Annual Salt Refiners Cricket Festival

The Annual junior cricket festival caters for the U11 and U13 age groups, the tournament has been hosted every year in August for past 20 years, this year will be no different. This tournament was previously also known as the Spur Week and the sponsorship was taken over by the Salt Refiners to be renamed to what we know now as the Salt Refiners Tournament. The tournament structure will be the  8x o/11 en 10x o/13 teams that will take part.

Participating Schools

  1.  Windhoek Gymnasium
  2. !Nara Primary School
  3. Walvis Bay Private High
  4. Outjo Development Team
  5. Pro-Ed Private School
  6. St George’s
  7. WAP
  8. Gobabis Gymnasium
  9. St Paul’s
  10. Walvis Bay Primary School

A message from John Heynes (Organizer) includes his well wishes for this year’s festival, adding that “the tournament should be played in good spirit to will give all the cricketers and coaches the opportunity to prepare for the upcoming school cricket leagues. We wish all the teams the best of luck over the next few days. Enjoy the festival both on and off the field.”

Another message by Andre Snyman Managing Director- Walvis Bay Salt Refiners, stating that “This year we are celebrating 101 years of cricket in Namibia, and as such this 21th consecutive junior cricket tournament at the coast will be a special event. We are privileged to confirm that the well-known South African batsman Henry Davids will officiate at this year’s event.This tournament remains an unique opportunity for every young cricket player. Many players who participated in this tournament in passed years progressed through the ranks and later represented Namibia even at senior national level.”

The tournament is anticipated to be jam packed with cricketing fun for all to enjoy. Organisers believe that all players, coaches, managers and supporters will enjoy this year’s event and that long – lasting memories will be created; new friendship will be formed and old ones continued on and off the field of play. “Very important is the promoting a positive cricket etiquette and spirit of the game.”

 

PROGRAM

Sunday, 20 August

17h00 to 18h00           Managers & coaches meeting at Sparta Club House & Fixture DRAW

DAY 1                          Monday 21 August   

8h00                            Teams arrivals at Sparta Club / Sport Ground

8h00 to 8h20               Opening ceremony of the 2017 Walvis Bay Salt Refiners Junior Cricket Festival

8h20 to 9h00               Introducing Team Captains and Teams & Team Photos

9h15                            Teams leave for respective playing venue

9h30 to 12h30             U11 & U13 T20 Morning Fixtures Group A

12h30                          Captain toss & team lists submitted to umpires and scorers

13h30                          U11 & U13 T20 Afternoon Fixtures Group B

16h30                          Score cards to be handed in at Sparta Club

DAY 2                          Tuesday 22 August

8h00                            Teams must be at the playing venues

8h30                            Captain toss & team lists submitted to umpires and scorers

9h00 to 12h00             U11 & U13 T20 Morning Fixtures Group A

12h20                          Teams must be at the playing venues

12h30                          Captain toss & team lists submitted to umpires and scorers

13h00                          U11 & U13 T20 Afternoon Fixtures Group B

16h00                          Score cards to be handed in at Sparta Club

Day 3                           Wednesday, 23 August

8h00                            Teams must be at the playing venues

8h30                            Captain toss & team lists submitted to umpires and scorers

9h00 to 12h00             U11 & U13 T20 Morning Fixtures Group A

12h20                          Teams must be at the playing venues

12h30                          Captain toss & team lists submitted to umpires and scorers

13h00                          U11 & U13 T20 Afternoon Fixtures Group B

16h00                          Score cards to be handed in at Sparta Club

Day 4                           Thursday, 24 August

8h00                            Teams must be at the playing venues

8h30                            Captain toss & team lists submitted to umpires and scorers

9h00 to 12h00             U11 Semi-Finals & U13 T 20 Morning Fixtures Group A

12h20                          Teams must be at the playing venues

12h40                          Captain toss & team lists submitted to umpires and scorers

13h00 to 16h00           U11 Play-Off’s & U13 T20 Afternoon Fixtures Group B

16h00                          Score cards to be handed in at Sparta Club

18h00                          Price Giving Ceremony (Walvis Bay Primary School Hall)

Day 5                           Friday, 25 August

7h30                             Captain toss & team lists submitted to umpires and scorers

8h00                            U11 Finals & U13 T 20 Morning Fixtures Group A

12h00 to 15h00          U11 Play-Off’s & U13 T20 Afternoon Fixtures Group B

Teams depart for home

For more information contact:

CJCF Main Organizer :   John Heynes

Cell: –               +264 811 22 8390

E-mail: –          operations@cricketnamibia.com

 

 

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