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Knights must make the most of this one

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“One of our locally contracted cricketers, Jacques Snyman, who is presently in great form is in the squad and we wish him good luck, as well”

With the VKB Knights languishing at the bottom of the log with only two points to show from when their rained-out fixture against the Warriors at Buffalo Park last week was declared a no-result, tomorrow’s match against the WSB Cape Cobras is one where they have to put up their hands individually and as a team.

Tomorrow’s Momentum One-Day Cup 50-over will be contested at the Diamond Oval starting at 1.30pm. There is a slight probability of rain in the region, with the possibility that the Knights could pick up a few more ‘wet’ points.

However, the Knights will really want to record a decisive win against their opponents to move away from the basement position.

They will need to put in a titanic effort to do this as they certainly have the skills, both with bat and ball, to put one over the Cobras who are just above them on the log.

Eugene Jacobs, CEO of Northern Cape Cricket spoke to the DFA yesterday, saying that the high-quality games were good for Kimberley.

“The Momentum Cup comes to town this weekend when the VKB Knights take on the Cape Cobras at the Oval,” Jacobs said. “It is good to have cricket of this high calibre at our venue, as we look forward to hosting the Knights again.

This game follows on the heels of the ICC Under-19 World Cup that we hosted recently, and we would like to appeal to the cricket-loving fans to come out and support the Momentum One Day game with us.

Please bring your families and friends along to a very safe environment for everyone,” Jacobs added.

Jacobs went on further to say that an opportunity like this is one that especially young cricket fans could not afford to miss,

“The quality of cricketers from both teams on display, will be of the highest quality and it is good for any aspiring cricketers, boys and girls, to come and watch their heros play this game,” he said.

Meanwhile, NCC Cricket Services Manager, Shaheed Alexander expressed the hope that the Diamond Oval would provide a platform for the Knights to turn their season around.

“The VKB Knights haven’t had a good start to their campaign losing two of their matches, then recording a no-result as well. We hope that the Diamond Oval will be a good hunting ground for them.

“I also urge the people of Kimberley to come out in their droves to support the VKB Knights as day/night games always have a great family atmosphere. I wish the VKB Knights team all of the best for their upcoming game and we look forward to an exciting brand of cricket to be played.

“One of our locally contracted cricketers, Jacques Snyman, who is presently in great form is in the squad and we wish him good luck, as well,” Alexander added.

Meanwhile, elsewhere on the local front, no matches in the Senior Rural Cricket Week took place yesterday due to wet pitches.