Poor response for schools cricket league

2016-02-03 06:00

THERE has been a poor response for the schools cricket league (hosted by Ilembe Primary Schools Cricket) which gets underway on Thursday, February 4. Seven schools will contest the Krish Maharaj memorial U11 League and the Gings Reddy U13 League which kicks off on Thursday.

In the U11 ranks Manor Primary School, Glenhills Primary and KwaDukuza Primary will be vying for honours in Pool A. North Coast Primary, Mandeni Academy and Zakarriya Muslim School (ZMS) will contest Pool B.

Matches will be played over two rounds (on a home and away basis) with the top two teams in each pool advancing to the semis. The finals will take place on March 9 at the country club ground.

In the U13 ranks Dawnview will replace Glenhills in pool A. The cross-over semi’s in the U13 ranks will take place on March 14 with the final scheduled to take place on March 16 at the country club ground.

Meanwhile, Ilembe Primary School will host the U11 cricket trials on February 6/7 at the Umhlali Prep School commencing at 12.30pm. Four selected squads comprising of KwaDukuza South I, KwaDukuza South II, KwaDukuza Central and KwaDukuza North (comprising of Darnall and Mandeni Academy) will engage in a round-robin league.

The selected Ilembe squad (comprising of a minimum of six black players including two African players) will participate in the KwaZulu Natal Primary Schools U11 festival from 4-6 March in Durban North.

The U13 zonal trials are scheduled for March 17 with the Ilembe trials set to take place on April 7 at Umhlali Prep.

In other cricket news, Ilembe will host a mini-cricket festival on Wednesday, February 17 at the country club ground commencing at 8.30am.
For further information regarding the schools league, contact Desigan Pillay on 073 854 5786.

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