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Young player of the year

Congratulations Jono and all the best for the upcoming season
22 Sep 2022
Written by Steven Riches


OD Cricket Club

Congratulations to Jonathan Bird (2019G) who this week was named the Western Province Young player of the Season for the 2021/ 2022 season.  He can add this to his already long list of achievements:

  • He made his Twenty20 debut for Western Province in the 2018 Africa T20 Cup on 14 September 2018. 
  • He made his List A debut for Western Province in the 2018–19 CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge on 14 October 2018.
  • In January 2019, he was named in the South Africa national under-19 cricket team's squad, ahead of their tour to India.
  • He made his first-class debut for Western Province in the 2018–19 CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup on 17 January 2019.
  • In December 2019, he was named in South Africa's squad for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
  • In July 2020, Bird was named as the CSA South Africa U19 Cricketer of the Year.
  • In April 2021, Bird was named in the South Africa Emerging Men's squad for their six-match tour of Namibia.  Later the same month, he was named in Western Province's squad, ahead of the 2021–22 cricket season in South Africa.

Congratulations Jono and all the best for the upcoming season which looks very promising indeed.


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