Kenny, Tsolekile, Woolf in WP Academy squad

File image: Jordan Woolf.

Western Province have confirmed the Academy squad for the 2021-22 season.

The squad features seamer Kieran Kenny, who has returned to Cape Town after a stint with Mpumalanga.

All-rounder Jordan Woolf and batsman Daniel Smith, who were recently capped by Western Province in Cricket South Africa’s T20 Knockout tournament, have also been included.

Former Proteas seamer Roger Telemachus is the head coach of the Western Province Academy.

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2021-22 Western Province Academy squad

  1. Daniel Smith (Claremont Cricket Club)
  2. Jesse Christensen (Rondebosch Cricket Club)
  3. Bonga Makaka (University of the Western Cape Cricket Club)
  4. Gavin Kaplan (Western Province Cricket Club)
  5. Lwando Tywaku (Gugulethu Cricket Club)
  6. Josh Breed (Claremont Cricket Club)
  7. Jordan Woolf (Pinelands Cricket Club)
  8. Sisonke Mazele
  9. Diego du Plessis (Victoria Cricket Club)
  10. Siya Plaatjie (Western Province Cricket Club)
  11. Brent Johnson (University of the Western Cape Cricket Club)
  12. Imraan Philander (University of the Western Cape Cricket Club)
  13. Kai Curran (University of the Western Cape Cricket Club)
  14. Frazer Jones
  15. Kieran Kenny (United Cricket Club)
  16. Phindile Tsolekile (Victoria Cricket Club)
  17. Yvez Kamanzi (University of the Western Cape Cricket Club)
  18. Junaid Dawood (Western Province Cricket Club)
  19. Thembani Ngicizela (Gugulethu Cricket Club)

What Telemachus said

“I’m quite excited and blessed to be a part of WP cricket again. I think it’s a long time coming. I’ve been away from Cape Town for around seven to eight years, so I’m excited to be back and excited to work with the younger group here,” said Telemachus.

“I’m looking to produce skillful and brave cricketers for the professional team. History tells me that WP youth cricketers have dominated the last couple of seasons.

“I’m looking forward to working with the other coaches – Salieg Nackerdien, Faiek Davids in the senior team – and all the other great coaching staff.

“Let’s hope that we can produce those unbelievable cricketers we have produced in the past and hopefully I can make a difference with my coaching knowledge.”

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