Absolute nail-biters in Coastal premier league

2012-10-12 00:00

THERE were nail-biting victories for African Warriors and Delta in KZN Coastal Premier 50 League action, and the close results are likely to continue this Sunday, while KZN Inland KFC T20 battles are set to take place at Wanderers Club.

Sfiso Mbili’s four wickets for 42 and Cyril Mthimkhulu’s four for 24 limited Pinetown to 111 all out, and had it not been for 38 runs apiece by Daniel Sincuba and Victor Xulu in the face of penetrative bowling by Kyle Gilham (four for 33 in 10 overs), Warriors might have missed a great chance to register a valuable win.

Warriors’ two-wicket win was mirrored to an even greater extent in terms of close-run things in the match between Delta and Topham.

Yuvan Maharaj (49) top-scored in Delta’s 109 as Wade Canham (three for 12) and Shaun Rampersad three for 19) never allowed the batters to get set. However, Jonathan Fowler’s four for 22 in 9.2 overs was complemented by Husain Badat’s three for nine as Delta came storming back to steal a three-run victory, Steven van der Westhuizen’s 33 the only individual Topham score of note.

The KZN Inland KFC Premier T20 League on Sunday sees home side Standard taking on Zingari at 9.30 am at Wanderers Club in Aberfeldy Road before Varsity cross swords with Young Natalians at Wanderers at 1.30 pm.

Round one of the Coastal Premier 50 League resumes when Crusaders entertain DHS Rhythm; Chatsworth Sporting tackle Topham at Chatsworth Oval; Delta meet Uthungulu at Tills Crescent; Pinetown host Berea Rovers at Lahee Park and African Warriors face up to Chatsworth United at Kingsmead Oval.

Meanwhile, KZN Coastal drew with Boland in the rain-affected CSA Provincial Competition three-day match in Paarl last weekend before losing the rain-affected 50-over match by 66 runs on the D/L method.

SCORES IN BRIEF

KZN Coastal Premier League: Pinetown 111 all out (Sfiso Mbili 9-1-42-4, Cyril Mthimkhulu 10-1-24-4). African Warriors 112 for eight (Daniel Sincuba 38, Victor Xulu 38, Kyle Gilham 10-0-33-4). African Warriors won by 2 wickets.

DHS Rhythm 168 all out (Sahil Bissoon 38, Kyle Moolman 32, Brandon Scullard 10-0-50-3). Berea Rovers 69 for eight. Washed out.

Chatsworth Sporting 137 all out (Reuben Hatting 8-2-33-4). Crusaders 138 for three (Neil De Bruin 59*, Christopher Young 32*). Crusaders won by 7 wickets.

Chatsworth United 144 all out (Myren Pillay 39, Thirushen Naidoo 47, Trevor Kietzmann 10-2-37-3, Ruan van Rensburg 6.1-0-17-5). Uthungulu 82 for three. Match Query.

Delta 109 all out (Yuvan Maharaj 49, Wade Canham 8-2-12-3, Shaun Rampersad 10-4-19-3).

Topham 106 all out (Steven van der Westhuizen 33, Husain Badat 5-2-9-3, Jonathan Fowler 9.2-1-22-4). Delta won by 3 runs.

KZN Women’s League: Simplex RHCSC vs Hillary Malvern: Simplex RHCSC won by 10 wickets. Hillary Malvern scratched for the weekend.

Chatsworth United 50 for four. Collegians seconds 51 for one. Collegians seconds won by 9 wickets.

Chatsworth Sporting vs Verulam: Chatsworth Sporting won by 10 wickets. Verulam scratched for the weekend.

African Warriors 37 all out (Catherine Pillay 5-0-13-3, Charlene Pillay 4-1-9-6). Berea Rovers 39 for five. Berea Rovers won by 5 wickets.

KZN Coastal vs Boland in Paarl: 3-day: Boland 1st inn 332 (T Cloete 121, P Jeftha 95; M Shezi 6-73). KZN Coastal 1st inn 266/9 (C Bowes 49, C Delport 87, A Razak 53*; C Langeveldt 3-46, C Raubenheimer 3-70). Match drawn. Points: Boland 8.64; KZN Coastal 7.32.

50-over: Boland 220/6 in 42 ov (U Birkenstock 73). KZN Coastal 166 in 32.3 ov (C Delport 62). Boland won by 66 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method.

Points: Boland 5 - KZN Coastal 0.

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