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Where would you like to have Cricket 2013 take place?

Poll ended at Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:44 pm

Kruger NP (Skukuza)
Kgalagadi TP (Twee Rivieren)

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Cricket 2013

Unread postby SANParks » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:44 pm

Dear forumites,

We have had 6 wonderful Cricket events at Skukuza so far.

Being aware that Kruger is remote for people living in the Cape region, we would like to offer you the opportunity to hold the next year's event (14-16 March 2013) at Kgalagadi TP... But we would like this to be your decision.
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Re: Cricket 2013

Unread postby DavenJan » Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:07 pm

A couple of questions. 14 to 16 March makes it Thursday to Saturday, if so why the change. What are the cricket facilities? What teams would be invited. Is there enough accommodation?
Long live Cricket@Skukuza

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Re: Cricket 2013

Unread postby SANParks » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:15 pm

Hi DavenJan,

Because it is such a long drive to get there, and most likely it will be extremely hot, it would be very tiring to hold the games in one day. Our thinking was to split the game over 2 days at least - morning sessions only.

We have not teased out the details yet - they will be the FAC's guidance/decision. At this stage what we need to know is whether to do a block booking on the entire Twee Rivieren, seeing that March 2013 bookings will soon be opened to public.

About the cricket facilities and the accommodation - the Tourism Management of Kgalagadi assured us that they will improve the state of the existing cricket field, and that there should be enough accommodation.

It will be a lot more "rustic" than Kruger - if that appeals to the forumites. The prize-giving function will be held outdoors. They have successfully hosted dinner for 200 in the past, so 120 should be doable.

Dupel/Jannie/Steven, please feel free to provide details here...
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Re: Cricket 2013

Unread postby picnic » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:04 pm

KTP or KNP? :hmz:

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Re: Cricket 2013

Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:44 am

Please only vote if you seriously would consider attending next year's cricket. The number of votes will be used to gauge attendance if the vote goes KTP way.

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Re: Cricket 2013

Unread postby PetraJ » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:15 am

If the vote go to Kgalagadi and the mites from Gauteng have difficulty getting there with small vehicles, we could always try to rent a bus to take us all there and share those costs? This is a lot to think about as there is always options :hmz:

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Re: Cricket 2013

Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:26 am

PJ :clap: :clap:

Always a plan to make a very memorable experience :thumbs_up:

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Re: Cricket 2013

Unread postby Scipio » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:22 am

:hmz: KTP, dinner in the Nossob, :hmz:

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Re: Cricket 2013

Unread postby picnic » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:27 am

In the veld under the stars? :hmz:

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Re: Cricket 2013

Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:37 am

Maybe (MAYBE note ;) ) in the river bed ....

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Re: Cricket 2013

Unread postby bert » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:43 am

One important factor to consider imo is the lack of affordable accommodation at KTP
Kruger (the south) has many cheap options.

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Re: Cricket 2013

Unread postby Weltenman » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:47 am

What if you have a fear of sand? Or more particularly a fear for the scorpions that live on sand? :hmz: :tongue:
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Re: Cricket 2013

Unread postby picnic » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:49 am

bert wrote:One important factor to consider imo is the lack of affordable accommodation at KTP
Kruger (the south) has many cheap options.

Are you saying KTP is expensive. :hmz:

Weltenman, never saw any scorpion. :roll:

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Re: Cricket 2013

Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:49 am

Minor things to be fearful of Weltenman :roll: Having a fear of a serious cricket injury ... now that is a real concern :tongue:

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Re: Cricket 2013

Unread postby picnic » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:51 am

:lol: DB :thumbs_up:


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