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Volume 4

March 2013


CONTENTS MESSAGE FROM GRAEME SAULS.............PAGE

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MESSAGE FROM AMATEUR MANAGER.....PAGE

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KFC MINI CRICKET.......................................PAGE

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YOUTH CRICKET..........................................PAGE

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CLUB CRICKET.............................................PAGE

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RURAL CLUB CRICKET................................PAGE

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JUNIOR CRICKET CLUB..............................PAGE

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ACADEMY......................................................PAGE

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SENIOR PROVINCIAL TEAM....................PAGE

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BLACK AFRICAN CAMP.............................PAGE

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WOMEN’S CRICKET..................................PAGE

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PROVINCIAL TEAM...................................PAGE

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SCORERS..................................................PAGE

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UMPIRES...................................................PAGE

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MESSAGE FROM the

CEO DAVE EMSLIE

A challenge we face in EP Cricket is ensuring that the good work done by the various components of EP Cricket is known within the public domain. We so often find ourselves so focused on completing the programmes that we spend too little time making them public. The reason why we want to make our programmes and successes public is not to brag or show how good we are (because indeed we have imperfections), but to share with those within EP Cricket the happiness and joy of successfully completed cricket programmes, of which we have many. One of the many money can’t buy benefits of working in cricket development is to see the sense of satisfaction and unbridled joy displayed by those who participate in our programmes. This makes all the effort worthwhile. EP Cricket is committed to developing cricket in our region so as to ensure that the game is accessible to all and we become a nation of winners. This edition of Cover to Cover reflects many of our programmes and we are most grateful to the many volunteers, together with full time staff, who so unselfishly make it happen.

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MESSAGE FROM GRAEME SAULS PRESIDENT OF EASTERN PROVINCE CRICKET We are fast approaching the end of a season that has flown by and has had many challenges I can assure you. When I occupied this seat in October last year, I was under no illusions of the task at hand but I was astounded at the magnitude of the challenge we face and even though we are making inroads, there is much, much work that still lies ahead. The precarious financial position of EP Cricket is still a major concern and the single biggest stumbling block to us achieving all our objectives. I want to focus on some of the challenges that need to remain key focus items for the board and everyone who are involved and follow the game in this region: • Women’s Cricket - It is imperative that the problems of women’s cricket be resolved and our ladies start playing club cricket on a regular basis. • Junior Cricket - A key part of the CSA Presidential plan is to ensure that our cricket pipeline is protected. Junior cricket is a personal high priority item for me and whilst it is disappointing that we will only commence with fixtures now, I can assure you that the juniors will play cricket on a regular basis from next season. • Uplifting our clubs - This season 4 of our Super league clubs will be relegated and it is imperative that we embark on the much needed process of putting in place a sustainable program that will improve the standard of cricket in our northern and township areas. A key element of transformation is about providing equal opportunities and this process will include addressing our shortcomings with regards to coaching, equipment and facilities. More information on this will be forwarded to clubs over the next few weeks. On a more positive note, both the Warriors and our EP Amateur side has had relatively good seasons and it is a reflection of the type of cricketers we can and must deliver from this region. I had the opportunity to watch our Under 13 and Under 17 provincial sides at the tournaments in Paarl and Cape Town respectively and I was extremely pleased at the showing of our boys. Both sides gave a very good account of themselves and there were some really outstanding performances which was further proof of the talent in this region. I have no doubt we will see some of these players announce themselves on the bigger stages in the not too distant future. Congratulations to NMMU Super A side for winning the league again and earning the right to represent Eastern Province at the national club champs. This follows on their success at the USSASA tournament that was held in Port Elizabeth in December 2012 so credit must go to Riaan Osman, Bakier Abrahams and all the other members of the NMMU squad for an excellent year which was wonderful reward for the effort they put in. A special thanks to all of the EP staff who are responsible for putting together this wonderful newsletter. I am sure that this magazine will be enjoyed and appreciated by all cricket lovers and followers in this region.

