Salt Refiners Cricket Festival kicks off
23 September 2021 | Sports
The Walvis Bay Salt Refiners Junior Cricket Festival games kick off early on Thursday morning.
This annual festival is sponsored by Walvis Bay Salt Refiners and is hosted by Cricket Namibia for the 25th year.
This is also the eighth consecutive year the Walvis Bay Salt Group is involved in the Coastal Cricket Festival, which is now known as the Salt Refiners Youth Tournament.
The three-day tournament kicks off 23 September and continues until the 25th and at various fields in Walvis Bay and Swakopmund.
The competing age groups are u/13 and u/19 girls as well as u/11 and u/13 boys.
The schools in action are Windhoek Gymnasium, Walvis Bay Private High School, Gobabis Gymnasium, St Paul’s College, Laerskool Walvisbaai, Windhoek Afrikaanse Privaatskool, The Dolphin Schools, !Nara Primary School, Windhoek Academy, Outjo Development, Pro-Ed Academy and Tsumeb Gymnasium.
The first match is between the u/11 boys of Windhoek Gymnasium A and Walvis Bay Private High School, starting at 08:00 on Thursday, at the Walvis Bay Private High School rugby B-field.
All u/11 games take place at here and at the school’s hockey field as well as at Walvisbaai Laerskool.
The u/13 boys play at Sparta, the Walvis Bay Oval and the Walvis Bay Private High School cricket field (Field A).
The first game for this age group is between !Nara Primary School and St Paul’s, and also starts at 08:00 on Thursday.
The u/13 girls will be in action in Swakopmund with their first game slated for Friday at 08:00 at the Vineta cricket field near The Dome.
Windhoek Academy will be in action against Outjo Development, while Tsumeb Gymnasium will play against !Nara Primary School at the Pro-Ed Academy cricket field.
A coaching clinic will also be conducted on Friday at 11:00 in Swakopmund.
The tournament has been a great platform for younger cricketers to excel and develop their potential.