Rain again dominates Khaya Majola Cricket Week with most of the matches drawn

2013-12-18 00:00

RAIN was again the dominant factor in yesterday’s Khaya Majola Cricket Week in and around Durban, with most of the U19 matches drawn.

KwaZulu-Natal Coastal took on Gauteng at Chatsworth Oval after the fixture was moved from Lahee Park Oval due to a wet field. Kearsney College, another venue for the week, was also unavailable due to fields being too wet.

Yesterday’s games were declaration matches and KZN batted first after winning the toss under dark-grey skies, with the rain never too far away. They reached 225-5 after 57 overs. Glenwood’s Gareth Wissing (70) and Kearsney’s Ryan Wallace (72) set up the total with a second wicket partnership of 128 in 30.2 overs.

Westville’s Luke Schlemmer (27*) and Glenwood’s Andile Phehlukwayo (23) weighed in with useful runs down the order, while the bowling was led by quick Brandon Glover (St Stithians) who finished with 3-26 in his 10 overs.

Gauteng were 66-1 after 25 overs when rain prevented any further play.


• Boland U19 227 vs Border U19 84/7

Match drawn

• KZN Inland U19 126 (L Stevens 42*) v Eastern Province U19 153/6 (Stevens 3-41)

Eastern Province won on first innings

• Easterns U19 73/0 v North West U19

Match drawn

• Limpopo U19 68/2 v Free State U19

Match drawn

• KZN U19 225/5 v Gauteng U19 66/1

Match drawn

• Mpumalanga U19 207 & 36/0 v Griquas U19 155

Mpumalanga won on first innings

• Northerns U19 144 v Western Province U19 128/6

Match drawn

Weather permitting, today is the start of the T20 matches.


Gauteng v Namibia (Smith Oval), KZN Coastal v SWD (Matterson Field), KZN Inland v Griqualand West (Osler Field), Border v Limpopo (Hammond Field), WP v North West (Glenwood High), EP v Mpumalanga (Luther Field), Boland v Free State (Lahee Park), Northerns v Easterns (Westville High).

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