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Warriors Physiotherapist Position Available

Cricket Eastern Cape (Pty) Ltd hereby calls for applications from suitably qualified and registered Physiotherapists to supply services to Cricket Eastern Cape (Pty) Ltd (Warriors) for a contract period of two years.
The incumbent will amongst others be required to provide the following:
Provision of comprehensive physiotherapy services to the Warriors cricket squad and other players deemed to require such services
  • Provide own treatment equipment
  • Travel with the team and provision of services during away matches
  • Manage injuries
  • Prehabilitation and rehabilitation of injuries
  • Management of medical structures in conjunction with the team doctor
  • Musculo-skeletal screening in accordance with set guidelines
  • Liaison on fitness and injury issues with team doctor, coach and trainer
  • Referrals to specialist medical practicitioners
  • General medical assistance
  • Relevant computer skills for reporting purposes
It is envisaged that the above position is a full time position (at minimum of 5 hours per day 5 days a week during cricket season) with the possibility of the incumbent operating a private practice from the stadium during hours when services not required by Cricket Eastern Cape (Pty) Ltd.
A package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered to the successful candidate.
Please respond in the first instance by forwarding your confidential CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before close of business on Monday 30 May 2016.


Proteas and former Dolphins player Kyle Abbott has nominated the Warriors as his franchise for the forthcoming season. The Warriors have not had a Proteas contracted player in their ranks for some time and the addition of Abbott to the team brings a wealth of experience and a fresh approach to the game.
28 year old Kyle was born and bred in Durban and made his first class debut for Kwa Zulu Natal in 2009. He made his Test debut in 2013 against Pakistan where he produced bowling figures of 7/29.
He has played 7 Test Matches, 24 ODI’s and 21 T20 matches for the Proteas. The right arm medium fast bowler who gets the ball to swing at pace is a welcome addition to the Warriors squad.
“I am looking forward to this new challenge and having the opportunity to play for the Warriors will take me out of my comfort zone. I also get to play alongside guys like Andrew Birch and Simon Harmer” said Abbott.
“I am extremely excited about Kyle joining the Warriors. He is a quality fast bowler and and a great guy to have as part of our squad. He will certainly add value both on and off the field, in helping grow our next generation of bowlers”, said Jesse Chellan, CEO of the Warriors.
Coach Mali Maketa, said “One of our main goals is to produce Protea players and to have Kyle come in will help us fast-track this process through his experience and the know how of what it takes to get there. I look forward to working with him and I am positive the other players will learn from having another national player in the changeroom.”
Kyle is currently in India for the IPL where he will play for the Kings IX Punjab and will join the Warriors in September for their pre-season.


Saturday, 09 April 2016

SISANDA MAGALA finished with eight wickets in the match as the Warriors wrapped up a resounding innings and 101-run victory over the bizhub Highveld Lions midway through day three of their Sunfoil Series clash in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

The medium-pacer, who took an outstanding 6/25 in the first innings, claimed 2/33 in the second to help bowl the visitors out for 206 at St George’s Park.

Magala’s match figures of 8/58 in 28.5 overs also earned him the man-of-the-match prize in a match that was ultimately decided by the Lions’ woeful day one 68 all out.

It meant the defending champions had all but blown their title hopes, and despite improving second time around with the bat, they suffered a heavy second defeat of the season.

There were also three wickets apiece for Andrew Birch (3/42) and Simon Harmer (3/51) on what turned out to be the final day.

The visitors had started the day on 76/4, with debutant Kagiso Rapulana (40) and top-scorer Nicky van den Bergh (52) putting on 74 for the fifth wicket.

But both were removed by Harmer, and once they fell, with it faded the bleak chances of the Lions, who could yet surrender their second position on the log depending on the outcome of the clash between the Sunfoil Dolphins and VKB Knights in Durban.

The bottom-placed Warriors, on the other hand, took 19.1 points from the game, to end the season with back-to-back victories after going winless for the first eight rounds of the campaign.

Update courtesy of Cricket South Africa 



Thursday, 07 April 2016

A first-innings batting meltdown by the bizhub Highveld Lions saw their Sunfoil Series prospects go up in smoke on the opening day of their clash against the Warriors on Port Elizabeth on Thursday.

Sisanda Magala claimed the outstanding figures of 6/25 in 12 overs as the visitors were sent packing for a hapless 68 in 36 overs – the lowest total overall this season. Andrew Birch also played his hand with a superb 3/19 – the Lions being dismissed for their second lowest total ever against the Eastern Cape outfit.

