Proteas women share cricket skills with mini-cricket girls
Posted by: Cricket South Africa on Tuesday, 22 October 2013

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The Momentum Proteas women took time off from training for their inbound tour against Sri Lanka to hold a coaching clinic with young girls who play KFC Mini-Cricket at the Ikageng Cricket Club in Mohadin, Potchefstroom on Tuesday. The team had group sessions with the area’s most promising players and gave them tips on how to be better cricketers.

Suné Luus is a product of the mini-cricket programme and was excited to impart the knowledge she has gained to the young minds that were present.

“It was such an awesome experience to be able to teach young girls the same skills that were taught to me when I was their age and playing mini-cricket,” she said. “We had a lot of fun and we saw a lot of girls with great potential. Apart from the skills session, it was really nice to chat to the girls and to stress how important it is for them to continue with the game even after primary school and high school. I hope we will get to see them play for the senior team someday.”

Luus is the youngest member of the national team. At just 17, she is promising to be one of the country’s best leg spinners.

Tommy Phiri, KFC Mini-Cricket co-ordinator for the North West region was delighted to have his players interact with the team.

“It is an inspiration for the young girls to see how far they can go if they persevere and work hard,” he commented. “I hope that being exposed to the national team like this will be the motivation that they need to pursue with the game further. It was such a privilege to be able to have the ladies come through and show our players the ropes, we haven’t seen them having so much fun in a long time.”

 

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