Equipped with a solid coaching staff and several talented players, Cape University of Technology Cricket Club are determined to improve on last 2014-15’s seventh-place finish in the Western Cape Cricket Association’s second division this season.
Coach Tulani Gulubele has been joined by assistant Xolani Tshomela and, with decent representation in the third division D and a new team in the reserve league E, CPUTCC are pledging plenty ahead of a challenging South African summer.
“Xolani, who played first-class cricket for Kie a while back, is a welcome addition for us. Three of our first XI players – Mthiwekhaya Nabe, Sango Mtotywa and Myolisi Fumba – were part of the Western Province Academy squad that toured George recently,” Gulubele told Club Cricket SA.
“Those three will obviously be guys to look out for. Jake Hine and Grant Kennedy too – they scored plenty of runs last season. Nande Ndlela, a superb right-arm seamer, was our top wicket-taker last season.
“The second division shouldn’t be too tough. We know what to expect. We were there last season and did not do ourselves any favours. This time around, we will be well prepared and know what to expect from the opposition.
“We are arming ourselves for war, if I can put it like that. Reserve E, well, is totally new for all of us. But we are planning on winning the second division.”
Cape University of Technology Cricket Club’s opening 2015-16 second division match, according to the WPCA’s second fixtures draft, will be against Dunoon on 10 October.