His skills to rotate the strike, shepherd the middle-order and keep a calm head under pressure, were some of the reasons behind the decision by the Stellenbosch Monarchs to select the 37-year-old Justin Ontong for the T20 Global League, said Eric Simons, a former South African coach.

Simons is an admirer of the ageless performer and World Sports Betting (WSB) Cape Cobras’ player.

“People don’t always understand T20 cricket. If the required rate is 9 runs per over, you need only one boundary and five singles. You can score 30 off eight balls, or you can do it off 20 balls. Justin Ontong is not a Chris Gayle, but Gayle is not an Ontong,” he added.

Simons said Ontong thinks like a batsman. That is why he is also an asset as an off-spinner, because he plans his overs well and his astute thinking leads to the downfall of the batsmen.

The vast experience of Ontong to organize the middle-order is an important factor for the Monarchs, he added.

Simons was one of the leading figures in directing the drafting process at the Stellenbosch Monarch’s table at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town on Sunday.

He shared the table with a planning team including the captain, Faf du Plessis, and Paul Adams, head of the Western Province Academy and U19 team and a former match-winning wrist spinner for South Africa.

Ontong was selected in round eight on Sunday at the T20 Global League at a prize of $50 000.

Ashwell Prince, head coach of the WSB Cape Cobras, says it is wonderful how Ontong has looked after his own body over a period of almost two decades in domestic cricket.

“He is one of the fittest and one of the fastest players in the WSB Cape Cobras squad (at age 37).

“I think he might still have two or three seasons left. In fact, if you look at some of the players in the Big Bash who is still plying their trade at age 42 or 43, Justin might still have four seasons left,” he added.

Prince says if you have a long and distinguished career like Ontong, who will enter his 20th first-class season in 2017/2018, you must possess the ability to deal effectively with defeat and setbacks and you must pick yourself up after disappointment.

Ontong clearly has the ability to bounce back and that is one of the reasons for his longevity.

Prince’s superb assessment is backed up by the statistics. Ontong had a frustrating Sunfoil Series in 2015/2016 by his lofty standards, having scored 527 runs at an average of 37.64 with a highest score of 98.

Ontong was blunt in his self-assessment and said he wanted to set the record straight. He was true to his promise. The stylish right-handed batsman averaged 53.90 in the 2016/2017-season with a best score of 225. He was named the WSB Cape Cobras four-day player of the season.

The Cobras lost by six runs in the semi-final play-off match of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge in 2015/2016 and Ontong was frustrated by his own form in that domestic T20 show piece.

But he bounced back in magnificent style in the Momentum One Day Cup series, striking 439 runs at an average of 54.87 and propelling the WSB Cape Cobras to the final.

“That is such an important ingredient in a player’s career – to regroup after disappointment – and that is what Ontong has done,” said Prince.

Ontong has represented South Africa in 44 matches in three formats.

He has long been one of the consistent top performers at domestic level for Boland, Western Province, the Lions and the WSB Cape Cobras.

In fact, his first-class record speaks volumes He has struck 11 569 runs at an average of 41.59 while also taking 135 wickets.

Like his fellow WSB Cape Cobras player JP Duminy, Ontong offers the full package. Like Duminy he has a so-called “golden arm”. Differently stated, he can take wickets to break stubborn partnerships.

As a fielder, he has set and maintained high standards for the Cobras and during the past 20 years, he has been one of South Africa’s premier performers at domestic level.

His uncanny ability to hit the wickets from cover, gully or point, has endeared him to a legion of South African fans.

“I think one of the things a batsman like Justin has done, was and is to re-invent himself and to turn weaknesses into strengths,” said Prince.

“Justin has added new shots to his repertoire. So fielding teams who studied his strengths and weaknesses were caught unawares when they played against him on a next occasion,” Prince said.

Winning consistently and treating fans like loyal customers is the simple yet devastatingly effective recipe used by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to create a global 12-months-a-year brand and a devoted following of more than 20 million die-hard supporters, said Venky Mysore, chief executive officer of KKR and of the newly formed Cape Town Knight Riders.

He spoke at the unveiling of the team at PPC Newlands, where Jacques Kallis was confirmed as head coach and JP Duminy announced as skipper of the Cape Town Knight Riders.

