Neck-and-neck race for KZN Coastal Premier League honours

2012-02-23 00:00

WHILE the KwaZulu-Natal Inland Premier League sits out another weekend, there has been plenty happening in the KZN Coastal Premier League in Durban.

And in the KZN capital, umpiring and linear scoring courses are being held from March 9 to March 12 at the Maritzburg Oval, bringing much-needed officials into the game from the schools, including teachers and pupils.

Meanwhile, with one round of the KZN Coastal Premier League left, defending champions Crusaders have pencilled in their name for the National Club Championship at the end of the season.

The neck-and-neck race for league honours has seen Saders finally put a promising seven-point gap between themselves and closest rivals Chatsworth Sporting, this after they hammered African Warriors by nine wickets last weekend.

Sporting did not help themselves, being outplayed by 135 runs by third-placed Berea Rovers.

This Sunday, Saders host fifth-placed Topham, and will fancy their chances of another win, while Sporting travel to Lahee Park to face third-last Pinetown.

For more information on the free courses, phone Stanton Govender at 033 345 2791 or e-mail stantong@ kznicu.co.za with names and contact numbers.

SCORES IN BRIEF

KZN Coastal Premier League: African Warriors 23 all out (Kyle Hodnett 6-10, Nicholas Hewer 4-11). Crusaders 24 for one. Crusaders won by nine wickets.

Berea Rovers 280 for nine (Neville Talbot 31, Jason Lacon-Allin 63, Keagan Eccles 87, Ryan Vaughan 41, Vyash Gobind 3-45). Chatsworth Sporting 145 all out (Ainsley Ndlovu 3-21). Berea Rovers won by 135 runs.

Chatsworth United 109 all out (Myren Pillay 31, Kyle David Moolman 5-11). DHS Rhythm 110 for six. DHS Rhythm won by four wickets. Delta 154 for seven (Sahil Ramdin 38, Mohamed Patel 3-20). Topham 155 for nine (Shaylin Moodley 36, Mohamed Patel 64*, Jonathan Fowler 4-21). Topham won by one wicket.

Collegians 172 for nine (Jamie Koen 63). Pinetown 174 for three (Bruce Kruger 39, Gregory Oldfield 69*, Ryan Jacobs 53*). Pinetown won by seven wickets.

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