The blind cricket national tournament held at Somerset West, Cape Town in scorching heat revealed some interesting new young talented South African cricket players.
South Africa’s blind cricket national team will now be strengthened by the inclusion of the new talent. Our blind youth are capable sport persons and this tournament showed how people can rise above the odds against them.
“BCSA is proud to be part of the development of young blind people to achieve highest allocades” says Philip Bam, tournament Director and Executive Member of BCSA.
Northern Gauteng gained top position on the log, with KZN being runners up. In third place was Boland followed by Western province in fourth with Central being 5th and Free State last on the log.
Desigan Pillay of KZN was crowned batsman of the tournament with 379 runs on the board. He also went home with the player of the tournament trophy having taken 8 wickets as well.
The best Bowler was Simon Nama from Free State having taken 11 wickets during the tournament.
Blind Cricket is on a firm wicket and needs support from the general public and the provincial cricket structures.