Junior Proteas clinch series

2011-07-31 13:01

Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Sunday congratulated the South African Under-19 squad on their outstanding limited overs series victory over England.

Keaton Jennings' team won the seventh and final match at Canterbury on Saturday by a convincing 4 wickets to take the series 4-2. They were also well ahead in the one match that was washed out and at no stage trailed in the series, being 3-1 up going into the last 2 matches.

“It is an outstanding performance to beat England on their home territory, particularly bearing in mind that this has been a wet English summer, and the team deserves our heartiest congratulations,” commented CSA CEO Gerald Majola.

“They showed their quality by adjusting extremely well to conditions that must have been foreign to most of the players.

“Coach Ray Jennings and captain Keaton Jennings have done an outstanding job. The fact that all members of our squad were given good opportunities reflects not only on the excellence of the cricket played but on the depth that we had available.

“This augurs extremely well for next years’ ICC under-19 World Cup in Australia. We have twice reached the final in 2002 and 2008 and the current squad has the potential to go all the way. They are an outstanding group of young men of whom we are justifiably proud.

“It is invidious to single out individuals in such a good team effort but the likes of Quinton de Kock, Gihahn Cloete, who scored the only century of the series, and Prenelan Subrayen are certainly names to mark down for the future.”