• Thunderstorm stops U13 Week play

    There were no games completed on the opening day of the Momentum U13 Cricket Week on Monday, as a massive thunderstorm descended on Benoni and everyone was sent scurrying for cover, writes THEO GARRUN.

    As a result, the second innings in all of the time cricket games were abandoned with very few overs bowled, and the teams batting second were deprived of a chance to show what they could do.

    The batsmen had the upper hand in the innings that were completed, with one century and two fifties scored along with quite a few handy totals being posted.

    The century was by KwaZulu-Natal Coastal’s Ivan Lockem, who hit 106 off 106 balls (18 fours) against Zimbabwe. He saw his side go to 206-8 – the highest score of the day – and Zimbabwe were on 22-4 when the game was called off.

    Tristan van Schalkwyk of the hosts, Easterns, made 84 off 93 balls with 18 fours against Boland, who in reply faced just two overs when the heavens opened.

    The other half-century was from David Simon of Western Province, who made 50 against SWD. SWD were on 37-3 when the game was called off.

    The best bowling figures were from Kaiden Titus, who took 5-21 in six overs for Eastern Province against Northwest.


    KwaZulu-Natal Inland 78 (Ross Boast 21; Matthew Beamish 2-9, Oyintanda Konono 3-3)
    Border 64-4 (Osiphesone Mbekwa 33; Jordan Bentley 3/26)
    Rain stopped play, match drawn

    North West 127 (Otto Herbst 31; Kaiden Titus 5-21)
    Eastern Province 20-2
    Rain stopped play, match drawn

    Easterns 176 (Tristan Van Schalkwyk 84; Wakeem Fortuin 4-4)
    Boland 3-0
    Rain stopped play, match drawn

    Free State 113-6 (Ludwig Schultz 30, Armand Fourie 30; Luke Poisson 3-6)
    Mpumalanga did not bat
    Rain stopped play, match drawn

    Northern Cape 108 (Hayden Tolmay 18; Joshua Wyngaard 3-22, Richard Seletsane 3-19)
    Gauteng 34-0
    Rain stopped play, match drawn

    KwaZulu-Natal Coastal 206-8 (Ivan Lockem 106, Wade Vietch 24; Tinidaishe Mushonga 3-25)
    Zimbabwe 22-4 (Romashan Pillay 3-4)
    Rain stopped play, match drawn

    Western Province 151-9 (Mohammed Kahn 38, David Simon 50; Ben-Pierre du Plessis 2-11)
    SWD 37-3
    Rain stopped play, match drawn

    Limpopo 58 (Tristan Luus 3-9)
    Northerns 47-0 (Johan Lambrecht 27 not out)
    Rain stopped play, match drawn

    Tuesday also features time cricket games, and weather permitting, the fixtures are:
    Gauteng vs North West
    KwaZulu-Natal Coastal vs Mpumalanga
    Western Province vs KwaZulu-Natal Inland
    Eastern Province vs Easterns
    Northerns vs SWD
    Zimbabwe vs Free State
    Border vs Limpopo
    Boland vs Northern Cape

    Photo: Theo Garrun

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