This one’s for the scorers

Go! & Express - - IN KING - DES­MOND COET­ZEE

LO­CAL crick­eters from dif­fer­ent ar­eas in King Wil­liam’s Town at­tended a suc­cess­ful two-day scorer’s work­shop held at Dale Col­lege at the week­end.

The work­shop, fa­cil­i­tated by Bor­der Cricket Scorers As­so­ci­a­tion (BCSA), aims to in­form cricket en­thu­si­asts about the ba­sic rules of cricket, to grow the to­tal of scorers within the re­gion, and to teach them how to score dur­ing games.

“At present we have just over 40 scorers in the re­gion and the aim is grow that num­ber and get more peo­ple in­volved for the up­com­ing cricket sea­son,” BCSA pres­i­dent, Nokubonga Dick­molo, said.

“I am over the moon for the trainees who showed keen in­ter­est and I am op­ti­mistic that they will be an as­set for Bor­der Cricket when we kick off the sea­son in Septem­ber.”

Dick­molo said the new scorers trained will com­bine with the more ex­pe­ri­enced scorers when the sea­son starts.

Bor­der Cricket se­nior scorer, Siphe Mbaru and Brei­d­bach-based Mzamo Booi – who is the train­ing co­or­di­na­tor for scor­ing – as­sisted Dick­molo, who work­shop.

Booi said the Level D cricket scor­ing pro­gramme in­tro­duced cricket scor­ing to peo­ple who have a pas­sion and love for the game of cricket and those who could not make it as pro­fes­sional crick­eters.

“We had 10 trainees at­tend­ing work­shop, all of whom had a ba­sic knowl­edge of cricket. That in turn made things so much eas­ier for the course fa­cil­i­ta­tors,” Booi said.

“Day 1 saw the trainees be­ing in­tro­duced to the ba­sics of scor­ing like us­ing dif­fer­ent coloured pens, how to record bats­men’s runs and team to­tal the lin­ear way, ex­tras, bats­men bound­aries and other penal­ties in­volved in the game.”

There fol­lowed a prac­ti­cal ses­sion fol­lowed where they put their new skills to the test.

An elated Lukhanyo Nku­manda of Zwelit­sha said the work­shop was ed­u­ca­tional and com­mended the fa­cil­i­ta­tors on a job well done.

“It was very in­ter­est­ing, ed­u­ca­tional and I can surely say it as­sisted us tremen­dously.”

Mbaru thanked the trainees and Dale Col­lege for as­sist­ing them with a venue and train­ing fa­cil­ity that went a long way to se­cur­ing a suc­cess­ful event. fa­cil­i­tated the

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