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The Tuks Cricket Club was started in 1919 as a men’s cricket club and the club broadened its horizons in 1996 by starting a women’s cricket team. TuksCricket is not only a cricket club, in 2008, Rob Walter – currently the Unlimited Titans Head Coach – started the TuksCricket Academy which consists of a junior and senior academy.
TuksCricket has won the NCU women’s league 11 times since the 1996/97 season; the NCU SuperSport Club of Excellence 10 times since the 1998/99 season; the NCU Premier League 11 times since the 1997/98 season, the NCU Knock Out 7 times since the 2001/02 season: the National Cricket Club Championships winners in 2003, 2012 and 2013 as well as USSA in the 2011/2012 and 2013/2014 season.
In the 2012/2013 season, TuksCricket won 12 trophies. They are the current holders of the NCU Knock Out Competition, the NCU T20 Club Competition, NCU Premier League and the Momentum Club Champs trophies. The Club also won the NCU reserve league for the second year in a row and Tuks 5, 7 and 8 won their respective leagues. The Assupol Tuks Ladies team also won their NCU Premier League and NCU T20 League.
Assupol TuksCricket is currently ranked as the number 1 club team in the country.
Assupol TuksCricket Go Through to the Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals
The second match of the Red Bull Campus Cricket finals took place this morning. Assupol Tuks won the toss and chose to bowl. Tuks were off to a great start taking early wickets and left Maties on 28/4 after 4 overs. Vincent Moore (4-0-16-2), Theunis de Bruyn (4-0-30-2) and Corbin Bosch (3.5-0-15-2) each took 2 wickets for Tuks. L le Roux, 32, top scored for Maties. Tuks managed to bowl Maties out in the final over for 106.
Assupol Tuks were also off to a flying start in their innings and scored 50 in the 8th over. Aiden Markram, 57, and Theunis de Bruyn, 36, scored most of the runs for Tuks. Three wickets fell for Tuks between the 14th and 15th overs but Tuks managed to secure the win in the 16th over. Aiden Markram was again named the Man of the Match.
As winners of the Red Bull Campus Cricket SA Finals Assupol Tuks will now go through to the Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals. This will take place from 21 - 26 July in England where Tuks will be representing South Africa in this tournament and will be playing from teams who will represent Australia, India, England and Pakistan.
On Saturday 29 March, Assupol Tuks 1 played against CBCOB in the NCU Knock Out Finals at TUT Oval.Tuks won the toss and elected to field. CBC socred 178 runs in their 50 overs but Tuks managed to bowl them all out, with the last wicket falling on the last ball of the over. T Scheepers top scored for CBC with 39 before he was bowled out by Aiden Markram. The top bowlers for Tuks were Sean Nowak: 10-1-28-3, Craig Letcher: 6-0-28-2 and Corbin Bosch: 10-1-28-2.
In reply Tuks reached their target of 179 in 42.1 overs. Gerry Pike, 66, top scored for TuksCricket and Craig Letcher, 34, and Heinrich Klaasen, 30, scored most of the other runs. H Coetzee was the top bowler for CBC with bowling figures of 10-0-25-4.
After the match TuksCricket head coach, Pierre de Bruyn, said "Winning the NCU Knock Out Competition for five years in a row is an outstanding achievement. We set ourselves very high standards and goals from the start. All the credit must go to the player for their hard work and sacrifices. The match was dedicated to Tuks 1 player, Regardt Verster, who was in a car accident last week and who is still recovering in ICU from the injuries. We wish him all the best with his recovery."
TuksCricket Senior Academy player, Bredell Wessels, has been selected to play for the Namibian National side this coming weekend. Namibia will be playing against the North West Amateur Side in Potchefstroom this weekend. We wish him all the best.
On 13 March Cricket South Africa launched their Centre of Excellence, situated on the University of Pretoria's Sports' Campus. The Centre of Excellence is part of CSA's vision to host the best cricket development programme in the world. The CEO of CSA Haroon Lorgat said “The CoE will spearhead excellence and transformation by always being at the forefront of the development of the game. To invest in our players and structures is not negotiable."
This building will support the University of Pretoria's contribution and commitment towards the nation's sport success both locally and internationally.
The building will be used by both CSA and TuksCricket. CSA will use this building for all the teams and players that they host at the University's High Performance Centre. TuksCricket will benefit with the Centre by being able to use this facility as part of their training for their Elite Squad and Senior & Junior Cricket Academies.
TuksCricket players Aiden Markram and Corbin Bosch were both part of the South African u19 team who beat Pakistan by 6 wickets in the ICC U19 World Cup Final to become the first ever South African team to win an ICC World Cup. South Africa bowled first after losing the toss. Corbin Bosch was the top of the SA bowlers in the final with bowling figures of 4/15.
Aiden captained the SA team throughout the tournament and led the team to victory in the final when he top-scored for South Africa with 66*.
Corbin was named Man of the Match in the World Cup Final and Aiden was named Player of the Tournament.
Congratulations to the SA u19 team on their victory and also, to Aiden and Corbin, TuksCricket are proud of your achievements and wish you all the best.
The first Red Bull Campus Cricket Finals in South Africa started on 8 April at the TuksCricket Oval after much anticipation. Two of the country’s most formidable university crickets sides, Assupol TuksCricket and Steinhoff Maties are playing against each other in this tournament in three T20 matches.
23 April - Assupol TuksCricket vs Kempton Park C.C. at the TUT Oval
24 April - Assupol TuksCricket vs Cape Town C.C. at Sinovich Park
25 April - Assupol TuksCricket vs United C.C. at Sinovich Park
26 April - Assupol TuksCricket vs the University of Stellenbosch at Irene Villagers
27 April - Assupol TuksCricket vs NMMU (SWD) at the TUT Oval
Assupol TuksCricket Schools Challenge
TuksCricket is hosting a Schools Cricket Challenge in July 2014. The aim of this clinic is to prepare your school team for the cricket season ahead. The passionate and professional coaching staff and bursary players at TuksCricket will ensure that the coaching covers all aspects needed to give you that extra edge.
u/14 & u/15 Clinic (3 Days)
u/16 & u/18 Clinic (3 Days)
30 June – 2 July
2 July – 4 July
· To expose all players and teams to the techniques and tactics currently in use by top level teams.
· To emphasize fundamental skills such as specialist bowling, batting and fielding, giving the players the necessary foundation and specialist techniques for long term growth.
· To give the players the opportunity and to receive guidance while practicing drills and competitive game situations.
· To expose teams to new tactics, set pieces and specialist skills.
Please contact the TuksCricket Office on 012 420 6151 for more information