With the Proteas set to defend yet another title in the T20 format as the world’s number one, we can expect to see more exciting cricket closer to home when the domestic league kicks of soon.
Closer to the Cape, Western Cape Cricket (Pty) Ltd today announced that experienced all-rounder, Rory Kleinveldt, will captain the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras on their pre-season tour to Durban starting tomorrow. He will also take the reigns for the first few Sunfoil Series matches before captain Justin Ontong returns from duty with the Proteas in England and the ICC T20 World Cup. Vice captain, Dane Vilas, will remain in that position so that he can continue focussing on his game, contending for a spot in the national team and being mentored into leadership.
The Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras play against the Dolphins in a 3 day match from Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th September 2012.
Rory Kleinveldt (Captain)
Stiaan Van Zyl
DHL Western Province moved to top of the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division standings at the halfway stage of the six-team competition after a come-from-behind 29-22 win over the Toyota Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday enabled the Cape side to leapfrog the Sharks into first place.
The Sharks stumbled against GWK Griquas, going down 22-15 in Kimberley on Saturday – a result which sees the KZN side tied with WP and the MTN Golden Lions on log points but drop to third on point’s difference. The men from Kimberley, meanwhile, climb off the foot of the table and into fifth place thanks to their second win on the trot.
And in Saturday’s other match, defending champions the Lions pulled off a 32-23 away win over the Vodacom Blue Bulls to move to second place on the log, with only points difference separating them and WP. The Blue Bulls, meanwhile, find themselves in the totally unfamiliar position of propping up the table after a third defeat in five matches, two points adrift of Griquas.
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Samkelo Radebe, Zivan Smith, Arnu Fourie and Oscar Pistorius set the stadium alight as they exchanged batons – in the form of an arm tap – first in each leg of the race.
“Our team remained calm before the race and we each knew what we had to do,” said Pistorius after the race.
“We came out here to break the world record and we smashed it. “It makes me proud to be a part of this team with these guys tonight.”