MESSAGE FROM THE AMATEUR MANAGER (TONO MLE) It is a great pleasure for the Amateur Cricket Department to briefly profile the Amateur Cricket Programmes. This newsletter is meant for the cricket community to familiarize themselves with the cricket programmes and to spread the message to others. We would also appreciate to hear from anyone who wish to receive more information about the Eastern Province Amateur Cricket Programmes. For more information please feel free to contact the following individuals around their specific portfolios: • Tono Mle • Jason Bowen • Christo Esau • Emlyn Gallant • Andre Du Plessis • Keith Hadden • Mpumelelo Slwana

Amateur Cricket Manager Coaching Manager Provincial & Academy Coach Club Cricket Coordinator Youth Coaching Scorers and Umpires Township Cricket Coordinator

082 886 3713/ 041-585 1646 or tonom@cricket.co.za 041-585 1646/ jasonb@cricket.co.za 041-585 1646/ christoe@cricket.co.za 041-585 1646/ emlyng@cricket.co.za 041-585 1646/ andred@cricket.co.za 041-585 1646/ keithh@cricket.co.za 041-585 1646/ mpumelelos@cricket.co.za

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KFC MINI CRICKET The KFC Mini Cricket programme provides cricket playing opportunities for boys and girls in the under 9 age group, with under 13 girls also being included. The KFC Mini Cricket programme in the Eastern Province is divided into 11 regions. The contact persons in the various regions are as follows: REGION

REPRESENTATIVE

CONTACT

Albany

Lorraine Peters

082 096 1016

Central Karoo

Randall Mapoe

072 900 0140

Intellectually Impaired

Nokuzola Javu

079 153 7160

Kouga

Kobus Williams

076 426 9112

KwaNobuhle

Magdalene Ntshiyane

083 548 1288

Motherwell

Nomsa Mtendeni

072 311 1904

PE City

Braam Du Randt

084 581 0013

PE Northern Areas

Belinda Allie

072 660 5978

PE Township

Eunice Gonyela

082 715 2508

Uitenhage

Walter Frederichs

079 985 9443

Winterberg

Colin Botha

084 201 3079

PRESIDENTIAL PLAN MINI CRICKET ACTIVITIES According to the Presidential Plan each province is required to host one provincial seminar annually. The EP KFC Mini Cricket provincial Seminar was held on 24 August 2012 at A x xess St. Georges which was attended by 105 delegates. Chevrolet Warriors cricketers David White and Athi Dyili were present to interact with the delegates. Other requirements include the hosting of regional mini cricket festivals. These are listed below. DATE

REGION

VENUE

ATTENDANCE

29 Aug 2012

KwaNobuhle

Multipurpose Stdium

200 Cricketers

14 Sept 2012

Zwide

Dan Qeqe

112 Cricketers

27 Oct 2012

PE City

Verkenner

178 Cricketers

27 Oct 2012

Uitenhage

Ankervas Primary

168 Cricketers

3 Nov 2012

Central Karoo

Union High

180 Cricketers

7 Nov 2012

LSEN

Happy Dale

90 Cricketers

16 Nov 2012

Motherwell

Nu 1 Stadium

64 Cricketers

24 Nov 2012

PE City

Summerwood

184 Cricketers

24 Nov 2012

N/Areas + Double wicket

Gelvandale

240 Cricketers

YOUTH CRICKET The programmes for Youth Cricket according to the Presidential Plan are as follows: School fixtures Two set of fixtures were played, viz. 50 over high school matches and T20 matches

The 50 over fixtures are ongoing. There has been a vast improvement on the honouring of fixtures by the schools. The other significant development is a substantial amount of high schools from the Township playing in the 50-over league, e.g. news schools such as KwaZakhele High, Thamsanqa High, etc.

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School regional fixtures This took the form of a T20 high school tournament which was played by more than 120 schools from across the province. Ultimately Framesby won the tournament and went all the way to represent the Eastern Cape Franchise at the National Event. Zonal Fixtures Zonal fixtures are currently under way in the Zwide area and of significant importance is that the club in that area is assisting with scoring and umpiring, etc. District cricket In the 4 districts (Albany Aloes, Western Warriors, Eastern Eagles and Northern Knights) 4 age group squads practiced throughout the winter. These training sessions were not attended well as sessions clashed with the busy school winter sport’s programme, however, this didn’t stop the coaches from getting on with their business. It allowed for more one-to-one coaching and thus providing the coach more opportunity to focus quality time with individual players. Looking at the coach`s lesson plans, most of the focus was on technique at this level which assisted the provincial coaches as they are not able to get stuck into technique changes close to the National Weeks. District Festivals were played in February/March and September/ October which served part of the selection process for the provincial teams. This allowed for the coaches and selectors to see the players at the beginning of the year, watch, or play a role in their progress, and assess at a later stage. This new process can only benefit both parties concerned going forward. It also provided more players, especially the out of town cricketers (Grahamstown) with more exposure to the coaches and selectors. AGE GROUP

