The Sunfoil Development programme in KwaZulu-Natal is one of KZNCU’s primary success stories with the KZN Sunfoil Township Tournament providing the platform for the programme’s young stars to showcase their talents annually.
The 2014/15 season saw the development programme saw 55 township teams participate in the Durban & District Cricket Union league with season highlights including Umlazi winning the league in the junior phase U/13 South stream, Ink 2 KwaMashu and KwaDabeka tying for first place in the U15 North stream and the U13 elite boys winning the Sunfoil U13 Gauteng Township Night Tournament.
Six boys and five girls were also chosen to represent KZN teams, two township girls received national selections while Nduduzo Mfoza went on to be selected for the Coca-Cola South Africa U19 squad to host Bangladesh U19 in a seven match Youth ODI series in Durban and Pietermaritzburg in July 2015.
KZN Sunfoil Township Tournament
2015 sees the 8th staging of the KZN Sunfoil Township Tournament with this year’s Under-15 and Under-19 competition once again taking place at Hilton College near Pietermaritzburg.
KwaZulu-Natal is ably represented by teams from Umlazi, Lindelani, KwaMashu, KwaDabeka, Folweni and Lamontville while the tournament also plays host to teams from Gauteng, Western Province, Border, Griquas, Northerns and Free State.
The tournament’s final day of play culminates annually in a KwaZulu-Natal team taking on a Visiting Teams XI in both the Under-15 and Under-19 age groups while over 70 youngsters from KZN are also selected to be a part of the Sunfoil Elite Squad that receives additional training during the third and fourth term and who participate in fixtures against the region’s traditional cricket schools.
2015 Tournament News:
KZN’s youngsters fully equipped for Sunfoil Township Tournament
Cricketers to show off their talent at KZN Sunfoil Township Tournament
KwaMashu & Western Province dominate Sunfoil Township Tournament day 1 & 2
Another successful KZN Sunfoil Township Tournament draws to a close
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