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Jonathan Bird wins top award at CSA Amateur Awards

04 Jul 2020, 06:41 GMT+10

Cricket South Africa (CSA) hosted its annual , who was named the national Under-19 Cricketer of the Year after an exceptional season with the bat, while his international team-mate Luke Beaufort claimed the Khaya Majola U19 Cricket Week Player of the Tournament award.

Proteas batter Tazmin Britz continued to underline her growing stature in the local game by proving to be a run machine for North West, earning herself the CSA Provincial Women's Cricketer of the Year accolade in the process.

Another big winner was Ruan de Swardt of Northerns, who walked away with the Student Cricketer of the Year prize for his outstanding all-round efforts with both bat and ball.

The Regional Performance Centres and Hubs stationed across South Africa continue to produce young, budding talent. Some players have even earned selection for their respective provincial teams and took part in the Momentum National Weeks last year.

"Congratulations to all our Amateur Award winners," commented CSA Acting Chief Executive, Jacques Faul. "These young men and women keep the spirit of our amateur game so strong.

"We can be very happy with the strength of our various development programmes that play a vital part in our talent identification pipeline. It is worth recording that Janneman Malan, Wiaan Mulder, Heinrich Klaasen and Lungi Ngidi were all award winners in the last few years. That gives these young winners the opportunity to think big."

- Cricket South Africa

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