WCED official represents SA in the Inaugural Over 60 Cricket World Cup
14 September 2022
Ismail Teladia, Senior Curriculum Planner: Life Orientation and Life Skills (General Education and Training), has impressed with the ball in South Africa’s opening match against New-Zealand in the inaugural Over 60s Cricket World Cup in Queensland, Australia.
The tournament runs from 5 to 20 September 2022.
Teladia, a seam bowler, took two wickets while only conceding 41 runs in seven overs. His teammate, Trevor Poole, top-scored with 34 not out from 68 deliveries. Unfortunately, the South African team only reached 157 for nine in reply to New-Zealand’s score of 256 for three in the allotted 45 overs.
South Africa lost their second match against the USA and then went on to win their match against the West-Indies.
The SA side is coached by Proteas legend, Mike Proctor, and includes former Proteas players Peter Kirsten and Omar Henry (player/manager). Kepler Wessels, who lives in Australia, also joined the team.
The team is overseen by the Veterans Cricket Association of South Africa (VCASA) and is an associate member of Cricket South Africa (CSA).
Veterans Cricket Australia has invited 12 teams, including hosts Australia. The countries represented include West Indies, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, India, Wales, Canada and USA.
Teladia is the opening bowler for the SA team. He is an all-rounder, having played two first-class matches. He previously played club cricket for Victoria CC, Mitchell’s Plain CC and Ottoman’s CC. He is a qualified CSA Level 3 coach and have coached several Western Province school and club teams. He is excited about representing SA on the world stage and is grateful for this opportunity. He says he has always been active and has done additional training over the past few weeks in preparation.