Literally looks like Harmer just walks through his action
Literally looks like Harmer just walks through his action
So far its Rudolph, Abbott and Petersen playing county cricket in the winter as the overseas players.
Wonder if Hampshire fans have any idea if Neil Mac is returning again ?
Last edited by SeamUp; 10-02-2014 at 09:12 PM.
Proteas World Cup prep on track; PE to host Boxing Day Test
CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) today announced a bumper programme of 23 ODI matches against five different ICC Full Member countries to intensify the build-up for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year.
There could, in fact, be a 24th match if the Proteas Castle Lager ODI squad qualifies for the Final of the Triangular tournament against Zimbabwe and Australia in Harare in August and September.The Proteas will also play six Test matches in the six-month period between July 2014 and January 2015 which includes fulfilling the two-match series against Sri Lanka which was postponed last year.
The revised schedule sees a further 13 ODI matches added to the programme in the current FTP schedule.
“Once we have completed our challenge for the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh next month, we will turn much of our attention to next year’s World Cup,” commented CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat, “Building quality experience is a vital part of preparing our ODI squad for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The series of ODI matches we will be playing in these two countries will provide valuable experience for the players as they prepare for the conditions expected during the World Cup.
“At the same time we would want to respect the primacy of Test match cricket. The Sunfoil Test Series against the West Indies will be the highlight of our home summer. With the traditional New Year Test match at Sahara Park Newlands and a Boxing Day encounter at Axxess St. George’s, fans will be in for a treat as we continue to defend our No 1 status.
“There were encouraging signs of good support for Test match cricket at Axxess St. George’s and we hope to see even greater attendances over the holiday period. That’s why we want to announce our international fixtures early so that fans have plenty of time to make their holiday plans and come out in large numbers to support the Proteas.”
The Proteas will travel to Sri Lanka in July to play 2 Tests and three ODI’s. This will be followed by a trip to Zimbabwe in August/September for a single Test, three ODI’s as well as a triangular series involving Zimbabwe, South Africa and Australia. The Castle Lager Proteas ODI squad then travels to New Zealand in late October for a three match ODI series against the Black Caps. Thereafter, they remain in the Antipodes as they take on Australia in three T20 Internationals and five ODI’s during November 2014.
The relevant Boards will soon announce the detailed itinerary with venues and dates for the Proteas away tours.
The Proteas preparation for the ICC World Cup will conclude with the West Indies visiting the rainbow nation for a full series comprising three Tests, five ODI’s and two T20 Internationals."I’m excited about the upcoming International fixtures for the next year,” commented Proteas head coach, Russell Domingo. “With it being a World Cup year, we have placed a lot of emphasis on the 50-over format and have tried to maximise our preparation by playing as many matches as possible in conditions that will be similar to those in New Zealand and Australia.
"I’m particularly pleased that we have managed fit in a tour to New Zealand ahead of our two limited-overs series against Australia, and hopefully playing at the prospective World Cup venues will play to our advantage during the tournament.
"This bumper ODI schedule will allow us to finalise our group as quickly as possible and to start playing around with strategies and game plans. We will be facing strong opposition in the form of Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand and the West Indies, so I have no doubt that we will be adequately prepared ahead of the tournament.
"The Christmas Test is a premier fixture on our cricketing calendar and I hope the fans in Port Elizabeth will come out in their numbers to support the Proteas. This is always a fixture that the players look forward to and I'm sure the PE fans will make it a special and jovial occasion when it returns this summer against the West Indies."
WEST INDIES TOUR TO SOUTH AFRICA
10-12 December: Three-day warm-up match v SA Invitation XI, Sahara Willowmoore Park
17-21 December: 1st Sunfoil Test match, SuperSport Park, 10h30
26-30 December: 2nd Sunfoil Test match, Axxess St. George’s, 10h30
2-6 January: 3rd Sunfoil Test match, Sahara Park Newlands, 10h30
9 January: 1st KFC T20 International (D/N), Sahara Park Newlands, 18h00
11 January: 2nd KFC T20 International (D/N), Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, 15h00
16 January: 1st Momentum ODI (D/N), Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, 13h30
18 January: 2nd Momentum ODI (Day), Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, 10h00
21 January: 3rd Momentum ODI (D/N), Buffalo Park, 13h30
25 January: 4th Momentum ODI (Day), Axxess St. George’s, 10h00
28 January: 5th Momentum ODI (D/N), SuperSport Park, 13h30
ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP
15 February: South Africa v Zimbabwe, Hamilton, New Zealand (D/N)
22 February: South Africa v India, Melbourne, Australia (D/N)
27 February: South Africa v West Indies, Sydney, Australia (D/N)
3 March: South Africa v Ireland, Canberra, Australia (D/N)
7 March: South Africa v Pakistan, Auckland, New Zealand (D/N)
12 March: South Africa v UAE, Wellington, New Zealand (D/N)
18-21 March: Quarter-finals
26 and 26 March: Semi-finals
29 March: Final
Been really busy of late to update the last 2 rounds of the Sunfoil Series. But some exciting talents have debuted. The 3 quicks Travis Muller, Daryn Dupavillon & Vincent Moore with the first two claiming a 5-for on debut. Conway also got his long awaited Lions 4-day debut and a young opener David White is starting to carry the Warriors batting a bit. Beuran Hendricks picking up an injury. Dave Miller's 4-day form keeps getting better and Abbott keeps knocking the door down .Also good to see spinners amongst the wickets.
