Youngsters Shine at Cricket Festival

by | Nov 26, 2007

Leigh Bangie of Bosmont Primary demonstrates the proper grip on a cricket bat at the Bakers Mini-Cricket regional festival, in Johannesburg on Saturday, 25 November, 2007.

Leigh Bangie of Bosmont Primary demonstrates the proper grip on a cricket bat at the Bakers Mini-Cricket regional festival, in Johannesburg on Saturday, 25 November, 2007.

Many young girls formed part of the 2000 young cricketers to take part in the annual Bakers Mini Cricket regional festival on Saturday 24 November 2007, at St. David’s Marist Bros, Inanda hosted by the Gauteng Cricket Board.

Even with the rain, the children managed to play two matches, and after the games, the children were treated to entertainment provided by some of the best loved Bakers characters, and some delicious Bakers biscuits. 

Timbali Dlamini is a model of fast-bowling concentration, at the point of delivery.

Timbali Dlamini is a model of fast-bowling concentration, at the point of delivery.

The festivals are aimed at giving the children an opportunity to compete as well as allowing them to showcase the skills they have learnt in the Bakers Mini Cricket programme.  

 
The Bakers Mini Cricket Programme aims to give all South African children a ‘sporting chance’ by introducing the game of cricket, at grass roots level, to girls and boys of all races and cultures, and from all walks of life.

For most children, the programme is their first opportunity and exposure to the game, and gives them a chance to try their hand at batting, bowling and fielding.

The Bakers Mini Cricket sponsorship has been running for 25 years, and has given rise to some of our South Africa’s most talented cricketers.

Claire Terblanche (prolific WP and Proteas cricketer) started out playing Bakers Mini-Cricket when she was only nine years old, and Johmari Logtenberg (captain – KZN, and Proteas vice-captain) started at age 7, not to mention the new Proteas batswoman Mignon du Preez (Northerns). 

Share this article:

About the Author:

<a href="https://gsport.co.za/members/gsport_newsroom/" target="_self">gsport Newsroom</a>

gsport Newsroom

Launched in 2006, gsport exists to enhance the commercial prospects of our women athletes, and other women in sport, by telling the inspiring story of SA women in sport. Thank you for your contribution!

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Recent Posts

Recent Comments

Categories

Related Posts

Cricket Calls Top Players to Camp in Potch
Cricket Calls Top Players to Camp in Potch

The Cricket South Africa (CSA) national women’s camp is underway at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom. Physical conditioning and a lot of cricket are on the cards for the Momentum Proteas at the...