Renowned former cricketers such as Meyrick Pringle, Allan Donald, Hershel Gibbs, Robin Peterson, Rory Kleinveldt, Aubrey Martin and Justin Kemp will compete in the 2017 Cape Town Sixes Cricket and Cultural Festival as The Legends team. Now in its second year running, the event will take place on 18 and 19 February at the Green Point Precinct.
The Legends team, managed by Brett Schultz, will be joining 59 other teams competing across two days in seven leagues.
The lineup of music acts include Shortstraw, Trenton and Free Radical, Nomadic Orchestra and Manny Walters are set to perform on the Saturday evening.
During the day, if you can tear yourself away from the cricket action, there will be a Food Village, a dedicated kids area (story telling, face painting, jumping castles, arts and crafts, games and music), Wine on the Wicket (a mini wine festival with ten farms and complimentary wine tasting), and an exhibition match between SA Rugby and the Val de Vie Protea Legends (happening on Sunday afternoon just before the Final). Adding some glamour is the Gordon’s Gin VIP experience, hosted by Ice Models, which includes a cocktail and GnT bar, as well as a Hunters Beach Bar.
Development Cricket League
The focus on uplifting cricket, as part of the ‘Hit Poverty for a Six’ initiative, continues with a Development Cricket League and coaching clinics hosted by Cricket School of Excellence throughout the weekend.
Cricket legends, Meyrick Pringle and Brett Schultz, as well as comedian and radio presenter, Dalin Oliver are the Festival’s ambassadors once again. Dalin Oliver will also be the Master of Ceremonies.
"I’m excited to be back as the ambassador for the Cape Town Sixes. We had so much fun last year both competing and being part of the coaching clinics and development of cricket”, says former fast bowler Meyrick Pringle.
Brett Schultz agrees: “What a great way to spend a weekend in Cape Town, bonding with old friends, enjoying some exciting amateur cricket and being involved in an event that enhances awareness and accessibility to the sport we all love.”
Tickets are available at www.capetownsixesfestival.com
Full Weekend Festival pass: R75 to R150
VIP Festival tickets: R120 to R250
Saturday Festival pass including live concert: R50 to R100
Sunday Festival pass: R40 to R80