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KZN Cricket excels at CSA Awards
Durban - The KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union was rewarded for its tireless
work over the past season recently when players and administrators were
acknowledged with seven awards at the Cricket South Africa Awards
ceremony in Johannesburg over the weekend.
The glitzy day of awards started on Saturday morning with the CSA
Domestic Awards where the KZN Cricket Union was in the running for a
number of awards including Provincial Coach of the Year, where both KZN
Inland's Shane Burger and KZN Coastals' Roger Telemachus were nominated,
as well as the Hub of the Year and Coca-Cola Schools T20 Cricketer of
In the end KZN Cricket walked away with three awards, Shane Burger
scooped Semi-Professional Coach of the Year, while KZN Cricket received
Hub Programme of the Year, best Youth Programme of the Year and finally
KZN Cricket on the whole received the award for most improved affiliate
where they jumped a remarkable eight places to third.
"For me the aim when I started was to win the most improved union award
and that is what we have done," CEO Heinrich Strydom said, reflecting on
his first year in his new position at the helm at the Durban franchise.
"To win that award was incredible for all of us at the Union and it goes
to show that things off the field are going well in KZN."
KZN Cricket then went on to win another two awards at the CSA Awards on
the Saturday evening with Sarel Erwee winning Africa T20 Cup Player of
the Tournament and Chloe Tryon taking home the Momentum Women's T20
Player of the Year award.
"What is also hugely encouraging is the variety of awards that players
and administrators won," Strydom added.
"From a woman's player, to a coach, to James Ritchie winning the Schools
T20 Player of the Year as well as the administrators awards - it was a
"To win awards for our hub programme as well as our youth development
programme just shows how much we are doing for the game at the lower
"This development of young players is a great feeder for our
Hollywoodbets Dolphins as well as the Proteas."
The other KZN Cricket nominations included KZN Coastals' coach Roger
Telemachus in the Semi-Professional Coach of the Year category,
Hollywoodbets Dolphins coach Grant Morgan was nominated in the Franchise
Coach of the Year category, Jomo Mbili was a nominee in the RPC and Hub
Coach of the Year category and KZN Inland spinner Nduduzo Mfoza was in
the line up for Africa T20 Cup Player of the Tournament.
Included in the list of nominees was Proteas and Dolphins spinner Keshav
Maharaj who was nominated for the RAM Delivery of the Year.
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Sarel Erwee was honoured with the award for the Africa T20 Cup Player of
the Tournament at the recent CSA Awards, while KZN Cricket and its
players notched up six other awards at the various ceremonies in
Johannesburg on Saturday.
KZN Cricket Union
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