Hundreds of spectators, corporates and cricket stars gathered for a day of cricketing action and fun at the second annual Momentum Cricket Sixes on Saturday the 18th October at Old Eds in Houghton.
The charity-driven cricket tournament, founded by Graeme Smith, Justin Kemp and Mark Boucher, saw festivities kick off on the Friday with a golf day at the Royal Johannesburg, which was followed by a dinner and auction where 12 corporate teams bid on their favourite cricket legends. Legends included cricket greats such as Kevin Pietersen, Jonty Rhodes, Pat Symcox, Damien Martyn and Jacques Kallis, who took the highest bids.
Corporate teams then went head to head on the Saturday whilst spectators enjoyed the fun in the Momentum Family Area, Style Lounge and in the VIP area with cricket legends and Jozi’s A-List celebs such as Jeannie D, Clive Eksteen, Zuraida Jardine, Kerry Mc Gregor and Emmanuelle Castis.
After an action-packed day of cricket the Momentum Cricket Sixes winning title was taken by corporate team Five Lincoln which was led by retired international cricket star David Terbrugge and included cricket legend and ex SA bowler Paul Harris.
“We would like to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts who took part in the Cricket Sixes”, said Graeme Smith, former Proteas Captain and Tournament Co-Founder. “From the cricket legends who travelled far and wide to join us, the sponsors who saw our vision and backed us every bit of the way to the spectators who joined us on the day, we could not have asked for a more memorable event. We are proud with the second instalment of the Sixes tournament and look forward to taking the event from strength the strength in upcoming years!”
Charities that will benefit from proceeds raised include the Momentum to Excellence Bursary Program, The Castle Lager Boucher Legacy and the Jacques Kallis Foundation.
With thanks sponsors Momentum, SAB, Coca Cola, RGBC, Supersport and Supersport Play.