The KFC Mini-Cricket kids from Abinala Primary School took on the Proteas in the first KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour match, which took place on Monday, 19 February at the kids’ school in Vosloorus, Gauteng. The highly action-packed encounter saw the KFC Mini-Cricket kids overpower the Proteas, winning by 7 runs to go 1-0 in the tour. The Proteas team was led by Andile Phehlukwayo, and included current KFC T20 International captain, JP Duminy, Jon-Jon Smuts, Dane Paterson, Mignon du Preez, Trish Chetty, Reeza Hendricks and AB de Villiers.
The kids won the toss and their skipper, Thabang Sithole, decided to bat first. Sithole set a good example by getting off to a quick start, hitting 10 runs off his 6 balls. He was well supported by Man of the Match, Thato Sedibe, who also scored 10 runs. At the end of their 8 overs the KFC Mini-Cricket kids had 47 runs on the board.
The Proteas got off to a slow start and after time was up for their first pair, Reeza Hendricks and Jon-Jon Smuts, they only had 6 runs on the board. JP Duminy (9) and Dane Paterson (11) tried to get the Proteas back on track in their run chase but the KFC Mini-Cricket kids just had too many runs on the board.The KFC Mini-Cricket Kids lead the Proteas 1-0 with two matches still to be played. Up next, St Andrews Primary School from Saldanha Bay will go up against the Proteas at PPC Newlands Cricket Ground on 22 February.