Colin Ackermann then made 65 (124 balls, 9 fours) as the hosts reached 171/4 nine overs before the scheduled closed after bad light ended play.

That gave the Warriors a lead of 103 and left the Lions needing a miracle to defend the title they won 12 months ago.

They started the day by losing the toss and being put into bat.

Despite Birch making the early inroads, they still managed to reach 60/4 just after lunch. But their remaining six wickets crumbled for only eight runs giving Magala his best ever figures.

Debutant Kagiso Rapulana top-scored with 20.

David White then fell to Hardus Viljoen, who claimed all four wickets to fall, without a run on the board as the Lions were momentarily given hope.

But Ackermann was then involved partnerships of 63 with Edward Moore (38) and 87 with Somila Seyibokwe (47 not out) as the hosts ended the day in total control.

Viljoen finished with figures of 4/75. 


Update courtesy of Cricket South Africa 



THE VKB Knights saw their Sunfoil Series title hopes suffer a major blow after a crushing defeat against the previously winless Warriors inside two days in Kimberley on Friday.

After 15 wickets fell on the opening day, there were another 16 that went down on the second as the visitors were first dismissed for 165 in reply to the hosts 128, before again rolling over the Central Franchise cheaply.

The Knights’ second innings lasted a mere 34.4 overs as they were sent tumbling for a paltry 131.

That left the Warriors needing 95 for victory and they raced there in 17.2 overs for the loss of just rookie Martin Walters, whose score of 40 was the second highest in the match after Rudi Second’s unbeaten first innings 41.

Debutant Edward Moore (29) and Colin Ackermann (21) were the other two not out batsmen as the men from the Eastern Cape finally ended their winless four-day run this season, having lost seven out of their eight previous games.

The Warriors had started the day on 93/5 and managed to squeeze their way past the Knights and grab what proved to be a valuable 37-run lead as they were all out in 74.1 overs.

Duanne Olivier picked up 5/61 and Malusi Siboto incredibly claimed 4/19 in 19 overs. Sisanda Magala top-scored with 36.

Anrich Nortje, playing only his second franchise cricket game, then stood out with the ball for the Warriors by taking a career-best 5/34 in 10 overs to leave the home side in a huge mess.

Magala provided excellent support with 3/28 and Simon Harmer was at his usual best with 2/22.

The result leaves the Warriors bottom, although they will be over the moon with their 15 points, while the Knights picked up just four points to all but end their title prospects.

Information courtesy of Cricket South Africa. 



The finals of the inaugural EP Cricket T20 U/13 Knockout Challenge, powered by KFC, were held at St George’s Park on 12 March 2016.

A total of 3 matches were played – 2 semi-finals and the final which saw 4 teams vie for the coveted title. In a period of 3 months, an excess of 100 schools played in the tournament, with zone winners advancing to the much anticipated finals weekend.

The U/13 Kouga team proved to be victorious, walking away with the sought after trophy and a R10 000 cash prize. Tournament runner’s up, Winterberg, received a cash prize of R5000. Kouga captain, Jonathan Bester, was crowned bowler of the match as well as man of the match. His teammate, Jayden Groenewald, was named batsman of the match.

A thoroughly enjoyable day for all!

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Semi Final 1

Woodridge vs Winterberg

Woodridge 54 all out in 15.5 overs

  1. Senekal 9
  2. Speelman 3.5 overs 5/10
  3. Hendricks 3 overs 2/17

Winterberg 55/0 in 10.1 overs

  1. Slabbert 13*
  2. Erasmus 26*

Winterberg won by 10 wickets

Semi Final 2

Kouga vs Motherwell

Kouga 117/5 in 20 overs

  1. Bester 40
  2. Bailey 34
  3. Dick 3 overs 2/18

Motherwell 78 all out in 19 overs

  1. Mancam 24
  2. Mbali 18
  3. Bailey 3.4 overs 2/9

JD Van Zyl 4 overs 2/13

  1. Brown 1 over 2/12

Kouga won by 39 runs


Kouga vs Winterberg

Kouga 107/3 in 20 overs

  1. Groenewald 31
  2. Bester 24
  3. Erasmus 4 overs 3/19

Winterberg 90/9 in 20 overs

  1. Lottering 20
  2. Bester 4 overs 4/5
  3. Groenewald 4 overs 2/19

Kouga won by 17 runs

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