University of Johannesburg: Alder and Hermann to represent SA Under19 in Cricket World Cup in the West Indies

Two recent young University of Johannesburg (UJ) cricket recruits, Liam Alder and Ronan Hermann, will start the 2022 season on a high note. The pair has been selected for the South Africa Under19 cricket squad that will compete in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Under19 World Cup in the West Indies from 14 January to 05 February 2022.

The tournament will feature 16 national teams, namely; South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Bangladash, Canada, England, United Arab Emirates, India, Ireland, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea, West Indies, Australia, Sri Lanka, and New Zealand.

Ronan Hermann
In the World Cup, the SA U19 is placed in group B with India, Ireland, and Uganda.

“I am excited to be part of the U19 squad that will represent South Africa and relieved that the list has now been released,” says Alder.

Alder, a Grade 11 learner at King Edward VII School, joined UJ Cricket earlier this year and recently represented SA U19 in the SA U19 Provincial T20 tournament in October 2021. Herrmann is a matriculant at Hoerskool Noordheuwel who was also recruited for the UJ cricket team in October 2021.

“To be called up to represent our country is the most amazing and fulfilling feeling. It is a huge honor and the greatest pride for a player to play in a World Cup team and be part of something special,” says Herrmann.

Herrmann, just like Alder, previously represented the U19 side when they played against the National Academy on the 25 September 2021.

“The selection means a lot to me. This also adds to the UJ cricket’s growing reputation. Their selection connects to our recruitment strategy and vision for cricket at UJ. Congratulations to the boys for this momentous occasion in their young careers. It is a massive privilege to the boys to raise both the UJ and South African flags at an international level,” says Siyabonga Sibiya: Head Coach and Manager: UJ Men’s Cricket team and Club.

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