Lesedi Shole had only been at King Edward VII School for a few days when he made a name for himself by taking five wickets in a cricket match against Waterkloof.
He comes to us from Monument Primary School where his prowess as leg spin bowler saw him selected for Gauteng cricket teams at under-11 and under-12 level. He is a product of the Gauteng Cricket Board development programme and his presence at the school on a TAG Foundation scholarship is part of the school’s support of cricket development.
He is enjoying the new experience of being in the hostel and said he is having a lot of fun. He knows quite a few of the boys through cricket but says he has made some new friends in the hostel. He enjoys living on the school grounds and being able to concentrate on cricket. He does stress that the boys are also encouraged to spend time on their school work as well.
It has been straight into the cricket season without much time to think about anything else, but Lesedi is keen to get involved in other activities as well. He wants to play hockey in the winter season and try out for the soccer team later in the year when the programme starts. He is also interested in the pipe band as he says playing the bagpipes looks like fun.
Lesedi is going to be a busy boy this year, which is exactly what we at the TAG Foundation want him to be.