Three Sun Valley Primary School boys, Giyan Sulcas, Benjamin Hansen, and Kei Lalor, have just returned from the trip of a lifetime to play cricket in a major tournament in India.
They were part of a Western Cape contingent invited in December 2016 to don the green and gold after Giyan Sulcas was named the most valuable player, as captain of the Western Province under-11 Pups team, and Benjamin and Kei had stand-out performances at the Pitseng Feedem Cup tournament in Worcester.
There were 13 boys on this under-12 team from South Africa, with the “valley boys” achieving highest honours.
Giyan Sulcas, an opening batsman/all-rounder, finished the tournament at the top of the batting averages with an average of 70.0, that included an undefeated innings of a milestone 54 not out off 50 balls, for which he was awarded man of the match by the tournament organisers.
Benjamin, a wicketkeeper-batsman, was awarded most promising under-12 player.
Kei, an opening bowler, was recognised for his accurate and economical seam bowling, on some difficult Indian tracks, which significantly contributed to the team’s success