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Boland announce their team for Khaya Majola Week

By Willem Louw , in Cricket | News , at 2023-10-31

The Boland u19 team for the 2023 Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week has been announced and it looks well set up to make some noise at the prestigious event, which takes place in Makhanda this year between the 16th and 20th of December.

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Stalwarts, like Paul Roos Gimnasium‘s Riley Norton, Josh Jordaan and Cormey van der Watt, are returning to the squad for a second consecutive year, along with Thando Prusent from Somerset College.

Juanrico Vorster is the most experienced campaigner in the line-up. He represented the province in 2021 and 2022, when he was at Paarl Boys’ High. He has cracked the nod again, after moving to Curro Langebaan.

Johan Wege‘s name might also ring a bell with South African schoolboy cricket lovers, especially among the Boishaai faithful, as his older brother Gysbert tore it up at the previous two instalments of the tournament. Gysbert has continued to shine and starred for the Southern Superstars at the CSA Cubs Week in Stellenbosch earlier in the year.

Van der Watt, Norton and Prusent also represented the Southern Superstars in 2023.

Having made the SA Colts squad last year, Norton will have his eyes set on the SA Schools team this year in an effort to join an elite list of athletes to be selected for the SA Schools sides in rugby and cricket.

Paul Roos has been dominant in their end-of-year matches. They were unbeaten at the Cape Schools Festival, where they won against Bishops, Parel Vallei and Paarl Boys’ High. That success is reflected in the make-up of the Boland team, with the proud school from Stellenbosch boasting the most selections.

Prusent, who proved his capabilities at 2022 tournament, has been joined this year by his schoolmate Chad Ayford, who has been in splendid form with the bat for Somerset College, lighting up the Taberer Oval time after time, and he will relish the opportunity to do the same in his province’s colours in Makhanda.

The team:

Boland u19: Henrico Albertus (Paulus Joubert), Callum Appolis (Paul Roos Gimnasium), Chad Ayford (Somerset College), Stefan Conradie (Boland Landbou), Josh Jordaan (Paul Roos Gimnasium), Sibulele Makeleni (Parel Vallei), Khaya Miselo (Desmond Tutu High School), Riley Norton (Paul Roos Gimnasium), Thando Prusent (Somerset College), JJ van der Sandt (Paarl Boys’ High), Cormey van der Watt (Paul Roos Gimnasium), Juanrico Vorster (Curro Langebaan), Johan Wege (Paarl Boys’ High).

4 Paul Roos Gimnasium | 2 Paarl Boys’ High | 2 Somerset College | 1 Boland Landbou | 1 Curro Langebaan | 1 Desmond Tutu High School | 1 Parel Vallei | 1 Paulus Joubert High School

Boland u16: Zayd Abrahams (Paulus Joubert), Neil Barnard (Paul Roos Gimnasium), Liam Basson (Paul Roos Gimnasium), Aden Batt (Paarl Boys’ High), Maro Cato (Paarl Boys’ High), Reagan Davids (Charlie Hofmeyr), Gideon du Toit (Paarl Boys’ High), Grislan Louw (Hopefield), Bhule Mfunelwa (Somerset College), Owethu Moyi (Somerset College), Mihlali Nomlondboyi (New Orleans), Luca Plekker (Paul Roos Gimnasium), Francois Prins (Boland Landbou).

3 Paarl Boys’ High | 3 Paul Roos Gimnasium | 2 Somerset College | 1 Boland Landbou | 1 Charlie Hofmeyr | 1 Hopefield | 1 New Orleans | 1 Paulus Joubert High School

error: Sorry ol' chap, those shenanigans are not permissible.