Big wins despite rain on day one of Sassu Cricket Week in KZN

2007-12-04 00:00

The University of Pretoria (Tukkies) racked up a 10-wicket win over Vaal University of Technology, Western Cape thumped Walter Sisulu (from Umtata) by eight wickets, Wits beat the University of Cape Town (UCT) by six wickets, Free State University beat Rhodes by eight wickets and the University of Stellenbosch (Maties) beat Tshwane University of Technology by 135 runs.

There were also wins on the Duckworth/Lewis (D/L) method in the rain-affected matches by hosts the University of KZN over Bloemfontein’s Central University of Technology (CUT), reigning champions and national club champs the University of Johannesburg (UJ) over North West University (Potchefstroom) and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (Port Elizabeth) over Cape Peninsula.

At the Varsity Oval, UKZN had centuries by Gerry Penford and Gregg Cole-Edwards in their 317 for four against CUT, who replied with 183 for the loss of five wickets in 40 of their 50 overs when the rain brought play to a close, giving KZN a D/L victory by 72 runs. UKZN’s big test will come at the same venue today when they meet the powerful Tukkies line-up, in a match whose outcome could decide who goes into Thursday’s semi-finals in this four-pools-of-four competition.

Yesterday’s UJ versus North West clash on Varsity’s number two oval looked to be one of the more evenly-matched affairs with the Potchefstroom institution’s Heinrich Strydom and Eugene Serfontein chalking up a century and 98 respectively yet still losing the match.

Other big run-makers were Pieter Daneel of Maties (90), Nelson Mandela’s Chad Baxter (100), who seems to reserve his best for this week, and Free State’s André de Lange (98 not out) while a posse of bowlers captured three wickets.

SCORES IN BRIEF

Vaal 88 (Shaun Liebisch 6-0-15-3, David Wiese 6-3-7-2, Ansius Vermeulen 9-3-9-2). Tukkies 92/0 in 17.1 overs (Phillip Haupt 32*, Thabo Dikgale 50*). Tukkies won by 10 wickets.

Walter Sisulu (Umtata) 47 (Sean Kristal 5-2-10-3, Dean Oosterwyk 6-3-6-3, Clinton Berkenshaw 5-1-9-3). Western Cape 50/2. Western Cape won by 8 wkts.

KZN 317/4 (Gerry Penford 100, Gregg Cole-Edwards 114, Oliver Humphries 31*; S Sibande 10-0-60-3). Central University of Technology (Bloemfontein) 183/5 in 40 overs (Jan Mocke 38, Hendro Puckert 43, Craig Woods 8-0-17-2, Kobie du Randt 10-1-35-2). KZN won by 72 runs on Duckworth/Lewis method.

North West 242/8 [Eugene Serfontein 98, Heinrich Strydom 112; Bernie Ferreira 10-0-53-3, Stephen Cook 7-0-39-3). Johannesburg 195/3 in 39.5 overs (Richard Cameron 74*, Ryne van den Berg 81*). Johannesburg won on D/L method.

Nelson Mandela (PE) 282/6 (Chad Baxter 100, Brett

Thompson 44, Sean Adair 57, Grant Howell 33; Marnitz Pfister 10-2-53-2, Joshua Swanepoel 10-0-60-2). Cape Peninsula 108/8 in 35.4 overs (Otto Luck 61; Corbyn Dolley 8-1-29-2, Murray Luscombe 8-2-20-2). Mandela won on D/L method.

UCT 197/7 (Travis Townsend 25, Marcel Brache 43*; Eddie Leie 10-0-35-2, Pumelela Matshikwe 10-2-51-2). Wits 198/4 (Andrew Kirkland 41, Russel Tindale 45, Niel Winspear 62*, Zain Fredricks 25*). Wits won by 6 wkts.

Rhodes 182 (Andrew Patterson 58, Dean McLuckie 38, CJ van der Schyff 7.2-1-25-3, Wiaan van Zyl 10-1-32-2, Nico van Zyl 7-033-2). Free State 188/2 in 33.1 overs (Andre de Lange 98*, Thinie Fick 56). FS won by 8 wkts.

Maties 246/7 (Pieter Daneel 90, Warren Hayward 39, Roelf Jacobs 57, Gavin Dorfling 10-0-58-2). Tshwane 111 (Lero Villet 4.1-0-8-2, Lloyd Hobson 10-2-24-3). Maties won by 135 runs.

TODAY’S FIXTURES

Varsity Oval: KZN vs Tukkies. St Charles: Vaal vs Central. PMB Oval: UCT vs Free State. Varsity 2: Rhodes vs Wits. Michaelhouse 2: North West vs Nelson Mandela. Michaelhouse 1: Cape Peninsula vs Johannesburg. Maritzburg College: Tshwane vs Western Cape. Collegians: Walter Sisulu vs Maties.

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