Cobras v Lions @ Newlands
Cobras 1st inn: 255/10 (Ontong 88, Vallie 70) (Tahir 4/62, Matshikwe 2/33, Tsotsobe 2/40, Viljoen 2/71)
Lions 1st inn: 119/10 (Bavuma 32) (Piedt 4/28, Paterson 3/33, Kemp 2/13)
Cobras 2nd inn: 101/10 (Khan 24) (Tsotsobe 5/33, Tahir 3/26, Viljoen 2/41)
Lions 2nd inn: 190/10 (Bavuma 112, Cook 42) (Paterson 4/61, Khan 2/35, Piedt 2/49)
Cobras win by 47 runs
MOM: Temba Bavuma
Dolphins v Warriors @ Kingsmead
Warriors 1st inn: 173/10 (D. Jacobs 51) (Dupavillon 5/43, Maharaj 4/38)
Dolphins 1st inn: 426/10 (D. van Wyk 127, Khan 74, Miller 71, M. Van Wyk 50) (Harmer 3/141, Walters 2/65, Theron 2/94)
Warriors 2nd inn: 208/10 (D. Jacobs 64*) (Maharaj 5/61, Dupavillon 2/21, Abbott 2/31)
Dolphins win by an innings & 45 runs
MOM: Daryn Dupavillon
Knights v Titans in Kimberley
Knights 1st inn: 290/10 (Second 69, Rossouw 52) (Wiese 5/44, von Berg 3/63)
Titans 1st inn: 301/10 (CJ de Villiers 57, V. Moore 48*) (Friend 5/76, Siboto 2/43)
Knights 2nd inn: 166/10 (R. Hendricks 45) (von Berg 7/66, V.Moore 3/25)
Titans 2nd inn: 156/3 (CJ de Villiers 52*) (Coetsee 2/31)
Titans win by 7 wickets
MOM: Shaun von Berg
Cobras v Dolphins in Paarl
Cobras 1st inn: 304/10 (Ontong 150) (Abbott 5/60, Maharaj 3/63, Alexander 2/85)
Dolphins 1st inn: 332/10 (Zondo 127, Miller 72) (Kemp 3/60, Paterson 3/61, Muller 2/60)
Cobras 2nd inn: 280/10 (Puttick 123, van Zyl 99) (Abbott 7/65, Smit 2/29)
Dolphins 2nd inn: 84/10 (Piedt 5/16 including a hattrick and Muller 5/21)
Cobras win by 168 runs
MOM: Justin Ontong
Knights v Warriors in Bloemfontein
Warriors 1st inn: 274/10 (White 112, Bailey 60) (van der Wath 6/74, Coetsee 2/44)
Knights 1st inn: 401/10 (Second 180, Rossouw 52) (Walters 4/75, Harmer 2/84, Birch 2/116)
Warriors 2nd inn: 197/10 (White 89) (Coetsee 3/47, van der Wath 2/19, Siboto 2/27, Dry 2/39)
Knights 2nd inn: 73/0 (R. Hendricks 31*, Cloete 31*)
Knights win by 10 wickets
MOM: Rudi Second
Lions v Titans at Wanderers
Titans 1st inn: 147/10 (Adams 59) (Pelser 4/28, Deacon 3/41, Tahir 2/9)
Lions 1st inn: 212/10 (McKeznie 48) (V. Moore 3/41, Wiese 3/46)
Titans 2nd inn: 110/10 (Behardien 63) (Pelser 3/16, Deacon 3/30)
Lions 2nd inn: 47/2 (Cook 29*)
Lions win by 8 wickets
MOM: Brett Pelser
Standings after 6 games
The CSA Central Contract List for the 2014/15 season was released last week. Besides the reduction in number of contracts, the other interesting news was that 12 players considered future Proteas would get top-up contracts once the contract lists from the 6 franchises were selected.
Kallis isn't on the central contract list but has a special contract to see him out till the 2015 WC.
