Match lifts spirits

2017-05-03 06:02
The KIM-IND team, captained by Abilash George, and the Borslap team of Dr Tiens van der Merwe took each other on in a cricket challenge on Saturday, 15 April. Borslap took the victory in this friendly match.Photo: Supplied

The KIM-IND team, captained by Abilash George, and the Borslap team of Dr Tiens van der Merwe took each other on in a cricket challenge on Saturday, 15 April. Borslap took the victory in this friendly match.Photo: Supplied

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Each year, a cricket challenge is hosted in Kimberley to make nurses from foreign countries, who have been brought to the ­Northern Cape to alleviate the nursing shortage, feel at home.

The initiative was hosted for the fourth time on Saturday, 15 April.

The match was played at the West End cricket grounds.

The KIM-IND team (Indian theatre and intensive care unit nurses) was captained by Abilash George, and the opponents, a team made up of general ­practitioners, doctors and physio­therapists, was captained by Dr Tiens van der Merwe.

“They (the nurses) miss their families, which is why Dr Tiens van der Merwe and other doctors came up with this special challenge to make them feel more at home,” explained Dorothy Anne of the Rotary Club of Kimberley.

The doctors managed to bowl the KIM-IND team out for 99 runs.

Although the bowlers of KIM-IND attacked the wickets with no mercy, Van der Merwe’s team, Borslap, stood its ground.

The team won the challenge for the first time, by taking the game with 4 wickets.

George handed over the floating trophy to Van der Merwe and his team at the end of the match.

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