Standard continue to dominate

2015-02-19 00:00

ONLY two matches delivered results this past weekend in the MCA Premier Division 1 and 2 50-over clashes.

Standard continued to plunder all in their path with a 81-run win against Varsity at Wanderers in Division 1 and MCC enjoyed a strong nine-wicket triumph against Cosmos at Linpark in ­Division 2.

Standard dominate the league standings in their division sitting comfortable on 32 points and undefeated after seven matches. Varsity are a distant second on 14 points, with Zingari on 11 points and Masibemunye making up the numbers with three points.

Division 2 is a little more interesting with MCC topping the pile on 23 points, from Lancashire on 19 points, Cosmos 15 points and Young Natalians six points.

Division 1

Masibemunye v Zingari at Dairy

The match was abandoned without a ball bowled.

Standard v Varsity at Wanderers

Reduced to 45 overs a side, Standard made merry in reaching 254-9, Jarred Walsh (72) and Gareth Gardener (67) passing fifty.

In reply, Varsity made a fight of it, all out for 173 in 42.5 overs to give Standard a 81-run win. Best of the bowlers was Gareth Rall 3-32 and Rob Hall 3-14.

Standard 254-9 (Walsh 72, Gardener 67)

Varsity 173 (Rall 3-32, Hall 3-14)

Standard won by 81 runs

(No batting or bowling stats were provided by Varsity, a further indication of the poor state of club cricket in KZN’s capital).

Division 2

Young Natalians v Lancashire at Woodlands

Lancashire took the points by virtue of a walkover.

MCC v Cosmos at Linpark

Batting first, Cosmos succumbed for just 66 in 28.2 overs, Andrew Bennett (3-4), Lionel Fouche (3-15) and Ross Strachan (3-21) weaving magic with the ball.

MCC had no trouble chasing the target, grabbing a bonus point in reaching 69-1 from just 15.1 overs. Shaun Sinclair (28*) and Anthony Kaufmann (25*) steered the ship into port.

Cosmos 66 (Bennett 3-4, Fouche 3-15, Strachan 3-21)

MCC 69-1 (Sinclair 28*, Kauffman 25*)

MCC win by 9 wkts.

Division 1 Log

Standard 32pts

Varsity 14pts

Zingari 11pts

Masibemunye 3pts

Division 2 Log

MCC 23pts

Lancashire 19pts

Cosmos 15pts

Young Natalians 6pts

Fixtures - 22 February (50-overs)

Varsity v Masibemunye at Varsity 1

Zingari v Standard at Collegians

Cosmos v Young Natalians at Carter High

Lancashire v MCC a t Woodlands

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