CSA 2014/15 Contracted Players
Graeme Smith (Cobras)
Alviro Petersen (Lions)
Hashim Amla (Cobras)
AB de Villiers (Titans)
Faf du Plessis (Titans)
JP Duminy (Cobras)
Quinton de Kock (Lions)
Dave Miller (Dolphins)
Robin Peterson (Cobras)
Imran Tahir (Lions)
Vernon Philander (Cobras)
Ryan McLaren (Knights)
Wayne Parnell (Warriors)
Dale Steyn (Cobras)
Morne Morkel (Titans)
Rory Kleinveldt (Cobras)
Lonwabo Tsotsobe (Lions)
In: de Kock, Miller
Out: Kallis, Ingram, Elgar, Tsolekile, Phangiso, de Lange
* First bit of interesting 2014/15 franchise contract news is that it looks Johan van der Wath who is captain of the Knights isn't getting his contract extended.
According to the report, it says that it was a decision made by the board and not by him. Quite interesting that there are 4 games left and they in the running for 4-day comp.
Can't be ideal. Talk is the Knights contract list is out at the end of the week.
With the u19 boys getting to their third WC final. Its quite interesting to look at how the system has fed players with potential into the senior system over the last few years. Also look potentially into the future.
* 1989 born obviosuly included the team who got to the WC final in 2008. Players like JJ Smuts (Warriors), Reeza Hendricks (Knigths), Rilee Rossouw (Knigths), Jono Vandiar (Dolphins), Yaseen Vallie (Cobras), SA Engelbrecht (Cobras), Wayne Parnell (Warriors), Obus Pienaar (Knights), Pieter Malan (Titans-Cobras). The big omission was David Miller (Dolphins) who supposedly just missed out. Others are like Simon Harmer (Warriors) and Hardus Viljoen (Lions) which shows the club system also works.
Born 1990 (24 years)
Batsmen: Khaya Zondo (Dolphins), Jonathan Vandiar (Dolphins), Dominic Hendricks (Lions), Temba Bavuma (Lions)
Keeper: Mangaliso Mosehle (Titans)
Spin: Keshav Maharaj (Dolphins), Dane Piedt (Cobras)
Seam: Marchant de Lange (Titans), Beuran Hendricks (Cobras)
Born 1991 (23 years)
Batsmen: David White (Warriors), Devon Conway (Lions), Colin Ackermann (Warriors), Cody Chetty (Dolphins)
Born 1992 (22 years)
Batsmen: Gihahn Cloete (Knights), Theunis de Bruyn (Titans)
Keeper: Quinton de Kock (Lions)
Born 1993 (21 years)
Batsmen: Edward Moore (Warriors), Keegan Petersen (Cobras)
Spin: Prenelan Subrayen (Dolphins)
All-rounder/seam: Calvin Savage (Dolphins)
Seam: Corne Dry (Knights), Lizaad Williams (Cobras), Anrich Nortje (Warriors), Travis Muller (Cobras)
Born 1994 (20 years)
Batsmen: Shaylen Pillay (Lions), Diego Rosier (Knights), Aiden Markram (Titans)
Seam: Daryn Dupavillon (Dolphins), Craig Kirsten (Dolphins), Vincent Moore (Titans), Jan Frylinck (Knigths)
Now the majority of the boys in this current SA u19 team below bar Markram who is '94 born above.
There is also an SA u19 tour to England later this year including youth test matches. Playing at bigger grounds than the last tour too. Plus players down the line who have potential and a reputation for the next world cups.
Born 1995 (19 years)
Batsmen: Greg Oldfield (Dolphins), Yaseen Valli (Lions), Leus du Plooy * (Titans to Knights)
Keeper: Clyde Fortuin (Cobras)
Seam: Kagiso Rabada (Lions)
* Been 12th man for the Knights in the last 2 4-day fixtures but missed out on the WC.
1996 born (18 years)
Batsmen: Grant Roelofsen (Lions)
1997 born: Next World Cup in Bangladesh (2016)
Batsmen: Murray Commins (Cobras)
All-rounder/seam: Dayyaan Galiem (Cobras) (made 2014 squad but got injured)
Spin: Sean Whitehead (Knights) (slow-left-arm)
Seam: Brandon Glover (Lions)
1998 born: (All of them qualify for 2018 WC in NZL bar Mulder)
Batsmen: Matthew Breetzke (Warriors), Raynard van Tonder (Knights), Wiaan Mulder (Lions), Bradley Hope (Dolphins) ('99 born) (bowls seam too)
Keeper: Jerome Bossr (Warriors)
Last edited by SeamUp; 26-02-2014 at 08:56 AM.
Miller in for Ingram is a win for me and a loss for Cribb
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