Botshabelo cricket has a rich history of producing raw talent in spite of unprivileged facilities and disadvantaged areas to play the sport. The Botshabelo Cricket Club has been part of the community for 12 years, catering for age groups 11 to 19 years of age.
The mission is to transform the cricket club into a formidable team, which will be able to compete on big occasions to reinstall the winning mentality and the culture of excellence, forming and promoting public participation from the Botshabelo community.
The target of the team is to adapt as much as possible and compete for the league honours. In order for this team to be the best and promote participation, equipment is needed to cater for almost 75 players.
Esmerelda Henney, who is currently helping to get donations and sponsors for this team, mentioned that her son, Zaheed Henney, a 10- year-old learner who plays cricket for Grey College, recently played a match against the club and noticed that the club does not have all the necessary equipment to play their sport and that he would like to help.
“With my assistance we could gather second-hand bats, pads, helmets and cricket tog bags. The team Zaheen played against still needs help from the community in order to gather bats and balls for practise,” Henney said.
If you would like to donate any equipment or become involved, feel free to contact Esmerelda Henney at 083-276-4702.