Cricket bug bites young play­ers at Ad­vance for Life

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AD­VANCE for Life Chris­tian Academy was in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in the KFC Mini Cricket at Mer­ri­field in March this year.

“We had never played the game be­fore, but we down­loaded the rules and reg­u­la­tions and had some days to pre­pare a team of un­der-9 boys,” said the school’s pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer and team coach Nol­uba­balo Nx­omfo.

“The boys en­joyed it and we have not stopped play­ing since then. We now have an U11 team as well and have been prac­tis­ing since Au­gust.”

On Septem­ber 11, the team met for­mer South African crick­eter Makhaya Ntini who took over the day’s train­ing ses­sion.

“His pres­ence was a true bless­ing as it im­proved the play­ers’ in­ter­est. The train­ing was also more se­ri­ous and changed how we do phys­i­cal fit­ness ses­sions.

“The boys’ bat­ting and ball skills have im­proved since his visit.”

STAR VISIT: Pic­tured are the un­der-11 and U9 boys’ cricket teams from Ad­vance for Life Chris­tian Academy with Makhaya Ntini and the school’s pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer and team coach Nol­uba­balo Nx­omfo

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