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Wonder boy Anderson

Published : 03 Mar 2024 09:25 PM
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An under-14 schoolboy cricketer Josh Anderson made headlines over the weekend when he smashed an unbeaten triple century in a 50 over per side match in Johannesburg.

Josh Anderson, from Trinityhouse Randpark Ridge, scored 357 not out for his school's U14 A side playing against St John's College's U14 Bs.

Remarkably, Anderson retired his innings with 11 overs to spare.

The youngster's heroics with bat set the platform for Trinityhouse to post a mammoth 591/9 off their 50 overs.

St John's could only muster 187 runs, with Anderson's team-mate Christian Sparks taking 7/29.

Trinityhouse heaped praise on Anderson after his remarkable innings.

"Congratulations to Josh Anderson on scoring 357 not out for Trinityhouse U14A vs. St John's U14B," the school posted on its official Facebook page.

According the report Anderson faced only 162 balls in his innings, hitting 65 boundaries, including 23 sixes.

Anderson represented the Gauteng Lions at U13 level in 2023 and he was also the team's captain. He also represented South Africa in Indoor Cricket last year.

"It was a controlled innings, nothing expansive. He batted really well," Thabane Moyo, Anderson's coach, told SuperSport Schools.

"I spoke to him after the first couple of overs and he told me he's feeling good. He was relentless on anything short, making full use of his pull and cut shots. That is also where most of his runs came from.

"He struggled a bit against spin, so he patiently waited for the seamers to come back on. That's when he really let loose."