2022 SA Schools Teams Announced

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced the 2022 SA Schools teams for both Under-19 Boys and Girls sides at the conclusion of this year’s national weeks.

The CSA Annual National Weeks, which take place in December each year form a huge part of CSA’s development structures. The best players from the Under 19 weeks go on to receive national colours in four of the teams, namely, SA Schools (Boys/Girls), SA Colts, and SA Fillies.

Western Province’s Juan James has been named the South African Schools’ captain of 2022.

James is joined by teammates, Bongile Mfunelwa and Liyema Waqu in the SA Schools side.

Mfunelwa was also named Player of the Tournament for his efforts during the week.

Waqu, Nathan Jacobs (Boland), and Richard Seletswane (Lions) received the second SA Schools Caps. The trio also made the side last year.

Lions’ Kwena Maphaka and Seletswane earned selection, with both youngsters having already represented the SA U19-side during the CSA T20 Knockout competition.

CSA Youth and Tertiary Cricket Manager, Niels Momberg, commented on the different weeks and congratulated the selected teams.

“This year has seen our national weeks return to normal after the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It has been good to see that our pipeline continues to thrive despite the challenges faced in the last few years,” Momberg continued.

“As CSA, we try our outmost best to keep developing talent in the country and seeing that young talent at the national weeks is always something to look forward to.

“Congratulations to all the teams on your hard work, I wish you all the best in the holidays and we will see you all in new year.” Momberg concluded.

STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 18: Team photos on day 4 of the Khaya Majola Wek at XXX on December 18, 2022 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

SA SCHOOLS: Juan James (Wynberg Boys’ High, Western Province – captain), Liam Alder (King Edward VII, Lions), Jakes Carstens (Hilton College, KZN Inland), Nathan Jacobs (New Orleans Secondary, Boland), Tristan Luus (Hoerskool Waterkloof, Titans), Kwena Maphaka (St Stithians College, Lions), Bongile Mfunelwa (Rondebosch Boys’ High, Western Province), Jason Muirhead (St Charles’ College, KZN Inland), Romashan Pillay (Westville Boys’ High, KwaZulu-Natal Coastal), Ludwich Schuld (Hoer Volkskool Potchefstroom, North West), Richard Seletswane (St Stithians College, Lions), Liyema Waqu (SACS, Western Province).

SA COLTS: Thebe Gazide (St Stithians College, Lions – captain), Leketa Dakalo (St Andrew’s School, Free State), Christiaan du Toit (Hoerskool Waterkloof, Titans), Maahir Joseph (Rondebosch Boys’ High, Western Province), Ontlametse Kesiamang (Northern Cape High, Northern Cape), Christopher King (St John’s College, Lions), Gerhard Maree (Grey College, Free State), Johnathan Muller (Grey College, Free State), Riley Norton (Paul Roos Gimnasium, Boland), Bonga Shezi (Durban High School, KwaZulu-Natal Coastal), Khayelihle Sithole (St Benedicts College, Easterns), Bhamji Suleman (Laudium Hub, Titans).

In Bloemfontein, the CSA U19 Girls Week saw selections of the two SA Schools and SA Fillies teams.

Lions Cricket boasts five players in the two teams with Titans, KZN Coastal and Eastern Province having three representatives each between the two sides.

SA SCHOOLS: Christelle van der Schyff (Afrikaans Meisies Hoer, Titans), Tshegofatso Monyela (Potch Gimnasium,  North West), Robyn Kamerman (Jeppe High School for Girls, Lions), Luyanda Nzuza (New Forest High, KZN Coastal), Gizelle Abrahambs (Kylemore Secondary School, Boland), Magan Fourie (DF Malherbe, Eastern Province), Kaylee van Rooyen (Jeppe High School for Girls, Lions), Khanyisile Nkosi (Queens High School, Lions), Shanel Madurai (Apollo Secondary, KZN Coastal), Sinelethu Yaso (Bellville Technical High, Western Province), Jordan Cole (Pearson, Eastern Province), Itumeleng Manyanga (Bochum, Limpopo).

SA FILLIES: Megan Meyer (Teneo Learning Academy, Easterns), Thristan Cronje (Steyn City School, Lions), Siyahluma Mabombo (Ebenezer, Border), Lethabo Bidli (Forte High school, Lions), Amogelang Maphangula (Boitshepo Catholic School, Titans), Esihle Kawu (Mandlenkosi High, KZN Coastal), Tiani van den Heuvel (Hoerskool Oosmoot, Titans), Luna Gana (Molly Blackburn, Eastern Province), Katlego Setlhodi (Matlosana Secondary School, North West), Liyema Jubati (Port Rex, Border), Mariana Breedt (Outaniqua High School, Garden Route Badgers)Georgia Erasmus (Hentie Celliers , Free State).


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