Teeger sends SA o. 19 team after victory over young West Indians


The South African o. 19 cricket team did its talking on the field in the team’s opening game of this year’s World Cup tournament for under 19 teams when it beat the West Indies by 31 runs on Friday in Potchefstroom.

There was great unhappiness in the last few days when the team’s designated captain, David Teeger, was replaced as captain by Cricket South Africa (KSA) after he dedicated his honor to the young Israeli soldiers at a Jewish awards event in October last year. in Gaza in a battle against Hamas.

Teeger showed little sign of pressure and scored 44 runs in his innings in South Africa’s innings of 285/9. Juan James, who was named captain in Teeger’s place, also excelled with the bat and contributed 54 runs.

Dewan Marais (65), as well as Lhuan-dre Pretorius with 40 runs, together with Teeger (44) and James (54) laid the foundation for the victory.

The young West Indians were in deep trouble in their innings at 73/5 before Jewel Andrew gave the team the Proteas gray hair with a brilliant innings of 130 runs (96 balls, 14×4, 3×6).

Andrew and Nathan Sealy (33) made the young Windies creep closer with a partnership of 123 runs for the sixth wicket, but the young Proteas’ big score was beyond their reach.

Andrew, who made his first-class debut for the Leeward Islands last year at the age of 16, can still make deep strides in the future.

The Proteas’ left-handed opening bowler Kwena Maphaka (5/38) and Riley Norton (3/66) bowled the West Indians to shreds, while Teeger took 1/18 with his breakaways.

Before the match started, there were around 30 supporters of the Palestinian Solidarity Movement (PSA) who waved some posters around outside the stadium. It went peacefully until they broke up at the start of the match.

* In Bloemfontein, Ireland’s o. 19-team (109/3) achieved an easy seven-wicket victory over America (105).