Originally Posted by Langeveldt
Look out for JJ Smuts.. A local boy who I've played a bit with.. Used to score hundreds every week for school and it will be interesting to see if he can make a name for himself in FC cricket,..
I wasn't overly impressed with Smuts in the U19 World Cup but Ray White is a big fan. Also, Jon-Jon attends the Nelson Mandela University (along with Wayne Parnell) where national selector, Shafiek Abrahams works, so if he does impress it will be closely followed. Smuts isn't actually apart of the Warriors side for their first SuperSport game but the franchise last year was forced to open with the likes of Johan Botha, so he should get a fair crack this coming season.
Apparently, Jon-Jon is also a good tennis player. Him and his younger brother, Kelly (who has also represented South African U19ís in cricket), recently competed in a Eastern Province tennis championship final.