11 July 2017 Read: 361
There were a few smiles on the faces of young local cricketers this week when they had the opportunity to mingle with a couple of national sporting heroes. The Ben Vorster Cricket Academy hosted a cricket development clinic for primary and high school players at their grounds over the weekend.
Rassie van der Dussen of the Bizhub Lions and Eldred Hawken of the Titans joined Chris Cardoso, Head Coach of Sport School of Excellence Cricket Institute’s, in the nets to refine the skills of the local cricketers in preparation of the coming season.
“It was a very good experience as all three of us are from the area and we have a massive interest there,” said Cardoso after the clinic. “The talent there is unbelievable. What we saw last week is very promising and we have identified a few youngsters whom we will try and grab after school to develop into the future stars of the game.”
One such youngster was the Laerskool Tzaneen Primary rising star, 12-year old Elandri Janse van Rensburg who brought home the gold in the girls u/13 javelin event at the South African Nationals in April.
“Apart from Elandri, who is an absolute amazing cricketer, we have identified a number of other cricketers who blew us away with their talent. We will definitely come back here later in the year.”