Inspiring: Stellar weekend for inland’s Brad moses

2010-01-11 00:00

NOT content with the second first-class century of his career, earned in the three-day match against Easterns that ended Saturday, KZN Inland’s Bradley Moses inspired the home team to a 37-run victory in yesterday’s 40-over encounter with a knock of 68 followed by a harvest of four wickets for 29 runs.

Inland made 232 for five in their 40 overs with Moses supported by captain Tim Drummond’s 46 and Kyle Nipper’s unbeaten 43. Easterns could only muster 195, fellow spinner Morne van Vuuren backing up Moses with three for 33.

Add to his 119 in the three-dayer, and Moses is showing the improved focus and intensity predicted by Inland coach Doug Watson on Friday.

“I’ve noticed a quiet determination at practice to turn those numerous 40s this season into big scores,” Watson had said.

Indeed, Moses was disappointed he didn’t kick on from 41 in the first innings of the three-dayer last Thursday, and the frustrating thing was that he again didn’t look in the slightest trouble with the bowling when he surprisingly chipped out to mid-on.

It has been another tough season for the Inland team where, unlike their opposition, they are at the distinct disadvantage of not being able to call on the Dolphins squad players left out of a franchise fixture on any given weekend.

That, though, may change next season in a bid to make Inland a more competitive unit that can seriously challenge for a trophy.

Meanwhile, KZN Coastal did well to recover from a poor first day in their three-dayer with South Western Districts to come out on top of a draw in Oudtshoorn before winning Sunday’s 40-over bash by two wickets with just six balls left.

 

SCOREBOARD

KZN Inland

T Drummond c&b O’Connor 46

D Anand c Jappie b Mathebula 6

G Addicott run out (Bodibe) 14

B Moses c Hlengani b Mathebula 68

M van Vuuren b O’Connor 16

K Nipper not out 43

M Gqadushe not out 10

Extras: (lb2, w25, nb2) 29

TOTAL (5 wkts, 40 overs) 232

Fow: 1-23, 2-56, 3-109, 4-142, 5-211.

Bowling: Viljoen 7-0-53-0, Mathebula 7-0-52-1, Tahir 8-0-25-0, Pienaar 8-0-48-0, O’Connor 8-0-39-2, Hlengani 2-0-13-0.

Easterns

T Bodibe run out (Nipper) 49

M Mosehle c Harridave b Van Vuuren 41

K Pienaar lbw b Nipper 20

J Booysen c Humphries b Moses 15

R du Plessis c Chetty b Humphries 1

R Jappie b Moses 11

M Sekhoto st Drummond b Van Vuuren 28

I Tahir lbw b Moses 4

S O’Connor c Nipper b Van Vuuren 7

G Viljoen not out 3

I Hlengani st Drummond b Moses 4

Extras (b4, lb1, w6, nb1) 12

TOTAL (all out 35.5 overs) 195

Fow: 1-77, 2-110, 3-128, 4-130, 5-138, 6-175, 7-179, 8-181, 9-191, 10-195.

Bowling: Chetty 5-0-25-0, Harridave 5-0-25-0, Van Vuuren 7-0-33-3, Nipper 8-0-45-1, Moses 7.5-0-29-4, Humphries 3-0-33-1.

KZN Inland won by 37 runs.

SCORES IN BRIEF

3-Day: KZN Inland 1st inn 259. Easterns 1st inn 317. KZN Inland 2nd inn 352/5 dec (O Humphries 85, B Moses 119, C Barron 68*). Easterns 2nd inn 91/4 (K Chetty 4-38). Draw.

40-over: SWD 218 (W Hantam 55; K Maharaj 2-35, S Mlongo 2-34, K Buckthorp 2-29). KZN Coastal 220/8 (B Barnes 53, K Zondo 60, M Alexander 46*). Coastal won by 2 wkts.

3-Day: KZN Coastal 1st inn 177. SWD 1st inn 288. KZN Coastal 2nd inn 301 (B Barnes 59, K Zondo 59, M Shezi 64, F Crowie 36; R Hillermann 5-55). SWD 2nd inn 147/7 (S Mlongo 3-23). Draw.

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