Van Vuuren brothers star for Standard

2009-02-03 00:00

STANDARD staked a firm claim for the KZN Inland Premier League club cricket title with an emphatic 64-run win over reigning champions Varsity on Sunday.

The Van Vuuren brothers, Andre and Morne, inspired the Wanderers Club-based side to victory in a match that further endorsed the new Standard Cricket Ground (in Aberfeldy Road, Scottsville) as a noteworthy venue.

Standard made 187 for six with Morne van Vuuren top-scoring on 68 and older brother Andre weighing in with a 64.

KZN Inland and SA Universities paceman Ollie Humphries was the sole Varsity bowler to make any inroads into the strong home batting line-up, picking up five for 56.

KZN Dolphins and Inland all-rounder Morne van Vuuren then capped a memorable match with his slow left-arm orthodox spin snaring five Varsity wickets for a meagre 34 runs, provincial team-mate Glen Addicott providing chief resistance with a half-century.

Standard are now in pole position to win the title, a possession of Varsity’s since the inception of the KZN Inland Premier League.

Elsewhere, KZN Inland player/coach Doug Watson and former provincial captain Murray Hampson shone with the bat while Hampson’s younger brother Rob stood out with the ball as Midlands beat Lancashire on run rate after bad light stopped play.

Lyndon Brown, with the ball, and Andrew Tweedie, with bat and ball, starred for Zingari in their five-wicket win over Young Natalians, while the Collegians Club-based side’s stylish KZN Inland wicketkeeper/batsman chipped in with 45 runs.

The final match between Northern Districts and Orientals was rained off.

The KwaZulu-Natal Inland cricket team has been named to meet Border in the SA Airways Challenge from tomorrow to Sunday.

SCORES IN BRIEF

KZN Inland: Standard 187/6 in 40 overs (M van Vuuren 68, A van Vuuren 64, O Humphries 5/56) Varsity 123 in 35 overs (G Addicott 61, M van Vuuren 5-34). Standard won by 64 runs.

Lancashire 127 in 52 overs (R Hampson 3-11) Midlands 106/3 in 27 overs (D Watson 48*, M Hampson 37). Midlands won on run rate.

Young Natalians 147 in 27 overs (S Shah 43, L Brown 4-64, A Tweedie 3-38) Zingari 150/5 in 55 overs (T Drummond 45, A Tweedie 53*). Zingari won by 5 wickets.

Northern Districts vs Orientals rained off.

KZN Coastal: Berea Rovers 409 for five (L. Madsen 119, G. Fotheringham 231*, L. Dladla five for 125) African Warriors 88 (D. Horsfall four for 14, C. Liddle five for 23). Rovers won by 321 runs.

Topham 117 all out Amanzimtoti 111 (S. Naidoo four for 14) Topham won by 6 runs.

Chatsworth United 166 for nine (F. Crowie 54) Chatsworth Sporting 167 for seven (R. Gobind 30, N. Govender 33, K. Gounder 33*, P. Grammy three for 44). Sporting won by 3 wickets.

Collegians 97 (S. Bissoon six for 17) Delta 100 for four (J. Mason 46). Delta won by 6 wickets.

Pinetown 146 for nine (B. Kruger 57, M. Johnson six for 71) Crusaders 148 for four (W. Hauptfleisch 65*, J. Schorn 66). Crusaders won by 6 wickets.

Tertiary 182 (C. Hauptfleisch 40, G. Pechey 57, M. Shahad five for 44) Dawnheights 177 (N. Misra 55, B. Ismail 46, J. Biddulph four for 41, C. Pool three for 30). Tertiary won by 5 runs.

KZN Inland team:

Ross McMillan (capt), Doug Watson, Kyle Nipper, Mbasa Gqadushe, Kevershan Padayachee, Morne van Vuuren, Glen Addicott, Oliver Humphries, Sashen Dorasamy, Jomo Mbili, Tim Drummond, Richard Hlela (formerly Mhlanzi - name changed), Clement Mvovo.

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