The 15th edition of the CSA Cubs Week got under way on Monday in a bio-secure environment in Stellenbosch.
The youth week, which will finish on Friday, features six newly named teams made up of provincial players who formed a large part of last month’s Khaya Majola Cricket Week and respective provincial youth weeks.
There will be five rounds of fixtures played, with all the action streamed live on the SuperSport Schools App and website, with live scorecards available on www.pitchvision.co.za.
In round one, the Eastern Warriors (formerly known as the Warriors) will play against six-time winners the Central Gladiators (Lions) at the Maties C field, while the Coastal Conquerers (Dolphins) take on the Western Legends (Knights) at the Coetzenburg Cricket Stadium.
Meanwhile, defending champions Southern Superstars (Cape Cobras) kick off their week with a thrilling match-up against the Northern Champions (Titans) at Tassies Oval.
“Following a successful hosting of the annual CSA youth weeks in December, it is with great pleasure to see the Cubs Week, which is an important part of the Talent Acceleration Programme [TAP] and development pipeline, go ahead this year,” said CSA head of youth and tertiary Niels Momberg.
“This week is a culmination of an extensive youth cricket calendar and although this year the SA U19 side has been selected and are at the World Cup, the tournament will still be featuring some of the country’s best youngsters who are taking their final steps before entering the professional game.”
2022 Cubs Week fixtures:
Monday, 10 January
Central Gladiators vs Eastern Warriors – Maties C
Coastal Conquerers vs Western Legends – Coetzenburg
Northern Champions vs Southern Superstars – Tassies Oval
Tuesday, 11 January
Central Gladiators vs Coastal Conquerers – Tassies Oval
Southern Superstars vs Western Legends – Maties D
Northern Champions vs Eastern Warriors – Coetzenburg
Wednesday, 12 January
Central Gladiators vs Western Legends – Coetzenburg
Southern Superstars vs Eastern Warriors – Tassies Oval
Northern Champions vs Coastal Conquerers – Maties D
Thursday, 13 January
Central Gladiators vs Northern Campions – Coetzenburg
Southern Superstars vs Coastal Conquerers – Tassies Oval
Western Legends vs Eastern Warriors – Maties C/D
Friday, 14 January
Central Gladiators vs Southern Superstars – Coetzenburg
Northern Champions vs Western Legends – Maties C/D
Coastal Conquerers vs Eastern Warriors – Tassies Oval
2022 Cubs Week teams:
Central Gladiators: Nkanyiso Mkhize, Dean Bacher, Christopher King, Reuben du Toit, Zack Momberg, Simo Potelwa, Talha Chavoos, Billy van Zyl, Kyle Glennistor, Ravat Yusuf, Tshepo Stafa, Greg Ford, Richard Seletswane.
Coastal Conquerers: Banele Cele, Alexander Vermeulen, Romashen Pillay, Jake Carstens, Thabiso Ndlela, Chad Laycock, Nathan Ngugi, Makabongwe Ngcobo, Oyama Ntshona, Nathan Trevethan, Bonga Shezi, Ntando Zuma, Slade van Staden.
Eastern Warriors: Siphamandla Bashe, Daniel Ristow, Butsha Mfazwe, Cameron Williams, Ben van der Merwe, Russel Peterson, Casey Keevy, Cormey van der Watt, Ian Baard, Eathan Frosler, Akhona Ratyana, Bune Hlonela, Olwakhe Goqoza.
Northern Champions: Nathan Steyn, Amaan Khan, Christiaan Daniels, Sinethemba Ngeyane, Letsholo Selemela, Schalk Engelbrecht, William Tshoke, Arnaud du Plessis, Shelton Ngobeni, Modise Maloka, Christiaan du Toit, Khaif Patel, Dewan Marais.
Southern Superstars: Nathan Jacobs, Abdullah Bayoumy, Meeka-eel Prince, Jesse Prodehl, Abel Mokwena, Basil George, Liyema Waqu, Bongile Mfunelwa, Gysbert Wege, Tyler Williams, Juan James, Maahir Josesph, Cameron Fraser.
Western Legends: Mvula Chabalala, Hanro Swanepoel, Matthew Davids, Corne Prinsloo, Jayden Davids, Bathabile Masigo, Mboniseni Mhlanga, Tshireletso Tikoe, Stefan Nel, Rico Fryer, Sello Sessing, JP King, Joe Meyer.