Talented teenager tees off to double ton

2019-01-29 06:00
Yaaseen Moos scored a sensational 203 not out against Groote Schuur High in an u.15 game on Thursday 18 January.

Yaaseen Moos scored a sensational 203 not out against Groote Schuur High in an u.15 game on Thursday 18 January.

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The cricket summer is in full swing for Kenwyn resident Yaaseen Moos.

The 13-year-old, who attends Wynberg Boys’ High School and belongs to St Augustine’s Cricket Club, scored a swashbuckling 203 not out against Groote Schuur High in an u.15 game on Thursday 18 January. His double century, which included eight sixes and 29 boundaries, was scored off just 86 balls. Yaaseen captained the WP u.13B team last year and has already scored five centuries for his school and club respectively. His best bowling figures are six wickets for 16 runs off five overs.

“I was four-years-old when my dad took me to my first mini cricket match. I did not have any cricket whites yet and wore casual clothing during the match. It was so much fun,” says the Yaaseen.

He says he relishes the challenge which comes with facing a skilled bowler where he has to work out a plan of attack while defending his prized wicket, comparing it to a game of chess which plays itself out in the middle.

“I enjoy batting because it depends on hand and eye coordination and balance while playing a shot. It has taught me to have more patience and not to rush things,” says Yaaseen.

When he thinks back to his recent double-century, Yaaseen says the hard work he has put in is paying off richly, while he is already setting his sights on a brighter cricketing future.

“To see the hard work materialise into results inspires me to continue working harder. Currently I’m playing u.14A for Wynberg Boys’ High School and some day I would like to play first team for my school. It would be a dream come true to be selected for SA u.19 which would open doors for entry into the Cobras Cubs side. From there I would love to represent my country,” he says.

He adds that he hopes those with whom he shares a love for the game of cricket will continue to enjoy the game, while also playing with passion.

“Always give your best. I would also relay a quote my dad always uses to encourage me: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

The cricket summer is in full swing for Kenwyn resident Yaaseen Moos.

The 13-year-old, who attends Wynberg Boys’ High School and belongs to St Augustine’s Cricket Club, scored a swashbuckling 203 not out against Groote Schuur High in an u.15 game on Thursday 18 January. His double century, which included eight sixes and 29 boundaries, was scored off just 86 balls. Yaaseen captained the WP u.13B team last year and has already scored five centuries for his school and club respectively. His best bowling figures are six wickets for 16 runs off five overs.

“I was four-years-old when my dad took me to my first mini cricket match. I did not have any cricket whites yet and wore casual clothing during the match. It was so much fun,” says the Yaaseen.

He says he relishes the challenge which comes with facing a skilled bowler where he has to work out a plan of attack while defending his prized wicket, comparing it to a game of chess which plays itself out in the middle.

“I enjoy batting because it depends on hand and eye coordination and balance while playing a shot. It has taught me to have more patience and not to rush things,” says Yaaseen.

When he thinks back to his recent double-century, Yaaseen says the hard work he has put in is paying off richly, while he is already setting his sights on a brighter cricketing future.

“To see the hard work materialise into results inspires me to continue working harder. Currently I’m playing u.14A for Wynberg Boys’ High School and some day I would like to play first team for my school. It would be a dream come true to be selected for SA u.19 which would open doors for entry into the Cobras Cubs side. From there I would love to represent my country,” he says.

He adds that he hopes those with whom he shares a love for the game of cricket will continue to enjoy the game, while also playing with passion.

“Always give your best. I would also relay a quote my dad always uses to encourage me: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

The cricket summer is in full swing for Kenwyn resident Yaaseen Moos.

The 13-year-old, who attends Wynberg Boys’ High School and belongs to St Augustine’s Cricket Club, scored a swashbuckling 203 not out against Groote Schuur High in an u.15 game on Thursday 18 January. His double century, which included eight sixes and 29 boundaries, was scored off just 86 balls. Yaaseen captained the WP u.13B team last year and has already scored five centuries for his school and club respectively. His best bowling figures are six wickets for 16 runs off five overs.

“I was four-years-old when my dad took me to my first mini cricket match. I did not have any cricket whites yet and wore casual clothing during the match. It was so much fun,” says the Yaaseen.

He says he relishes the challenge which comes with facing a skilled bowler where he has to work out a plan of attack while defending his prized wicket, comparing it to a game of chess which plays itself out in the middle.

“I enjoy batting because it depends on hand and eye coordination and balance while playing a shot. It has taught me to have more patience and not to rush things,” says Yaaseen.

When he thinks back to his recent double-century, Yaaseen says the hard work he has put in is paying off richly, while he is already setting his sights on a brighter cricketing future.

“To see the hard work materialise into results inspires me to continue working harder. Currently I’m playing u.14A for Wynberg Boys’ High School and some day I would like to play first team for my school. It would be a dream come true to be selected for SA u.19 which would open doors for entry into the Cobras Cubs side. From there I would love to represent my country,” he says.

He adds that he hopes those with whom he shares a love for the game of cricket will continue to enjoy the game, while also playing with passion.

“Always give your best. I would also relay a quote my dad always uses to encourage me: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

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