Ele­phants com­pete in Knysna

The Herald (South Africa) - - SCHOOL SPORT -

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

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