Young Proteas get wind from the front against England


England limited South Africa to 230 runs in less than 50 overs in their under-19 World Cup clash in Potchefstroom.

The young Proteas struggled especially against the bowling of Eddie Jack and Jaydn Denly and the two Englishmen took six wickets between them.

This follows after Steve Stolk and Lhuan-dré Pretorius scored 71 quick runs for the first wicket.

Stolk in particular kept his foot on the accelerator and he hit 64 runs from 55 balls. His innings contained 12 boundaries and he batted nicely aggressively against England.

But his wicket in the 19th over led to a mini-batting collapse and South Africa lost three wickets for just three runs.

Dewan Marais and Richard Seletswane were at least able to get things back on track with their good partnership of 55 runs for the sixth wicket, but the home team lost wickets too often to build any momentum.

Earlier, David Teeger was caught leg-before-wicket by Denly.

Luc Bekenstein, son of former Protea batsman Dale, plays for England and he conceded 31 runs in his four overs.

  • Summary of the scorecard:

South Africa 230/10 in 49.2 overs: Steve Stolk 64, Dewan Marais 42 and Eddie Jack 3/28.

  • Teams:

South Africa: Steve Stolk, Lhuan-dré Pretorius, David Teeger, Richard Seletswane, Oliver Whitehead, Romashan Pillay, Dewan Marais, Juan James (captain), Tristan Luus, Nqobani Mokoena and Kwena Maphaka.

England: Jaydn Denly, Ben McKinney (captain), Noah Thain, Hamza Shaikh, Luc Benkenstein, Charlie Allison, Dominic Kelly, Jack Carney, Eddie Jack, Farhan Ahmed and Tazeem Ali.