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U19 Trials

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There's some U19 trials happening this weekend at Prince Edward. (Or, rather, kids that will be eligible for the 2024 U19 WC - so U17 effectively).

It's anybodies guess how they select these squads. It's incredibly ambitious/stupid thinking that there are circa 100 kids U19 that are anywhere near good enough for this level. I have to question whether some of the lesser known boys have ever played more than 1 or 2 cricket matches in their lives..

UPDATED SQUADS:

(Squads updated 8th april)

Tuskers U19: Liam Mudenda, Nkosiyabo Gogodo, Petros Sithole, Sean Dzakatira, Saxon Pettican, Dylan Pettican, Travis Pettican, Anthony Gliwitski, Ben Williams, Bradley Wentzel, Devon Gover, Justin Steyn, Kai Potzas, Matt Rust, Dylan Nzvenga, Huggins Machaka, Lwandile Chitofu, Michael Chimedza, Munashe Chimusoro, Nathaniel Hlabangana, Praney Dhaya

Eagles U19: Achiboe Chipunza, Campbell Macmillan, Connor Grant, Dhaneel Goven, Kohl Eksteen, Simbarashe Mudimu, Liam Jones, Mark Johnson, Matipaishe Pasipanodya, Muller Mumba, Ngonidzashe Gongera, Rabubila Weston, Ryan Simbi, Sean Bennett, Takudzwa Nduku, Taona Zimhunga, Tadius Muzerengi, Thabo Nxumalo, Tinodiwanashe Mushonga, Wesley Maramita, Codie Marillier

Rhinos U19: Aaryan Shariff, Clifford Takaedza, John-Mark Benadie, Josh Martell, Josum Sabumba, Lesley Chimudondo, Matt Schonken, Mufaro Mangure, Nicholas Mukarati, Panganai Chinovambi, Ronak Patel, Sean Magoso, Takudzwa Hove, Tanaka Mupamadzi, Tichafa Chiwanza, Villain Changa, Wayne Kamozo

Mountaineers U19: Muhammad Afroz, Anesu Kamuriwo, Arineshto Vezha, Carlton Takawira, Clifford Mativenga, Mashford Shungu, Daniel Makatare, Elam Jiri, Kalvador Petersen, Mutsawashe Choto, Newman Nyamhuri, Panashe Gwataringa, Panashe Kasumba, Panashe Taruvinga, Ryan Kamwemba, Sean Phiri, Shane Garwe, Takudzwa Nyamugure, Tatenda Murove, Thelson Madziwana

Harare Select XI: Brandon Sunguro, Kupakwashe Muradzi, Leroy Chiwala, Takudzwa Madawu, Tapiwa Mushope, Matt Landman, Tadius Muzereki, Cole Mukoko, Tino Mugurungi, Ben Zuze, Ngonidzashe Gongera, Nyasha Rangai, Dennis Serima, Benjamin Banks, Kelvin Tsindi, Wesley Maramwidze, Nyasha Dube, Darlington Mufundisi, Thabo Donsa, Tapiwa Mushope, Takunda Jani

Zim Select XI: Academy Chauke, Hope Chikwana, Jeffrey Guvaza, Kohl Viljoen, Luke Van Zyl, Matthew Chokuwenga, Michael Westholf, Shane Muchenje, Shelton Mazvitorera, Tadiwanashe Tunha, Tatenda Kateketa, Victor Makuvaza, Tadiwanashe Chingadze,
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Anyway, of those selected; Saxon Pettican, Ben Williams, Sean Bennett, Connor Grant, Panashe Taruvinga, Newman Nyamhuri, Dylan Nzvenga and Mashford Shungu are the names I've been told to look out for!

And now, since the updated squads: add Liam Mudenda, Brandon Sunguro, Luke Van Zyl, Matt Schonken and Josh Martell to that list
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I've heard Harry Streak is a bit special. Is he not around?

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We can bad mouth this situation all we want but ultimately, we're seeing some proactivity at least from ZC. Ben Williams is a prospect I believe.

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secretzimbo wrote:
Wed Apr 06, 2022 9:09 pm
There's some U19 trials happening this weekend at Prince Edward. (Or, rather, kids that will be eligible for the 2024 U19 WC - so U17 effectively).

It's anybodies guess how they select these squads. It's incredibly ambitious/stupid thinking that there are circa 100 kids U19 that are anywhere near good enough for this level. I have to question whether some of the lesser known boys have ever played more than 1 or 2 cricket matches in their lives..

