KZN U15s superb but U17, U13 struggle

2010-12-16 00:00

THE KZN under-15 teams playing in Port Elizabeth must take pride of place after good performances with the bat on Tuesday.

Inland U17 continued to struggle as did the Inland U13 after the latter had a good start in their first match.

The KZN U15 knocked up 299 for three declared in 56,4 overs against Mpumalanga in their second-time game. Two Michaelhouse boys, Barrie Forrester-Smith and Greg Oldfield, scored centuries and the pair added 206 for the second wicket. Oldfield was impressive with the bat, making 156 in 150 balls. The declaration came when Oldfield was out.

Mpumalanga batted for 56 overs, making 184 all out with two Maritzburg College boys, Fezile Mamela and Sohail Mahmoud, doing most of the damage. There was no time for a second innings so Inland won by 115 runs on the first innings.

KZN Coastal also had a centurion. Ryan Wallace (Kearsney) made an undefeated 106 in their total of 267 for five in 65 overs, the maximum a side can bat for in the first innings. Wallace and Tyler Smith (Kearsney) added an unbroken 100 for the sixth wicket.

Western Province faced 53 overs and at the close were 148 for five. Best of the Coastals bowlers was Suivar Appalsami (Crawford LL), who captured two wickets for nine runs in five overs.

The fourth day of the U17 Tournament in Pretoria saw play again delayed due to wet outfields. The Inland team opted to bowl against Zimbabwe, but struggled to restrict them and they ended on 215 for seven in the limited overs game, which had been restricted to 48 overs due to the late start. Matthew Ford (St Charles) captured three wickets.

Inland got off to a good start with 76 for the first wicket by Kewan Harries (Maritzburg College) and Dean Robinson (St Charles). They then got bogged down as the run rate required increased. With six overs remaining, Inland still needed 43 runs with three wickets in hand and in trying to score the runs the three wickets fell, to be all out in the 47th over for 199.

The Coastals match against Gauteng was reduced to 37 overs per side and Gauteng chose to take first knock. They made 188 for six, with Paul de Chaud and Tshepeng Dithole making the major contribution putting on 142 for the first wicket. Kearsney boys Craig Kirsten and Declan Ahern each captured two wickets.

In an exciting finish, Coastals scraped to a one-wicket win with three balls remaining. John Grewar (DHS) and Senuran Muthusamy (Clifton) added the main contributions with the bat.

SCORES IN BRIEF:

Under 17 (limited overs)

Zimbabwe 215-7 (L Nherera 35, M Lake 35, R Burl 48*, M Ford 3/35)

KZN Inland 199 (D Robinson 29, K Harries 69, M Ford 27, P Zinwa 3/28, M Bentley 3/22)

Zimbabwe won by 16 runs

Gauteng 188-6 (P de Chaud 76, T Dithole 62)

KZN Coastal 191-9 (J Grewar 64, S Muthusamy 51, J Newton 4/31)

Coastals won by 1 wkt

Under 15 (time):

KZN Inland 299-3 dec (B Forrester-Smith 112, G Oldfield 156)

Mpumalanga 184 (W Cornelius 33, J Chandler 58, F Memela 3/19, S Mahmoud 3/46)

Inland won on 1st innings

KZN Coastal 267-5 dec (L Schlemmer 43, R Wallace 106*, T Smith 57*)

Western Province 148-5 (D Russell 37, D van Rensburg 35)

Match drawn

Under 13 (time):

KZN Inland 105 (B Tullis 35, M Dahl 42, H Symmonds 4/12) and 48-5 dec

Limpopo 114-9 dec (B Bezuidenhout 42, T Dlungwana 3/4) and 42-3

Limpopo won by 7 wkts

North West 140 (L Senokwane 42, T Seroalo 32*, C Okhule 3/25) and 27-0

KZN Coastal 98 (T Seroalo 4/21, L Senokwane 4/25)

North West won on 1st innings

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