The enthusiastic Mysore said the past seven years the KKR has been rated one of the two most successful Indian Premier League teams. They have regularly played in the first match of the season.

They are also one of the biggest sporting brands in India.

The Cape Town Knight Riders will also play in the first match of the Global T20 League on 3rd November at PPC Newlands in Cape Town.

After winning the Indian Premier League in 2012, there were 100 000 KKR fans in Eden Gardens in Calcutta to celebrate and the half a kilometre to the stadium around the open bus took the team two hours to complete as 500 000 people demonstrated their vocal support.

One of the plans used by KKR was to implement an application so that loyal supporters could sit on the same seat every year and also receive food and beverages.

They also included a personal delivery of tickets to a certain percentage of their fans who could not buy tickets in a different way.

The team has already purchased the Trinidad Knight Riders, who in their first season, won the Caribbean Premier League and is currently at the summit of the log.

KKR also played games at Florida in their quest to broaden and deepen their global imprint instead of just being content with playing the abbreviated and high decibel period in April and May in the Indian Premier League.

The Cape Town Knight Riders is the start of a new chapter. “When we approached Cricket South Africa, we said we would be interested to be part of the Global T20 Cup, but only if we are offered a spot at Cape Town, and they gave it to us,” Mysore said.

JP Duminy, the Cape Town Knight Riders’ skipper, said it was vital for the Knight Riders to train in the local community and in that way, to attract and consolidate support for the Newlands matches.

He said such a move would be imperative.

Mysore said brand building and synergy are important factors in order to grow a company like KKR.

“We have a fan club called the Knight club, which shows how creative our advertising team is.

“We have also introduced a frequent flyer program apart from Facebook and Instagram. We want to unlock value for our fans,” he said.

On the field the Cape Town team selected and finalized on Sunday boasts four or five all-rounders, good openers and also the right fire-power to keep the winning culture alive, Mysore said.

JP Duminy, first captain of the Cape Town Knight Riders, has earmarked the rookie of the Global T20 League franchise, Jason Smith, as a future South African player.

He has also highlighted the buy-in of the passionate, knowledgeable and die-hard Mother City fans as a pivotal part of the Knight Riders’ success in the T20 Global League starting on 3rd November at PPC Newlands.

Duminy, officially announced as the captain at the unveiling of the squad by the chief executive officer of the Kolkata Knight Riders, Venky Mysore, at the media centre at Newlands, said he played with Smith two seasons ago at Newlands.

The young Smith struck 50 for the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras in his first Momentum One Day Cup match. After that match, Duminy said he immediately knew of what ilk and steel Smith was made.

“I said to myself after the game: this man will play for South Africa. Already this year, Jason has made his debut for South Africa A.

“He has the capabilities of doing it (playing for South Africa), although he is not completely there yet. It comes with a lot of hard work and sacrifices to play for South Africa. He is one for the future.

He must just make sure he puts in the hard yards, focus on the right things and keeps his feet on the ground,” he said.

Mysore on Sunday highlighted Dale Steyn, Duminy and Chris Gayle as stars with the X-factor – stars who can single-handedly win you matches.

Duminy on Monday said Smith and Tom Curran are two players that might surprise many onlookers as both possess the X-factor.

Smith struck 500 first-class runs last season and captured 20 wickets in franchise-cricket. It included a 100 off 88 deliveries in a Sunfoil Series match against the eventual champions, the VKB Knights.

Curran, whose father, Kevin, represented Natal, Boland and Zimbabwe, nipped out 3-33 in his maiden T20 match for England against South Africa in 2017 and took another two scalps in the next match as England ran out winners by 2-0.

“Tom is still a young kid with great opportunities to showcase his skills at this level,” said Duminy.

Duminy said getting buy-in from the local community and practicing in the local community is vital. “Performance plays a big part.

Winning is crucial, so if you quickly string together winning performances, you will fill the stadium as you have a very loyal Cape Town-based crowd who loves to support a Newlands-based team,” Duminy said.

The skipper also applauded the initiative to introduce a Global T20 league. “The beauty of this international format is that it has now been introduced and it is crucial for domestic cricket.

“Just look what impact the Indian Premier League had on Indian cricket. They are the number 1 ranked test team in the world. The T20 Global League will play a major part in promoting our domestic system.”

