Emerging KZN talent honoured by SA U19
Durban – Two of KwaZulu-Natal’s stars of the future, Jerome Bossr and
Eathan Bosch are currently in action in Sri Lanka representing the South
Africa U19 side, an opportunity they are both highly grateful for.
As the first three-day Youth Test between the two nations kicked off on
Thursday, the pair opened their international accounts eager to make the
most of the sub-continental tour.
“It is a privilege to be part of the SA U19 side and a dream come true for
me,” says Bossr. “Hopefully I can score runs for the team and contribute
as much as I can to the squad in general.”
“It is truly a honor to be involved with the SA U19 team as it has given
me the opportunity to work alongside coaches that aim to get the best out
of me in order for me to help the team out as best I can during this
tour,” adds Bosch.
Glenwood High School matric pupil, Bossr has made his way through KZN’s
age groups having represented the province at two Coca-Cola Khaya Majola
Weeks as well as the Dolphins Cubs outfit while Hilton College’s Bosch has
followed a similar path through KZN Inland’s U15, U17 and U19 ranks.
While their national week experience stands them in good stead, the pair
are ready for the heightened challenge that international age-group
cricket presents as well as the uniquely testing Sri Lankan environment.
“This trip has been a whole new level of cricket for us as a team. We are
learning every day, which is important, and we continue to work really
hard in this professional environment that we are fortunate to be in,”
“Pitch conditions here aren’t far off from those in areas in Durban
however they obviously do turn more while it is a far warmer climate here
than back home and very humid which, naturally, causes excessive sweating,
something seam bowlers need to be careful of because we can often ruin the
ball during a game,” adds Bosch.
The young duo are relishing the opportunity to ply their trade in foreign
conditions while also enjoying meeting the Sri Lankan people and learning
about the host nation.
“The tour has been a big eye opener already,” says Bossr. “It has been
great to see how different the Sri Lankan culture is to ours and how
polite their people are.”
“As a country, I have found Sri Lanka very different but also very
interesting and I am looking forward to seeing different parts of the
country as our tour goes on,” says Bosch.
The three-match Youth Test Series takes the SA U19 side to Colombo,
Kurunegela and Kandy before the squad returns to the former for three
Youth ODIs in mid-July. Both Bossr and Bosch are set to be involved in
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