Standard down Zingari to stay on top

2015-01-29 00:00

STANDARD continued their dominance of the MCA Premier League T20 competition at the weekend, beating Zingari at Collegians by 60 runs to remain firmly on top of the standings.

With all the sides having played six matches, Standard remains undefeated and has a handy five-point advantage over Varsity CC, who secured the points with a 53-run win against Lancashire, also playing at Collegians.

With one round remaining in the competition, it looks as though Standard should have everything sewn up and the fight will be on for the minor placings.

Zingari are third on 18 points, with Cosmos on 14 points.

The weekend’s matches saw some consistent scoring without any domination from the batsmen. KZN Inland stalwart Kyle Nipper registered the highest score of the round with 68 for Standard, while plenty of batsmen got starts and were unable to kick on to anything substantial.

If anything, the bowlers held sway this time around with some remarkable figures being recorded, considering this is T20 smash and hit cricket.

Young Natalians v Cosmos - Khan Road

Young Natalians 167 (Sewcharran 2-1, Osman 2-35, Singh 2-39, Chetty 2-39)

Cosmos 135-8 (Ramraj 32)

Young Natalians won by 32 runs.

(Natalians have been deducted a point for non-submission of a result sheet).

Zingari v Standard - Collegians.

Standard 179-3 (Nipper 68, Rall 47)

Zingari 119-5 (Landsberg 46, Brown 28*; Rajah 2-10, Bloy 2-19)

Standard won by 60 runs.

Masibemunye v MCC - Khan Road

MCC won by virtue of a walkover.

Lancashire v Varsity - Collegians

Varsity 161-7 (Ghani 36, Jeary 34, Mohanlal 33; Patricks 2-34)

Lancashire 108 (Jordaan 29; Sulieman 2-9, Hlela 2-11)

Varsity won by 53 runs.

Log

Standard 26pts

Varsity 21pts

Zingari 18pts

Cosmos 14pts

MCC 14pts

Young Natalians 6pts

Lancashire 4pts

Masibemunye 2pts

Fixtures - February 1 (20 overs)

Zingari v Young Natalians - Linpark, 9 am

Cosmos v Varsity - Varsity, 9 am

Standard v MCC - Linpark, 1 pm

Masibemunye v Lancashire - Varsity, 1 pm

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