The Gauteng Cricket Board Provincial School teams are currently participating in the Cricket South Africa National Weeks which started on Thursday, 4 December 2014.
Members of these teams were capped at a prestigious function hosted in the Long Room at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium and teams will play all across South Africa during the next couple of weeks.
The National Weeks are being hosted in the following venues:
CSA National Boys u/13 Week – Potchefstroom (10 to 15 December)
CSA National Girls u/13 Week – Johannesburg (Jeppe) (4 to 7 December)
CSA National Boys u/15 Week – Oudtshoorn (12 to 17 December)
CSA National Girls u/16 Week – Johannesburg (Jeppe) (4 to 7 December)
CSA National Boys u/17 Week – Johannesburg (Wits) (10 to 15 December)
CSA National Girls u/19 Week – Nelspruit (12 to 16 December)
Coca Cola Khaya Majola Week – Pretoria (17 to 21 December)
The GCB is hosting the CSA National u/17 boys week and the CSA National u/13 and u/16 girls week.
The teams have had good results thus far with the GCB Girls u/13 team and GCB Girls u/16 teams winning 6 out of 7 matches in their respective weeks. The GCB u/17 Boys teams have also had a great start in their week.
Chief Executive Officer of the Gauteng Cricket Board, Greg Fredericks, is looking forward to seeing the young talent being showcased. “The GCB has the strength of our school system to thank for the success that we have seen at these weeks in the past years. I look forward to seeing hard word, dedication and a passion for the enjoyment of the game being displayed at these tournaments,” Fredericks said.
All of these teams are being supported at provincial level by Waltons.
Said Waltons Group MD, Dave Jenkins, “Waltons are all about ‘Breeding Success’ and this sponsorship is a platform where we can provide an opportunity to breed successful cricket players in South Africa. The commitment and focus of these young players is an inspiration and we are immensely proud to support the GCB as they strive to breed the Proteas of tomorrow. The good results so far suggest that we could indeed be witnessing the nation’s future stars.”