Four Crinums in Protea squad

2016-06-01 06:00

THE sterling performance of the Crinums, the Free State’s netball team, in the Brutal Fruit Netball Premier League competition has seen four players included in the South African Protea natio-nal squad.

Selected on merit, these players are Karla Mostert, Lauren-lee Christians, Alicia Puren and captain Maryka Holtzhauzen.

The trio received individual awards for their performances:

  • Christians: Best centre player in the Brutal Fruit Premier League;
  • Holtzhauzen and Mostert: Player of the match in the semi-final and final, respectively.

Netball South Africa included the four in the 25-player strong squad after the tournament’s final play in Durban.

The players in the squad are sharpening up for the international netball test series against Wales in Durban later this month.

Currently, the Free State team has 11 players aged 21 years and younger who fit in the team to replace three senior key players who joined other provinces.

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