There is a new kid on the block, another product of the KFC Mini Cricket system who is making waves on the provincial scene, writes KHALID MOHIDIN.
The 18-year-old Easterns player has been tipped as the next best spinner to emerge from the system. Introduced to cricket at the age of eight by his soccer coach, Felane participated in the KFC Mini Cricket programme where he found his love for the game.
He developed his cricket at Kempton Park Cricket Club and is in his final year of high school at Hoërskool Birchleigh, where he has captained the first team.
He has since received his Easterns call-up where he has played five T20s and three List A matches. Having taken nine wickets in the 50-over format, the youngster now sets his sights on first-class cricket and SA U19 selection.
The off-spinner played in the CSA Provincial One-Day Cup match against Western Province on Sunday and managed to take figures of 2-45 as Easterns reduced the hosts to 258-8, a total they chased down to win by four wickets.
The youngster has a bright future ahead of him and it will be interesting to see how he develops this season.