Crusaders lead by a slim margin

2012-11-28 00:00

DURBAN North club, Crusaders, lead the KZN Coastal Premier 50 League by the slenderest of margins at the halfway stage, just ahead of the chasing pack as the competition heads into the second round on Sunday.

Crusaders go into round two with 34 log points already in the bag and are closely followed by DHS Rhythm (33 points) and Chatsworth Sporting (32 points). The three frontrunners will be looking for big wins this weekend to create some daylight between them and their fellow title challengers.

After last weekend’s breather, KZN Inland’s club cricketers will be back in action on Sunday when another round of KFC Premier T20 matches take place. The matches were scheduled for Wanderers Club but had to be moved to Collegians Club after the Wanderers covers were stolen.

Sunday’s double header at Collegians sees hosts Zingari taking on Young Natalians at 9 am before Lancashire face Standard at 1.30 pm.

Last Sunday’s most exciting KZN Coastal Premier 50 match saw Topham edge out Pinetown by two runs.

KZN Coastal Premier 50 log (all played 9):

1 Crusaders 34 pts; 2 DHS Rhythm 33 pts; 3 Chatsworth Sporting 32 pts; 4 Uthungulu 23 pts; 5 Chatsworth United 18 pts; 6 Berea Rovers 18 pts; 7 Topham 16 pts; 8 Delta 15 pts; 9 Pinetown 11 pts; 10 African Warriors 7 pts.

SCORES IN BRIEF

KZN Inland Premier 50: bye.

KZN Coastal Premier 50: DHS Rhythm 324 for two (Greg Ford 72, Grant Hodnett 158, Tyler Trenoweth 57*). African Warriors 59 for eight (Ainsley Ndlovu 8-2-15-3). DHS Rhythm won by 265 runs.

Chatsworth United 235 for five (Nazeer Mahomed 50, Myren Pillay 69). Berea Rovers 238 for three (Jason Lacon-Allin 105*, Ricardo Gouvera 41). Berea Rovers won by 7 wickets.

Chatsworth Sporting vs Uthungulu (washed out)

Crusaders vs Delta (washed out).

Topham 129 (Vaughn Lees 7-0-25-3). Pinetown 127 (Dylan Buckthorpe 36, Grant Olivier 33, Shaun Rampersad 10-4-10-3). Topham won by 2 runs.

FIXTURES

Sunday - KFC Premier T20 (Collegians Club): Zingari vs Young Natalians (9 am); Lancashire vs Standard (1.30 pm).

KZN Coastal Premier 50: Berea Rovers vs Delta (Rovers); Pinetown vs DHS Rhythm (Lahee Park); African Warriors vs Chatsworth Sporting (Kingsmead Oval); Uthungulu vs Crusaders (Addison Park); Topham vs Chatsworth United (Chats Oval).

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