SWD Cricket to host CSA Hubs Challenge in George

The Cricket South Africa (CSA) Hubs Challenge is set to make a return this month, showcasing young talent emerging from the country’s cricket hubs.

The first leg of the tournament, to be hosted at Willowmoore Park in Benoni between 22-25 March 2024.   The competition will intensify with the second leg in George from 28-31 March 2024, featuring Boland, Border, Eastern Province, Western Province, Garden Route Badgers, KEI, Free State, and Northern Cape.

The 2024 CSA Hubs Challenge will see teams battle it out in 50-over matches, providing an ideal platform for emerging cricketers to showcase their abilities.

CSA Chief Executive Officer, Pholetsi Moseki, said;

“The Hubs Challenge exemplifies CSA’s commitment to fostering talent and providing aspiring cricketers with invaluable opportunities to shine on the national stage.

“Through initiatives like these, CSA aims to create a cricketing ecosystem that nurtures and sustains the passion for the game among its players.

The team of the Garden Route Badgers is:

Enathi Kitshini (Captain – Thembalethu High School), Igcobe Kitshini (Imizamo Yethu Secondary School),  Liviwe Bawuli (Thembalethu High School), Ducayne Plaatjies (Bridgton Secondary School), Keano Coericuis (Vice- Captain); Bridgton Secondary School), Josh Karelse (Protea High School),  Shirwin Plaatjies (Aurial College), Lastio Williams (Aurial College), Jaywinn Golaith (Bridgton Secondary School), Keanu Witbooi (Sao Bras High School), Joshua Diamond (Sao Bras High School), Kurt Botha (George High School).
The head coach is Elridge Booysen and the assistant coach is Angus Roelfse.

GEORGE, SOUTH AFRICA – MARCH 29: Players during the match between Gelvandale HUB (Eastern Province) and Bridgton HUB (Garden Route Badgers) for the CSA U16 Hubs Challenge and prizing giving at Outeniqua High School on March 29, 2023 in George, South Africa. (Photo by Wessel Van Heerden/Gallo Images)

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