Cricket and friendship win at U11 T20 fest

2013-09-26 00:00

GLENWOOD Hoppers won the fifth annual Jonsson Mynahs U11 Twenty/20 festival hosted by Kearsney College and Highbury Prep School at the weekend.

Future stars of the cricket field produced some encouraging performances with bat and ball as 18 sides were divided into three pools to contest for overall victory.

Pool winners were the Umgeni Mambas, Glenwood Hoppers and Highbury Hurricanes. Despite the first day being washed out, the remaining two days saw time made up and matches proceed through to the final showdown.

Best batsman of the tournament was Chad Laycock of the Umgeni Mambas, who scored 198 runs in the tournament. The bowling accolade went to Sahil Singh of the Glenwood Hoppers.

This year saw 16 primary school teams and two development sides do battle. The development sides were sponsored by the KZN Cricket Union and at the end of the event, cricket and friendship were the eventual winners.

Organisers of the tournament praised the players for their sportsmanship and attitude toward the event that has become an important fixture on the schools cricket calendar.

Such an event is the ideal platform to uncover a future Test star and perhaps the next great South African all rounder.

Participating schools were: Highbury Hurricanes, Thomas More Titans, Hillcrest Hotshots, Westville Warriors, Kloof Cobras, Winston Park Pythons, Curro HCA Pinch Hitters, DPHS Dragons, Glenwood Hoppers, Clifton Chargers, Chelsea Lions, Northlanders, Crawford Kings X1, Umhlali Dolphins, Pelham Panthers and St Charles Strikers.

The KZNCU development sides were Umgeni Mambas and Durban Central Tigers.

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