• Batters rule day two of U13 Week

    Day two of the Momentum U13 Cricket Week in Benoni was given over to time cricket games, and there were two outright wins by virtue of teams taking five second-innings wickets, writes THEO GARRUN.

    KwaZulu-Natal Coastal had Mpumalanga 78-5 in their second knock when time ran out, which saw them win outright. Earlier, the Durban team posted 218-9 in their first innings, the biggest score of the day. Three batsmen, Romashan Pillay (69), Michael de Beer (44) and Jayson Butler (35 not out) were the major contributors to that total.

    They then bowled Mpumalanga out for 51 with Butler getting in on the act again, taking four wickets for no runs in four overs.

    The other outright winners were Northerns, who posted 200-9 against SWD and then bowled them out for 49 in their first innings, and took five of their second innings wickets for 63. Jacques Lambrecht was the Northerns batting star, making 86 off 102 balls, with 11 fours. He was well supported at the top of the order by William Tshoke, who scored 38.

    There were 10 half-centuries scored on a day which certainly belonged to the batsmen. Apart from Lambrecht’s big score, Ludwig Schultz of Free State made 75 against Zimbabwe, and Cormey van der Watt was 85 not out for Eastern Province against Easterns.

    Other half-centuries on the day:
    Samakelo Lephoto – 53 for Free State vs Zimbabwe
    William September – 57 for Boland vs Northern Cape
    Ramashan PIllay – 69 for KZN Coastal vs Mpumalanga
    Malhar Shedbalka – 52 for Gauteng vs North West
    Richard Seletsane – 55 for Gauteng vs North West
    Samuel Strydom – 57 for Border vs Limpopo
    Matthew Beamish – 64 for Border vs Limpopo

    There were two five-wicket hauls. Esa Gangat of Eastern Province took 5-20 against Easterns, and Free State left-arm spinner Darion Rabie took 6/23 in Limpopo’s first innings and 2-13 in their second to finish with the best bowling figures of the day.


    Eastern Province 1st inns 191 (Cormey van der Watt 85 not out, Kaiden Titus 42; Jarrod Francis 3-63)
    Eastern 1st inns 87 (Juan Steyn 25; Esa Gangat 5-20)
    Eastern Province won on 1st innings

    Northerns 1st inns 200-9 (Jacques Lambrecht 86, William Thoke 38; Enathi Khitshwini 3-30)
    SWD 1st inns 49 (Callum Croone 3-21, Hoosein Ebrahim 3-3)
    Northerns 2nd inns 17/2
    SWD 2nd inns 63/5

    Northerns won outright

    Zimbabwe 1st inns 115 (Matthew Skonken 30; Darion Rabie 6-23)
    Free State 171-3 (Ludwig Schultz 75, Samokelo Lehoto 52, Armand Fourie 36)
    Zimbabwe 2nd inns 40-2 (Rabie 2-13)
    Free State won on 1st innings

    Northern Cape 1st inns 152 (Simon Liversage 27; Wakeem Fortuin 4-10)
    Boland 153-5 (William September 57, Paul James 32 not out)
    Boland won on 1st innings

    KwaZulu-Natal Inland 1st inns 119 (Fayyad Davids 5-34)
    Western Province 1s inns 140-6 (Storm Matthews 34)
    KwaZulu-Natal 2nd inns 10-0
    KwaZulu-Natal Inland won on 1st innings

    KwaZulu-Natal Coastal 1st inns 219-8 (Romashan Pillay 69, Michael de Beer 44, Jayson Butler 35 not out)
    Mpumalanga 1st inns 51 (Jayson Butler 4-0)
    KwaZulu-Natal Coastal 2nds inns 22-1
    Mpumalanga 2nd inns 78-5
    (Blake Simpson 3-20)
    KwaZulu-Natal Coastal won outright

    North West 1st inns 88 (Joshua Vna Wyngaardt 4-32)
    Gauteng 1st inns 175-6 (Malhar Shedbalkar 52, Richard Seletsane 55, Masande Luthuli 42)
    North West 2nd inns 55-0 (Luahandre Pretorius 48)
    Gauteng won on 1st innings

    Limpopo 104 (Deon Van Huysteen 26)
    Border 166-5 (Samuel Strydom 57, Matthew Beamish 64)
    Border won on 1st innings

    Wednesday’s fixtures (time cricket):
    Gauteng vs Eastern Province
    KwaZulu-Natal Coastal vs Boland
    Northwest vs Northerns
    SWD vs Northern Cape
    Western Province vs Zimbabwe
    Border vs Free State
    Mpumalanga vs Easterns
    KwaZulu-Natal Inland vs Limpopo

    Photo: Theo Garrun

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