North West outclass KZN Inland

2012-03-26 00:00

AFTER the Provincial Three-Day Challenge match against North West was abandoned without a ball being bowled at the Maritzburg Oval, KZN Inland then suffered the disappointment of being beaten by seven wickets by the Potchefstroom-based team in yesterday’s 50-over encounter.

Having lost the toss, a not insignificant factor in the outcome, KZN Inland were dismissed for 99 in 27 of their 50 overs before North West reached the target with three wickets down and 141 balls to spare.

Inland were in trouble from the get-go, opener Divan van Wyk caught behind by wicketkeeper Nicky van den Bergh off new-ball bowler Cliffe Deacon from the third ball of the match.

Craig Alexander bowled Van Wyk’s opening partner, SJ Erwee, in the fourth over. Worse was to come when Devon Conway and Rudi Hillermann were bowled by Deacon in the fifth over.

Having Inland reeling at 16 for four, the match was North West’s to lose, but the presence of quality in Deacon (five for 15 in nine overs) as well as useful performers in Johannes Diseko (two for nine) feeding off his success, it was enough to ensure the local men’s demise.

Inland’s most consistent batsman, Glen Addicott, was involved in a 52-run stand for the fifth wicket with eventual top-scorer Mbasa Gqadushe, but Deacon neutralised the threat when he had Addicott caught behind by Van den Bergh for 17.

Gqadushe went next over for 23 and it was pretty much game over.

 

SCORES IN BRIEF

50-Over: KZN Inland 99 in 27 overs (Mbasa Gqadushe 23, Calvin Savage 18, Glen Addicott 17; Cliffe Deacon 5-15, Johannes Diseko 2-9). North West 103/3 in 26.3 overs (Hendrik van der Dussen 44*, Brett Pelser 29*; Calvin Savage 2-20, Faheem Suleman 1-13). North West won by 7 wickets. Points: KZN Inland 0 North West 5.

3-Day: Match abandoned without a ball being bowled (wet pitch). Points: KZN Inland 5 North West 5.

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