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Monday, 01 August 2016 14:31

Cricket: St Stithians College cricketers shine at Cricket South Africa Awards

Cricket: St Stithians College cricketers shine at Cricket South Africa Awards Cricket South Africa

St Stithians College alumnus Kagiso Rabada and current pupil Wiaan Mulder made history at the CSA awards banquet by winning a record nine awards combined.

Rabada is the first cricketer to win six awards at this prestigious awards ceremony.

He won the awards for SA Cricketer of the Year; Castle Lager Cricketer of the Year; Castle Lager ODI Cricketer of the Year; SA Players' Player of the Year; SA Fans' Player of the Year; and RAM Delivery of the Year.

"We have been delighted to see Kagiso performing so impressively for our country. The fact that he has won these awards is a wonderful celebration of his years of hard work and his dedication to his sport.

'We are immensely proud of this young man – not only for his achievements, but also for the young man he has become, and the fact that he keeps in regular contact with his alma mater," says Mr Dave Knowles, head of St Stithians Boys' College.

Another St Stithians cricket star also received high accolades from Cricket South Africa at their 2016 breakfast awards: Wiaan Mulder. Mulder, who won three big awards at the breakfast, is a current St Stithians student and captain of the Coca-Cola U19s.

Mulder won the awards for Coca-Cola U19 Cricketer of the Year; Coca-Cola Schools T20 Cricketer of the Year; and Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week Player of the Tournament.

"We are also very proud of Wiaan’s achievements. Likewise we are proud of Wiaan, particularly as he managed to achieve at this level in his matric year. He led our 1st XI to the National T20 Championships, and put in a “man-of-the-match” performance in the Final, to lead his team to victory. Like Kagiso, he has maintained a level of humility and gratitude that is admirable. We expect great things from him in the future," says Mr Dave Knowles.

Said St Stithians Cricket Coach Wim Jansen on the achievements of these two phenomenal young men: "We are super super excited. It’s amazing and fantastic news and a feather in the caps of everyone at Saints who has had a hand in the careers of these two talented young men.

'There are many coaches who play their role in getting them to where they are and we congratulate them all.

'We are all very excited and we look forward to seeing what these two young men will do in the future."

It has been another wonderful year for cricket at St Stithians College and we are immensely proud of the way our athletes have played the game and the humility they have shown as they have achieved great heights. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for them.