KZN Inland suffer swift demise against SW Districts

2011-10-04 00:00

KZN Inland went down by 70 runs to South Western Districts (SWD) in their opening Provincial Three-Day Challenge match at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn at the weekend.

In reply to SWD’s commanding 367 for five declared led by Burton de Wett, Inland’s first innings saw them collapse from 254 for four to 297 all out — a collapse that has been typical of the province’s batting travails for quite some time.

Centurions Glen Addicott and Kyle Nipper put on an impressive 167 for the fifth wicket, but thereafter the Inland demise was swift.

After SWD had increased their lead to 283 with little trouble, Inland commendably didn’t play it safe in the seven-per-over run chase, but struck out for victory.

Chad Barron, Addicott and Stefan Myburgh made a go of it, but this was De Wett’s match, as he complemented his fine batting with match figures of nine for 134.

Sunday’s Twenty20 match was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

At Newlands, KZN Coastal delivered a crushing victory by eight wickets over Western Province in the three-dayer but the tables were turned in the T20 when the Capetonians triumphed by 28 runs.

SCORES IN BRIEF

3-Day: SWD 1st inn 367/5 dec (R McMillan 31, B de Wett 103, C Jonker 70, W Lategan 65, B Louw 67*; T Shamsi 2-102). KZN Inland 1st inn 297 (G Addicott 115, K Nipper 112; B de Wett 5-76). SWD 2nd inn 213/3 dec (B de Wett 55, C Jonker 78*, W Lategan 39*). KZN Inland 2nd inn 213 (C Barron 43, G Addicott 59, S Myburgh 47; B de Wett 4-58). SWD won by 70 runs. Points: SWD 19.34 KZN Inland 5.94.

T20: Match abandoned without a ball bowled. Points: SWD 2 KZN Inland 2.

3-Day: KZN Coastal 1st inn 385 (L Bosman102, M Hulett 124, C Delport 41; A Gray 4-39). WP 1st inn 207 (M Adams 76; M Shezi 5-31, K Maharaj 3-31). WP 2nd inn (following on) 243 (M Adams 75, S Engelbrecht 43, R Canning 71; K Eccles 4-45). KZN Coastal 2nd inn 66/2 (B Barnes 30). KZN Coastal won by 8 wickets. Points: KZN Coastal 19.7 WP 6.14.

T20: WP 141/6 (R Canning 50; M Shezi 3-24, K Kishen 3-21). KZN Coastal 113 (B Barnes 56; A Gray 4-24, M Vallie 3-2). WP won by 28 runs. Points: WP 4 KZN Coastal 0.

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