Girl shares in her dad’s passion for cricket

Zarier Sirkhotte and his daughter Zaahidah Sirkhotte, a learner at THS Daniel Pienaar in Uitenhage.Photo:HEILIE COMBRINCK
Zarier Sirkhotte and his daughter Zaahidah Sirkhotte, a learner at THS Daniel Pienaar in Uitenhage.Photo:HEILIE COMBRINCK

Zaahidah Sirkhotte, a learner at Daniel Pienaar THS, joined the local cricket fraternity at the age of 11 years as a score keeper at Union Cricket Club in Uitenhage.

Her interest in the sport grew and she has successfully passed two scoring course examinations from Cricket South Africa. Nowadays she is a qualified CSA level C scorer.

Zaahidah acts as a score keeper for the first cricket team of Daniel Pienaar THS and also for at premier league club cricket matches, as well as EP Cricket regional two day and 50- over competitions. She is also a score keeper for the EP senior provincial and Warriors matches played at St George’s Park.

She does book, on-line and linear scoring.

Apart from keeping scores, she assists her dad, Zarier Sirkotte the cricket coach at Daniel Pienaar THS, by compiling statistics for each of the first team cricket players throughout the season.

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