The day before a public holiday, what better way to spend the afternoon than watching local soccer, rugby and cricket players take to the field in a T20 exhibition match for charity.
The WeChat Newlands Challenge saw Santos take on Ajax Cape Town in a 6 over per side cricket match, this was an opportunity for fans to see their local soccer heroes in a different light – it was the Peoples Team Santos who prevailed over The Urban Warriors hmmmm this might just have increased the intensity in the Cape Derby matches – die Poppe gaan weer dans as hierdie twee spanne op ‘n soccer veld kom.
+- 6000 fans packed into Newlands for the highly anticipated match between the Cape Cobras and the DHL Stormers, the atmosphere was electric as sixes were hit and some miss fielding from both sides but hey the competitiveness from both teams made for an exciting Cricket exhibition match.
True to the name there was a Cobra on the field….or wait it was a ‘Gogga’ – yip Paul Adams entertained the crowd with his moves (not just his bowling), die man kan ‘n wurm doen wat skrik vir niks hahaha the fans loved it.
It was the Stormers who prevailed in a tight finish, with both teams doing a walk around the field after the game signing autographs and taking pictures, the fans definitely got a welcoming treat to the start of an awesome summer series of Cricket ahead.