Was de Kock even our best u19 batsman of his time gaz?
Was de Kock even our best u19 batsman of his time gaz?
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Disclaimer: I am a biased South African. Anything I say is likely to have something in it that ultimately favours the Proteas.
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.
Last edited by SeamUp; 28-01-2013 at 08:31 AM.
Cheers, semi-answered my question on ss in the process!
A few aricles on the latest domestic news -
Aye for Aya
Aye for Aya - SuperSport - Cricket
Toyana impressed by first-class depth
Toyana impressed by first-class depth - SuperSport - Cricket
Two young guns await their chance
Two young guns await their chance - SuperSport - Cricket
Ontong cleared of ball-tampering charge
Ontong cleared of ball-tampering charge - SuperSport - Cricket
Dolphins sign Bopara for T20 series
Dolphins sign Bopara for T20 series - SuperSport - Cricket
Final round of Sunfoil Series and like the Momentum One-day Cup its between the Cobras and the Lions.
After todays play you can't bet past the Cobras winning the title. Lions missed out on some batting points as well.
The Domestic T20 Challenge first overseas 'signing' is Bopara. Interesting to see if there are any others.
Also good fight back by the SA u19s. There was no doubting David Bedingham's natural talent, it is more a question of how much he wants it and it was good to see him grind out his first 80 balls and then turning the 50 into a big hundred. Probably a match winning performance.
Interviews, post match reactions and some highlights
Diego Rosier - 2nd test
Diego Rosier post-match interview (2nd Coca-Cola Youth Test) - YouTube
David Bedingham 131 v England U19 - YouTube
SA u19 tail wag 2nd test
Kagiso Rabada and Jan Frylinck - SA U19 cricket - YouTube
SA u19 skittled for 194 in 1st test
England U19 skittle SA U19 - YouTube
Oli Stone rips through SA - 1st test
Oliver Stone England U19 Cricket Captain - YouTube
Ed Barnard - MOM 1st test
Ed Barnard England U19 batsman - YouTube
Diego Rosier - 1st test
Diego Rosier post-match interview - YouTube
Lizaad Williams (Ray Jennings tips to play for SA in 18 months)
Lizaad Williams SA U19 opening bowler - YouTube
Lions are in crap against the Warriors, while the Cobras are giving the Knights a clout.
Looks like the Sunfoil Series is going to Cape Town.
Check #FafZoolander out at the Sports Industry Awards !
Final standings -
Quite happy with the pitches in the FC season. They had life and sideways movement and there were loads of results. May have been as a result of the rain this summer. As a batsman you had to work hard for your runs and the FC pitches didn't seem as tired as the season before. The only negative is maybe spinners weren't allowed to come into games as not that many games got to day 4.
LEADING RUN SCORERS
1. Neil McKeznie : 19 inn - 776 runs - 51.73 - SR 49.83
2. Stiaan Van Zyl : 12 inn - 673 runs - 61.18 - SR 51.80
3. Davy Jacobs : 18 inn - 595 runs - 39.66 - SR 58.85
4. Quinton de Kock : 12 inn - 559 runs - 46.58 - SR 78.40
5. Temba Bavuma : 19 inn - 537 runs - 31.58 - SR 48.03
6. Vaughn Van Jaarsveld : 15 inn - 524 runs - 34.93 - SR 60.16
7. Alistair Gray : 14 inn - 519 runs - 51.90 - SR 49.42
8. Stephen Cook : 19 inn - 518 runs - 27.26 - SR 41.77
9. Roelof van der Merwe : 20 inn - 515 runs - 27.10 - SR 73.46
10. Daryn Smit : 15 inn - 513 runs - 34.20 - SR 52.94
11. Heino Kuhn : 20 inn - 503 runs - 27.94 - SR 53.28
12. Andrew Puttick : 16 inn - 496 runs - 41.33 - SR 49.74
13. Rilee Rossouw : 11 inn - 485 runs - 48.50 - SR 71.42
14. Jon Vandiar : 15 inn - 481 runs - 34.35 - SR 56.65
15. Imraan Khan : 16 inn - 480 runs - 32.00 - SR 55.81
16. Cody Chetty : 15 inn - 476 runs - 39.66 - SR 47.69
12 of the top 16 running scorers coming from the top 3 teams. No surprise there. The exceptions were D.Jacobs, vd Merwe, Kuhn & Rossouw.
