IT’S A KIND OF MAGIC! – STREET CRICKET AND SOCCER FINALS

The streets of Langa were abuzz when teams from disadvantaged communities around greater Cape Town competed for the coveted Sporting Chance Street Sports Champions’ Trophy on Friday 1st December. For the past seven weeks, hundreds of young learners from Masiphumelele, Khayelitsha and Langa have taken to the streets, to compete in matches covering two sports …

Street Cricket festival – fitting way to end the year!

While the Proteas and Three Lions went to battle in the New Years Test at the hallowed Newlands cricket ground, there’s a different type of cricket being played on the humble streets of the Langa Township just outside Cape Town. Thursday 31st December 2015, played host to the ITC Street Cricket festival, hosted on the …

Street Cred – Sporting Chance Street Cricket Final – 1 December

The streets of Nyanga were abuzz when 11 teams from disadvantaged communities throughout the Western Cape competed for the coveted Sporting Chance Street Cricket Champions’ Trophy on Wednesday 1 December. For the past five weeks more than 3000 young learners from 11 regions including Mitchell’s Plain, Manenberg, Gugulethu, Langa, Ocean View, Masipumelele, Elsies River, Khayelitsha …

STREET CRICKET GETS A BLAST WITH NATIONAL HERO HERSCHELLE GIBBS

If you are in Khayelitsha, Langa or Nyanga on Friday afternoon, then don’t only watch out for flying balls, but get ready to meet with Proteas and Cape Cobras hero, Herschelle Gibbs.   In fine form and on the back of his 102 not out against the Dolphins, Gibbs will be advising, coaching and mentoring …

STREET CRICKET WEEK 4

With Street cricket moving into week 5 the competition is certainly getting exciting. I was out in Macassar and Khayelitsha on Friday 6th November for week four of the Street Cricket League. Macassar only joined the league for the first time this year but there is certainly some great cricket talent and I give fair …

STREET CRICKET WELL ON ITS WAY !!

With summer setting in nicely Friday was the perfect Cape Town day for Street Cricket. The league which is now in its 3rd week is proving to be the highlight of the week in each community with parents, uncles, aunties, grandparents, etc, all coming out to watch these young cricket players compete for the Street …

STREET CRICKET COMPETITION HOTTING UP!

The second week of street cricket is well on its way with the respective regions competing competitively against each other and each team gauging their opposition to see who will be in their way to winning their regional titles.  I was only able to visit Masiphumelele and Ocean View and both regions were filled with …

Street Cricket action comes alive again!

The annual Sporting Chance Street Cricket league got off to a great start last Friday 16th October with the Cape Town weather playing in our favour. The league takes place on the streets of the various communities in and around Cape Town and will involve 12 regions: Khayelitsha, Kwezi, Atlantis, Nyanga, Langa, Gugulethu, Elsies River, …

TWO WEEK COUNTDOWN TO STREET CRICKET FINALS – 2008 Pinnacle Point Street Cricket League

More than three thousand seven hundred children from disadvantaged communities in the Western and Southern Cape have taken to the streets in recent weeks to compete in the 2008 Pinnacle Point Street Cricket League, in association with Disney, ABSA, the City of Cape Town, Lets Play and Good Hope fm, which kicked off on Friday …