- National T20 Tournament
- National Regional 50 Overs Tournament
- Windhoek High School Vs Botswana
- U19 Girls 4 Nations Tournament
May 11 - Final
May 10 - Semi 2
May 10 - Semi 1
May 4 - Game 2
May 4 - Game 1
Apr 27 - Game 6
Apr 27 - Game 5
Apr 27 - Game 4
Apr 27 - Game 3
Apr 26 - Game 2
Apr 26 - Game 1
Apr 13 - Game 6
Apr 13 - Game 5
Apr 13 - Game 4
Apr 13 - Game 3
Apr 12 - Game 2
Apr 12 - Game 1
Apr 7 - Game5
Apr 7 - Game 4
Apr 7 - Game 3
Apr 6 - Game 2
Apr 5 - Game 1
Mar 30 - Game3
Mar 30 - Game2
Mar 30 - Game1
Mar 23 - Game5
Mar 23 - Game4
Mar 23 - Game3
Mar 23 - Game2
Mar 22 - Game1
Mar 16 - Game5
Mar 16 - Game4
Mar 16 - Game3
Mar 16 - Game2
Mar 15 - Game1
Nov 17 - Finals
Oct 27 - Semi 1
Oct 27 - Semi 2
Oct 20 - Game 4
Oct 20 - Game 3
Oct 20 - Game 2
Oct 20 - Game 1
Oct 13 - Game 3
Oct 13 - Game 2
Oct 13 - Game 1
Oct 6 - Game 4
Oct 6 - Game 3
Oct 6 - Game 2
Oct 6 - Game 1
- Botswana Wins the 4 Nations U19 Girls Tournament
- Botswana on 4th position in ICC Africa U19s World Cup Qualifiers
- BCA – A case for development
- The Re ba bona Ha Cricket programme in Francistown
- BCA 50 OVERS – Summary & Results 5th Game
- BCA 50 OVERS – Summary & Results 4th Game
- BCA Orientation Course – Jwaneng
- BCA 50 OVERS – Summary & Results 3rd Game
- CRICKET ADMINISTRATOR COURSE -FRANCISTOWN
- BCA 50 Overs National League – Southern Region Results
- BCA 50 OVERS NATIONAL LEAGUE
- BCA U-13 Boys League – South Region
- ICC DEVELOPMENT PANEL OF INTERNATIONAL UMPIRES
- HISTORIC BCA THREE DAY MATCH REPORT – BCA “BLUES” vs BCA “REDS”
The Re ba bona Ha Cricket programme in Francistown
- Updated: September 20, 2012
The Botswana Cricket development programme includes among other aspects: Introducing the game to the populace of Botswana, coach education and training administrators to run the development programme effectively, the identification of talent at grassroots level, exposing the highly talented individuals to a higher level of competition and ultimately be the supply cog of the regional and national team junior representative sides.
It should also be observed that this “investment “project’s aims and objectives will not be realized overnight but it’s a process that requires close cooperation by all be it in coach education, administrator training, corporate support and sponsorship.
Training and transformation
Since the inception of the Development programme, it has seen the game spread to previously marginalized areas and this has not spared the Northern Region of Botswana, Francistown, in particular. With the help of BNSC development programme dubbed “Re Ba bona Ha” that focuses on talent identification at grassroots level, The Botswana Cricket in partnership with BNSC currently runs the development programme in Francistown that has seen 20 primary schools being incorporated in the initial programme with 30 plus teachers and volunteers having received basic cricket coach education to man these training sessions.
Three centres are currently running in Francistown with the Western Community being catered for by the Monarch School cricket facility, the Southern part being taken care of from Phatsimo Primary school and the Eastern part of the town being served by the Satellite centre.
Currently one mid-week training practice session runs in 2 of the centres with the Saturday practice session capping it up for the week. Each centre has seen at least 25 primary school going boys and girls access mini cricket activities thereby focusing on the Basic skill acquisition in the three main areas of batting, Bowling and fielding in cricket.
The Monarch centre has seen 3 coaches take charge of the training sessions, with Satellite centre also having the same number of coaches to take through the boys and girls through their paces. The Phatsimo school centre has seen children from the Southern part of the town access cricket within their neighbourhood.
Typical Practice session
The mini cricket programme has been directed to capture the young at least 7 year old upwards the plastic, easy to use equipment taking centre stage. More game skill sessions that constitute skill acquisition are the order of the day with the modified game version playing a pivotal role in introducing orthodox cricket. This has allowed the young lads to progress on with fun and enjoyment being incorporated in their practice sessions.
The Botswana Cricket Association provided training for the mentors who look after the centers and will continue to enhance their skills by providing further training so as to improve on quality in skills
Facilities and equipment
As cricket gains more limelight in the country, Botswana Cricket Association proposed to have mini cricket facilities that would provide the budding players with a platform to play on. In response to the BCA request, BNSC through its Re Ba Bona Ha major sponsors-Debswana saw it fit to have cricket facilities constructed in the town of Francistown-the second largest city in Botswana as a pilot project in cricket.
Through the efforts of Botswana National Sports Council and sponsors, a centre wicket and practice net was put up at the cricket centre in Monarch. This has seen children who use the facility from the surrounding community use a near-proper cricket facility that will go a long way in enhancing their playing level.
Plastic equipment sets were also donated during the launch of the cricket programme.The plastic sets constituted bats, balls and sets of stumps and wickets. ( see picture below)These will go a long way in helping the young boys and girls play cricket with appropriate equipment.
The re ba Bona cricket project is seen as a milestone in reaching out to communities and help spread the game of cricket within the reach of the boys and girls where on average 60 plus children attend practice sessions at each centre on a given day with the help of three coaches who will be in charge of the training sessions.
Botswana Cricket Association do appreciate such efforts being put by the National Sports running body-Botswana National Sports Council in helping identify talent at an early age ,help develop their skills and nature the identified talent. With time and concerted efforts from both ends, cricket will realize growth in the not too distant future as the player base increases at junior level and up the stream.