Duminy said the team will have to buy into a specific style or brand of how they want to win games, and must consistently stick with it, especially if the team keeps on winning.

His role is to be a servant, to receive buy-in from the other players and to make sure every player is in a safe space.

Duminy is rated as a world-class T20 player, having scored 1683 runs at an average of 38.25 at a strike-rate of 124.29 in 71 matches.

He has also captured 17 wickets and is a superb, athletic fielder.

Earlier, Jacques Kallis, one of South Africa’s best players of all time, was unveiled as head coach of the Cape Town Knight Riders.

He described PPC Newlands as the best ground with the finest fans in the world. Kallis struck nine test centuries at the ground.

Kallis said in a one-on-one interview the team, in its style or brand, will focus on “different things”.

The team might be aggressively targeting weaker links in the bowling attacks of other teams and attempt an adventurous gung-ho style in the middle-period.

The World Sports Betting (WSB) Western Province team lost wickets in clusters, struggled to read slower conditions expertly and to build substantial batting partnerships, which resulted in them being eliminated from the Africa T20 Cup campaign in Benoni.

Yet, the emergence of several young players were big bonuses, said Salieg Nackerdien, the head coach of WSB Western Province.

“Jean Strydom, opening batsman from Durbanville, Michael Loubser, middle-order batsman from Brackenfell, Luke Philander and his slow-bowling partner Emmanuel Sebareme, both studying at the University of the Western Cape, were stand-out players for us.

“They are exciting prospects. I thought the application shown by our young bowlers bodes well for us in the future,” Nackerdien added.

Philander is only 20 years of age, but as a left-arm spinner, he has demonstrated maturity beyond his years in both the warm-up games against Northerns and at the Africa T20 Cup in Benoni, where Western Province slipped to an eight-wicket defeat against Namibia, a five-wicket defeat to South Western Districts and a closely contested 12-run loss to Easterns on Sunday.

Loubser hammered 48 runs in the defeat to Easterns and finished with a healthy average of 41.5 at the tournament. Western Province scored 152 as their valiant chase to eclipse the 163 for eight was thwarted by the hosts at Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Sunday.

Sebareme was mostly on song in the role of opening bowler in the opening weekend of the continental T20-showpiece. The 21-year-old was composed and his variations and control were impressive.

“I think we did not always implement the batting game plans. Our senior players could not convert what we discussed before the game into positive action. We also did not adapt to the slower conditions as well as we could have. We struggled to build partnerships,” Nackerdien remarked.

 

The selection of so many young World Sports Betting (WSB) Cape Cobras and Western Province players at the T20 Global League draft in the Mother City vindicates the youth policy of the Cape Champions, said both Nabeal Dien, the chief executive officer of the WSB Cape Cobras, and Beresford Williams, president of the Western Province Cricket Association.

“We had four of our young players selected by the Cape Town Knight Riders in Jason Smith, Pieter Malan, Dayyaan Galiem and Aviwe Mgijima, while Zubayr Hamza, Lizaad Williams and Tshepo Moreki were picked up by other franchises.

“Almost 70 % of our squad was picked,” said an elated Dien after being an eye witness of 18 Cape Cobras and Western Province stars being selected at the draft over the weekend.

“This will serve as a re-energizing of our youth policy at Western Province. The strategic decision in a transitional phase to back our young players for the 2017/2018-season has been vindicated,” Williams said.

Dane Paterson was picked up at the Westin Hotel by the Bloem City Blazers in the first round on Sunday 27th August at a prize of $135 000.

Robin Peterson of the Blazers remarked that Paterson was one of the very finest bowlers in the country at the start of the innings and in the death overs, hallmarks for which he has been elevated to international status.

The Joburg Giants selected Vernon Philander to share the new ball with Kagiso Rabada and his prize was fixed at $115 000.

The Stellenbosch Monarchs picked Wayne Parnell in round three, the former South African T20 captain, Justin Ontong, in round eight and Lizaad Williams in round eleven, all three proud players of the WSB Cape Cobras.

Dane Piedt, the WSB Cape Cobras captain, found a temporary new home at the Joburg Giants when he was picked in round fourteen, alongside Temba Bavuma who was signed for $75,000.

George Linde, left-arm spinner of the Cobras, was picked up by the Benoni Zalmi.

