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*** Official *** South African Domestic Season 2018/19

SeamUp

International Coach
Rather just skip the off-season thread and build into next season. As everything posted now is looking forward.

The early contractual news at the Knights : https://www.ofm.co.za/article/crick...ruyn-and-de-lange-bid-farewell-to-the-knights

South African Academy 2018 squad for Sri Lanka : CSA names Powerade National Academy intake for 2018

Kolpak Players may not play in SA next season unless franchise finance it : http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-new...am-kolpak-players-face-uncertain-future-in-sa


There may be an SA u19 winter to tour. Supposedly there will be more Youth Tests played before prep starts for 2020 u19 CWC

Confirmation there will be an SA A tour to India below too.

Annual CSA spin camp to Sri Lanka or India press release

CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) today announced its squad of players and coaches to attend a spin bowling camp in Mumbai, India, from April 28 to May 6.

The squad is a mixture of youth and experience headed by many of South Africa’s senior spin bowlers such as Proteas Keshav Maharaj, Dane Piedt and Tabraiz Shamsi, Proteas batsman Temba Bavuma plus senior coaches Malibongwe Maketa, Claude Henderson and Russell Domingo.

“Nearly all our national teams will be touring the sub-continent in the coming months including the Standard Bank Proteas and the Powerade National Academy who will both be going to Sri Lanka and South Africa A who will be touring India,” commented CSA High Performance Manager Vinnie Barnes.

“Several senior players, who have been to this camp before, appreciate its value and have asked to be included again.”

SPIN BOWLING CAMP SQUAD

Batsmen: Temba Bavuma (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Tony de Zorzi (Multiply Titans), Zubayr Hamza (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Christiaan Jonker (Warriors), Sinethemba Queshile (Warriors), Rudi Second (VKB Knights)

Bowlers: Junaid Dawood (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Bjorn Fortuin (bizhub Highveld Lions), George Linde (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Keshav Maharaj (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Gregory Mahlokwana (Multiply Titans), Senuran Muthusamy (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Tsepo Ndwandwa (SWD), Dane Piedt (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Tabraiz Shamsi (Multiply Titans), Shaun von Berg (Multiply Titans)

Coaches: Malibongwe Maketa, Claude Henderson, Russell Domingo, Neil McKenzie
 
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SeamUp

International Coach
The best young black Batsmen in the academy squad (de Zorzi, Qeshile) , the best performing young batsmen given an opportunity (Hamza), potential ODI (Jonker) & potential Test (Second) candidates. That is how I see those choices.

For the spinners that matter.

SLA : Maharaj , Linde, Fortuin , Muthusamy
ROS : Piedt
RLS : von Berg, Dawood
SLC : Shamsi


Great to see McKenzie there. Selfishly we could have wanted to see him stay with the SA team but working with the next batch is more important.
 
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SeamUp

International Coach
A confused big Union.

Only a few days ago CEO Fredericks said the rumours that he will leave weren't true.

Lions axe Geoffrey Toyana as head coach - ESPNcricinfo

Also got this from : http://www.lionscricket.co.za/news/toyana-to-fulfil-role-of-high-performance-coach-fo

Lions Cricket (Pty) Ltd have concluded an agreement with current Head Coach, Geoffrey Toyana which will see him fill the function of High Performance Coach from the 1st of May.

In an effort to strengthen and build the Lions feeder system of players, this role will see him playing an overarching talent identification, retention and management role of the senior pipeline levels for North West Cricket, Gauteng Cricket Board as well as the Lions Cubs and Lions Academy teams.

“Whilst results have not been favourable in the past season, we remain confident as a Board that this franchise is capable of becoming the stronghold in domestic cricket given the players we have produced and considering the feeder system in Gauteng Cricket Board and North West Cricket. It is in this light that we have reached an agreement to use Geoffrey’s expertise in another area under the Lions Cricket umbrella.

Basically given the same role the Cobras gave Paul Adams when they couldn't pay him off.
 
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SeamUp

International Coach
Who is doing what in the winter ?

IPL (7 April - 27 May)
Chennai Super Kings : Faf du Plessis, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir
Delhi Daredevils : Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada
Kings XI Punjab : David Miller
Kolkata Knight Riders :Cameron Delport
Mumabi Indians : JP Duminy
Royal Challengers Bangalore : Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers
Rajasthan Royals : Heinrich Klaasen
Sunrisers Hyderabad :

Carribean Premier League (8 August - 16 September)
Guyana Amazon Warriors : Cameron Delport , Imran Tahir
Barbados Tridents : Hashim Amla
Jamaica Tallawahs : David Miller
Trinbago Knight Riders : Junior Dala
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots : Tabraiz Shamsi
St Lucia Stars :

 
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SeamUp

International Coach
COUNTY CRICKET

I think we expect Morne Morkel to sign Kolpak and hopefully Dale Steyn can prepare for Sri Lanka with a stint.

