Cape Town - Proteas wicketkeeper-batsman Sinethemba Qeshile was on Thursday named as one of the youngest
South African Cricket Annual Cricketers of the Year in the 66-year history of
20, is the youngest recipient of the honour since Kagiso Rabada, who was also
20 when he was selected in 2015.
The youngest all-time recipient remains
batting legend Graeme Pollock, who was 17 when he was recognised in 1961.
alongside Qeshile were his Warriors team-mate, fast bowler Anrich Nortje, Lions duo Reeza Hendricks and Dwaine Pretorius and Titans batsman Theunis de Bruyn.
the official Cricket South Africa awards, a player can be honoured only once in
the Annual, which excludes many of the established Proteas stars,
who have previously been recognised.
had an outstanding break-out season as a teenager last season, scoring 735
first-class runs at an average of 52.50.
He also shone in limited overs cricket
and was rewarded when he was selected for South Africa in two T20
internationals against Sri Lanka.
made a promising start to the current season when he hit 73 for the Warriors
against Knights in a four-day match in Kimberley.
He will represent the defending champions, the Jozi Stars in this year's Mzansi Super League.
2019 South African Cricket Annual, on sale at leading bookshops, features
detailed tributes to retired stars Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn, an examination
of the Kolpak effect on South African cricket and a profile of Enoch Nkwe, the
interim team director of the national side, following his successful season as
coach of the Lions.
by Colin Bryden, the Annual tracks the highs and lows of the 2018/19 cricket
year from national to age group level and is packed with detailed statistical
- Cricket South Africa