• KZN crush WP, North West turn tables on Free State

    KwaZulu-Natal shattered Western Province’s second innings to set up a 10-wicket win, while North West’s tail wagged before inspired bowling by the Jansen twins delivered the knockout punch for a 100-run win over Free State on the final day of CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup action.

    Daryn Dupavillon took 7-24 in the Western Province second innings as they collapsed to 120 all out, Dupavillon finishing with match figures of 10-64, his best career figures. KZN reached their target of 76 runs without losing a wicket in their second innings.

    North West came from behind to knock the stuffing out of the Free State, Duan Jansen taking a stunning six wickets for just nine runs in only his second first-class match, while twin brother Marco took 3-12 in the second innings. Ruan Haasbroek’s undefeated 90 in North West’s second innings had given his bowlers a lifeline by setting Free State 192 for victory, which proved a bridge too far.

    Western Province 205 (I Dikgale 56, Bird 42, GF Linde 28, MB Njoloza 27; Y Komanzi 4-36, DM Dupavillon 3-40, O Cele 2-59) & 120 (MB Njoloza 31 not out, GF Linde 29, JA Bird 16; DM Dupavillon 7-24, CP Savage 2-43)
    KwaZulu-Natal 250 (MN Erlank 46, DM Dupavillon 40 not out, M Montgomery 39, JP Oakes 39, T Koen 33; GF Linde 2-24) & 79-0 (MR Ramsaroop 36 not out, MN Erlank 40 not out)
    KwaZulu-Natal won by 10 wickets


    North West 122 (CJ Alexander 51, K Cotani 24 not out; J van Dyk 2-35, B Swanepoel 3-29, RK Terblanche 3-5, J Draai 2-22) & 176-6 (R Haasbroek 90 not out, JN Diseko 36, L Senokwane 32, MY Cook 28, RH Frenz 25, CJ Alexander 20; J van Dyk 5-88, B Swanepoel 2-69)
    Free State 220 (K Mogotsi 74, H Olivier 45, RK Terblanche 40 not out; M Jansen 4-39) & 91 (B Swanepoel 16; D Jansen 6-9; M Jansen 3-12)
    North West won by 100 runs


    Photo: Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images

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