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    South African Girl notches up a remarkable score

    A total of 258 runs not out in a 40-over cricket match is a remarkable performance in anyone's books. But when it is achieved by a 12-year-old schoolgirl from Pretoria, it is even more extraordinary.
    Opening batswoman Mignon du Preez hit 16 sixes and 25 fours with a run rate of over two runs per ball in her innings during a provincial under-13 match between Gauteng and Gauteng North in Sandton, north of Johannesburg, on Saturday.

    Experts believe this could be a world record in women's cricket, The Star newspaper reported on Monday.

    Her father, Jacques, who is a Gauteng North junior cricket coach, said his daughter fell in love with the game when she was four-years-old.

    Three years ago, the country's provinces instituted girls' teams and now Mignon has been chosen to represent South Africa at the girls' world under-19 championships in New Zealand in March.

    Her participation, however, depends on her finding 20,000 rand ($2,000) to cover her expenses. "If she had been a boy she would have had full sponsorship by now," her father said.



    This is article in Espnstar website and i saw a couple of articles about her here in newspapers. I still can't beleive that she made that many:O:O

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    12 years old ? :wow: :wow: :O :O thats phenomenal !
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    Its amazing and what do they mean 'experts' say that this could be the best performance in womens cricket ? hell this must be the best in men's (U13) as well !


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    I didn't even know there is a world under-19 championships in New Zealand in March.

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    i dont think that there is a u19 world champs here in march. Tamara and I would have surely heard something.

    oh and you cannot imagine just how poor the bowling would have been for this young batswoman...
    i coach an u13 side... yea...
    she certainly must be very talented but i cant guarantee the ball always got to her one bounce...
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    Originally posted by Sunil Havascar
    i dont think that there is a u19 world champs here in march. Tamara and I would have surely heard something.

    oh and you cannot imagine just how poor the bowling would have been for this young batswoman...
    i coach an u13 side... yea...
    she certainly must be very talented but i cant guarantee the ball always got to her one bounce...
    I've heard that the bowler was non other than the cricketweb icon, Ajit Agarkar

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    oh wait... provincial level. it probably was getting there one bounce. just.
    under 14 provincial tournaments here are a very poor standard, i remember playing them... not so long ago...
    not denying that is an amazing feat though... but it might be a bit hast putting her into u19s... thats a huge step up in the quality of bowling...

    i hope she doesnt raise the money only to find there is no tournament here

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    Hmm.. District Level round here's not too hot. I spent a couple of overs in a net this summer hitting one district U13 bowler repeatedly back over his head with a cracked bat. And I can't bat.

    To be fair, he did then go and take 4-11...

    The first thing I thought when I read that was "How short were the boundaries?!" I mean, 16 sixes?!
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    I think the boundrys would have to be very short. Alot of girls strength doesn't develop until they get older and to be able to hit 16 sixes in a match when u are 12. Well that says it all.

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    Originally posted by Tamara

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    Originally posted by Tamara
    I think the boundrys would have to be very short. Alot of girls strength doesn't develop until they get older and to be able to hit 16 sixes in a match when u are 12. Well that says it all.
    Ok, I'm a bloke so it doesn't mean much in this convo really but when I was 12-13 I used to use a plastic bat and could wallop any ball for 6 indoors. In my 7 years of Indoor Cricket I've slowly lost that ability till about 3 years ago I used this huge wooden Slazanger and I had a great season and got into County. Then I bought a new bat and had a crap season and this year I've got fit and thrown the rule book out of the window and started using the old bat and I'm hitting every ball for 6 or 4 again But it's strange I used to find it easier when I was younger and now only after I've cleared my mind and got fit, have I started batting with any freedom...

    Oh well...the freedom of the youthful mind...before your told "Head down, high elbow, straight bat, keep it down at all costs" Luckly I chose just not to listen

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    in my local comp in canberra last year, a girl called kris britt scored a triple century in a one day match. That was playing womens 1st grade on the same grounds the men play on. She plays for SA in the national womens league now.

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    how old was she?
    i would like to make the point that there is a huge difference in ability between 13 yr old girls and boys. like tamara says, strength doesnt develop until later on...

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