Two College boys in SA cricket U19 squad

2010-01-15 00:00

TWO Maritzburg College boys, Calvin Savage and Tyler Lortan, were included in the 33-man SA U19 training squad chosen after the recent Franchise Cubs U19 Week in the Boland.

They are joined by fellow Dolphins U19 representatives Sashlin Reddy (Westville) and Chad Bowes (Kearsney).

This South Africa U19 squad will be part of an 18-month process ending in 2012, when most of the players will be eligible to play for SA U19 in the U19 World Cup 2012.

The squad building for 2012 includes Malcolm Nofal (Lions) and Rabian Engelbrecht (Cobras), who are currently in New Zealand at the U19 World Cup that starts for SA when they play Ireland today.

“This group of players will be further assessed and monitored at upcoming regional and national camps. Cricket South Africa is arranging an overseas tour for this group. Franchise Cubs Week is a component of continuity, helping us prepare,” said CSA Youth Cricket manager Niels Momberg.

The week, characterised by a swinging white ball and coloured gear, had a balanced blend of the experienced players who took part in the Khaya Majola Week and younger players in the system.

The Dolphins started badly, losing their opening two games — by two wickets to Zimbabwe and by five wickets to the Cobras. Fortunes improved markedly from this point and three wins in succession wrapped up the Dolphins’ week.

They beat the Lions and Cubs Invitational by three wickets respectively before trouncing the Eagles by eight wickets on day five.

Meanwhile, Cody Chetty, KZN’s only player in the SA U19 side in New Zealand, has enjoyed the two warm-up matches. The 18-year-old all-rounder hit 56 in SA’s 93-run win over Canada and 52 in the 10-run defeat of Pakistan.

Chetty’s KZN Coastal senior squad team-mates meet Western Province in the Provincial Challenge in Durban this weekend and the 13-man squad includes top SuperSport Series wicket taker Quinton Friend (36 wickets for the Dolphins) and is captained by the experienced Pierre de Bruyn.

DOLPHINS U19 SCORES IN BRIEF

Day 5: Eagles 119 (Calvin Savage 5/25; Prenelan Subrayen 3/11; Sumanth Sunkari 2/38). Dolphins 122/2 (Chad Bowes 53, Tim Spence 40*). Dolphins won by 8 wkts.

Day 4: Cubs Invitational 213/7 (Chad Bowes 3/36). Dolphins 215/7 (Tyler Lortan 46*, Nabeel Bhayla 35, Sashlin Reddy 27*). Dolphins won by 3 wkts.

Day 3: Lions 154/9 (Prenelan Subrayen 2/21; Sashlin Reddy 2/22; Sumanth Sunkari 2/25; Calvin Savage 2/37). Dolphins 156/7 (Tyler Lortan 46*, Nabeel Bhayla 35, Sashlin Reddy 27*). Dolphins won by 3 wkts.

Day 2: Dolphins 289/6 (Tyler Lortan 86, Chad Bowes 72, Nabeel Bhayla 62). Cape Cobras 290/5 (Calvin Savage 2/39). Cobras won by 5 wkts.

Day 1: Dolphins 209 (J Phillips 69, T Spence 30, C Bowes 25, G Robertson 25). Zimbabwe 219/8. Zimbabwe won by 2 wkts.

SA U19 SQUAD FOR 2012

Diego Rosier, Gihahn Cloete, Simon Khomari, Corne Dry, Dwaine Calder, Keagan Rafferty (all Eagles), Grant Edmeades, James Crowson, Dewald Botha, Sikhokele Camagu, Chad Fortune, Lizaad Williams, Junaid Cassiem, Rabian Engelbrecht, Riyaad Henry (all Cobras), Richardt Frentz, Theunis de Bruyn, David Bunn, Nsovo Baloyi, Johan du Preez (all Titans), Shaylin Pillay, Keaton Jennings, Malcolm Nofal, Quinton de Kock (all Lions), Chad Bowes, Calvin Savage, Sashlin Reddy, Tyler Lortan (all Dolphins), Josh Dolley, Lionel Vaaltyn, Riaan Botha, Brad Dolley, Simphiwe Yiba (all Warriors).

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