Lancashire’s on-fire Dorasamy fails to prevent Standard victory

2012-12-05 00:00

AN excellent all-round display by former KZN Inland cricketer Sashen Dorasamy, the province’s most capped player, was not enough to prevent the strong Standard line-up from beating the Woodlands-based Lancashire first XI by 37 runs in the only KFC Premier T20 match that was possible at the weekend.

The wet weather continues to plague KZN Inland club and provincial cricketers, even when the rain has stopped, as the consequent wet outfields make play impossible.

Dorasamy took two for 32 and then hit 43, but the match-winner was Standard’s Ryan Stanbury, whose unbeaten 26 and four for seven in only two overs ensured that the Wanderers Club in Scottsville emerged as victors.

There are two intriguing KZN Inland Premier 50 matches on Sunday: Zingari at home to Midlands at Collegians Club, and Standard hosting Lancashire across the road at Wanderers, while the Young Natalians-Varsity match has been postponed due to the university vacation.

In KZN Coastal Premier 50 action in Durban, second-placed Chatsworth Sporting had a scare against bottom-of-the-log African Warriors, scraping home by only two wickets.

Top-ranked Crusaders, too, felt the pressure before emerging three-wicket victors over fifth-placed Uthungulu.

Topham, fourth in the league, outplayed Chatsworth United, their emphatic win built around Darren Govender and Shaun Rampersad’s respective batting and bowling efforts.

In the other matches, third-ranked DHS Rhythm were upset by second-last Pinetown, while the once-dominant Berea Rovers, only seventh on the 10-team log, enjoyed a defeat of Delta.

Just one KZN Coastal Premier 50 match is scheduled for Sunday, as the teams go into the festive season break.

SCORES IN BRIEF

KFC Premier 50: Zingari vs Young Natalians (did not play — wet outfield).

Standard 140 for seven in 20 overs (Darryn Mortimer 28, Ryan Stanbury 26*, Sashen Dorasamy 4-0-32-2). Lancashire 103 for 9 in 20 overs (Sashen Dorasamy 43, Vaughn Moses 25, Ryan Stanbury 2-0-7-4, Marcel Frenzel 3-0-9-2). Standard won by 37 runs.

KZN Coastal Premier 50: African Warriors 122 (Victor Xulu 39, Justin Hooseria 10-2-36-5). Chatsworth Sporting 123 for eight. Sporting won by two wickets.

Delta 134 (Sahil Ramdin 47, Byron Langley 8-2-16-3). Berea Rovers 136 for four (Jason Lacon-Allin 76*). Rovers won by six wickets.

Topham 209 (Ryan Reeves 71, Darren Govender 60, Gersen Govender 10-2-35-4). Chatsworth United 70 (Devesh Ramsaru 32, Shaun Rampersad 10-6-11-4). Topham won by 139 runs.

Uthungulu 150 for nine (Otto Rode 34, Mark Proctor 7-0-24-3). Crusaders 154 for seven (Christopher Young 30, Neil Dexter 31, Karl Marais 7-1-22-3). Crusaders won by three wickets.

DHS Rhythm 103 all out (Abdul Razak 31, Dylan Buckthorpe 10-1-29-5). Pinetown 104 for eight (Tshepo Moreki 10-2-21-3). Pinetown won by two wickets.

KZN Coastal Premier 50 log (all played 10): Crusaders 39 points; Chatsworth Sporting 37 points; DHS Rhythm 33 points; Topham 25 points; Uthungulu 23 points; Chatsworth United 18 points; Berea Rovers 18 points; Delta 15 points; Pinetown 15 points; African Warriors 7 points.

* The KZN Premier competition logs will be available next week.

FIXTURES

Sunday — KZN Inland Premier 50: Zingari vs Midlands (Collegians); Standard vs Lancashire (Wanderers); Varsity vs Young Natalians postponed (Varsity vacation).

KZN Coastal Premier 50: Uthungulu vs African Warriors (Addison Park).

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