Friday, December 27, 2013

Free State beat Northerns on day 3 of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week

The Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week goes into its fourth day on Thursday with only eight results being produced in the 32 matches that should have been played by now.

Every day so far has been disrupted by the weather, but Wednesday was the worst of all. The eight morning T20 matches all got going, but they were all called off because of rain, with only one 1st innings being completed.

In the afternoon session, seven of the eight games were abandoned without a ball being bowled. The eighth – between Free State and Northerns did start, and it was completed, with Free State chasing down a smallish, 107-run total for the loss of seven wickets.

The fixtures for Thursday have been announced and they see the customary big guns meeting each other. Gauteng play Eastern Province and KwaZulu-Natal meet Western Province, with the winners of those games likely to come up against each other in Friday’s prestigious final game of the week.

Tomorrow’s Fixtures
Western Province v KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng v Eastern Province, Border v Easterns, Northerns v Boland, Namibia v Free State, SWD v North West, Griquas v Limpopo, Mpumalanga v KwaZulu-Natal Inland

Morning Games
Free State v Boland - Free State 25/4 (Botha 3/8) game abandoned.
Limpopo v Border- Limpopo 27/2 (Sigwili 2/9) game abandoned.
Mpumalanga v Eastern Province - Mpumalanga 122/6 in 20 overs (Griesel 39 not out, Carlisle 23; Manjezi 3/9) game abandoned.
Easterns v Northerns - Easterns 122/7 in 20 overs (Germishuizen 67, Rasemene 2/6) game abandoned.
KZN Inland v Griqualand West - KZN Inland 51/0 (Mahmoud 27 not out, van Wymeersch 16 not out) game abandoned.
KZN Coastal v SWD - KZN Coastal 74/6 (Naidoo 22 not out, Phehlukwayo 21 not out; Oberholzer 3/3) game abandoned.
Western Province v North West - Western Province 26/0 (Fortuin 16 not out) game abandoned.
Gauteng v Namibia - Namibia 29/2 (Kruger 23 not out) game abandoned.

Afternoon Games
Northerns vs Free State - Northerns 108/6 (Bruwer 17, Rossouw 23, KLopper 30; Loubser 2/20). Free State 109/7 (Steyn 44, Loubser 31; Bruwer 2/16). Free State won by 3 wickets

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