Rain had the last say as the third Youth One-Day International (ODI) between the Coca-Cola South Africa under-19s and England was abandoned without a ball being bowled at the Scarborough Cricket Club on Sunday. The visitors end the tour on a positive note, clinching the three-match series, two-nil.
Batsman Jonathan Bird, was awarded the Youth ODI Player of the Series award for his impressive work at the top of the order for the South Africans. The 17-year-old scored a total of 193 runs (43x4s, 2x6s) in his two innings, including an unbeaten 142 in the second clash in Newcastle last Friday.
Coach Lawrence Mahatlane and his team will arrive back in South Africa on Tuesday after becoming the first SA U19s side to achieve a One-Day series victory in England since 2003. Captain Wandile Makwetu, ends his international under-19 career tied with Quinton de Kock as the most capped player at this level with 30 matches.
Coca-Cola South Africa under-19 squad
Wandile Makwetu (captain, Northerns), Jonathan Bird (Western Province), Curtis Campher (Northerns), Achille Cloete (Boland), Jade de Klerk (Eastern Province), Jean du Plessis (South Western Districts), Mondli Khumalo (KZN Inland), Thamsanqa Kumalo (KwaZulu-Natal Dolphins), Kgaudise Molefe (Gauteng), Jason Niemand (Border), Thando Ntini (Western Province), Gideon Peters (Northerns), Sinethemba Qeshile (Border), Joshua Richards (Gauteng), Louis van Schalkwyk (North West).
Lawrence Mahatlane (Coach), Wandile Gwavu (Assistant Coach), Chris van Noordwyk (Assistant Coach), Riaan Osman (Team Manager), Robin Peterson (Technical Consultant), Lizahn Naude (Physio), Kyle Southgate (Performance Analyst), Runeshan Moodley (Fitness Trainer).