Street cricket took centre stage when schools from all around Chatsworth competed in the inaugural street cricket league introduced by Sporting Chance in association with KZN Cricket and the Chatsworth RPC, recently.
Sporting Chance is non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, which rolls out events such as street cricket with the aim to increase participation and at the same time, get kids active.
The club’s Darryll Govender said the street cricket league comprises of a modified game of cricket that is fun, fast and action-packed.
Teams are made up of six players, four boys under nine and two girls under 11.
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Each game is played over eight overs and includes rules such as hit and run and one hand, one bounce which adds to the fun for kids and spectators.
Twenty teams are taking part in this year’s street cricket league to see who will be crowned Chatsworth’s first street cricket league champions.
The league is also taking place in three other regions around Durban with the winners and runners-up from each region going on to compete for the provincial street cricket championship to be held at Kingsmead Cricket Stadium.
The first week of games proved really exciting with teams competing in very close and thrilling matches.
The street cricket league takes a break for exams and will resume with three days of fun-filled street cricket to decide the Chatsworth winners and runners-up who will represent at the provincial finals.
For more information, contact Darryll Govender on 076-544-8909 or Mark Joseph on 079-318-8957.