The Cape Town Knight Riders also picked the veteran Rory Kleinveldt, a selection aimed at benefiting from his excellent variation and enormous striking power with bat and ball in the death overs.

Aviwe Mgijima, the Cape Cobras player of the year, was selected by the Cape Town Knight Riders.

Venky Mysore, CEO of the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Cape Towns Knight Riders, said: “We are very happy with the draft. The fact that we have had experience of so many drafts before, helped us not to be caught unawares. We had our Trinidad Knight Riders team join us through the night on skype and they spoke to Vincent Barnes during the draft.

“It was a good consultative process and we were as prepared as possible. There were only one or two googlies that came our way.

“We have a number of potential match-winners. Look at JP Duminy, Chris Gayle, who can win a game on his own, and Dale Steyn at the Cape Town Knight Riders.

“James Vince is a very good batsman and Tom Curran is a very exciting death bowler who recently made his debut for England. He can hit the ball a long way.

“I am excited about Dwaine Pretorius. And then we have Thomas Kaber as a left-arm chinaman bowler. It is almost like Kuldeep Yadav who played for Kolkata Knight Riders and later made his debut for India,” said Mysore.

“We have got most of the picks we wanted and we have covered all our bases. We boast explosive power at the top and the bottom,” said Jacques Kallis, the head coach of the Cape Town Knight Riders.

World Sports Betting Cape Cobras and Western Province players purchased as marquee players and at the draft (the marquee players Hashim Amla, JP Duminy were purchased at more than $200 000 each, although the precise amount is not known), Dane Paterson $135 000, Vernon Philander $115 000, Wayne Parnell $100 000, Temba Bavuma $75,000, Jason Smith $60,000, Qaasim Adams $50 000 Justin Ontong $50 000, Rory Kleinveldt $45 000, Lizaad Williams $35 000, George Linde $30 000, Dayaan Galiem $20 000, Dane Piedt $20 000, Pieter Malan $15 000, Tshepo Moreki $10 000, Zubayr Hamza $10 000, Aviwe Mgijima $10 000, Kyle Simmonds $10,000.

Cape Town Knight Riders: JP Duminy (local marquee), Chris Gayle (international marquee), Dale Steyn (round one), Adil Rashid (round two), Tom Curran (round three), Rassie van der Dussen (round four), James Vince (round five), Dwaine Pretorius (round six), Jason Smith (round seven), Rudi Second (round eight), Rory Kleinveldt (round nine), Malusi Siboto (round ten), Denesh Ramdin (round 11), Thomas Kaber (round 12), Senuran Muthusamy (round 13), Dayyaan Galiem (round 14), Pieter Malan (round 15), Aviwe Mgijima (round 16)

OBUS PIENAAR starred with bat and ball as South Western Districts took a huge stride towards a place in the Africa T20 Cup semi-finals with a comfortable five-wicket victory over WSB Western Province in a Pool A clash at Sahara Park Willowmoore on Saturday.

The all-rounder first sent down a tight four overs that cost 24 and included a wicket, before striking two fours and a six in an unbeaten 32 off 32 balls to lead his side past the 122-run victory target with 13 balls to spare.

The result means that SWD have an excellent chance of progressing to the last four with their eight points. WP are eliminated.

It was another impressive showing from the Oudtshoorn-based side, who were six-run winners over Easterns on Friday.

After winning the toss and bowling, they restricted WP to just 121/5. Pienaar did well with the ball, but local boy Glenton Stuurman was even better with one for 15 with the new ball, while the pick of the bowlers was George Linde (2/19).

Jason Smith top scored with 31.

Pienaar was the only batsman to top 20 for his side, who were in some trouble on 40/3, but Todd Walker and Brendon Louw hit 19 each to help take their side over the line.

The pick of the bowlers for WP was the young Michael Cohen who took two for 17.

NAMIBIA got their Pool A Africa T20 Cup campaign off to a flying start when they coasted to an 8-wicket victory over WSB Western Province with 10 balls to spare in their opening match at Sahara Park Willowmoore on Friday.

Western Province, who won the toss, never got out of the blocks as they struggled to 31/2 at the end of the six power play overs. Worse was to follow as they slumped to 56/5 at the halfway stage. The innings remained a procession and in the end they only just managed to bat out their 20 overs to finish on 121 all out.

