Memorial award goes to impoverished cricket club

2010-10-29 15:12

An impoverished cricket club from a small Eastern Cape community has won this year’s Murray & Roberts Jack Cheetham Memorial Award.

The Tiger Titans Club was established in Nolukanye township three years ago by then 14-year-old schoolboy Ross McCreath, with nothing more than his own kit and coaching skills, Murray & Roberts said in a statement today.

Within months, they beat a St Andrew’s College (in Grahamstown) side, and in the past two years have maintained a winning record of over 80% against private and public schools in the province and further afield.

The squad now has more than 50 members, between the ages of nine and 19, who make up three teams.

During the winter off-season, fitness training continues and the Tiger Titans transform into the Scorpions Soccer Club.

The award recognises the ability of Jack Cheetham, a former Murray & Roberts director and captain of the South African cricket team in the 1950s, to instil in young people the belief that they can win.

The award targets sports development projects, focusing on individuals or teams that have the potential to be champions.

The memorial award was given to the club yesterday by Murray & Roberts, in partnership with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee and Sowetan newspaper.

McCreath was runner-up for the award in 2008.

The Murray & Roberts Letsema Award, recognising sports development projects for people with disabilities, went to the form of indoor bowls known as Boccia, for people with severe disabilities such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy.

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