Sunshine, blue skies and cricket this is how Capetonians spent their Sunday as the Cape Cobra’s took on the Highveld Lions in the Momentum One-Day Cup final at Newlands.
The home side (boys in blue) lost the toss and were put into bat first, this seemed to be a good call for the Lions as it took them only 40 overs to bowl the Cobra’s out for 169. This was not what the fangs expected as our boys were doing so well in the build-up to the final. With The Stormers winning against The Bulls yesterday in the Super Rugby Match we still had hope for a major turnaround…..we had faith in our bowlers even though defending such a low score in a final was shocking.
During the innings change we got the chance to walk on the field where legends are made. On the pitch the rivalry between players is intense for the fans though it is the opposite, the field is a place where it all comes together…
…ok wait I think the Castle had something to do with it.
After the break it was the Cobra’s turn to bowl but things just went from bad to worse for the home team, it was like they didn’t realise this was a final or they were considering the fans who still wanted to catch the 7de Laan omnibus. The Cobra’s only managed to take two wickets to allow for a convincing win by the Lions, an 8 wicket haul. The three Lions fans in the stadium were happy….Weldone to the Momentum One-Day Cup Champions of 2016.
Now we look forward to the T20 clash between Australia and South Africa at Newlands.
PS: At least I got to catch the second half of United beating Arsenal 3-2 just saying.
Mention Valencia, Barcelona, Atlético Madrid and ofcourse the Real Madrid you’ll know we talking about LaLiga right?
The free LaLiga fan day on the Seapoint Promenade invited fans to rub shoulders with Spanish Legends and some local stars too.
A surprisingly informative Q&A session in which in-depth questions were asked from the panel consisting of Gaizka Mendieta, Patrick Kluivert and local Bafana superstar Stanton “Stiga” Fredericks, the answers from the legends were both inspiring and motivating for many of the young athletes in attendance.
The Cape Town sun made for a great day out with the family in which the kids could make new friends playing five-a-side football in the score arena..
Or have their picture taken with the Spanish league trophy and replica jerseys like our local celebs..
If you think football is just for boys, think again there were some girls who will put you to shame with their knowledge and skill of the beautiful game.
If this was not enough the fans were also entertained by some freestyle footballers before the kick-off to the Madrid Derby, the skills displayed were insane.
Once kick-off arrived we enjoyed the game on two big screens, not quite the goal fest I expected but entertaining non the less, a rather Messi affair as Barcelona were only expecting a draw. In the end Atlético Madrid win Real Madrid 1-0 keeping their hopes alive which I doubt will happen.
An awesome day and initiative which made one lucky fan happy as he gets to watch a Spanish Football match of his choice next season, judging by his shirt the Camp Nou should expect a crazy Capetonian fan next year.
After an epic T20 encounter between South Africa and England where Chuck MORRIS literally won the game for the Proteas on the last ball…Newlands will once again host a Momentum One Day Cup final.
Home of the Cobra’s this beautiful setting is where the fangs of the Cape Cobra will bite into the Highveld Lions and hopefully draw blood by keeping the Cup in Cape Town.
Date: Sunday, 28 February 2016
Venue: PPC Newlands
Time: 10h00 (Gates open: 08h30)
Ticket price: Adults: R60 (seat) & R50 (grass); children: R30 (seat) & R25 (grass); pensioners R30 (seat) & R25 (grass)
Let’s get behind our boys and from a sea of blue as we wave our flags!!
This is sure to be one exciting day of fun in the sun so bring the family and friends……let’s fill Newlands and show them we love cricket.
Purchase your ticket to this exciting cricket today and you will be entered into the lucky draw for R5000 during the lunch break. TWO people can win R5000 each IF they claim their R5000 prize within 5 minutes of the announcement so hold onto your tickets!. #R5kIN5mins ONLY at PPC Newlands, THE place to be! (T&Cs Apply).
If that doesn’t excite you which is highly unlikely, another added incentive to get you to the game early…
The first 100 FANGS who enter the turnstyles wearing blue between 9am – 10am will receive a Cape Cobras flag (While stocks last) so get to the game early!
When the Stormers beat the Bulls on Saturday I will be partying through the night so I think I’ll be the first one at the stadium on Sunday – just saying!!!!
CAPE TOWN are you ready!!!!!!