Tuskers U19: Saxon Pettican, Dylan Pettican, Travis Pettican, Anthony Gliwitski, Ben Williams, Bradley Wentzel, Devon Gover, Justin Steyn, Kai Potzas, Matt Rust, Dylan Nzvenga, Huggins Machaka, Lwandile Chitofu, Michael Chimedza, Munashe Chimusoro, Nathaniel Hlabangana, Praney Dhaya

Eagles U19 A: Muhammad Afroz, Andrew Robinson, Connor Grant, Matt Landman, Liam Jones, Mark Johnson, Matpaishe Pasipanodya, Nigel Mazhindu, Ryan Kamwemba, Shane Garwe, Shelton Mazvitorera, Daniel Makatare, Taona Zimhunga, Tapiwa Mushope, Arineshto Vezha, Winston Rabvunda

Eagles U19 B: Denis Serima, Elam Jiri, Kelvin Tsindi, Kupakwashe Muradzi, Muller Mumba, Mutsawashe Choto, Ngonidzashe Gongera, Nyashe Dube, Panashe Kasumba, Ryan Simbi, Shane Muchenje, Takudzwa Magaya, Tanatswanashe Lusitano, Tapiwa Tunha, Tadius Muzerengi, Thabo Donsa, Thabo Nxumalo

Rhinos U19: Clifford Takaedza, Darlina Mufundisi, Darlington Bhonzo, Josum Sabumba, Learnmore Chivi, Lesley Chomudondo, Matthew Chokuwenga, Mufaro Mangure, Muller Mumba, Nicholas Mukarati, Panganai Chinovambi, Tafadzwa Rwauya, Tanaka Mupamhadzi, Tichafa Chiwanza, Villain Changa, Wayne Kamozo

Mountaineers U19: Anesu Kamuriwo, Brendon Mtande, Carlton Takawira, Clifford Mativenga, Mashford Shungu, Munyaradzi Gwazo, Tatenda Murove, Nigel Masekesa, Thero Chidzodzo, Tinashe Nyagura, Panashe Gwatiringa, Salem Sagumanonje, Marshall Mashava, Takudzwa Nyamugure, Tatenda Banda, Thabang Matambandini, Thelson Madziwana

Select XI U19: Panashe Taruvinga, Sean Bennett, Aaryan Sharif, Kheyan Sharif, Campbell Macmillan, Kohl Eksteen, Rodney Kamudyariwa, Lesley Kaseke, Tadiwanashe Senzere, Newman Nyamhuri, Sean Phiri, Nkosiyabo Gogodo, Petros Sithole, Sean Dzakatira, Sean Mariki, Tadiwanashe Mudepu, Tafadzwa Mahere, Tapiwa Nyadima



How do you possibly pick a squad of 17 boys representing Mutare, where there is 1, at most 2, schools that even have cricket in existence at a basic level there? Is it just a show of hands, 'who wants to play this thing called cricket this weekend? If you're lucky we'll give you some sadza and a free t shirt'.
There is something suspiciously racial here.
Notice how in the list al the whites and all the blacks are grouped together?
Whoever has compiled that list had race on the brain. Otherwise why else would it be like that?
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sloandog wrote:
Wed Apr 06, 2022 9:21 pm
I've heard Harry Streak is a bit special. Is he not around?
He’s played school cricket and that Bulawayo junior competition recently. But with mixed performances. He’s probably persona non-grata unfortunately, and the Bulawayo squad looks like the most competitive to get into.

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secretzimbo wrote:
Wed Apr 06, 2022 9:09 pm
Anyway, of those selected; Saxon Pettican, Ben Williams, Sean Bennett, Connor Grant, Panashe Taruvinga, Newman Nyamhuri, Dylan Nzvenga and Mashford Shungu are the names I've been told to look out for!
Taruvinga and Nyamhuri are the boys on the same scholarships at the same SA school that Wes & Madande went to. Sunguro is the same but seems unavailable.

Is Nzvenga the kid who scored like 180 not out or something monstrous in an SA cricket week a couple of years ago? I can’t find anything on it now but I’m sure it was him.

Shungu has played NPL and I believe even trained with Mountaineers this year so must be very good for a 16/17 year old.

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Looks like the squads have largely changed since the lists that were sent out on the parents whatsapp earlier in the week. :D Typical ZC!

Some of the names I was complaining had missed out, now seem to be involved, which is good to see. Including Sunguro, Van Zyl and Mudenda - the latter in particular is Myers/Madhevere level or better.

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I'll keep the first post updated with accurate squads. Good for archive purposes!

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secretzimbo wrote:
Wed Apr 06, 2022 9:09 pm
Saxon Pettican, Dylan Pettican, Travis Pettican
Are they all from the same family?
secretzimbo wrote:
Wed Apr 06, 2022 9:09 pm
Campbell Macmillan
Well, are we in 2002 or 2022? :)
secretzimbo wrote:
Wed Apr 06, 2022 9:09 pm
Academy Chauke
There's a guy who needs to be added to the academy!

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