Rowen excels at cricket event

2018-07-18 06:00
Rowen Rajah in action at the crease during the tournament held in Sandton.PHOTO: supplied

Rowen Rajah in action at the crease during the tournament held in Sandton.PHOTO: supplied

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TEN-year-old Rowen Rajah made KwaZulu-Natal proud at the inter-provincial action cricket tournament, held in Sandton this year. Rowen was one of the only boys to represent Pietermaritzburg at the event.

The tournament, hosted by Action Cricket South Africa, is an inter-provincial tournament held every year at the end of June, around the school holidays, and pits the best of the best in terms of action cricket from every province against each other.

This year, trials were held for the KZN and the KZN Invitational teams, of which Rowen was selected for the former.

Making the most of his selection, the grade five pupil at St Charles College finished the tournament as the top ranked player from KZN, and finished as the second best player at the tournament overall.

At the tournament’s ending, Rowen was named to play in the “All-star team” which comprised the top 12 ranked players, nationally, according to their age group.

Rowen’s team was unlucky to end the tournament with a silver medal as they lost to Central Gauteng in the under 11 finals.

Speaking to the Maritzburg Fever, Rowen said that he felt good that his team won a silver medal at the tournament instead of walking away with nothing.

“I really love playing action cricket, because of the conditions I play in and how fast the game is. Action cricket is a very exciting game,” he added.

Nikki Rajah, Rowen’s mother, said that their family were extremely proud of Rowen for what he had achieved thus far and are excited to see what the future holds going forward.

“We are grateful he has the values he has as a person and that he manages to keep striving to achieve what he has achieved.

“He has a very strong support system and we will always have faith in him, especially his sister Leola,” beamed Nikki.

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