Cape Town Cricket Club’s Jenner stars against South Africa A

Jonty Jenner Cape Town Cricket ClubJenner in action on Wednesday.

Cape Town Cricket Club’s Jonty Jenner defied South Africa A with a solid half-century on first-class debut for Sussex on Wednesday.

Jenner struck a fine 68 at Arundel Castle Cricket Club Ground, stifling an opposition attack spearheaded by Test match fast bowler Duanne Olivier and Twenty20 International seamer Dane Paterson.

The talented right-hander’s innings featured nine boundaries and spanned 104 deliveries. He spent 194 minutes at the crease prior to being caught by boundary fielder Paterson off the bowling of medium-pacer Willem Mulder.

Jenner shared a commanding 172-run partnership inside 45 overs alongside the left-handed Delray Rawlins, who fell an agonising four runs short of a maiden first-class century.

The 19-year-old Jenner was an integral member of Cape Town Cricket Club’s 2016-17 Western Province Cricket Association premier league squad – and relished superb half-tons against St Augustine Cricket Club and Rondebosch Cricket Club.