Pinetown’s batsmen came to the party

2014-02-20 00:00

PINETOWN Cricket Club’s batsmen came to the party at the weekend in the Challenge League Stream 1 match against Railways, amassing 330-6 in their 50 overs, good enough for a 165-run win.

Playing at Lahee Park, Pinetown batted first and the batsmen got quickly into their stride, keeping the visiting fielders busy as they flayed the ball to all parts of the field.

Jason Oakes, selected for the SA Schools Colts side last year, showed his pedigree with a mature 93 and was unlucky not to register three figures. He was ably supported by Bruce Kruger, who continued his consistent form with the bat at the top of the order in scoring 74, and Grant Olivier who played his natural attacking game in compiling a valuable 60.

Skipper Nick Tatham weighed in with 43 as Pinetown went well beyond the 300 run mark.

Yushen Naidoo worked hard for Railways and, under the circumstances,­ did well to capture 3-67 in his 10 overs.

Nevertheless, Pinetown were more than satisfied with their score, knowing that quick wickets would be key as Railways had to score quickly from the start.

All went to plan for Pinetown as they picked up a bonus point in restricting Railways to 165 all out.

The visitors never challenged the score and Pinetown’s bowlers were always in control. Grant Romeril was Pinetown’s most successful bowler, getting 3-33 in 9.1 overs. Opening quicks Andrew Dyer (1-49) and Kyle Gilham (2-17) were rewarded early on, with spinner Barry Dyer weighing in with 2-36.

UKZN still top the log as they were awarded a walkover by Simplex. They are on 63 points from 15 games, with Pinetown on 59 and Toti on 48.

Pinetown play their final home match of the season on Sunday, hosting Umzinto, before wrapping up their campaign against Simplex Reservoir Hills and Verulam in away fixtures.

For Pinetown, it’s a matter of doing what they can in the hope that UKZN come unstuck somewhere in their final matches.

Challenge League Stream 1 Results

Simplex RHCSC v UKZN

Simplex RHCSC gave walkover

ACC 231-6 (Michaux 88, Mill 39*)

Quins 138 (Viljoen 33*; Wilson 5-12)

ACC won by 93 runs

Pinetown 330-6 (Oakes 93, Kruger 74, Tatham 43, Olivier 60; Naidoo 3-67)

Railways 165 (Grant Romeril 3-33)

Pinetown won by 165 runs.

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