Comfy wins in KZN 50 League

2007-11-13 00:00

Lancs, with the talk of their players of Eastern Cape origin returning home happily not materialising, piled on the runs against Sunfoil Orientals, with Michael Matika and Mbasa Gqadushe hitting half centuries.

Apart from useful contributions by the consistent Brendon Govender and Kubie Moodley, pressure from both ends meant the Orientals innings was never able to mount a serious challenge to the 277-run target with Brad Moses, Sheldon Stieger, the in-form Renoir Patricks and Matika sharing the wickets for Lancs in an 80-run victory.

Young Natalians largely had the in-form Imraan Hatia - with bat and ball - to thank in reaching the 161-run target set by home side K&L in Ladysmith. The five-wicket win sees Natalians jump to third spot on the log after four rounds.

In the KZN Coastal Premier 60 League, Berea Rover consolidated their position on top of the log after beating Collegians by 81 runs. Chatsworth United are the only club staying with them, although they are 10 points behind Rovers but 20 ahead of third-placed neighbours Chatsworth Sporting.

The shock seven-run loss of Sporting to third-last Dawnheights has set back their title ambitions significantly.

Lloyd Madsen scored an impressive 157 for Rovers, team-mate Russel Symcox took six for 98 and Sporting's Desigan Reddy captured seven for 53 in the best individual performances.

SCORES IN BRIEF

Inland: Lancs 276 for 8 (Sivuyile Duda 37, Mbasa Gqadushe 55, Brad Moses 29, Michael Matika 75; Kammy Rabisunker 3 for 35). Orientals 196 (Brendon Govender 34, Kubie Moodley 30*; Brad Moses 3 for 45, Sheldon Stieger 2 for 24, Renoir Patricks 2 for 42, Michael Matika 2 for 30). Lancashire won by 80 runs.

K&L 160 (A. Chaudry 26, U Govender 37; A Mizra 3 for 42; Imraan Hatia 3 for 28; MZ Nazir 2 for 9). Young Natalians 162 for 6 (Imraan Hatia 73, A Shahzad 32). Natalians won by 5 wickets.

•Orientals no registration numbers, Lancashire no registration number for E Fynn.

Coastal: Crusaders 296 for five (R. le Roux 146 not out, W. Wingfield 65, G. Rowley 51). DHS Rhythm 163 (R. Varty 51; R. McQueen 3/30, S. Power 4/68). Crusaders won by 133 runs.

Chatsworth United 227 for seven (M. Pillay 65, T. Henderson 3/45). Amanzimtoti 217 (C. Flower 80, R. Knoop 60*; Q. Friend 4/67). United won by 10 runs.

Tertiary 215 (C. Hauptfleisch 63, K. Chetty 3/34). Delta 164 (A. Chinnapa 59, A. Razak 3/17, Biddulph 4/43). Tertiary won by 51 runs.

Pinetown 217 (G. Calway 62; B. Barends 4/59, S. Mbili 3/49). African Warriors 153 (V. Xulu 46). Pinetown won by 64 runs.

Berea Rovers 317 for five (V. Walker-Randall 69, L. Madsen 157, P. Hancock 55). Collegians 236 (M. Benetar 93; R. Symcox 6/98, W. Scott 3/46). Rovers won by 81 runs.

Dawnheights 159 (D. Reddy 7/53). Chatsworth Sporting 152 (C. Groenewald 3/42). Dawnheights won by 7 runs.

KZN Coastal Premier 60 log (after seven rounds): 1 Rovers 110.21 points; 2 United 99.58 pts; 3 Sporting 80.99 pts; 4 Pinetown 75.02 pts; 5 Crusaders 59.29 pts; 6 Delta 57.10 pts; 7 Tertiary 50.10 pts; 8 Amanzimtoti 45.27 pts; 9 Collegians 44.52 pts; 10 Dawnheights 34.51 pts; 11 African Warriors 33.88 pts; 12 DHS Rhythm 17.87 pts.

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