Luke Philander (26 off 24 deliveries, 1 four and 1 six) was the top scorer in an innings that produced only 4 fours and 5 sixes.

Barend Scholtz (3/20 in 4 overs) had the best bowling figures and he was well supported by Sarel and Petrus Burger as well as Johannes Smit.

Namibia then closed the door on a Western Province fight back with an opening stand of 51 between Stephan Baard and Lohandre Louwrens and there were further stands of 31 for the second wicket and then an unbroken 40 for the third between Craig Williams and Jean Bredenkamp to get them across the line.

Philander completed a good all-round match by conceding only 16 runs in his 4 overs.

Refugees from the war-torn Rwanda in 1994, Vedasee and Esperance would have been proud to see their son, Emmanuel Sebareme, perform in the role of opening bowler for Word Sports Betting Western Province against Northerns on Wednesday.

Sebareme is a second-year student in B.Comm at the University of the Western Cape, but he was born in a refugee camp outside Rwanda during the period in which a genocide was ripping the society apart in the African country. His parents fled to South Africa. It took them seven years to get here.

“I obviously did not know what was going on, because I was only very, very young, but I do know we had to beg for survival, wash cars, do other manual labour and ask friends for help to come by.

“We only got to South Africa in 2001,” he added.

“Now that I am in South Africa and reflecting on my early life, I always just want to play cricket to make my family proud,” Sebareme said.

He has a particular strong affinity with his mother, Esperance, and whenever he could give a part of his allowance to his family in Retreat and to his sister who is starting her studies, he will gladly do so, he says.

Sebareme said he has benefited at the University of Western Cape by joining the SportSkills 4LifeSkills initiative, and is aiming to complete his degree majoring in finance and information science, he added.

Salieg Nackerdien, the Western Province coach, was full of praise for the way Sebareme bowled in the build-up to the Africa T20 Cup, starting on Friday in Benoni where WSB Western Province and Namibia will gear up for the first match of the campaign.

“He bowled well at the start, and was truly fantastic in the middle part of the innings,” he said.

WSB Western Province and South Western Districts will do battle on Saturday 26th August and the WSB Province will clash with Easterns on Sunday 27th August.

Sebareme said he could speak four languages, a bit of Swahili, English, Xhosa and Afrikaans.

His major goal is to represent the WSB Cape Cobras and improve to even play for South Africa, all while keeping his family at the forefront of his aspirations, he said.

Sebareme performed the opening role in Pietermarizburg in 2016 as well, and according to Nackerdien, he was a standout-performer.

Asked about the role, the off-spinner selflessly says: “I will do whatever the team requires me to do, whether to open or bowl at the death. I like to perform under pressure,” he adds.

 

The World Sports Betting Cape Cobras have embraced the vibrant, selfless and dynamic Spirited Cricket campaign for the 2017/2018 season whereby the team will play as true “Champions Within.”

The entire squad will nominate their personal beneficiary, a cause close to their heart in the Western Cape and money will be raised and contributed to the Spirited Cricket Fund throughout the season. From that Fund, monetary distributions will be made to causes that don’t often generate the media coverage that is so dearly needed to lure more donations, causes that need just a little financial support to make a massive difference.

In every match during the season, each 50-run partnership by WSB Cape Cobras’ batsmen will result in an amount accruing into the Spirited Cricket Fund.

Throughout the season, various events like golf days and match-day activations will be used to help grow the fund and deepen the association with the WSB Cape Cobras.

The announcement was made collectively by Ashwell Prince, head coach of the WSB Cape Cobras, Dane Piedt, the skipper, David Brooke, brand activation and sponsorship manager of the Cobras, and Russel Aspeling of the Spirited Cricket organization on Thursday 24th August.

Piedt, one of South Africa’s finest spinners and the WSB Cape Cobras captain, generously applauded the initiative.

“It’s fantastic to be a part of Spirited Cricket. I think this an ideal way to try and get the team closer to the fans as I think a lot of people in Cape Town can relate to the Cape Cobras because we have a diverse squad,” he said.

“This is a great way to bring the squad together. I can’t wait to get the season up and running now so we can help make a lot of people’s lives a lot more pleasant; this is very exciting for me as captain of the team,” the skipper added.

Brooke said it is inspiring to see how excited the Cobras squad is to be actively involved at all stages of the Spirited Cricket campaign, one that has been wholeheartedly supported by the players and management team.

