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Saturday, 23 December 2017 11:07

Cricket: SA Schools and SA Colts Teams for 2017 Announced

Another Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week has come and gone and as per usual the two most elite teams for any schoolboy to play for have been announced.

 

Looking through the list of players, there are some noticeable absentees along with some expected selections of players that have performed well during 2017.

The likes of David Rushmere from St.Andrews College is one of those who must have surely had his named pencilled in before the week began after playing several classy innings during the season. Jason Niemand, who is a punishing batter and good turner of the ball, is another expected selection along with the penetrative bowler of Mondli Khumalo who spearheaded the Maritzburg College attack this year. Khumalo has already tasted higher honours when he represented SA U19 in the triangular series against England and Namibia.

Perhaps the biggest surprise has to be that not a single player from the Western Province got the nod for the SA Schools team even though the likes of Rondebosch and Wynberg had plenty of talent on show during the season. Another surprise is that no player from Hilton College, who arguably have one of the finest teams in the country managed to impress the selectors. Is this a great side? There is sure to be many fors and against but with an enforced rule that everyone is only allowed to sit out once, some of the potential SA School players end up sitting out a game a week which is also one less opportunity to perform. As one coach said "This means that a player needs to perform 4 out of 5 games which is in the Steve Smith category."

Here are the teams selected for the SA Schools and SA Colts Team

SOUTH AFRICA SCHOOLS TEAM
PLAYER SCHOOL PROVINCE
WANDILE MAKWETU (C) ST STITHIANS GAUTENG
CURTIS CAMPHER ST STITHIANS GAUTENG
ACHILLE CLOETE PAARL BOYS HIGH BOLAND
JADE DE KLERK WOODRIDGE COLLEGE EASTERN PROVINCE
MONDLI KHUMALO MARITZBURG COLLEGE KZN INLAND
SINETHEMBA QESHILE HUDSON PARK BORDER
JACOB MILTZ ST DAVIDS INANDA GAUTENG
AKHONA MNYAKA HUDSON PARK BORDER
KGAUDISE MOLEFE JEPPE GAUTENG
JASON NIEMAND HUDSON PARK BORDER
JOSHUA RICHARDS ST STITHIANS GAUTENG
DAVID RUSHMERE ST ANDREWS COLLEGE EASTERN PROVINCE
     
MIKE BECHET JEPPE  
JONO LEAF-WRIGHT MONTROSE PRIMARY  
SHAHEED KHAN WESTERN CAPE SPORT SCHOOL
     
SOUTH AFRICA COLTS TEAM
PLAYER SCHOOL PROVINCE
LOUIS VAN SCHALKWYK (C) POTCH VOLKSKOOL NORTH WEST
CHRISTOPHER BRITZ PRETORIA BOYS HIGH NORTHERNS
KHAYA COTANI PAUL ROOS GIM BOLAND
KHWEZI GUMEDE GLENWOOD KZN
MICHAEL MAHLABA ST MARTINS GAUTENG
SISONKE MAZELE WESTERN CAPE SPORTS WESTERN PROVINCE
PHEKO MOLETSANE ST ANDREWS SCHOOL FREE STATE
MATTHEW MONTGOMERY CLIFTON KZN COASTAL
EMANUEL MOTSWIRI MARAGON GAUTENG
GIDEON PETERS WATERKLOOF NORTHERNS
JASON RAUBENHEIMER SELBORNE COLLEGE BORDER
NICO VAN ZYL WATERKLOOF NORTHERNS
     
SANDILE GWAYU GAUTENG CRICKET BOARD  
DEON BOTES AFFIES