Young cricketers get to impress at Kearsney

2014-09-30 00:00

KEARSNEY College hosts the annual Kingsmead Mynahs, three-day U11 T20 cricket festival from October 3 to 5.

Started in 2007 by former Kearsney cricket coaches Phil Ratcliffe and Mike Griffiths, the tournament has become a respected event in the province, allowing young players the opportunity to play the game and unearth hidden talent.

Waltons are the main sponsors and there are 16 schools playing, divided into two groups of eight, playing seven games over the three days.

Of the 16 teams, two are development sides, sponsored by KZN Cricket Union.

Five fields are used at Kearsney and, weather permitting, it’s worth a visit to see the youngsters giving their all for their school and team, while letting their passion for the game come to the fore.

The teams in action are the Hillcrest Hotshots, Winston Park Pythons, Highbury Hurricanes, HCA Pinch Hitters, Kloof Cobras, Westville Warriors, DPHS Dragons, Glenwood Hoppers, Clifton Chargers, Northlanders, Chelsea Lions, Pelham Panthers, St Charles Strikers, Umhlali Dolphins and the two development sides, the Umgeni Mambas and Durban Central Tigers.

Former Kingsmead Mynahs president Colin Chater said the tournament provided the ideal platform for young players to get into the game with the possibility of pursuing their cricket career further.

“This tournament is what the Kingsmead Mynahs is about,” he said. “Here we can promote the game at junior level and allow players to showcase their skills and compete on proper fields and wickets, with top class facilities.

“I believe this is the best junior cricket tournament in the country and long may it continue. We are proud to be associated with it and all proceeds are channelled back into the Mynahs development programme.”

Spectators are welcome to attend.

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