Lesedi Shole had only been at King Edward VII School for a few days when he had already caught the eye 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. “I already knew quite a lot of the boys here through playing cricket with and against them, and in the hostel I have made quite a few new friends,” he said.
“It’s nice to be living on the school grounds and having the chance to really concentrate on cricket, although we are made to spend time on our school work as well.”
It’s 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. “I want to play hockey in the winter season and soccer later in the year when the programme starts,” he said. “I’m also interested in the pipe band. Playing the bagpipes looks like fun and maybe I’ll try out for that too.”
Lesedi is going to be a busy boy this year, which is exactly what we at the TAG Foundation want him to be.