Mixed bag for KZN Inland teams

2009-12-16 00:00

IT was a mixed bag for KZN Inland at the various national cricket weeks around the country.

In Benoni, where the Under-19 Coca Cola Khaya Majola Week is being held, not a ball was bowled, as rain made conditions unplayable in what would have been the first 20/20 games played at these weeks.

It was not very successful for the two KwaZulu-Natal sides in a warm Grahamstown at the U17 week. The Inland team could only manage 93 against Eastern Province with Jason Shield (Hilton) scoring 39.

Shield was the star of the Inland side as he then captured four wickets, with College’s Gareth Sharpe taking three, but EP managed to reach 111. The second innings saw better batting as Inland declared on 149 for three with College team-mates Jarryd Walsh and Sharpe doing well.

KZN Coastal batted nicely on a flat pitch to end on 196 with Tim Spence (Westville) and Dylan Browne (Glenwood) top-scoring. It was T. de Bruyn from Northerns who treated the Coastal bowlers with contempt, as he scored an undefeated 138 in only 114 balls to take Northerns to 232 for 4 declared. In the Coastal second innings they were 66 without loss at the close with Browne again doing well.

The PG Bison Under-15 week in Pretoria began on Monday and rain spoilt a potentially good game. Griquas, batting first made 248, with David Watson (Michaelhouse) and Philip Smerdon (St Charles), taking seven wickets between them. The luck was not with Inland as a number of chances fell short. Inland had lost their first wicket and were eight for one after three overs when play was called off.

The second day of the Standard Bank Under 13 week in Cape Town saw a second win for the Inland side against SWD. No details were received but Inland batting second won by four wickets.

The KZN Inland Girls Under-19 again batted dismally in their second game in East London to be annihilated by Zimbabwe. The latter scored 294 for eight declared with Tanya Cronje (Ferrum) and Bianca Muhl (Vryheid) both taking two wickets. Inland batting folded to be 31 all out.

Scores in brief:

Under19: KwaZulu-Natal 198 (Phillips 72, Reddy 27; Fortune 3/33, Linde 2/37, Simetu 3/33). Western Province 199/4 (Elkin 34, Behardien 85, Edmeades 58 not out). Western Province won by six wickets.

KwaZulu-Natal Inland 243/4 (Roderick 78, Razack 66, Lorton 44 not out, Essop 28 not out, Dlamini 20). Mpumalanga 132 (Coertse 25, Wiid 25; Roberts 3/19, Hullet 3/32, Savage 2/21). KwaZulu-Natal Inland won by 129 runs.

Under 17: KZN Inland 93 (Shield 39, Adams 5/14) and 149-3 dec (Walsh 41, Sharpe 55)

Eastern Province 111 (Dolley 54, Shield 4/22, Sharpe 3/18) and 93-2 (Brown 58)

EP won on 1st inn

KZN Coastal 196 (Spence 46, Browne 32, Verster 3/32, Olivier 3/63) and 66-0 (Browne 38*)

Northerns 232-4 dec (de Bruyn 138*, Kgoatle 37)

Northerns won on 1st inn

Under 15: Griquas 248 (Watson 4/44, Smerdon 3/27)

KZN Inland 8-1

Rain stopped play

Girls Under 19: Zimbabwe 294-8 dec

KZN Inland 31

Inland lost on 1st inn

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