Van Wyk proud of Tuks boys
THE hours of hard work and discipline put in by the players of Tuks Cricket certainly paid off as four of them were selected for the 2017 CSA National Academy Men’s squad.
Head coach, Kruger van Wyk, is extremely proud of the players who were selected for the squad.
“All these players have excelled at university, club and provincial cricket while maintaining their academics to pass their courses,” Van Wyk said. “For us, academics is a player’s first priority, we will structure training around their classes to ensure that they get to class and pass their subjects. We are very proud of these players and we wish them all the best for the time that they are with the National Academy Squad.”
Lungisani Ngidi immediately started playing for Tuks 1 in University and NCU competitions from 2015.
In the 2015-16 season, Ngidi was selected to play for Northerns in the Africa T20 Cup and soon made his debut for the Titans in the Ram Slam T20 and the One-Day Cup. He was also selected for the SA USSA side for their 2016 tournaments against SA and the Sri Lankan Emerging Sides. At the start of this season, Ngidi made his first-class debut for the Titans.
Thomas Kaber only moved to Tuks in the 201516 season after recovering from injury. After joining Tuks, he quickly worked himself back into the Northerns Senior Provincial Side where he has playing ever since. He also captains the side. He was selected for the SA USSA team after the 2016 Varsity Cricket Week.
Tony de Zorzi joined Tuks and the University of Pretoria from King Edward XII School in 2016 after returning from the ICC Under-19 World Cup as the captain of the South African side. He was appointed as captain of the Tuks I team for this season. De Zorzi has also been called up to the Northerns Senior Provincial team.
Migael Pretorius is one of the newest players at Tuks as he joined the Club at the start of the season. During this past season Migael has been a permanent member of the Northerns Senior Provincial team.