Garden Route Badgers to face Western Province this weekend

Gary Moos (Cricket Services Manager at SWD Cricket) welcomes the newly appointed assistant coach, Shiree Steyn (on the right) in the Badgers camp. On the left is Martelize van der Merwe the head coach of the Garden Route Badgers women’s team. Photo: Supplied

The Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers Women’s team will have a tough assignment this weekend when they take on Western Province at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn in a Cricket South Africa 1 Day Cup match (Saturday, 10 February 2024) and a T20 Challenge match (Sunday, 11 February 2024).

The Badgers will be without Tazmin Brits and Mieke de Ridder who are both on national duties with the Proteas in Australia while all-rounder, Miceala Andrews is still recovering from an injury.
Annerie Dercksen, who missed out on Proteas selection for the tour to Australia is however available and she will be keen to prove a point. Western Province are the log leaders in both formats and will pose a tough challenge for the local team.

SWD Cricket has also confirmed the appointment of Shiree Steyn as the new assistant coach of the Badgers. She was involved within the Western Province girls’ and women’s structures and has joined the Badgers this week.

The squad of the Badgers for the weekend is: Janè Winster (Captain), Mochelle May, Annerie Dercksen, Mariana Breedt, Julia Hoal, Koketso Manyaga (Wicket keeper), Haroline Rhodes, Asakhe Nyovane, Chantelle van Schoor, Khayakazi Mathe, Faith de Jonk and Cheyenne de Villiers.

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