Hosts UKZN have last-four hopes dashed in batting onslaught

2007-12-05 00:00

JONATHAN COOK

Sassu Cricket Week

THE chances of the University of KZN reaching the semi-finals of the SA Students Sports Union (Sassu) Cricket Week floundered at the Varsity Oval yesterday in the wake of a batting onslaught from their University of Pretoria (Tukkies) counterparts.

Elsewhere, there were big wins for Vaal University of Technology, Free State, Wits, defending champions the University of Johannesburg (UJ), Western Cape and Maties (Stellenbosch), while Port Elizabeth’s Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) had the closest victory of the day when they beat North West by 19 runs at Michaelhouse.

Watching the Tukkies innings, it was apparent that they have quality top-order batsmen in Phillip Haupt, Shaun Liebisch and Leon Nel as they swept to victory with overs to spare. UKZN batted first and although skipper Craig Woods, Chad Hauptfleisch and the in-form Gerry Penford got runs, David Wiese and Ansius Vermeulen took six for 61 between them.

Key pool matches today that will decide who goes through to the semi-finals: Free State meet Wits at Varsity 2, Nelson Mandela meet UJ at the Maritzburg Oval, and University of the Western Cape versus Stellenbosch’s Maties at the Varsity Oval.

SCORES IN BRIEF

Central University of Technology 213 for seven (H Puckert 51, S Sibande 46, R Levack 28* Careful Mbalati 9-0-61-2, Manase Medupe 10-0-40-2). Vaal 215 for four (Nicky Modinokwane 30, George Motha 92*). Vaal won by six wickets.

KZN 188 for eight (Chad Hauptfleisch 56, Gerald Penford 30, Craig Woods 45*; David Wiese 10-1-27-3, Ansius Vermeulen 10-1-34-3). Tukkies 189 for two (Shaun Liebisch 31, Phillip Haupt 79*, Leon Nel 64). Tukkies won by eight wickets.

UCT 144 (Benjamin Walker 25*; Thinie Fick 6-1-45-2, Riaan Jordaan 10-4-17-2, J Nel 10-2-32-3). Free State 148 for three (Fick 50, Jordaan 35, Wilhelmus van der Schyff 25*). FS won by seven wickets.

Rhodes 157 (Wesley Briggs 36, Matthew Richardson 29; Langlihle Ntloko 9-1-31-3, Eddie Leie 9-1-30-2, Pumelela Matshikwe 5.4-0-16-4). Wits 161 for one (Andrew Kirkland 109*, Nic Sephton-Poultney 37). Wits won by nine wickets.

Nelson Mandela (PE) 240 for six (Chad Baxter 47, Brett Thompson 33, Sean Adair 30, Grant Howell 45, Barry Rhodes 41*; Malusi Siboto 9-3-46-2, Stefan Gericke 9-1-35-2). North West 221 (Eugene Serfontein 27, Marinus Lazenby 82; Andrew Birch 8-1-18-2, Howell 7-0-51-2, Corbyn Dolley 7-0-48-2, Mpilo Njoloza 8.4-1-35-2). NMMU won by 19 runs.

Cape Peninsula 121 (Marnitz Pfister 39; Richard das Neves 10-4-10-3, Richard Cameron 7-0-31-2, Tebogo Molutzi 3.4-0-6-2). Johannesburg 125 without loss (Morne McMaster 58*, Stephen Cook 60*). UJ won, 10 wkts.

Western Cape 241 for eight (Sean Kristal 29, Abongile Soduma 126, Ramano Ramoo 48; Gavin Dorfling 10-1-44-2, Patryk Michalouski 9-0-48-3). Tshwane 85 (Dorfling 30, Dean Oosterwyk 6-0-23-3, Tinashe Rushwa 2.4-0-5-2, Gurshwin Rabie 10-4-11-4). UWC won by 176 runs.

Walter Sisulu 95 for seven (Phangabantu Lucky 25*; Ockert Erasmus 6-2-14-3, Murray Hobson 6-1-19-2, Daniel Childs 5-2-14-2). Maties 97 for three (Roelf Jacobs 43*, Mark Howell 28*). Stellenbosch won by 7 wickets, match reduced to 28 overs per side.

TODAY’S FIXTURES

Michaelhouse 1: Tukkies vs Central (Bloemfontein). Maritzburg College: KZN vs Vaal. Varsity 2: Free State vs Wits. Eston: UCT vs Rhodes. PMB Oval: Nelson Mandela (PE) vs Johannesburg.

St Charles: North West vs Cape Peninsula. Varsity Oval: Western Cape vs Maties. Michaelhouse 2: Tshwane vs Walter Sisulu (Umtata).

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