Game format changed after downpour at age group cricket week

2011-12-14 00:00

THE culmination of the 2011 schools’ cricket year is the national age group cricket weeks that traditionally take place in December each year.

On Saturday the boy’s U17 week began in Bloemfontein and the girl’s U19 started in Kimberley.

On Sunday the U13 boys began their week in East London.

The boys’ U15 began their week in Benoni yesterday and tomorrow the Coca Cola Khaya Majola week for the boy’s U19 begins in Cape Town.

After weeks of sunshine in Bloemfontein a deluge came down after just a few overs had been bowled in the eight matches taking place in the U17 week.

The first game for KZN Inland was against Zimbabwe and after winning the toss and electing to bat Zimbabwe were nine without loss after two overs when the rain came.

KZN Coastal was also in the field against Free State and here the opposition were five without loss.

With a late start on Sunday as fields dried out, it was decided to play a limited overs game and not the required time cricket.

Inland were beaten by North West and arguably it was the bowlers who were to blame as they used nine in the innings. Only Robert Anderson (Michaelhouse) made above 25 runs. KZN Coastal had a good win against Eastern Province.

Luke Schlemmer (Westville) top-scored with 64 and he captured two wickets, with Aatish Maharaj (DHS) taking three.

The Girl’s U19 in Kimberley saw Inland with an easy opening game against Kei. Putting Kei into bat, Inland dominated with the ball taking all 10 wickets to have Kei all out for just 23.

With rain threatening, Inland declared on 31 for one wicket and in the second innings. In these time games the side batting first in the second innings must declare after losing five wickets. This time it was 12 for five.with Pretty Molefe (Willowfountain) and Cronjé capturing a brace each. Inland thus needed just five runs in the second innings, which they quickly achieved to win by 10 wickets.

The KZN Coastal game was rained out with Coastals in a good position to beat Border who they had bowled out for 60.

On the second day Inland won their second game against North West and Coastals went down against Gauteng when Cherie Bester scored a century.

The U13 Week saw a disappointing bowling and batting display by many of the Inland youngsters as they lost against Boland after asking them to bat. Boland made 144 all out in the 46th over helped by 38 extras which was the top score.

Jerome Gengan (Scottsville) captured three wickets. Sheroze Khan (Dundee) was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets for just 10 runs in 10.3 overs.

Inland were bowled out for 88 with Cameron Brown (St Charles Prep) top-scoring with 20.

SCORES IN BRIEF:

KZN Inland U17 157 (R Anderson 28, S Naude 4/39) North West U17 159-5 (P Knoesen 69, B Dintebogile 36) North West won by 5 wickets.

KZN Coastals U17 203-9 (L Schlemmer 64, B Bopp 4/28) Eastern Province U17 174 (D Magale 57, A Maharaj 3/32) Coastals won by 29 runs

Girl’s U19 Kei 23 (A Paul 4/3, T Cronje 3/3) and 12-5 KZN Inland 31-1 dec and 5-0 Inland won by 10 wkts

Border 60 (S Jafta 26, B Payne 4/15, C Downes 3/2, K Moodley 3/24)

KZN Coastal 25-3

Rain stopped play — draw

KZN Inland 119 (A Paul 34, T Cronje 33, I Jacobs 4/18) and 37-0 dec North West 60 (T Cronje 3/17) and 25-3 Inland won by 59 runs on 1st innings

Gauteng 247 (C Bester 121, J Engelbrect 33*, K Moodley 3/40) and 33-1 dec KZN Coastal 108 (H Bevis 25) and 63-4 (C Downes 42) Gauteng won by 139 runs on the 1st innings

Boland U13 144 (G Lombaard 32, S Khan 4/10, J Gengan 3/34) KZN Inland 88 (G Lombaard 4/15) Boland won by 56 runs

Western Province 168 KZN Coastal 79-4 (G Morris 54*) Match drawn

 

With Monday reserved for T20s across all age groups, it was not a good day for the KZN Inland side as they lost both games. Eastern Province’s opening stand of 167, where Schalk Conradie scored 108 in only 76 balls, blew them away. The Coastals side won the morning game but surprisingly lost against Zimbabwe in the afternoon.

Both the KZN girls’ teams won one of their games, losing the other. One of the better batting performances was the undefeated 76 scored by Coastals’ Mishel Jeena (Durban GHS) with good support from Caitlin Downe to make 152-1 against an outclassed Griquas side. The latter were bowled out for 33. They lost the first game against Eastern Province. Inland beat Mpumalanga in the morning but went down in the second match against Border.

Both U13 KZN teams won their time games in the first innings. Morris scored his second half-century for Coastals against Border. Inland batted confidently against SWD in making 193 for eight. James Redfern (Cowan House) top-scored with 42. In time cricket there is a compulsory declaration after 60 overs by the side batting first and after 55 overs by the side batting second.

 

SCORES IN BRIEF:

U17

Eastern Province 182-3 (S Conradie 108, A Carse 51) KZN Inland 66 (S Manjezi 3/10) EP won by 116 runs

KZN Coastals 159-5 (R Wissing 33, L Schlemmer 39*) Limpopo 141-6 Coastals won by 18 runs

KZN Inland 135-5 (T Guise-Brown 54, T Curran 43, R Anderson 27, D Christians 3/14) Western Province 139-3 (H van den Berg 55*, J Williams 36) WP won by 7 wickets.

Zimbabwe 143-5 T Musakanda 58) KZN Coastals 117-9 (L Schlemmer 41) Zimbabwe won by 26 runs

Girl’s u19

KZN Inland 105-9 (N Botha 37, N Nel 3/32) Mpumalanga 74-4 Inland won by 31 runs

KZN Coastal 62 (T Wiltshire 3/7) Eastern Province 63-3 EP won by 7 wickets.

KZN Inland 86-8 (Z Mpupha 3/13) Border 89-2 (Z Mpupha 30) Border won by 8 wkts

KZN Coastal 152-1 (M Jeena 76*, C Downes 48*) Griqualand West 33 (E Pennefather 3/9) Coastals won by 119 runs

U13

SWD 143-9 dec (J Klue 58) KZN Inland 193-8 dec (J Redfern 42) Inland won on 1st innings

Border 109-9 dec KZN Coastal 167-5 dec (G Morris 76) Coastals won on 1st innings

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