Friday, January 10, 2014
For the second year in a row Gauteng and Western Province player the “Main” game of the 2013 Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week
The “main” game of the 2013 Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week at Kearsney College will be a repeat of last year’s unofficial final and it will feature the pre-tournament favourites, Western Province and Gauteng.
They met KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Province, respectively, on Thursday in what were in effect semifinals in this rain- affected tournament, and they both won comfortably.
Gauteng beat Eastern Province by eight wickets, chasing down a 211-run target with six overs to spare. Grant Roelofsen (99) and Yaseem Valli (63 not out) were well in control of the run-chase. They batted responsibly, working the ball around and punishing the bad deliveries. It took a brilliant caught and bowled effort by EP’s Bradley Bopp to dismiss Roelofson one run short of what would have been a well-deserved century. Valli was still there on 63 not out at the end.
Western Province posted a massive 290/6 against KwaZulu-Natal in an innings that was shortened to 46 overs due to a delayed start because of a wet outfield. Opening batsman Clyde Fortuin did the damage, making a quick fire 123 off just 115 balls, with 13 fours and two sixes.
KZN, to their credit never threw the towel in and they lasted for 41 overs before being bowled out for 248, 52 runs short.
Luke Schlemmer (53), Andile Phehlukwayo (50 not out) made half centuries for the hosts. Other batsmen to get half centuries on the day were: Jurie Snyman (67 for Easterns v Border); Bathanda Isaac (52 for Border v Easterns); Murray Leith (67 for EP v Gauteng) and Bradley Bopp (54 for EP v Gauteng).
There were two “fifers”. Curley Louw of Boland took 5/20 against Northerns and SWD’s Anro Moolman got 5/34 against Northwest. Three bowlers took four wickets. Gauteng’s Keith Dudgeon took 4/37 against Eastern Province; Ngazibini Sigwili of Border took 4/17 for Border v Free State and Lwandisa Zuma took 4/18 for KwaZulu-Natal Inland against Mpumalanga.
Today’s fixtures are: Western Province v Gauteng, Eastern Province v Border, KwaZulu-Natal v Northerns, Easterns v Mpumalanga, Boland v Namibia, Free State v Griquas, Northwest v KwaZulu-Natal Inland, SWD v Limpopo
Northerns 141 (Bruwer 45 not out, Spykstra 21; Louw 5/20, Schoor 2/36). Boland 79 (Cilliers 30; Melton 2/14, Klopper 2/12). Northerns won by 62 runs.
Easterns 142 (Snyman 67; Sigwili 4/17, Langa 2/34, Hardnick 2/29). Border 146/3 (Isaac 52, Ferreira 41). Border won by seven wickets.
Eastern Province 211 (Leith 67, Bopp 54, Mama 37; Dudgeon 4/37, Glover 2/20, Valli 2/37). Gauteng 212/2 (Roelofsen 99, Valli 63 not out). Gauteng won by eight wickets.
Nambia 136 (Kruger 44, Erasmus 21; Whitehead 2/24, Heilbron 2/27). Free State 107 (Mtshona 21, Mogoera; Smit 2/17, Wessells 2/22, Du Preez 3/14). Namibia won by 29 runs.
Griquas 207 (Bruwer 38, Bok 39, Brooker 23; Coetsee 2/52, Patel 2/20, Human 2/31). Limpopo 139 (Coetsee 38, Shiburi 20, Human 21; Bok 2/31, Williams 2/11). Griquas won by 68 runs.
Mpumalanga 124 (Mahina 46, Mtsweni 26; Zuma 4/18, Darroch 2/13). KwaZulu-Natal Inland 81 (Reeves 19; Geldenhuys 3/19, Joubert 2/6). Mpumalanga won by 43 runs.
Western Province 290/5 (Fortuin 123, Christensen 42, Hamza 21, Galiem 21; Schlemmer 3/36). KwaZulu-Natal 248 (Oakes 46, Schlemmer 53, Phehlukwayo 50 not out; Wheeler 3/19, Stevens 2/32). Western Province won by 52 runs.
Northwest 180 (Jacobs 39, Weyers 26, Eckard 49; Maree 3/43, Moolman 5/34). SWD 143 (Marrow 27, Bekker 28, Heunis 19; Meyer 2/32, Heymans 2/16). Northwest won by 37 runs.
Video highlight packages of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week can be found on the FTP site below