TIME: DAY 1

TIME: DAY 2

40 Overs

40 Overs

EP u11 A

Won by 100

Won by 5 wkts

EP u13 A

Winter Squad Various Winter Squads were selected after the first District Festival. Coaching was conducted on a monthly basis to ensure that the cricketers are exposed to a higher level of coaching. Coaches focused on the mental aspects of the game during their sessions, for example decision making, game plans, tactical awareness and mental toughness. A high emphasis is also placed on players fitness levels and ensuring that all our players meet the minimum fitness requirements set out by CSA. Coaches also visit Grahamstown to conduct coaching session there with the top players in the region. This ensures that the GHT boys also receive winter coaching without having to commute to PE each time and it also allows coaches to familiarize themselves with these boys. Holiday clinics The u/11-u/18 Winter Squad players were invited to the Holiday Clinics which were held in the June/July holidays. They were exposed to various skills (batting, bowling and fielding) and class room discussions were conducted every morning at the clinics. This gave us, as coaches, a clear insight into the cricketing minds of our players and we soon realized that our cricketers are lacking cricket knowledge. We therefore appeal to all coaches (schools, clubs, academy etc) to have regular discussions before and after matches with players. The main aim of holiday clinics is to “receive” information from the players, rather than the coach “telling” them all the time. Representative squad activities The Eastern Province Youth Representative teams participated in the various National Weeks during December 2012. The results for the EP teams at the tournaments are as follows:

20/20: DAY 3

20/20: DAY 3

50 OVER: DAY 4

50 OVER: DAY 4

40 Over

20/20

Lost

Won by 258

Won by 63

Lost on 1st ing Lost on 1st ing

Lost by 29

Won by 95

Won by 78

Lost by 5 wkts

EP u15

Lost on 1st ing Won out right

Won by 84

Lost by 25

Won by 9 wkts

Rain

EP u17

1st ing win

Draw

Won by 6 wkts

Won by 50

Lost by 79

Lost by 63

EP u18

Won 1st ing

Draw

Won by 34

Won by 64

Lost by 6 wkts

Lost by 6 wkts

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YOUTH CRICKET CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE The Centres of Excellence (Hubs) are the identified stadiums built through the Cricket World Cup Legacy Fund and Cricket SA funding for mainly the coaching of elite cricketers. The Eastern Province Centres of Excellence are as follows: CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

AREA

CSA FUNDING

MUNICIPALITY FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION

Fred Hufkie Oval

Graaf Reinet

R0.5 million (CWC Legacy Project)

R2.8 million

Grahamstown Cricket Oval

Joza Township R0.5 million (CWC Legacy Project)

R0.5 million

Gelvandale Cricket Oval

Gelvandale

R0.5 million (CWC Legacy Project)

R0

Dan Qeqe Stadium

Zwide

R0.9 million (Renovated by SCA))

R0

Motherwell NU 1 Stadium

Motherwell

R100 000 (Renovated for Engaland cs EP invitation match)

R0

KwaNobuhle Oval

KwaNobuhle

R0.5 million (CWC Legacy Prooject)

R0

R11.1 million

R3.3 million

TOTAL

FUNDING OF THE CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE The Centres of Excellence funds at youth level are used as follows: • Coaching Thus far 18 part time coaches have been used for the various Centres. The 2012/13 budget for the payment of coaches is R345 000. The breakdown of which is as follows: CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

COACHES

Fred Hufkie Oval

1 coach

Grahamstown Cricket Oval

1 coach

Gelvandale Cricket Oval

1 coach

Dan Qeqe Stadium

3 coaches

Motherwell NU 1 Stadium

3 coaches

Motherwell NU 1 Stadium

3 coaches

KwaNobuhle Oval

2 coaches

Transportation of Cricketers

Zwide u/17 and Motherwell u/17 as well as the Northern Areas, have been registered in the school league and have to be transported to the fields and also the composite teams from the Centres sometimes participate in various tournaments and also play against former model C schools.

CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE SUCCESS STORIES Cricket Produced by the Centres of Excellence For the past three years these Centres have produced 24 cricketers to play in the various EP Youth Cricket Board representative age group provincial teams. The top cricketers amongst these are as follows: • Siyamthanda Gqibitole (received a bursary from Muir College) • Luntu Tofile (received a bursary from Pearson High) • Mihlali May

Some of the coaches are used at the Sub Centres.

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Matches against Schools and Touring Teams

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CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE COACHES

The Centres of Excellence squads play against schools and touring teams throughout the year. The following matches were played during 2012: • •

Against New Zealand U/17 played in Grahamstown during October 212 Matches against the Humansdorp NMMU Outreach Programme school

Two teams from the Centres are participating in the Youth Cricket Board league

Department of Sport Inter-District Tournament An u/17 side selected from the Centre of Excellence cricketers participated in the Department of Sport InterDistrict Tournament in Port Alfred during December 2012 representing the Metro Region. The Metro u/17 team won the tournament.

