Originally Posted by MrPrez
Was de Kock even our best u19 batsman of his time gaz?
Without a doubt yes, Prez.
2 hundreds and 2 fifties in the Coke Week and subsequent selection in SA Schools team.
and about 4 ODI hundreds for the SA u19 team. (Most ever) He did open which helped that record.
I'm currently monitoring Pillay, Rosier and Bedingham with their development. Not stand outs though. We know the bowling talent of the last two groups but just trying to see the batting talent around that is 17. 18 now.
To me the next possible standout star is Oldfield. Scores hundreds regularly in big competitions and SA Schools at 17 is something to keep an eye out for. Worried that he might miss the ODI series though vs England with torn muscles around the rotator cuff. Interestingly he was the first Michaelhose boy to make SA Schools since Dale Benkenstein in the early 90's.