The other standout is the KES boy domination with McKeznie, de Kock, Van Jaarsveld, Cook & Vilas not far behind.
1. Kyle Abbott : 49 wkts @ 15.36 @ SR 32.2
2. Johann Louw : 45 wkts @ 17.82 @ SR 35.6
3. Andrew Birch : 40 wkts @ 16.07 @ SR 35.8
4. Beuran Hendricks: 35 wkts @ 17.74 @ SR 30.8
5. Chris Morris : 32 wickets @ 16.00 @ SR 34.7
6. Aya Gqamane : 31 wkts @ 14.16 @ SR 24.0
7. Hardus Viljoen : 31 wkts @ 21.51 @ SR 39.7
8. Ethy Mbhalati : 28 wkts @ 22.53 @ SR 41.9
1. Imran Tahir : 37 wkts @ 22.35 @ SR 41.2
2. Simon Harmer : 21 wkts @ 42.42 @ SR 83.1 (Backing up being leading wicket taker in the Sunfoil Series last year and 5-for v Pakistan this season)
Last edited by SeamUp; 11-02-2013 at 09:48 AM.
Birch and Harmer <3
When CSA congratulated the SA u19 team on their impressive victory in the 2nd test from a tough position,Jacques Faul highlighted the success of the 3 spinners of which two were leg-break bowlers. Faul went on to say that was the first time in 100 years 2 leg-break bowlers have won a game for South African team. Quite exciting for the Knights is that both Rosier and Orros are all-rounders.
The day after the last u19 test he flew from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg to get his FC debut for Free State and got 81 and a 5-for.
AN ex-pupil and cricket star of the Goldfields, Vassili Orros, has achieved his life-long dream of wearing the Green and Gold, playing both in the South African schools team and the u.19 Protea team.
While still in the Goldfields Orros attended Koppie Alleen Primary, then St Dominic’s, St Andrew’s and Grey College in Bloemfontein. He matriculated in 2012.
He has been competing in the Free State team since age 11.
He capped the team’s u.13, u.15 and u.17 teams and from the age of 16 he has been attending the Cub’s Week in Stellenbosch. He is a leg spinner just like Shane Warne.
In South Africa leg spinners are sought-after players. What makes Orros a winner is that he is an all-rounder. He lives and dreams cricket.
Orros has been practising for over a year with the Knights, under the guidance of Nicky BojÚ.
He also plays for Kovsies and has a keen interest in hockey, having obtained Free State colours.
He was the only learner from the Free State to be included in the national schools team.
http://www.dispatch.co.za if that helps, but it appears not to have been put onto the web. Strange considering it was a back-page story iirc.
Loads of articles around at the moment and before on the current players like the Orros one above and this one in the Argus for Clyde Fortuin the keeper.
Read some interesting articles lately about the current SA u19 keeper, Clyde Fortuin. Was the youngster to watch in the SA cricket magazine and was in the Argus as well.
If Cricket Followers local and countrywide have not heard the name Clyde Fortuin, they soon will. The St Joseph's College Grade 12 pupil made his debut for the National under 19 team against ...England in two Test matches this past weekend at Newlands Cricket Ground.
Fortuin comes from humble beginnings and flying below the radar at present is where he prefers to be. His however had to read about himself in most cricket magazines and newspapers nationwide and has been tagged as one of the brightest young talents since the days of Herschelle Gibbs. This is not just media hype as his records with bat and gloves behind the stumps puts him above most under 19 cricketers in the country.
In a Newspaper article Head of WP amateur cricket Nabiel Dien quoted, " He'll play for SA one day, of that I have no doubt" Dien also added "I'll put money on it. Here we have a youngster who is a serious batsman and competent wicket keeper. "Who do I rate more Clyde or De Kock? "Clyde by a mile. Remember he's a couple of years younger than Quinton, so when he gets a couple of years more experience, we're going to see a special talent emerge"
Comments from Ray Jennings (SA under 19 Coach):- I've seen many good keepers in my day... Clyde is right up there with the best in age group right now. With further growth and total dedication, the sky's the limit for him." -Article Sunday Weekend Argus written by Mike De Bruyn
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