International win for Highbury duo

Hayden Bishop and Ross Coetzee.

DURING the recent school holidays, two Highbury boys, Ross Coetzee (Grade 6) and Hayden Bishop (Grade 7), travelled to New Zealand to represent South Africa at an U13 level for the Junior World Series Indoor Cricket championship.

Held in Christchurch, teams came from England, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand and South Africa.

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South Africa ended top of the log after the two rounds, winning nine of the 10 matches.

Ross and Hayden’s team then beat New Zealand to make it to the finals in which they played Australia and won.

This is the first time Australia has been beaten at an U13 level, making it the first South African U13 team to be crowned World Champions of Indoor Cricket.

Ross Coetzee was voted the third most valuable player of the tournament and Hayden Bishop got a hat trick and ended with five wickets in the semi-final.

 

 

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Sanelisiwe Tsinde
Journalist/Photographer

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