Standard Cricket Club enjoying the best of times

2013-02-21 00:00

IT has been the best of times for Standard Cricket Club’s first XI of late. The Wanderers Club-based side won the coveted KFC Natal Cup T20 final and augmented that outstanding success with an excellent three-wicket win over arch-rivals Varsity in the KZN Inland Premier 50 League.

The win was due in part to the batting prowess of SJ Erwee and the burgeoning bowling talents of Art Lindeque.

In the KFC Natal Cup T20 final, Standard scored 110/9. Underrated all-rounder Brent Kay top-scored with 24 in the face of the evergreen Ant Foster’s 2/24 in his allotted four overs, while Rob Hampson took 2/20 in his four-over stint.

In reply, “The Farmers”, as the Midlands team are known, managed to score 105/7 in their 20 overs to fall an excruciating five runs short of parity and a trademark Mathew Hulett six away from winning this classic encounter between two proud club teams.

Hulett ended on an unbeaten 46 as Midlands were left with the uncomfortable feeling of what might have been, but Standard can point with every right to the superb figures of Kay (2/19 in four overs) and the ever-improving Marcel Frenzel (2/10 in four overs) as the reason for their title success.

SCORES IN BRIEF

KFC Intercity T20:Midlands 153 for 7 (Mathew Hulett 36, Clint Lock 35, Nic Hendrie 4-0-34-3, Jens Hillerman 3-0-15-2). Zingari 142 for 4 (Hendrie 56, Tyler Lortan 41, Jarred van Heerden 36, Rob Hampson 4-0-22-2).

Midlands won by 11 runs.

Varsity 115 (Abram Ndhlovu 32, Ruhan Pretorius 4-0-24-5, Sohail Ganie 2-0-12-2). Young Natalians 117 for 4 in 18.5 ov (Mbasa Gqadushe 84*, Warren Humphries 4-0-10-1). Natalians won by 6 wickets.

Lancashire vs Berea Rovers (washout); Standard vs Chatsworth Sporting (washout).

KFC Natal Cup T20 Final: Standard 110 for 9 (Brent Kay 24, Ant Foster 4-0-24-2, Rob Hampson 4-0-20-2). Midlands scored 105 for 7 (Mathew Hulett 46*, G Houston 32, Marcel Frenzel 4-1-10-2, Brent Kay 4-0-19-2).

Standard won by 5 runs.

KZN Inland Premier 50 League: Varsity 129 in 47 ov (Art Lindeque 10-0-24-4). Standard 130 for 7 in 34 ov (SJ Erwee 50). Standard won by 3 wickets.

Midlands 247 for 3 in 50 ov (James Bryant 79*, Adam Wiffen 41*). Lancashire 201 for 8 in 50 ov (Kieron Nero 52*, Sashen Dorasamy 53, Ant Foster 10-0-31-4).

Midlands won by 46 runs.

Zingari 206 for 4 in 40 ov (Nic Hendrie 112, Justin Landsberg 40). Young Natalians 103 in 26.3 ov (Sinethembe Mjekula 30*, Lyndon Brown 8-2-9-6). Zingari won by 103 runs.

KZN Coastal Premier 50: Pinetown 204 (Cody Gertze 46, Kaya Zondo 8-1-35-3, Smangaliso Nhlebela 5-0-33-3). African Warriors 43 (Kyle Gilham 6.2-2-22-6).

Pinetown won by 161 runs.

Berea Rovers vs DHS Rhythm (Match Query).

Crusaders 189 for three (Reuben Hatting 82, Vaughn van Jaarsveld 36, Jason Biddulph 49*). Chatsworth Sporting 191 for five (Jonathan Vandiar 31, Cody Chetty 33, Zayne Bux 50, David Baine 6.1-0-36-3).

Chatsworth Sporting won by 5 wickets.

Chatsworth United vs Uthungulu (Washed Out).

Topham 111 (Ryan Reeves 33, Yuvan Maharaj 10-1-33-4, Daryn Smit 9-1-17-4). Delta 112 for four (Yastheel Kewalpershad 34, Husain Badat 35). Delta won by 6 wickets.

FIXTURES

Sunday - KFC Premier T20: Young Natalians vs Lancashire (Carter High 9 am); Zingari vs Varsity (Collegians 9 am).

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