“We have got some really exciting activations planned. Stay tuned to all our social media channels on @CobrasCricket to see what we’re up to and how you can get involved,” he added.

“As the head coach of the WSB Cape Cobras, it was vitally important for me to re-visit our team culture and also find a way to re-connect with the communities of the Western Cape,” an excited Prince said.

“I’m absolutely delighted to announce that the Cobras will be partnering with and will be playing Spirited Cricket from the start of the 2017/2018 season. In doing so, they will be bringing real meaning to the phrase ‘Champions Within’, the coach added.

“It is critical that we as sportsmen, who are truly blessed to be able to play a sport for a living, and enjoy all the perks that come with it, are able to recognize what a massive impact we can have in our communities if we have our hearts in the right place,” he commented.

Aspeling said in modern-day professional cricket, the prescribed manner often epitomized “big ego” personification. “Our ongoing partnering with the WSB Cape Cobras has led us into discovering a unique, spirited way of bringing back “big heart.”

“Ashwell’s affinity for a challenge and his catalytic style of coaching makes him the ideal pioneer of Spirited Cricket. He combines both big heart- and big-picture perspectives with a solid foundation of a ‘Champion Within’ spirit. It will not only benefit his players, but also their supporters. We are delighted to embark on this journey together,” said Aspeling.

“Through this ‘partnerships’ initiative we are empowering people, where we win regardless of whether we actually win or lose the match. There is a much greater cause. I am convinced that partnering with Spirited Cricket is exactly what we need,” Prince concluded.

WESTERN PROVINCE coach Salieg Nackerdien has emphasised the importance of hitting the ground running when they open the 2017 Africa T20 Cup against Namibia in Benoni on Friday.

The two sides meet in the opening match of the competition at Sahara Park Willowmoore, where Pool A will be played over the next three days.

The Cape side have a poor history in the previous two editions of the competition, finishing bottom of their group in 2015 and then second bottom last year, including a famous loss to the Namibians.

Nackerdien admits they need to improve, but says that will come if they can win their opening match. “We know it’s going to be a tough start against Namibia, who are an international side,” he said. “But for us it’s about adapting as quickly as possible to the conditions and really play the way I know we can play in terms of executing our plans and in-game strategies.

“I think if we can get over that first hurdle then we can think about progress from the group, but for now it’s all about that first game, which is crucial.”

On paper, the Province squad is a powerful one and undoubtedly the strongest in the group, with the likes of Qaasim Adams, Aviwe Mgijima, Jason Smith and Dayyaan Galiem all in the mix.

“I think we have a good balanced squad in terms of experience and youth,” coach Nackerdien said. “There’s obviously some newcomers as well, so in general it’s a nice mix. I trust it will go well for us and we can make a winning start.”

Namibia coach Dayanand Thakur, meanwhile, is hoping they can match their performance against the same opponents last year.

“We did quite well and even beat Western Province, so we’ll be trying to emulate that again this year,” he said. “The target for us is to obviously top the group and qualify for the next round. I think beating Western Province in that first game will be a big step towards achieving that.”

The win against WP remains their only one in their two years of participation, with the Namibians wooden spoonists in each of their two campaigns.

“We don’t play a lot of T20s but it does help in terms of growing us as a team,” Thakur added. “I think the pressure situations and learning from them will stand us well, no matter what the eventual outcome is.”

There will be two matches each played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the start times set at 09h30 and 13h00. The weekend matches will be televised on SuperSport.

For the full list of fixtures, visit http://cricket.co.za/itemfull/20454/2017AfricaT20.

Western Province squad: Qaasim Adams, Michael Cohen, Dayyaan Galiem, Kholosa Koyana, Michael Loubser, Aviwe Mgijima, Travis Muller, Mthiwekhaya Nabe, Mpilo Njoloza, Luke Philander, Emmanuel Sebareme, Jason Smith, Jean Strydom.

Namibia squad: Stephan Baard, Jean Bredenkamp, Sarel Burger, Petrus Burger, Merwe Erasmus, Jan Frylinck, Lohandre Louwrens, Tangeni Lungamene, Mika Mutumbe, Bernard Scholtz, Johannes Smit, Eben van Wyk, Craig Williams.