Schreuder the X-Factor for HC

In wicketkeeper/batsman Gareth Schreuder the Hilton College 🎓 first XI have a gamebreaker.

An impressive skill set behind the stumps and with bat in hand ✋coupled to a never-say-die spirit make Gareth a key figure in Hilton’s quest for the 2018 Coca-Cola Schools T20 Challenge National Franchise Finals trophy 🏆 at Tuks in Pretoria from March 16 to 18.

Schreuder (18) is a cricketer who makes things happen.

“I would like to think I’m viewed as very reliable behind the stumps and a batsmen who can handle pressure,” says Gareth.

His best T20 performances on the road to Nationals?

“A 49 off 32 balls against Clifton in the Dolphins 🐬 franchise final and 2 catches plus 2 stumpings against Michaelhouse in the KZN Inland final.”

So who does Gareth look to for cricketing inspiration?

“My role model has always been AB de Villiers… The way he goes about playing cricket is exactly what I aspire to.”

And what of Hilton’s chances at the T20 National Finals?

“I personally believe we have one of the best teams in the country and I really hope we can go on to win the T20 National Finals.

“Not only would it mean a lot to the team, it would mean a lot to our school, our KZN Inland province and our Dolphins 🐬 franchise.”

So how does Gareth see his role, what would this young man with enviable X-Factor personally like to achieve ?

“My aim is to contribute to our team, scoring as many runs as possible with the bat – and as quickly as I can – while staying consistent with the bat and behind the stumps throughout the tournament.

“I would really like to make a good impression on the SA U19 selectors. National selection is something that I have dreamt about since I was a little boy.”

Good on you, Gareth… I never tire of watching you play cricket.

All the best to you and the Hilton College 🎓 first XI at the Big Show.