Hilton College congratulates Dale Benkenstein
16 November 2017
Hilton College would like to congratulate Dale Benkenstein on his secondment to the Proteas, as part of a partnership agreement between Hilton College and Cricket South Africa (CSA).
Hilton College has been actively involved in the development of cricket in South Africa, through amongst other things hosting and supporting the annual Sunfoil Township Tournament.
Benkenstein will remain employed by Hilton College, but will now also be the batting coach for the national side. As part of the partnership arrangement, CSA have committed to assist with Hilton College’s cricket initiatives, including fund raising activities to give underprivileged boys access to cricketing opportunities.
“We regard Hilton College as a national asset, so we’re delighted that we could be of assistance to the Proteas” commented Hilton Headmaster George Harris. “We’re happy for Dale too, as this experience will make him an even better coach, further improving Hilton’s very successful cricket set up. CSA’s commitment to provide support to Hilton College cricket makes this a win-win-win development”
Hilton College is in the process of finalising a deal with county cricketer, Tim Groenewald, to cover for periods when Benkenstein is working with the Proteas. Groenewald has played for Warwickshire and Derbyshire, and currently represents Somerset in Division 1 of the County Championship. He has completed his level 3 coaching badge in the UK. Groenewald will be based in Hilton during the South African summers.