Tigers make history

2010-11-23 00:00

UVONGO witnessed a cricketing record on Sunday as the Douglas Mitchell Powerade Tigers smashed 501/6 in their annihilation of Gamalakhe in their Southern Natal Clubs Cricket (SNCC) 50-over Challenge match at Douglas Mitchell Sports Grounds.

The score is the highest seen in Southern Natal Clubs Cricket history.

Still smarting after they had relinquished their SNCC Twenty20 Challenge title, the hosts won the toss, opted to bat first and unleashed their rage on the unsuspecting visitors from Gamalakhe, who were left shell-shocked by the Tigers’ explosive batting.

Captain De Wet Lombard opened the batting and set the tone with 103 from 77 balls, followed by Barry Carlsson’s 51 from 42 balls and Anton Potgieter’s 98 from 58 balls.

The star of the show was man-of-the match Jhean Ludick, who smashed an incredible 131 from just 69 balls.

Gamalakhe responded well with Hopewell Zulu (27) and Innocent Zulu (30) putting on an opening-wicket partnership of 57 before they were dismissed by Lombard, while Gordon Harris claimed three for seven.

Gamalakhe proceeded to plummet to 96/7 after 25.4 overs before rain stopped play.

The match was decided via the Duckworth-Lewis method, which revealed the visitors were 297 runs short of their reduced target of 393.

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