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Successful Under 16 Hubs tournament comes to an exciting close
Durban - The 2023 edition of the KZNCU, Sunfoil, KZNDSAC U16 Hubs
Tournament came to an exciting conclusion at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead
Stadium over the weekend with the KZN Scholarship Invitational team
winning the final.
Seven teams representing the ten Dolphins hubs took part in the
competition with the INK/Ilembe U16 team finishing the league phase at top
of the log ahead of the KZN Scholarship Invitational U16 team.
There were outstanding performances across the board, and it was INK/Ilembe's
Asanda Guma who finished as the Bowler of the Tournament taking 14 wickets
while Resevoir Hill Hub's Josh Ramlugum ended as the Batter of the
Tournament with 153 runs at an average of 38.25 with a top score of 81.
Naseem Hanif, who played for the Chatsworth/Umlazi U16 side, picked up the
Player of the Tournament award as he finished as the only player to score
a hundred, making 105 off just 57 balls.
"As one of the pioneering unions of the Hub system, we are delighted to
see the conclusion of another successful edition of the KZNCU, Sunfoil,
KZNDSAC U16 Hubs Tournament," President of KZN Cricket Yunus Bobat said.
"We say it often but this is where talent is unearthed across the greater
KZN area and we are proud that we could play a part in giving these
players a platform to showcase their skills and succeed."
For CEO of KZN Cricket Heinrich Strydom, a tournament like this isn't
possible without several supporting partners.
"There are a number of important role players when it comes to hosting a
tournament like this and we want to thank Sunfoil and KZN Department of
Sport, Arts and Culture for their support of an event like this and to
Northwood High School and Durban North College for being brilliant hosts,"
"Tournaments like these are crucial for us at KZN Cricket as they continue
to help strengthen the pipeline of players coming through and the success
stories that follow these tournaments are a testament to their importance
As crucial partners in these tournaments Sunfoil and the KZN Department of
Sport, Arts and Culture (KZNDSAC) see the importance and the value that
"It was great to see the players bring their best efforts to produce
exciting matches throughout the weekend. On behalf of Sunfoil,
congratulations to all players who participated to the Ink/Ilembe Hub who
won the league phase and the KZN Scholarship Team who won the final," said
Operations Executive of Sunfoil, Mr Mohamed Ishfaaq Moosa.
"Sunfoil has been invested in the KZNCU Hub programme for many years, it
is encouraging to see the young talent that was on display this weekend as
it shows the continuous growth of the programme."
"We are committed to helping KZN Cricket unearth the next generation of
professional cricketers in KwaZulu-Natal and to create an active
community," KZNDSAC's Chief Director, Mr Vijay Balram said.
"These Hub tournaments continue to provide an important platform for these
young players to succeed and the doors of opportunity that these
tournaments open can be life changing.
"The KZN Department of Sport, Arts and Culture are excited to be involved
and our relationship with the KZN Cricket Union continues to grow from
strength to strength."
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It was the KZN Scholarship
Invitational team that won the final of the 2023 edition of the KZNCU,
Sunfoil, KZNDSAC U16 Hubs Tournament at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium
After winning the group phase
of the tournament, the INK/Ilembe Under 16 Hub couldn't replicate that
form in the final losing to the KZN Scholarship Invitational team at the
2023 edition of the KZNCU, Sunfoil, KZNDSAC U16 Hubs Tournament at
Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium recently.
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