The CSA U19 Cubs champions the Dolphins went down to the Warriors in their final game of the week in Stellenbosch, writes THEO GARRUN.
The CSA U19 Cubs week drew to a close in Stellenbosch on Monday with the champions, the Dolphins, suffering their first defeat of the tournament, a 76-run loss to the Warriors.
The Dolphins had already clinched the title after they won their fourth straight game on Sunday, so there wasn’t really much to play for as far as they were concerned, and the Warriors rose to the occasion with Matt Dewar getting a century, Tristan Stubbs 68, and their bowlers getting the better of the Dolphins batting.
Dewar struck 110 off 139 balls (10 fours) and was part of a 124-run third-wicket stand with Stubbs. The Warriors reached 249-4 in their 50 overs and in reply the Dolphins were bowled out for 173. Matthew Montgomery (44), Caleb Pillay (35) and Colby Dyer (32) all got starts for the Dolphins, but no-one else got into double figures. Nonelela Yokha was the pick of the Warriors bowlers, taking 3-29 off his 10 overs.
The Titans finished the week without a single win under their belts, being beaten by the hosts, the Cape Cobras, on Monday. Justin Broad made a handy 59 as the Cobras got to 209-9 in their allotted overs, after which the Titans were bowled out for 169, with Archille Cloete taking 3-29 in his 10 overs.
The Knights comfortably accounted for the Lions in the other game of the day. The Lions top order failed dismally and it was left to the bowlers – Marco Jansen (24) and Obakeng Maila (23) – to get them to a modest 124. The Knights only needed 27 overs to reach the target with five wickets down.
Warriors 248-4 (Matt Dewar 110, Tristan Stubbs 68; Michael Booth 2-46)
Dolphins 173 (Matthew Montgomery 44, Caleb Pillay 35, Colby Dyer 32; Nonelela Yikha 3-29, Nicholas Fowler 2-43)
Warriors won by 75 runs
Cape Cobras 209-9 (Justin Broad 59, Jonathan Bird 37; Juandré Scheepers 2-33, Ethan Wentzel 2-35, Dian Forrester 2-39)
Titans 169 (Dian Forrester 68, Ximus du Plooy 24; Achille Cloete 3-29, Tebogo Faas 3-36)
Cape Cobras won by 40 runs
Lions 124 (Marco Jansen 24, Obakeng Maila 23; Gerald Coetzee 3-15, Ruan Cronjé 2-29)
Knights 128-5 (Garnett Tarr 35, Ruan Cronjé 24 not out; Wesley van der Spuy 2-10, Jarred Goncalves-Jardine 2-23)
Knights won by five wickets
Photo: Theo Garrun
Young South African batter Joshua Richards made his first-class debut on the fourth of October 2018, scoring a century in the first innings against KwaZulu-Natal Inland. Two months and 12 days later he had scored four first-class centuries and added a score of 98 against the touring Pakistan side.Although Richards has appeared to burst onto the scene, for him it has been the result of years of hard work and incredible support from his father, whose tireless dedication to throwing thousands of balls to Joshua every week has resulted in him having to have a shoulder operation in the last year.SACricketmag.com editor Simon Lewis chatted to Joshua about his life and career in December 2018.
Gepostet von SA Cricket magazine am Mittwoch, 2. Januar 2019