The Ram Slam T20 cricket tournament for 2014/2015 kicked off this past weekend and one of the major drawcards to get spectators into the stadiums is the Win A Million competition where fans who successfully take a single-handed catch can win a share of one million rand. So imagine how excited Liam Banks was when on Sunday he took a spectacular one handed catch at the Wanderers…only to be told that he wasn’t old enough to qualify. Young Liam is 17 years and 8 months old…just four months short of the required age.
All together now…..boooooooooooooooooooo.
Come on Ram Slam organisers…give that kid something at least. He wanted a car for his 18th birthday so make it happen. You’ll get way more positive publicity and exposure. Otherwise keep him in the running for the R1 million prize because by the time the competition ends he’ll be 18 no?
And Liam wasn’t the only spectator who missed out. Another kid made a sensational one handed catch and was also ineligible because he’s only 15 years old.
Excellent stuff. Hope they both get at least some reward for their efforts.
[pic via Bradley Ireland]