Overseas Player

Division 1

Hashim Amla: South Africa batsman joins Hampshire as overseas player - BBC Sport

Dale Steyn - Hampshire (short stint in June)

Division 2

Durham sign South Africa opener Aiden Markram for first month of 2018 season | Cricket News | Sky Sports

Olivier joins Derbyshire as overseas player - ESPN


Kolpak/EU Passport

Division 1

Playing in SA
Essex : Simon Harmer
Hampshire : Rilee Rossouw, Kyle Abbott
Lancashire : Dane Vilas

Not playing in SA
Notts : Rikki Wessels
Hampshire : Gareth Berg, Brad Wheal , Calvin Dickinson
Somerset : Johann Myburgh, Roelof van der Merwe, Tim Groenewald
Essex : Ryan ten Doeschate
Surrey : Jason Roy, Stuart Meaker, Jade Dernbach, Matt Pillans, Conor McKerr


Division 2

Playing in SA
Northants : Richard Levi, Rory Kleinveldt
Sussex : Stiaan van Zyl, David Wiese
Derbyshire : Hardus Viljoen
Glamorgan : Colin Ingram, Marchant de Lange
Leicestershire : Colin Ackermann
Kent : Heino Kuhn

Not playing in SA
Middlesex : Nick Compton, Stephen Eskinazi, Dawid Malan, James Fuller
Warwickshire : Jonathan Trott
Durham : Michael Richardson, Gareth Harte, Brydon Carse
Kent : Sean Dickson
Glamorgan : Chris Cooke, Craig Meschede
Northants : Ricardo Vasconcelos
Leicestershire : Cameron Delport, Neil Dexter, Dieter Klein
Gloucestershire : Gareth Roderick, Graeme van Buuren
Derbyshire : Wayne Madsen, Daryn Smit


Key Franchise/Provincial Players as Club Pro's

Patrick Kruger (Farsley)
Grant Roelofsen (Barrow) - UK Ancestry Visa
Eddie Moore (Rochdale)
Aviwe Mgijima (Sidmouth)
Senuran Muthusamy (Ramsbottom)
Calvin Savage (Darwen)
Jason Oakes (Valley End)
Clyde Fortuin (Edgworth)
Corne Dry (Furness)
Marques Ackerman (Shaw)
Keegan Petersen (Rawtensall)

Probably more to come or some I haven't seen.
 
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TT Boy

Hall of Fame Member
Who is doing what in the winter ?

IPL (7 April - 27 May)
Chennai Super Kings : Faf du Plessis, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir
Delhi Daredevils : Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada
Kings XI Punjab : David Miller
Kolkata Knight Riders :Cameron Delport
Mumabi Indians : JP Duminy
Royal Challengers Bangalore : Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers
Rajasthan Royals :
Sunrisers Hyderabad :
Klaasen has backfilled Steve Smith at the Royals.
 

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Klaasen should do very well there. Was very impressive in the limited overs games against India.
 

Stefan9

State Vice-Captain
Can add Dale Steyn to Hampshire. Confirmed by himself this morning. Joining for a stint from June to prepare for Sri Lanka.
 

SeamUp

International Coach
Junior Dala joining Chennai Super Kings as a replacement for Santner.
 
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SeamUp

International Coach
Hear Hear Putters

“The average age of cricketers in franchise teams has dropped tremendously,” remarked the recently retired World Sports Betting Cape Cobras icon Andrew Puttick.

“There are many ex-cricketers lost to the system through Kolpak or other reasons. We have not produced enough quality cricketers of late.”

“I would like to be involved to make cricketers (in the Western Province region) more street-smart and speed up their learning,” said Puttick, an institution as opener of the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras from 2000 to 2018.

Even a Hollywood script writer could not have produced a better finale than the reality show which involved Puttick.

He struck a brilliant 116 in his final first-class game for the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras.

Putters, as he is affectionately known, received several standing ovations at the end-of-the-season prize-giving where Nabeal Dien, chief executive officer of the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras, referred to him as a legend.

He was also the recipient of a collage of photos from his illustrious career and was voted the Spirited Cricketer of the Season.

Dien referred to the fact that Puttick would not be lost to the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras in the future and that he might pass on his skills to others.

Probed about this, Puttick said there has been preliminary talks and nothing finalised yet.

But the former player, who averaged 40.27 in first-class cricket with 27 centuries and struck 10 956 first-class and 5288 List A runs, said his role, if it materialised, would be to do group work as a batting consultant as well as one-on-ones if required.

And he would not want to limit that to the World Sport Betting Cape Cobras. He would also be available for Western Province, and the U19 and U17 teams of the region.

The work that he will do, will not be exclusively technical. He also wants to help cricketers with a road map to a century and on how to deal with pressure.

The mental side of things will be part of his legacy if he and the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras agree terms.

If the businessman and father can find enough time to complement the work of the current excellent group of coaches like Ashwell Prince, Faiek Davids, Salieg Nackerdien, Paul Adams and Siya Sibiya, it could strengthen the pipeline structures of the Western Province region considerably.
 
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StephenZA

International Coach
We need these older guys to continue mentoring the new generation.... and CSA should be doing everything they can to keep them as part of the structures.
 

SeamUp

International Coach
This isn't good.
Not good at all. There is also the dispute about the Kolpak players and who funds them.

Around this week in the year you start to hear franchise contracted squads but that is clearly being delayed because of this.
 

Marius

State Captain
Not good at all. There is also the dispute about the Kolpak players and who funds them.

Around this week in the year you start to hear franchise contracted squads but that is clearly being delayed because of this.

It seems CSA can't find its backside with two hands, given the Global T20 League debacle too.
 

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