CLUB CRICKET

NO

PREMIER LEAGUE

01

Mecer NMMU 1

02

Maritime Motors Old Grey

03

Mecer NMMU 2

04

SA Home Loans Union

05

Gelvandale

CLUB CRICKET COORDINATOR

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Despatch

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PECC

Emlyn Gallant has been appointed as the Eastern Province Club Cricket Coordinator. This position entails the following:

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Buco Uitenhage

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Northville

10

Heatherbank

11

Greenbushes

12

Motherwell

13

United Brothers

14

Welcome

15

Pirates

16

Rhodes

• • • •

Management of the Metro Club Cricket Leagues Oversee the club cricket leagues of the Associates, i.e. Central Karoo, Grahamstown and Winterberg Administration of the CSA performa x system with regards to club cricket information Establish partnerships with service providers

CLUB CRICKET NEWS FLASH The Super Striker Award is back! The top performer in both the Super A Premier and Super A Promotion leagues will receive a stunning prize from our new sponsor, Tsitsikamma Lodge.

NELSON MANDELA BAY CLUB CRICKET The 2013/14 Premier League (Super A) will consist of 16 teams. The teams that will form part of the Premier league during the 2013/14 season are as follows:

CLUBS BASED AT THE CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE

According to Cricket SA clubs based at the Centres must be part of the cricket activities within these Centres of Excellence, especially on the following areas: • Coaching It is preferred that the Head Coach of the Centre be the club’s coach •

Outreach Programme It is expected that the clubs based at the Centres should initiate outreach programmes which will be a feeder to the Centres of Excellence.

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CURRENT PROGRAMMES OF THE CLUBS BASED AT THE CENTRES Motherwell Cricket Club Motherwell CC has embarked on a school coaching programme. According to our statistics, 6 primary schools and 2 high schools have been coached thus far.

SENIOR CRICKETERS PRODUCED BY THE CENTRES FOR THE PROVINCIAL TEAMS For the past three years the following cricketers from the Centres represented Eastern Province at Senior Provincial level: • Siviwe Gidana • Akhona Kula • Phumzile Yiba • Ntladi Bukako

United Brothers Cricket Club This club has embarked on a school adoption programme. This programme entails the following: • Assisting schools with fixtures • Identification of talented cricketers • Channeling of the identified cricketers to be coached at the Centres

The following cricketers from the Centres were part of the Eastern Province Cricket Academy: • Lizo Makosi • Ntladi Bukako • Simthembile Phillip

Gelvandale Cricket Club This club has a mini cricket academy for the youth and the purpose of the academy is to coach the young cricketers, to add value to the schools cricket in the community. United Cricket Club, Graaff Reinet

COACHING AT SUPER A LEAGUE LEVEL According to the CSA Presidential Plan a club competing at Premier League (Super A) should have a coach with at least a level 2 coaching qualification. The status of the Super A clubs at present are as follows:

United Cricket has also embarked on a school adoption programme. Their programme entails the following: • Coaching at schools • Identifying talented cricketers • Channeling of the identified cricketers to be coached at the Centres

TEAM

COACH

QUALIFICATION

Buco Uitenhage

None

n/a

Makana Sona Cricket Club, Grahamstown

Despatch

Nigel Brouwers

Level 2

Gamrose

Marcello Solomon

Level 2

Gelvandale

Player Coaches

Level 2

KwaNobuhle Oval Clubs

Greenbushes

None

n/a

The clubs based at the KwaNobuhle Oval do not have a specified programme.

Heatherbank

Clint Du Plessis

Level 2

Kwadesi

Alungile Fiki

Level 1

Maritime Motors Old Grey

Keith Reid

Level 3

Mecer NMMU Madibaz 1

Baakier Abrahams

Level 3

Mecer NMMU Madibaz 1

Braam Du Randt

Level 2

Motherwell

Wandile Gwavu

Level 2

Northerns

None

n/a

Northville

Burton Forbes

Level 2

This club does not have a genuine programme, other than to assist the schools on an ad hoc basis with coaching.

