Jennings to captain SA U19 in England
Keaton Jennings has been retained as captain for South Africa Under-19's tour of England in July 2011. Jennings is part of a 15-man squad that will play seven youth ODIs, starting at Edgbaston on July 16 and travelling on to Northampton, Arundel Castle in West Sussex, Taunton and Canterbury.
The touring group also includes Quinton de Kock, who was Man of the Series award during Zimbabwe Under-19's tour of South Africa in January this year, Malcolm Nofal, who has displayed plenty of all-round potential for the Gauteng Strikers, and several players with first-class experience. Ray Jennings, Keaton's father and the former coach of the national side, will be head coach on the tour, while Shaheed Alexander and Geoffrey Toyana are his assistants.
The tour will form an important part of the team's preparation for the Under-19 World Cup, which will take place in Australia next year. Eleven players in this squad are eligible to play.
"This tour is a very important component of the CSA [Cricket South Africa] Pipeline process," said CSA Schools Cricket manager Niels Momberg. "This group were all identified some years ago and put through various levels of coaching and playing levels."
SA Under-19 squad Keaton Jennings (capt), Gihahn Cloete, Quinton de Kock (wk), Corne Dry, Rabian Engelbrecht, Malcolm Nofal, Lesiba Ngoepe, Duanne Olivier, Shaylin Pillay, James Price, Diego Rosier, Calvin Savage, Prenelan Subrayen, Regardt Verster, Lizaad Williams.