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Western Legends ready for the Cubs Week of 2024

By Franco Oberholzer , in Cricket | Featured Cricket | News , at 2024-01-02 Tags:

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The Western Legends‘ squad for the 2024 Cubs Week has brought together players from four provinces to produce an interesting and solid looking line-up.

With three smaller unions combining to make up the Legends outfit for the event, which will be played from 5 to 9 January in Stellenbosch, it will be interesting to see how the best from the Free State, Northern Cape, and North West fare in their bid for Cubs Week glory. They’ve also drafted in one player from outside of those regions.

The Legends’ batting is led by the robust hard-hitting of North West and SA Schools’ opening batsman Ludwich Schuld. The Khaya Majola Week’s leading run scorer, Simon Liversage, who made the SA Colts team, will also lead the charge out in the middle.

Liversage was a standout for Northern Cape in Makhanda and shone with a remarkable 159 out of a total of 257 for 8 on the last day of the tournament, to see his side to a big 111-run win over the Garden Route Badgers.

Free State and Grey College dangerman, Juan Viljoen, adds further substance to the batting line-up.

The Legends also appear to be well-equipped in the bowling department. Spearheading their attack will be the fiery Free State paceman, Johnathan Muller. Supporting Muller, and most likely to take the new ball alongside him, will be North West’s impressive Olefa Padi, who earned his call-up after a consistent 2023 campaign.

Northern Cape all-rounder Malan Lubbe also cracked the nod from the selectors after a solid Khaya Majola Week.

The Legends’ selectors also looked beyond the boundaries of the three provinces for further seam bowling support and included Dayalan Boyce, who helped KwaZulu-Natal win the national under-16 week. He’s the youngest player in the side.

The team

Jonathan Muller (Free State, Grey College), Ludwich Schuld (North West, Potchefstroom Volkskool), Juan Viljoen (Free State, Grey College), Sicelo Matayi (Free State, Grey College), Darion Rabie (Free State, Grey College), Simon Liversage (Northern Cape, Diamantveld), Malan Lubbe (Northern Cape, Kalahari), Thuto Matjoi (North West, Tsedimoseto Secondary), Muhammed Bulbulia (North West, Fields College), Dakalo Leketa (Free State, St Andrew’s), Caiden Seleka (North West, Potchefstroom Gimnasium), Dayalan Boyce (KwaZulu-Natal, Westville Boys’ High), Olefa Padi (North West, Potchefstroom Volkskool).

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