score Card and is a key strategic focus area of our programs which is supported with financial- and human resources. We are indeed proud of their performances during the past tournament as well as with the high number of players that these programs deliver for our representative teams”, said SWD Cricket President, Mr Rudy Claassen.
SWD vs EASTERNS (50 overs)
SWD 122 (Geon Burns 28; Thulani Khumalo 4/44; Sibusiso Tshaba 3/16) EASTERNS 123/4 (Thulani Thembela 42, Sihle Dlamini 30) Easterns won by 6 wickets
SWD vs NORTHERN CAPE (Time Cricket)
NORTHERN CAPE 59 (Orapeleng Mothlaring 34; Ayabona Ngondo 3/7) SWD 172 (Tyrese Karelse 62; Jedhli van Briesies 41; Kutlano Ntshe 3/43)
NORTHERN CAPE 63/5
SWD won by an innings and 49 runs
SWD vs BORDER (50 overs)
SWD 219/9 (Tyrese Karelse 55; Clifton Olivier 39; Akhanya Bangani 3/60)
BORDER 53 (Ayabonga Ngondo 4/5; 3/11)
SWD won by 166 runs
SWD vs GAUTENG (T20)
GAUTENG 100/9 (Jandre van Wyk 2/9)
SWD 104/3 (Clifton Olivier 53)
SWD won by 7 wickets
CAPTION: The SWD U/17 RPC team that participated in the Standard Bank CSA U/17 RPC week that was hosted in Pretoria are:
Back Row: Jhedli Van Briesies, Tyrique Wessels, Tyrese Karelse, Mesuli Vuba, McJacon Goliath and Sonwabiso Miso
Middle Row: Wanita Davis (Standard Bank), Angus Roelfse (Rosemoore Hub Coach), Lastword Tapfumaneyi (Thembalethu Hub coach), Ranwill Claassen (D’ Almeida Hub coach), Elridge Booysen (Bridgton RPC coach) and Edward Khoza (Manager Cricket Services; Cricket SA)
Front Row: Thabo Dwili, Ayabonga Ngondo, Jandre Van Wyk, Reagon Rhode and Clifton Olivier