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Meet the Proteas…

March 30, 2009

Gibbs and meLast Wednesday I had the opportunity to meet the Proteas cricket team through a competition through the Standard Bank’s Achiever Banking account that I have. Not being much of a cricket fan I didn’t think I would enjoy it much but I was very wrong:

We met at Wanderers stadium where we got to see the guys practice in the nets. It was quite something to stand about 6 meters away from Mark Boucher as he sky-rockets a few practice balls which came screaming out of the nets, over our heads and on to some unlucky guys car bonnet in the parking lot…

We then were given a shiny new Gunn & Moore Catalyst 202 cricket bat and as the players came off the field, we could get them to sign it for us. Mark Boucher, Herschelle Gibbs, Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn and nine others (a total of 13) were very happy to sign it.

After that Johan Botha gave us a tour of the the team’s change room, press room, analysis room, gym and we even got to sit in the chairs where the team watches the game. 

Finally we were taken out to lunch at the Meat Company in Melrose Arch courtesy of Standard Bank. 

I had a great time and the whole thing was very well organised and Standard Bank took great care of us. Special thanks to Andrea Eaton and the rest of the team for a fantastic day. I wont forget it soon!


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