Book your seats today and cheer our boys on in their quest to re-claim the Momentum One Day Cup trophy. #BringItHome #Cobras
Tickets can be purchased through the following channels:
• Internet: cricket.ticketpros.co.za
• PPC Newlands [Cricket Ground] ticket office (021-6572089 / 43)
• All Postnet outlets. For a comprehensive list visit ticketpros.co.za or postnet.co.za
SEE YOU THERE…
A long, long time ago
In a galaxy far away…..ok not so far away it’s actually in plain site, comes a comedy show that will awaken the wors within you.
This parody will take you through the whole Star Wars saga at light speed you’ll even learn how to translate Wookie, Woopsie think that’s abit of a Spoiler Alert…
Don’t worry if you lived under a rock for the past few months this show will get you up to speed, after 60 minutes you’ll still be confused about the difference between a droid and a robot….
Well arranged and a witty performance by all characters it will have you in stitches from start to end, the perfect setting for an intergalactic battle of epic portions…..so get out of that Busy Corner and make your way to the Artscape Arena from Tuesday, 23 to Saturday, 27 February 2016, you’ll not be disappointed.
Tickets to this event are available online via Computicket.com costing between R40p/p and R80p/p, depending on the ticket type.
For more information follow the link below:
“Do. Or do not. There is no try.”……yeah right seems like this guy never been to South Africa, he clearly hasn’t heard about Try Me I’m New – YOLO
MAY THE WORS BE WITH YOU
Ice Hockey has to be one of the most adrenaline fuelled sports there is, not only for the players but for the fans too…
South Africa played host to the IIHF U18 World Championships in which Hong Kong, South Africa and New Zealand battled it out for top honours.
The final game saw New Zealand take on South Africa, the crowd firmly behind the home side. Rocket Rhino the SA mascot having a jol taking selfies with the fans.
On the ice however it was New Zealand who brought the heat as they pummeled SA in the first quarter 3-0. The second quarter was abit more challenging as things got messy hard hits made me think is that legal haha, at one point New Zealand had three players in the sin bin but SA could not capitalise,the score ended 4-0 New Zealand scoring with 19 seconds left on the clock.
After the half-time break the coach probably gave the team a stern talking because they scored within the first minute of the 3rd quarter. 4-1 hmmmm this gave the fans something to scream about and it was brought forward in the SA team as they started pushing forward. It was full on action in the 3rd quarter ice flying everywhere 4-2 oh yeah this looks like comeback….
Unfortunately it was short lived as New Zealand came back making the score 5 – 2, in the last quarter thing seemed to have turned for the worse as New Zealand netted another 2 goals to make the final score 7-2 to the Kiwi’s.
Well done to all participating teams and to the Grandwest Ice Station for bringing us another amazing event.
Ladies and Gentleman, boys and girls for the first time ever….AUSSIE: An Australian Circus Spectacular brought the lights, intensity and massive action with absolutely no animals….except for the clowns hahaha
The stage was set, the crowd gathered and once the first performance entered the circle we were kept on the edge of our seat for the full 2 hours. This was a circus with a difference, lots of surprises and I am sure some records were broken as things got really intense inside the Arena.
From highflying, death -defying trapeze acts to the spectacular HUMAN CANNONBALL…
The energy from the performers were amazing especially the clowns between acts…..clowning around can be so much fun right!!!
If that was not enough the finale GLOBE OF DEATH is a must see, even though you want to close your eyes at the thought of the safety of these riders…Do not blink because you’ll miss this spine tingling act.
Thank you to each and every performer you guys and girls are amazing
AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE……OY OY OY.
Cape town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world especially for it’s awesome scenery.
We need protect this for future generations, today we helped clean up the trail up Lions Head organised by an awesome organisation called Love our Trails.
Many people gathered early this morning excited to be part of the change they want to see in the world, this was a great opportunity to make a difference, meet like-minded people and make memories while appreciating nature.
After a quick briefing session we dispersed up the mountain and around the parking lot, armed with bags, gloves, arm extenders and….selfie sticks(ready to capture the moment) when we bag it and tag it just like in the CSI.
For those who wanted to put some elbow grease into it graffiti cleaner was provided to clean up Wally’s Cave…It’s 2016 people, we don’t need to see Boebie was here stamped on the walls of the cave, we are not cavemen anymore.
The amount of litter scattered across the trail is shocking especially the cigarette butts, veld fires are easily started and spread by such negligence destroying our natural heritage.
This is for everyone from first time hikers to families and kids.
Our trails could do with some love!
Lets lead by example.
The weather played along nicely, walking at our own pace we eventually reached the top of Lions Head where we enjoyed our free smoothie from FitChef.
Thank you to everyone involved in making this happen, hopefully this will grow allowing us to not only keep our trails clean but also our communities.
It all starts with US – Lets make a difference.