Young Ontlametse Kesiamang has impressed high performances coaches with his skill set and talent.
NORTHERN Cape Cricket (NCC) seems to have unearthed another gem. An Under-16 top order batsman, Ontlametse Kesiamang, has impressed coaches at the Union enough for him to be recommended to attend a national Under-17 camp at the Pretoria High Performance centre this weekend.
Incidentally, this is the second time this year that the youngster has been selected for a national camp by the provincial cricket body.
NCC Cricket services manager Shaheed Alexander said Kesiamang was nominated to attend a Talent Acceleration Programme (TAP) camp hosted by Cricket South Africa (CSA) in May.
“Kesiamang impressed the high performances coaches with his skill set and talent at the (TAP) camp,” said Alexander. “He has subsequently been identified to attend a national Under-17 camp from August 27-29 at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria,” Alexander added.
Kesiamnag, a Grade 11 pupil was identified by NCC coaches at the Kuruman KEW Hub while still at primary school. This was a while before he came over to Kimberley to complete his schooling at Northern Cape High School.
Alexander said Kesiamang had this week done a pre-trip Covid-19 assessment before he left for Gauteng and sent the youngster off with good wishes.
“We wish Ontlametse all of the best at the camp and we at Northern Cape Cricket are very proud of him,” the NCC Cricket services manager told the DFA.
“The camps are part of long term plans to develop and promote cricket in the country, and Kesiamang was but one of many who graduated from that development programme,” Alexander said.