The KZN Inland U19 team for the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week in Cape Town from 16 to 20 December.
Robbie McGaw (opening batsman), James Ritchie (left-handed opener, leg-spinner and first slip), Mikey Sclanders (top-order batsman, off-spinner and second slip) and Gareth Schreuder (wicketkeeper/batsman) of Hilton College will be some of the go-to men in match situations.
Feature image: Hilton College’s wicketkeeper/batsman Gareth Schreuder (left) and top-order batsman & off-spinner Mikey Sclanders are a formidable combination.
Fraser Jones (Michaelhouse) along with Maritzburg College’s Mondli Khumalo and Jayden Gengan will set the pace with the new ball. Fraser also offers much with the bat.
Jared Campbell of Maritzburg College offers more in the way of quality top-order batting as well as electric fielding ability in the cover-point area.
Michaelhouse’s Mike Brownlee brings another spin option as well as solid batting below the top six or seven.
Nathaniel Benjamin of St Charles College’s spin, batting and fielding also adds value.
The two Zondis, Andile and Thabiso, of Msimude High bring batting and bowling skills along with Wezo Gqiba (Hilton).
Of the 13 players there are 5 from Hilton, 3 from Maritzburg College, 2 from Michaelhouse, 1 from St Charles and 2 from Msimude High School.
The non-travelling reserves are Andre Bradford (Maritzburg College), Gift Mokoena (Michaelhouse) and Thomas Trotter (Michaelhouse).
The head coach is Minenhle Magubane of the KZN Cricket Union with Ismail Kajee of Howick High School his assistant coach.
The KZN Inland U19 cricket team manager is Neelan Iyavoo of Estcourt High School.