Jaques Vosloo from Mpumalanga has been named the Coca-Cola Hero of the day for day 1 of the 2017 Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week.

The prestigious Coca-Cola Hero of the Day award is presented on each day of the tournament in recognition of a game changing ‘hero’ moment. Jaques was selected for the award by a Coca-Cola appointed panel of cricket experts after he took the first 6 wickets in a match against the Northern Cape. His effort put Northern Cape in a position that they could not recover from and they were bowled out for 137. His figures of 6/21 are the second-best figures in timed cricket in the tournament and the 9th best figures in all formats of the game. Jaques followed up his first innings effort by taking 3/11 in the second innings making sure that Mpumalanga won the game outright.

“I never, in my wildest dreams thought that I would be able to stand here and receive the Coca-Cola Hero of the Day award. To have this opportunity inspires me to work hard and do my best and who knows but I might have the chance to win the trophy again at some stage during the week,“ said Jacques.

Interesting bowling stats from past Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Cricket Weeks

  • 2012, Daryn Dupavillon of KwaZulu-Natal Inland taking 7wickets for 18 runs (record holding figures ever in the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week) against Northwest and 6 wickets for 27 runs against Griqualand West in the same week in Potchefstroom.
  • 2014, Stephan Klopper took 7 wickets for 26 runs, the best figures in timed cricket at the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week for Northerns against KwaZulu-Natal.
  • 2017, Pheko Moletsane took 6 wickets for 39 runs for Free State against Boland. Boland were 114/1 when he took his first wicket then Boland very quickly lost wickets to only score 242 all out.