This one’s for the scorers
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