Elephants compete in Knysna
A YOUNG PE Elephants team enjoyed a successful trip to Knysna to take part in a threeday Cretchley Cricket Series earlier this month.
The festival was for teams in the U11 age group, with 18 primary schools, academies and cricket clubs from around South Africa taking part.
The Elephants team comprised mostly boys from the U10 and U11 Grey Junior sides.
Included in the team were Ethan Moothoo, 10, and Morgan Mould, 9, both from the Gelvandale Cricket Academy.
The PE Elephants won two of three games – with team coach Ed Walker’s philosophy of giving every player a chance to bat and bowl notable. As expected, the team’s two U11 players – Kian Cambier and Jordan Strydom – stood out and led by example.
However, it was great to see the U10 youngsters make a contribution to the team and learning from the more experienced players.
One of the highlights for the boys was a talk by international umpire Rudi Koertzen.
TEAM PRIDE: The PE Elephants cricketers who competed in the Cretchley Cricket Series in Knysna this month with, back, from left, manager Nic Mould, former international umpire Rudi Koertzen and team coach Ed Walker. In the middle are Kian Cambier, Joe Dickinson, Josh Walker, Athi Jansen, Johan Coetzee, Steven Lee, Morgan Mould, Jordan Strydom, James Emberym and Ethan Moothoo, with Zac Thorton in the front