Zimbabwe Starts U13 Cricket Week in Johannesburg

Zimbabwe U13 face KwaZulu Natal select team this morning (10 December 2015) with their first match of the Cricket South African U13 Cricket Week.  The Gauteng Cricket Board is hosting CSA U13 Week this year from 10-14 December in Johannesburg. Zimbabwe’s first match this morning is being held at St John’s College (SA). Zimbabwe plays six matches in all – Griquas on Friday at Johannesburg Cricket Club.  On Saturday, the 12th, they have two fixtures, facing Northerns at Wanderers Club in the morning, and then travelling to Parktown to square off against Boland in the afternoon.  The Day 4 and 5 fixtures will be confirmed during the Cricket Week.

Interestingly, the CSA U13 Cricket Week first took place in 1968 in Harare (then Salisbury).  The Cricket Week has taken place annually in December over the next 47 years, but has never returned to Zimbabwe since that inaugural tournament.   Zimbabwe is the only invited non-South African team to participate. All players in the tournament must be 13 years of age or younger by 31 December 2015 and must have satifactorily completed Grade 7 by that time.

You can access the full program and rules for the tournament at http://cricket.co.za/resources/CSA2015CricketWeekU13/

The 13 boy team, well selected from 12 different primary and secondary schools, is as follows.

Zimbabwe U13 Select Cricket Team:

Victor Chirwa -Lady Tait Primary School

Sakhumuzi Dhlela – Falcon College

Tadiwanashe Maravanyika – Midlands Christian College

Tadiwanashe Marumani – wicketkeeper – Prince Edward School

Brendan Mason – St John’s College

Conner Mitchell – Hellenic Primary School

Dion Myers – St George’s College

Jesse Phiri – Christian Brother’s College

Samuel Ruwisi – Peterhouse College

Derreck Sadoki – Chinhoyi High School

Dane Schadendorf – wicketkeeper – Ruzawi Primary School

Daniel Van Rooyen – St John’s College

Munashe Zata – Mutare Boys High School