KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union Media Release

 No: KZNCU2203

23 Oct 2021

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Written by: Dave Macleod

Coastal Women eager to hit the ground running this season

Durban – The Hollywoodbets KZN Coastal women’s side is eager to get back to playing competitive cricket again when they take part in the CSA Women’s Provincial One Day Cup in Johannesburg starting this weekend.

The KZN side is part of the top six sides in the women’s domestic game and will come up against the biggest names in women’s cricket in South Africa over the next six days.

Recently appointed head coach of the side Angelique Taai is excited to get going with such a talented and diverse group of cricketers.

“We’ve had a lot of hard work to do through lockdowns and looting but the side is looking strong and fit for the week,” Taai said.

“The diversity in the team is something that I really appreciate and we have girls from all different backgrounds representing KZN which is exciting.

“We have prepared well for this week and we know that every single game is going to be difficult but we are excited for what the week holds in store for us.”

Taai, who hails from the Border region, joined as head coach in June and has signed a three year deal as head coach of the side. Going into her first assignment as coach she’s already set goals that she wants to achieve during her tenure.

“Remaining in the top six is my goal for the first year, then I want the side to be in the top three and in my final year we want to be the best women’s domestic side in the country.

“I have told the girls this but I am hoping that we can reach those goals earlier than I’ve set them out!”

Unfortunately for the Hollywoodbets KZN Coastal Women’s team they will be without two of their big name players with Shabnim Ismail and Trisha Chetty, both ruled out due to injury.

Nondumiso Shangase, who has been a consistent performer for the Momentum Proteas, will captain the side and she will rely heavily on the experienced Chloe Tryon for advice through the five matches.

Hollywoodbets KZN Coastal Women Fixtures:
Saturday, 23 October – Hollywoodbets KZN Coastal Women v Senwes Dragons Women
Sunday, 24 October – Hollywoodbets KZN Coastal Women v Western Province
Monday, 25 October – Hollywoodbets KZN Coastal Women v Imperial Lions Women
Wednesday, 27 October – Hollywoodbets KZN Coastal Women v Northerns Women
Thursday, 28 October – Hollywoodbets KZN Coastal Women v Easterns Womens

Hollywoodbet KZN Coastal Women's squad:
Ayanda Hlubi, Luynda Nzuza, Nonhle Busane, Jade De Figueiredo, Seshnie Naidu, Sabathile Madlala, Nosihle Ngubane, Dheyanka Naidoo, Nadine Moodley, Nondumiso Shangase (captain), Nonkululeko Mlaba, Chloe Tryon, Courtney Gounden, Kiara Fisher, Selina Munsamy (Manager), Angelique Taai (head coach), Sandile Caluza (assistant coach).

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