Varsity Cricket 2016

Posted on January 25, 2016

This year's Varsity Cricket competition will be hosted in Potchefstroom again from 25–30 January. It will be very similar to last year's competition, with only a few minor changes and improvements.

The Assupol TuksCricket team will be captained by Murray Coetzee, who was CSA's Student Cricketer of the Year as well as player of the tournament at the Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals.

Coetzee said: ‘Varsity Cricket has been a platform for many players to take their cricket to the next level and gives other players the type of exposure they would not have got any other way. Also, winning the tournament has proved to provide great incentives for the winning team and, because of that, the other teams will definitely be coming hard for us.'

The Varsity Cricket competition has proven to be a stepping-stone for players wanting to take their cricket further while pursuing their academic goals as well.

Assupol TuksCricket will be playing seven matches in the group stages. Their fixtures are as follows:


Monday, 25 January, 18:00 – Tuks vs NWU Pukke at Senwes Park

Tuesday, 26 January, 10:00 – Tuks vs UCT at Pukke Oval

Tuesday, 26 January, 14:00 – Tuks vs Kovsies at Ibbies Oval

Wednesday, 27 January, 14:30 – Tuks vs Maties at Senwes Park

Thursday, 28 January – Tuks vs NMMU at Ibbies Oval

Thursday, 28 January – Tuks vs UWC at Senwes Park

Friday, 29 January – Tuks vs UJ at Senwes Park

The semi-finals and final will take place on Saturday, 30 January, at Senwes Park.


The Assupol TuksCricket squad is a good combination of new, younger players and more experienced players. The squad that will be traveling to Potchefstroom will comprise the following players:

  • Murray Coetzee (Captain)
  • David Mogotlane
  • Gerry Pike
  • Matome Modiba
  • Blake Schraader
  • Evan Jones
  • Ruben Claassen
  • Roger Arendse
  • Reder van Rooyen
  • Vincent Moore
  • Lungi Ngidi
  • Landre Coetsee
  • Thomas Kaber
  • Sean Phillips


Chris van Noordwyk (Head Coach)

Curtly Diesel (Assistant Coach)

Blanche Conradie (Team Manager)

Lizahn Naude (Physiotherapist)


Assupol TuksCricket wish their team all the best for the upcoming competition.



- Author Blanche Conradie

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