KZNCU and DDCU reward talented cricketers at annual awards

2015-05-21 06:00
Pete  de Wet KZNCU CEO, Mayor James Nxumalo, Cassim Docrat Willowton Group,  Oregan Hoskins President SA Rugby Union and Fa-eez Jaffar KZNCU president.

Photo: SUPPLIED Pete de Wet KZNCU CEO, Mayor James Nxumalo, Cassim Docrat Willowton Group, Oregan Hoskins President SA Rugby Union and Fa-eez Jaffar KZNCU president.

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THE KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union (KZNCU) and the Durban and Districts Cricket Union (DDCU) rewarded talented local cricketers at their Annual Awards ceremony for the 2014/2015 season.

The event, held this year at Jaipur Palace on Broadway in Durban North, was a glamorous affair as the two Unions recognised the achievements of cricket players from in and around Durban.

Prestigious guests who attended were Mayor James Nxumalo and guest of honour, Oregan Hoskins, the current President of the South African Rugby Union (SARU).

Faeez Jaffar, President of KZNCU said: “Tonight is a small token of appreciation to thank our players, clubs, and administrators for another successful season. I would like to thank everyone who has assisted in taking the game of cricket to new heights. “I applaud all administrators for making an effort of keeping their clubs a float in these tough economic times. Special mention to Crusaders Cricket Club for raising the KZNCU Club Cricket Flag high at the club championship.

“I would also like to appreciate the contribution of our sponsors, who investment for the growth of cricket in our province.”

“It’s also my pleasure to honour our respected guests honorable mayor James Nxumalo and guest speaker, Oregan Hoskins for addressing our guests by sharing their wisdom. We look forward to hosting you at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead,” he concluded.

DDCU President, Rajesh Sookhay commented: “The Durban and Districts Cricket Union being the largest affiliate to the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union is fully committed to the value of Club cricket and will always endeavour to keep the culture of cricket alive within a community base. “We will continue to put as much as possible into the cluband#039;s that are affiliated to the union as the crux of the work of promoting the game remains vested in the hands of these cluband#039;s.

“Accordingly the awards evening celebrated on an annual basis goes beyond a celebration of winners, but encapsulates the recognition of people that have worked together as a unit to give recognition to the true spirit of cricket.”

Captain Morne van Wyk walked away with Dolphins Player of the Season and Andre Pretorius was honored by KZNCU president Faeez Jaffar, with the KZN Presidents Awards for his contribution to the development of cricket in KZN rural areas.

“Awards events are such memorable occasions. It is a time for us to look back at the season past, and recognize the valuable contributions made not only by our cricketers, but also the support structures that make cricket in our province possible. This includes our coaches, ground staff, umpires, scorers and administrators,” said Pete de Wet, CEO of KZNCU.

“Tonight is that occasion where we as Union take a moment to reflect on the successes of the past season, and acknowledge the great work done on and off the field, in our sport in the province,” added de Wet

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