Former SA cricketer stops on highway to play cricket with local kids

Former SA cricketer stops on highway to play cricket with local kids

- Former South African cricketer, Pat Symcox, recently shared how he joined a cricket game on the side of the road, with some local children

- Symcox explained that he drove past the game on the highway and simply had to stop and chat to the kids

- The group of children are passionate about the game and are led by a motivated young coach

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Pat Symcox, ex-cricket star for South Africa, recently got involved with a roadside game of street cricket with some enthusiastic local children.

“So here we are driving down the highway to have supper at Selborne and at the off-ramp on the side of the N2 I see a whole group of young kids playing cricket… we just couldn’t believe it. Nearly 6 pm on a Sunday,” Symcox explained.

After driving past the young players, the former national cricketer decided to turn back and have a look at the game.

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Former SA cricketer stops on highway to play cricket with local kids

Pat Symcox and the talented young team. Photo credit: Facebook/ Pat Symcox
Source: Facebook

Symcox was blown away by the passion and skill exhibited by the little team, Good Things Guy reported.

“I made a few calls to the KZN Cricket union Development officer, and he undertook to assist. Other than some kit, etc, and some taxi fare which I gladly sponsored, they just wanted to play the game. Gift, the coach and young guy who is the initiator, seemed damn committed to the cause.”
Symcox continued, “While watching them and bowling a few balls and doing some coaching; I couldn’t help noticing a little guy in really buggered small pads batting. He played like a champ.”

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It turns out that this particular little cricketer had recently played at a cricket festival, after showing great promise in practices, found out.

“How cool to see cricket being played on the side of the highway. We all had some fun for almost an hour… and we ended up being late for dinner,” Symcox gushed.

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