Potchefstroom Central School's cricket has certainly grown over the last few years. The school currently boasts with four hard-ball cricket teams (one per age group) in senior primary.The school also has many mini-cricket teams which consist of Grade 1's right through to Grade 3.
Central has over the last few years, benefited from the experienced coaching staff with recent cricket professionals and ex- provincial first class cricketers putting the boys and girls through their paces. Our coaches often attend coaching forums and courses to stay updated on the latest news and coaching techniques.
The facilities match those of top standard: our mainfield has a turf wicket. Fivepractice nets are also available for use during practices and integrated days. Central has also on many occasions had access to SenWesCricket Stadium, home of the North West Dragons.
The School's 1stmini-cricket team emerged as the winners of the Motara trophy in 2011.We believe in laying a strong foundation and to develop a love for this gentlemen's game at a young age, as our current numbers show: 70 enthusiastic mini-cricketers attending our mini-cricket coaching program at Central!In 2011 our u/10 team went as far as the semi-finals. We are very proud of our boys who represent North West in various age-groups. In 2010 we had 9 North West players and in 2011 we had 6.
TokeloMosala is just one of our success stories! She was the first girl to play in our first cricket team in 2010. She recently represented the NW Senior women's cricket team and took her first fiver against Free State. We are very proud of her. Many of our ex-cricketers represent their current high schools at Provincial level as well.
Many of our boys were selected for the Potch teams in 2011 and followed this up by being selected for the various NW teams.
Central School participates inthe Potchefstroom Primary School's league. The cricket boys and girls also enjoy the opportunity of playing schools from around the province.
Central cricketers actively participate in cricketing events taking place at North West Cricket, e.g. the school's bash (pro 20), as well as girls' coaching clinics presented by SA women's cricket team and also England women's cricket teams. Our cricketers listened to various international cricketers who spoke at Central as inspiration(Garnett Kruger, CharlLangeveldt, Craig Alexander and even Hansie Cronje were some of the guest speakers).Ourcricketersalso get the opportunity to meet and to be coached by some of our provincial cricketers.We at Central School strive to uphold and promote the positive values associated with the spirit of cricket!
We are proud to say that at Central school we don't like cricket, we LOVE it!
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