Uncategorized - 10/20/2017
The Annual Trinityhouse U14 Cricket Festival took place from 21 September to 24 September. The Festival is in its 9th year and continued to attract the biggest cricketing schools in Gauteng. St. Stithian’s, K.E.S., St. John’s, Jeppe, St. Benedict’s, Noordheuwel and Cornwall Hill all arrived at Trinityhouse to participate in the festival with the hosts. The format of the festival consisted of a T20 match on Thursday and Friday, a Time match on Saturday and a 40 Over match on Sunday. The U14 festival is one-of-a-kind in the Gauteng region as it not only attracts the biggest schools but it also offers the opportunity for the U14 sides to play. The players have an opportunity to learn more about cricket and improve their own abilities, whilst getting much needed pre-season preparation under their belt. It is easy to get excited about the potential talent pool that Gauteng and South Africa will be able to dip into when watching the teams on display, and undoubtedly with continued development and management, the full potential of many of these players could be unearthed. Highlights of the festival included many dominant displays by Jeppe including scoring a massive 273 in the first T20; the continuing cricketing rivalry between St. Stithian’s and K.E.S. going down to the wire with a narrow Saints victory; and the friendships that developed between all players from every school. Cricket is very much alive in South Africa, and we have plenty to be excited about for the future!