Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week wrap

2010-12-23 00:00

THE penultimate day of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week in Bloemfontein saw only Free State ending unbeaten, as Boland, who were previously unbeaten, were given a hiding by Gauteng. All teams played 50-over cricket as they will do on the last day.

Despite the Gauteng star, Quinton de Kock, losing his wicket from the first ball of the day, Gauteng went on to make 243 for seven. They then bowled Boland out for 123 with David Mogotlana taking four wickets for just seven runs in four overs.

Free State appeared as if they would win easily against Northerns after bowling them out for 93. David Bunn and Duanne Olivier made it difficult for the home union, as they scraped to victory with nine wickets down. Only SA U19 player Simon Khomari stayed at the crease for any length of time.

The two KZN teams faced one another and Coastals elected to take first knock. Wickets fell fairly regularly and only one partnership reached 50.

It was Mark Airey (Kearsney), who prevented Coastals from being out for a low score as he made 93 in 137 balls. He and Shahil Bissoon (Glenwood) added 57 for the sixth wicket and Coastals reached a respectable 212, but did not last out their 50 overs. Jarred Scott (Maritzburg College) and Khivaar Mohanlall (St Charles) each captured three wickets in bowling their neighbours out in the 47th over.

Inland would have been fairly confident that they would reach the target but their batting initially was too slow. At the halfway stage, Inland were 69 for two in comparison with 98 for three after 25 overs by Coastals. This put too much pressure on the middle and lower orders as the rate required rose to over eight runs an over.

It was an ideal position to be in with the quality spinners captain Jason Lacon-Allin had at his disposal. With the Inland batsmen trying to score at the increased rate, wickets tumbled and with Airey and Bissoon being the wicket-takers in the latter part of the innings, Inland fell 20 runs short with eight balls remaining. They made a valiant effort but Airey, taking his second five-fer of the week, and Bissoon with two, relished bowling in those circumstances.

Three Inland batsmen got starts but could not push through to take their side to a win. Tyler Lortan (38 in 94 balls) and his Maritzburg College team mate Nicholas Hendrie (39 in 52) together with Ladysmith’s Sohail Razack (31 in 59) all scored too slowly in the allotted 50 overs.

 

 

* This report was erronously left out of yesterday’s edition of The Witness. The error is regretted.

 

 

SCORES IN BRIEF

KZN Coastal 212 (M. Airey 93, S. Bissoon 33, J. Scott 3/32, K Mohanlall 3/26); KZN Inland 192 (S. Razack 31, T. Lortan 38, N. Hendrie 39, M. Airey 5/48). Coastals won by 20 runs.

Northerns 93 (D. Vries 3/25); Free State 95-9 (S. Khomari 28, D. Bunn 3/13, D. Olivier 3/20). Free State won by one wicket.

Gauteng 243-7 (K. Jennings 37, G. Oliver 67, S. Pillay 53, R. Farina 61*, L. Williams 3/47, J. Bredenkamp 3/29); Boland 123 (L. le Roux 35, D. Mogotlana 4/7). Gauteng won by 120 runs.

Western Province 251-6 (W. Cupido 53, G. Christian 70, G. Edmeades 67*, E Louw 33); Eastern Province 141 (L. Vaaltyn 52, C. Fortune 3/30, G. Edmeades 3/20). WP won by 110 runs.

Namibia 154 (G. Foxcroft 54, L. Killeen 3/18, E. Nonyukela 3/32); Border 157-8 (M. Calana 50, B. Hensberg 40). Border won by two wickets.

Limpopo 173 (D. Joubert 37); Griquas 175-4 (X. Pithers 76, G Cloete 42*). Griquas won by six wickets.

Mpumalanga 235 (N. Bergh 96, C. Viljoen 48, R. Arendse 35, D. Coertzen 3/35); North West 239-7 (D. Blignaut 55, T. van Wyk 94*, R. Arendse 4/38). North West won by three wickets.

SWD 73 (K. Scholtz 35, E. Makhasana 3/9)

Easterns 74-4. Easterns won by six wickets.

 

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