Rondebosch Boys’ High School’s Lehan Botha is making waves on the provincial scene, writes KHALID MOHIDIN.
There have been a number of top South African cricketers to have emerged from the Rondebosch Boys’ High School system. Gary Kirsten, HD Ackerman, John Commins, Kenny Jackson, Jonathan Trott, Andrew Puttick, Zubayr Hamza and Dayyaan Galiem a few of recent names that spring to mind, each of whom have gone on to do wonderful things for their country, province and respective franchises.
A new ‘Bosch boy has emerged and has displayed the potential to be a future star – 17-year-old Lehan Botha.
The lanky teen has shown amazing ability as an opening batsman. He is an elegant stroke-player and has great awareness at the crease, that latter being a skill that has made him incredible at finding the gaps and scoring big runs for his school.
The youngster participated in the recent Cape Schools Week and stood out as one of the Week’s top performers, setting a new record for a ‘Bosch First XI player with his 174 not out off 163 balls in Rondebosch’s 93-run victory over Dale College.
Botha has definitely caught the eye of many coaches and, in an exclusive interview with SACricketmag.com, he shared some insight into his dream of becoming the next Alumni from his school to make a name for himself in South African cricket.
Botha’s main aim? He plans to continue to live by his prestigious school’s motto, ‘Altius et Latius’, which stands for Higher and Wider.