KZN Inland beaten twice by EP

2010-03-22 00:00

KZN Inland were beaten by 13 runs in the Provincial Challenge 40-over against Eastern Province in Despatch yesterday, and went down by 150 runs in the three-dayer that ended at St George’s on Saturday.

EP duly won the Provincial Challenge three-day competition by a country mile after wrapping up the big win over Inland on Saturday.

Inland were in with an even chance of winning the 40-over match yesterday, but three disastrous run-outs in three overs put paid to that.

Opener Mario Olivier made an unbeaten 74, but ran out of partners at the end as the Inland innings imploded around him. Earlier, Inland had done well to fight back after EP put on 104 for the first wicket and looked to be heading for 250-plus, Kyle Nipper bagging four wickets.

Pretoria-born Simon Harmer was a constant thorn in the visitors’ side over the four days with seven scalps for 120 in 50 overs of off-spin in the three-dayer and three for 17 in eight in the one-dayer.

In East London, KZN Coastal won their three-dayer by 69 runs with a day to spare, but Border clinched a two-wicket win with four balls left in the 40-over.

Coastal opener Nashen Govender hit an unbeaten 105. The 19-year-old DHS product, Njabulo Mgenge, who represented SA U19, returned Coastal’s best figures of three for 35.

SCOREBOARD

Eastern Province

P van Biljon b Suleman43

M Price c&b Gqadushe69

K Smuts lbw b Suleman9

R Jeggels lbw b Nipper14

S Adair b Nipper7

W Bell lbw b Gqadushe17

A Dyili run out1

S Harmer c Barron b Nipper8

V Viret c Nhlapo b Nipper1

L Vaaltyn run out (Nhlapo)1

S Gidana not out2

Extras (b4, lb1, w13, nb1)19

Total (all out, 36.3 ov)191

Fow: 1-104, 2-132, 3-142, 4-154, 5-163, 6-166, 7-177, 8-181, 9-188, 10-191.

Bowling: Harridave 5.3-0-25-0, Hlela 4-0-26-0, Barends 2-0-26-0, Tarr 5-1-24-0, Nipper 8-1-24-4, Gqadushe 7-0-23-2, Suleman 5-0-38-2

KZN Inland

T Drummond b Gidana3

M Olivier not out74

G Addicott lbw b Gidana7

C Nhlapo c Adair b Harmer18

K Nipper b Harmer2

C Barron b Harmer37

M Gqadushe b Kennedy11

N Harridave run out1

S Tarr run out1

F Suleman run out3

R Hlela b Kennedy1

Extras (b1, lb10, w6, nb3)20

Total (all out, 38.4 ov)178

Fow: 1-12, 2-30, 3-57, 4-67, 5-137, 6-155, 7-163, 8-170, 9-175, 10-178

Bowling: Kennedy 7.4-1-36-2, Gidana 6-1-28-2, Viret 6-1-25-0, Harmer 8-1-17-3, Vaaltyn 6-0-28-0, Price 2-0-11-0, Bell 3-0-22-0.

EP won by 13 runs. Points: EP 4 Inland 0.

SCORES IN BRIEF

3-Day: EP 1st inn 312/5. Inland 1st inn 255/8. EP 2nd inn 270/6 dec (P van Biljon 96, K Smuts 51, M Price 34, R Jeggels 33; K Nipper 3-65). Inland 2nd inn 177 (G Addicott 56, M Gqadushe 34; S Harmer 4-42). EP won by 150 runs. Points: EP 19.24 Inland 6.10.

40-over: Coastal 219/6 in 40 ov (N Govender 105*). Border 221/8 in 39 ov (B Bennett 35, J Nqolo 47*; A Sodumo 31, A Gqamane 26*; N Mgenge 3-35, T Pillay 2-23). Border won by 2 wkts. Pts: Border 4 Coastal 0.

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