Bryant a major trump card for Midlands

2011-02-04 00:00

THE KwaZulu-Natal Premier 40 League action saw Midlands beat Lancashire by 56 runs at Eston Country Club, log-leaders Standard defeat a game Cosmos by just four wickets at Wanderers, Varsity outplay Young Natalians by 108 runs at the Varsity Oval, and Zingari outlast K&L by 70 runs in Ladysmith.

This Sunday’s Premier 40 encounters feature Cosmos against Young Natalians at Khan Road, Varsity hosting Ladysmith-based K&L, Zingari at home to the Midlands farmers at Collegians Club and Standard going to the Woodlands stronghold of Lancashire, the Michael Patricks Oval.

The Zingari/Midlands match-up at Collegians looks to be the pick of the bunch and former English county batsman James Bryant is going to be a major trump card for the Eston-based side.

Bryant top-scored with 64 in Midlands’ 211 for eight, despite former Inland player Kevershan Padayachee’s five for 35. Lancs could only muster 155.

League newcomers Cosmos made a good fist of it against Standard, totalling 146 for seven with Dinesh Lutchman getting 40. The log-leaders had some nailbiting moments before Sanvir Maharaj guided them home with an unbeaten 56.

Narvaar Harridave starred with bat and ball for the students against Natalians, while Gareth Dukes, the St Charles College star now playing for Varsity, took a fifer.

The in-form Brown brothers, Gareth and Lyndon, again induced a smile from their father Harry, the Zingari president, with the batting performances of the week, while Inland all-rounder Rudi Hillermann proved to be too much for the K&L batsmen.

SCORES IN BRIEF

Inland Premier 40 League

At Eston: Midlands 211 for 8 (James Bryant 64, Ant Foster 66, Kevershan Padayachee 5-35). Lancashire 155 all out (Uraaz Essack 34, Murray Hampson 2-20). Midlands won by 56 runs.

At Wanderers: Cosmos 146 for 7 (Dinesh Lutchman 40, Jens Hillerman 2-16). Standard 148 for 6 (Sanvir Maharaj 56 not out, Stanton Govender 2-16). Standard won by 4 wickets.

At Varsity: Varsity 187 for 9 (Narvaar Harridave 38, Tyler Lortan 35). Young Natalians 79 all out (Gareth Dukes 5-12, Narvaar Harridave 4-26). Varsity won by 108 runs.

In Ladysmith: Zingari 258 for 4 (Gareth Brown 92, Lyndon Brown 80). K&L 190 for 8 (Sheldon Mungroo 54, Rudi Hillerman 4-19). Zingari won by 70 runs.

Inland fixtures - Cosmos vs Young Natalians (Khan Rd); Varsity vs K&L (Var); Zingari vs Midlands (Collegians Club); Lancs vs Std (Woodlands).

Coastal Premier 50 League

Topham 141 all out (R. Bux 42, D. Padayachee 32, Y. Maharaj three for 33, S. Matlava four for 49). African Warriors 140 all out (M. Patel three for 32, S. Rampersad four for 39). Topham won by 1 run.

Berea Rovers 155 for nine (B. Huxtable 52, T. Edy 37, T. Henderson three for 42). Pinetown 154 all out (T. Spence 46, J. Needham three for 29). Berea Rovers won by 1 wicket.

Toti 131 all out (R. De Beer 72, B. Taylor four for 35, J. Chetty four for 20). Chatsworth Sporting 132 for five (D. Anand 44, J. Michaux four for 55). Chatsworth Sporting won by 5 wickets.

Chatsworth United 147 all out (F. Crowie 51, S. Erwee three for 40, R. Reeves three for 23, A. Kadwa four for 42). DHS Rhythm 148 for seven (P. Grammy three for 43). DHS Rhythm won by 3 wickets.

Crusaders 78 all out (D. Smit four for 22, K. Kishun four for 28). Delta 81 for three. Delta won by 7 wickets Coastal Women’s League MCA XI 60 all out (Y. Van Wyk four for 0, J. De Figueiredo three for 0). Collegians I 65 for nine (N. Turner 33, J. Hewit four for 13). Collegians 1 won by 1 wicket.

African Warriors 68 all out (C. Naidoo three for 9). Verulam won by 13 runs.

Chatsworth Sporting 28 all out (C. Pillay three for 5, B. Payne three for 0). Berea Rovers 29 for eight (K. Singh six for 3). Berea Rovers won by 2 wickets.

Simplex RHCSC 74 all out (M. Pillay three for 7). Chatsworth United 77 for four. Chatsworth United won by 6 wickets.

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