“We are just looking for consistency with both bat and ball”
The Northern Cape Cricket (NCC) team have thus far not been doing too badly in the CSA Provincial competitions this season and the team will be pretty confident when they visit North West in Potchefstroom this weekend.
NCC start their Three-Day Cup match today and follow that up with the One-Day Challenge match on Sunday. The Kimberley team have lost one, won one and drew their last match in Kimberley against Northerns in the three-day competition.
However, in the one-day competition, NCC have a full-house of points after good wins in all three fixtures and they top the Pool B log with 13 points.
Most of NCC’s players have been performing quite well in the three-day matches both with bat and ball, and as for those players that don’t seem to be up to the mark it’s a no-brainer that effort will be required from them especially in the three-day competition.
Meanwhile, in the one-dayers, Jacques Snyman has been performing outrageously well with bat and ball, with two great hundreds to his name, while some of the other batsmen seem to be struggling in this format.
Beyers Swanepoel has been the pick of the NCC bowlers in both the red- and white-ball formats of the game taking a cache of wickets in the three fixtures played, while teammate Luvuyo Adam is not far behind.
NCC coach JP Triegaardt spoke to the DFA yesterday and kept it simple: “We are just looking for consistency with both bat and ball,” he said.
NORTHERN CAPE CRICKET Team:
Ernest Kemm, Beyers Swanepoel, Jacques Snyman, Aubrey Swanepoel (captain), Desmond de Koker, Garnett Tarr (wicket-keeper), Patrick Kruger, Grant Mokoena, Obus Pienaar, Luvuyo Adam, Kagisho Mohale, Avumile Mnci. Management: JP Triegaardt (coach), Deon Carolus (assistant coach).