Cricket Week shows hero

ANTHONY DAKIN during the match between Eastern Province vs South Western Districts during day three of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week in December in Port Elizabeth.              Photos: Richard Huggard
ANTHONY DAKIN during the match between Eastern Province vs South Western Districts during day three of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week in December in Port Elizabeth. Photos: Richard Huggard

ANTHONY DAKIN was named the Coca-Cola Hero of the day for day three of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week of December 2015, which was held at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth.

The prestigious Coca-Cola Hero of the Day award was presented on each day of the tournament in recognition of a game changing ‘hero’ moment.

Dakin from Eastern Province, was selected for the award by a Coca-Cola-appointed panel of cricket experts after he achieved something that no one in the history of the tournament has ever achieved.

He is the first ever player in the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week to score a 100 in a T20 match after hitting 107 not out for Eastern Province in their match against Northern Cape. What made the score even more important is that it set Eastern Province on their way to their first win of the tournament.

“When I went to the crease today my only thoughts were to keep up the intensity on the field and to convert ones into twos and twos into threes.

“I tried to play each ball on merit. Keeping the game simple helped me score my hundred and help my team win their first game,” said Anthony.

Fetsi Mbele, Coca-Cola South Africa’s senior communications manager: brand experience commented: “Congratulations to Anthony Dakin on being selected as Coca-Cola Hero of the day for day three of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week.

“At Coca-Cola we believe that it is essential to put platforms such as the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week, and the Coca-Cola Schools T20 Challenge, in place for players of all ages to reach their full potential.

“The Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week is where heroes are made and for many of the players here this week, this is just the beginning of a future in the game. I look forward to following the likes of Anthony as they carve out a career for themselves in South African cricket,” Mbele concluded.

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