The fruits of the GKC First Team to First Class Programme were on display at the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Under-19 Cubs week held at Stellenbosch in January.
The tournament consists of 8 teams which includes South Africa’s six franchise sides as well as Zimbabwe U19 and the CSA U17 Invitational Team.
Johannesburg based players such as Josh Richards, Jacob Miltz, Mitchell Van Buuren had good performances at the week as well as Cobras representatives Gavin Kaplan, Ricky Vasconcelos, Jesse Christensen, Will Sendin and Daniel Moriarty.
“We have worked with all these players over the past few years and it is always great to track the progress,” Ryan Cook who was involved as coach of the CSA U17 outfit.
“The standard of cricket at the tournament was of a high quality and this makes the pipeline for South African cricket stronger. Watching players progress through a system from year to year is exciting especially those who you have worked alongside for many years,” he added.