CSA Announce Girls’ U19 T20 National Championship

The ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup legacy has opened up more opportunities for female cricketers to participate in the sport, with Cricket South Africa (CSA) announcing the inaugural CSA Girls’ U19 T20 National Championships to be held from 24 – 25 February 2023 in Stellenbosch.

Six teams from around the country will compete in the Championships after a six-week long national competition made up of regional school tournaments across all 16 CSA affiliates.

Provincial champions battled it out against the regional counterparts to secure a spot in the CSA Girl’s U19 T20 National Championships.

Kuruman Hub was victorious in the Northern Cape and Free State region and Victoria Hub of Western Province went through against Garden Route Badgers and Boland Cricket winners.

Jeppe School for Girls from Lions Cricket claimed victory against their North West counterparts, Umtapo High School from KwaZulu-Natal Coastal triumphant against KZN Inland whilst Benoni High from Easterns Cricket triumphed against Titans, Mpumalanga, and Limpopo Cricket winners.

Nomandi JSS of Kei Cricket made it to the championships against Border and Eastern Province Cricket.

All matches will take place at the University of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape.

The teams will also have an opportunity to take inspiration from their role models when they attend the final of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup at Newlands Cricket Ground on Sunday, 26 February 2023.

Local Organising Committee (LOC) Legacy Projects lead, Johan Weyers, said; “2023 has marked an important milestone in the country when it comes to raising the profile of women’s cricket.

“In the first two months of the year, we have successfully hosted the inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup and the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, respectively.

“It was important for the organisation to bring in young female cricketers across the country to be part of the legacy of the two events,” Weyers continued.

“The events have allowed us to dig deep into our women’s development pipeline in a bid to increase the pool of female cricketers to sustain a healthy pipeline for our women’s team.

“We hope the competition can thrive and help us in our journey to build future stars of the women’s game,” concluded Weyers.

Below are the six teams that qualified for the CSA Girls’ U19 T20 National Championships:

Kuruman Hub, Northern Cape: Seikaneng Boitumelo, Makatong Nombuso, Ntsayagae Mathapelo, Gabobonwe Remoneilwe, Itumeleng Omolemo, Mosabale Onolo, Leboko Loago, Motlhanke Rethabile, Metlhe Tlotlego, Vala Katlego, Morapedi Tshepiso, Monnapule Tlotlang.

Victoria Hub, Western Province: Titus Zaurah, Titus Ashline,  Titus Andrea, Benjamin Nuhaa, Esau Rifqah, Jacobs Zandre, Petersen Shabiera, Williams Sakeenah, Hanekom Hannah, May Keisha, Ebrahim Zeenat, Van Willingh Shannon.

Jeppe School for Girls, Lions Cricket: Idana Precious, Cowling Fay, Smith Sharne, Burne Jodie, Burne Tana, Sethako Rofhiwa, van Rooyen Kaylee, de Longchamps-Boulle Morgyn, Ndibi Sinazo, Lawrence Fallyn, Kammerman Robyn, Cook Danielle.

Umtapo High School-KZN Coastal: Yaka Sbongakonke, Mkhalipi Entle, Hlongwane Nombulelo, Ndlovu Aphiwe, Cele Nombuso, Kawu Esihle, Mkhaliphi Noliyolo, MncwabeNozibusiso, Ntombela Zukiswa, Ntombela Londeka, Xulu Ziyanda, Busani Nobuhle.  

Benoni High, Easterns: Edwards Micaela, Mathebula Ntsako, Lukhele Gabisile, Bentley Leeyandre, Nene Phiwokuhle, Kaltwasser Kirsten, Hartman Tamzyn, Mc Donald Tayla, Williams Tenique, Maphahlele Katlego, Mokonyane Masego, Silinga Kungawo.

Nomandi JSS, Kei: Mabhoza Asavela, Majambe Cumane, Qhawe Tenjwa, Kheto Sikho, Mqabashe Yamkela, Nontokozo Mchiza, Zinyosi Papama, Mditshwa Enkosi, Gegesi, Thembakazi, Njani Olwethu, Silo Siviwe, Rutsha Sisonke.

 

CSA Girls’ U19 T20 National Championships Fixtures:

24 Feb 23
10h00:

Jeppe School for Girls vs Umtapo High – Maties Oval
Victoria Hub vs Kuruman Hub – Tassies
Nomandi JSS vs Benoni High – Maties C

14h30:

Nomandi JSS vs Jeppe School for Girls – Tassies
Benoni High vs Victoria Hub – Maties Oval
Umtapo High vs Kuruman Hub – Maties C

25 Feb 23

10h00:

Victoria Hub vs Nomandi JSS – Maties C
Jeppe School for Girls vs Kuruman Hub – Maties Oval

14h30:

1 vs 2 – Maties Oval
3 vs 4 – Tassies
5 vs 6 – Maties C

 

Issued on behalf of CSA 

With editing by gsport

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