Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Four teams win on day one of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week

Gauteng and Western Province were among the winners on day one of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week in Durban on a day when rain cut play short and four of the eight games ended in draws.

Gauteng played KZN Inland and scuttled them for just 61, with Nicholas Scholtz taking 3/7 in four overs and Kagiso Rabada getting 3/14. Gauteng then declared on 172/9, once Marques Ackerman had reached his half century. KZN were on 17/1 when the match was called off, giving Gauteng a 1st innings win on a day when timed cricket was played.

Western Province also declared their first innings, on 125/6, after they bowled their neighbours, Boland, out for 49. Their opening bowler Dayyaan Galiem took 4/13 to set them up for a 1st innings win, with Boland on 14/3, when the rain came.

The other sides to notch up victories were Namibia – over Griquas, and Easterns, who beat Limpopo.

The top run-scorer on day one was Chris Marrow of SWD, who made 86 not out against Mpumalanga. Four other batsmen got half centuries. They were: Marques Ackerman; Michael Eckard (Northwest – 54 v Free State); Michael Stannard (Free State – 55 v Northwest) and Aubrey Ferriera (Border - 54 v Northerns).

Three bowlers took “fifers”. Sohail Mahmoud took 5/64 for KZN Inland against Gauteng; Lance Humphrey took 5/24 for Easterns against Limpopo and Timothy Niemand got 5/50 for Northerns against Border.

Western Province are up against Northerns today, and Gauteng meet the hosts, KwaZulu-Natal. All four sides are looking for a win to continue their progression to be in the running for a spot in the prestigious main game, come the end of the week on Friday.

Summarised scores
KwaZulu-Natal Inland 61 1st inns (Rabada 3/14, Dudgeon 2/11, Broodryk 2/24, Scholtz 3/7). Gauteng 172/9 decl (Roelofsen 40, Valli 23 Ackerman 51 not out; Mahmoud 5/64, Elliot 2/17). KwaZulu-Natal Inland 2nd inns 17/1. Rain stopped play. Gauteng won on 1st innings.

Limpopo 76 1st inns (Botha 16; Humphrey 5/24, Snyman 2/9). Easterns 1st inns 119/8 decl (Germishuis 25, Van Rooyen 31, Snyman 28; Patel 3/20). Limpopo 2nd inns 63/5 (Mangena 25 not out; Simelane 3/23). Easterns 2nd inns 21/1. Easterns won outright.

Northwest 138 (Eckard 54, Weyers 33, Maritz 18; Van Wyk 3/26, Makhasana 2/17, Mokwena 3/26, Ntshona 2/33). Free State 120/6 (Stannard 55, Mogoera 28; Weyers 4/27). Rain stopped play. Match drawn.

Northerns 194 (Moonsamy 40, Du Plooy 43, Moanta 28, Klopper 24; Neimand 5/50, Elembi 2/28). Border 107/6 (Ferreira 54, Steyn 24; Spykstra 3/23). Rain stopped play. Match drawn.

Boland 1st inns 49 (Cilliers 25; Galiem 4/13, Stevens 3/2). Western Province 125/6 decl (Hamza 35). Boland 2nd inns 14/3. Match drawn. Western Province won on 1st innings.

Mpumalanga 205 (Daya 26, Chandler 24, Griesel 48, Nepgen 36; Moolman 3/34, Roelfse 3/39). SWD 139/4 (C Marrow 86 not out, T Marrow 27 not out). Match drawn.

KwaZulu-Natal 157 (Oakes 41, Wallace 24, Smith 21; Bobb 4/34, Stretton 3/20). Eastern Province 153/5 (Mama 49, Carse 25 not out). Bad light stopped play. Match drawn.

Namibia 1st inns 136 (Erasmus 32, Kruger 36; Brooker 4/21, Kruger 2/39, Van Zyl 2/25). Griquas 1st inns 63 (Bruwer 26; Smit 4/12, Snyman 2/28, Du Preez 2/9). Namibia 2nd inns 73/2 decl. Griquas 2nd inns 48/5. Namibia won outright.

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