FUNDING OF THE CLUBS BASED AT THE CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE FOR THE 2012/13 FINANCIAL YEAR UP TO AND INCLUDING DECEMBER 2012 Clubs based at the Centres are funded differently, based on the quality of their programmes, as follows: CLUB

FUNDING RECEIVED

PECC

Gareth Von Hoslyn Level 2

Motherwell CC

R10 000

Pirates

None

n/a

United Brothers CC

R10 500

Rhodes

Carl Bradfield

Level 3

Gelvandale CC

R47 000

SA Home Loans Union

None

n/a

United CC, Graaff Reinet

R7500

United

None

n/a

Makana Sona, Grahamstown

R0

United Brothers

None

n/a

TOTAL

R73 500

Welcome

Grenton

Level 2

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CLUB UPLIFTMENT PROGRAMME

FACILITIES PROGRAMME

Two programmes have been put in place this financial year, viz. the Facilities Upliftment Programme and the Club Coaching Programme.

The following facilities are currently being repaired:

CLUB COACHING PROGRAMME

FACILITY

REQUIRED

STATUS

KwaNobuhle Oval

Repair Turf Wicket

In progress

Finnis Street

Repair Nets

In progress

Adcock

Repair Nets

In progress

Hankey

Build Practice Nets In progress

The following clubs were visited: 1. Northerns CC 2. Northville CC 3. Shatterprufe CC 4. Bloemendal CC 5. Kwadwesi CC 6. United Brothers CC 7. Gadianton CC 8. Young Pioneers CC 9. Welcome CC 10. Gelvandale CC A follow up programme will be developed to further assist these clubs in terms of coaching.

RURAL CLUB CRICKET The Rural Club Cricket Associates are as follows: • • •

Central Karoo Cricket Union (CKCU) Grahamstown Cricket Board (GCB) Winterberg Cricket Board (WCB)

The log for the CKCU 1st league is as follows: CKCU 1ST

CLUB

POINTS

1

United

55

2

Graaff-Reinet

50

3

Standard

40 The log for the GCB 1st league as at 04 February 2012 is as follows: CKCU 1ST

CLUB

PLAYED

POINTS

1

Southwell

9

38

2

Manley Flats

9

34

3

Willows

9

28

Currently the following clubs compete in the Winterberg Cricket Board league: • Marlow High School • Cradock High • Winterberg Secondary • Landbou Secondary • Kwaggas Cricket Club A log for the WCB league is not available at present.

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JUNIOR CRICKET CLUBS Negotiations are currently in progress to source sponsorship for the Junior Cricket Clubs programme and it is envisaged that the fixtures will commence as soon as funding is made available. The following clubs will participate in the fixtures: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Abahlobo Bloemendal Coega Eagles Eleven Stars Gelvandale Hillside KwaDwesi Khayelitsha KwaMagxaki KwaZakhele KwaZakhele Vipers Melumzi Motherwell New Brighton Squad Northville Thornhill United Brothers Young Pioneers

ACADEMY The EP Cricket Academy has been the hive of activity for the past number of years, a highlight of which is the participation in the National Academy Week. The intake for the 2013 Academy year is as follows: Eddie Moore Pumzile Yiba Bongo Madzinga Akhona Mbanga Tsepi Ndwandwa Siyabonga Grootboom Ian Herold Anrich Nortje Tdladi Bokako Shaakir Abrahams Mbulelo Budaza Dumisani Magala Sean Osborne Jason Davidson Curtis Samboer

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SENIOR PROVINCIAL TEAM In the CSA Three Day Challenge the Eastern Province Senior Provincial team had the following results: • Played 11; Won 3; Lost 4; Drew 4 In their 50 over matches the team fared as follows: • Played 6; Won 1; Lost 4; No Result 1 The team’s Pro20 campaign had the following results: • Played 5; Won 3; Lost 2

BLACK AFRICAN CAMP A Black African camp was held during February 2013. The camp was conducted by Adrian Birrell, assisted by Jason Bowen. The purpose of the camp was to assess the strength and weaknesses of the top Black African cricketers in the province. Twenty cricketers attended the camp.

WOMEN’S CRICKET CLUB CRICKET

The women’s club cricket T20 fixtures will commence during February 2013 with the following teams participating: • Bloemendal • Coega Titans • Cowan High • Gelvandale • Hillside • Old Grey • United Brothers • Young Pioneers

PROVINCIAL TEAM The Eastern Province Women’s Provincial team played 9 matches thus far, winning 5 and losing 4. Their final match for the season will be against Border on 23 March 2013 in Port Elizabeth.

SCORERS Scoring courses were held in the off season in the Zwide, Port Alfred, and in the Central areas. Special attention was given to developing scorers from the schools. 29 scorers were trained through this programme.

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UMPIRES Two training courses were conducted for the present cricket season. October 2012 | Jeffreys Bay | Victory School | 20 participants October 2012 | Port Elizabeth | EPCUA | 02 participants

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