Here’s a reminder to all Durban-based sports fans – tickets for the much anticipated Pick’n'Pay Durban Challenge Clash of Kings go on sale on Monday 9 January.
Hang on – wait up a second, you say. The WHAT? Just in case you may have missed the announcement during December, the Sharks have agreed to take on the KZN Dolphins in a unique Pro20 cricket match at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on 22 January. Sharks skipper Keegan Daniel has taken up the challenge posed by Dolphins counterpart Darren Smit and will lead a hand-picked group of the finest Sharks cricketers onto the field of play to do battle – against the odds – with a bunch of blokes for whom cricket is a professions, rather than just a hobby.
There’s still reason for the intrepid Sharks to feel confident, of course, with many of the side having played a fair bit of competitive cricket in their younger years. Pat Lambie, for instance, was a formidable attacking batsmen whilst at Michaelhouse and if I were the Dolphins batsmen, I certainly wouldn’t relish the thought of facing any scorching deliveries delivered by the likes of JP Pietersen or Ross Skeate!
All-in-all, it’s going to be a great day’s entertainment and highly recommended for anyone who has an interest in either (or both) of the two codes. Particularly in these rugby-starved times, any opportunity to see the Sharks team in action – even if it’s not going to be in a rugby match – is one to be relished.
Here are the full details, courtesy of the Sharks website:
Event: Pick n Pay Durban Challenge Clash of Kings
Date: Sunday 22 January, 2012
Time: 10am – 5pm
Venue: Sahara Stadium Kingsmead
Ticket Prices: Adults – R30, Under 16s – R15
Buy from: Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Pick n Pay Umhlanga Crescent, Durban North Hyper, South Coast Hyper, Queensburgh and Pavilion, all regional Postnet branches and ticketpros.co.za.