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Pro20 match kicks off intervarsity

By Anton Roux

Posted on 03 March 2009

Tuks captain Francois Le Clus.
Tuks captain Francois Le Clus.

Tuks’ annual Pro20 match against UJ takes place on Wednesday (4 March) on the UJ Oval.

The concept was started two years ago, and as the series stands, the two teams are locked on one win each.

Last year Tuks took a bit of a thumping but under new coach Rob Walter, the Tuks students have won a third consecutive USSA Tournament.

A lot of the players involved in that tournament are still available for the team and thus should do pretty well.

One new addition though is young Graeme van Buuren, who recently made the SA u/19 side under Ray Jennings.

Graeme is an exciting young opening batsman who is studying Sport Science this year as well as attending the TuksCricket Academy. Together with his slow left arm spinners and excellent athletic abilities in the field, he is set to be a huge prospect for the future.

UJ too have a strong side, and it still remains to be seen if they decide to add in their provincial players for the fixture.

The Assupol Tuks XI will be led by Francois le Clus who has had an awesome season up to date with the bat. An attacking left handed opening batsman who no doubt likes to lead from the front and is a player who guarantees fireworks at the start of the innings when he gets going.

Another name worth mentioning is that of Kyle Jarvis, a real speedster with raw pace and aggression. Kyle could very well be the surprise package of the game and for seasons to come. He too currently studies Sport Science and just recently joined the Academy to further his cricketing skills.

The game is scheduled to start at 14h00 and is the first clash of the whole intervarsity against UJ. Let’s hope the boys from Tuks can set the trend for results to come for all our other teams competing over the weekend.



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