WP Deaf finish third to Lions Deaf and Titans Deaf in Cape Town

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Western Province Deaf finished in third position during April 2023’s inter-provincial tournament in Cape Town.

Lions Deaf went undefeated to claim the title at this year’s six-team tournament.

Boland Deaf finished in third position.

Titans Deaf finished in fourth position.

Northern Cape Deaf and KwaZulu-Natal Deaf occupied fith and fifth sixth, respectively.

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“These men displayed true sportsmanship and professionalism from the minute they departed Johannesburg, until they returned with trophy in hand,” said Lions Cricket head of cricket services Reuben Mandlazi.

“We are extremely proud of this team and thank them for representing the Lions to the high standards we’ve set and become accustomed to.”

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Western Province Deaf.

South Africa Deaf and Titans Deaf cricketer Gerard Kroese, meanwhile, has retired. His playing career spanned a decade.

“The platform that Deaf Cricket South Africa and Titans Deaf Cricket have created for players with hearing disabilities to play cricket at the highest possible level,” said Kroese.

“Cricket has taught me many lessons – the most important is to remain humble in victory and defeat.”

Titans Deaf head coach Sello Sebola added: “Gerard was one of the team’s greatest all-around players, and he always prioritised the team and led by example.

“We will remember him for always pushing the players to perform at their best.”

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Gerard Kroese.

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