Ethan Perry, a learner from Maragon Primary School in Ruimsig, has been selected for the U/13 Gauteng cricket team.
The trial process started with 300 boys, which were reduced to 140 players and later to 96 players. After intense matches that were played over a four-day period, only 56 players made the final cut. These players had the opportunity to participate in net practices, undergo fitness tests, and do activities and perform trials in which their skills were thoroughly tested.
At the end of the four-day period, 40 players were identified to make up the three teams that will be representing Gauteng’s U/13 team. Ethan was one of these players, and will be representing his province during a tournament that will take place in Pretoria in December.
“It has been an amazing experience over the past couple of months and it feels good when hard work pays off.
The whole experience allowed me to develop my skills and it’s an honour to represent my province and school in the sport I love,” said Ethan, with a huge smile.
The school’s sport coordinator, Kelvin Bekker said, “I have walked a long road with Ethan, and am extremely proud of his achievement. His hard work, dedication, love of the game and down to earth personality is an asset to any team he plays for. He is a talented player and the cricketing world should expect a phenomenal young player in its ranks in the years to come.”
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