England based Stony Stratford Cricket Club girl’s team enjoyed a fruitful tour to South Africa recently.
While the girls managed to get in some quality coaching sessions with Gary Kirsten Cricket they also ensured that their visit left a lasting impression.
Through fund raising efforts in the United Kingdom they donated a total of R57 000 to the Gary Kirsten Foundation (GKF).
“We are grateful for the contribution made by the SSCC. This will go a long way towards the foundation’s work in township schools and the development of the sport in rural communities,” GKC Director of Cricket Ryan Van Niekerk said.
Along with the coaching sessions at the Claremont Cricket Club, the SSCC also enjoyed a friendly match against the GKF’s girls team.
“It was a fun day out for the girls. Our girls are still learning about the game and so it was not much of a contest. It was a good opportunity for our players to learn,” Van Niekerk said.
“In addition the SSCC donated pads, bats and other equipment which our girls were able to take home with them. It was a great experience for all involved,” Van Niekerk concluded.