Varsity cement second spot behind Std

2015-02-26 00:00

VARSITY were the only side to get a game in the MCA Premier League at the weekend, dispatching ­Masibemunye by 10 wickets in a clash at Varsity 1.

The win strengthened Varsity’s second spot behind Standard in the Division 1 standings.

In the three other matches, two were abandoned without a ball bowled due to the weather and ­Cosmos were awarded the game against Young Natalians at Carter High by virtue of a walkover.

Standard continue to dominate Division 1 with 34 points, while Varsity are on 19 points, Zingari on 13 points and Masibemunye on three points.

In Division 2, MCC are riding high on 25 points, with Lancashire on 21 points, Cosmos on 20 points and Young Natalians on six points.

Having lamented last week over the submission of results by the clubs, it transpired that Varsity’s non-submission was due to a theft at their facility which was not reported until after the submission deadline.

KZN Inland Cricket Union excused Varsity’s administration for this as it was out of their control.

Varsity vs Masibemunye at ­Varsity 1 (50 overs)

This was a one-sided affair with Varsity never extended as they picked up a full haul of points. Masibemunye batted first and were skittled for just 58 in 24.4 overs, their batsmen not coming to terms with Varsity’s bowlers and the conditions.

Varsity needed a mere 8.2 overs to smash their way to 61-0, with Kivi Mohanlall finishing unbeaten on 32.

Masibemunye 58 (Naidoo 4-18, Sookhaloo 3-12)

Varsity 61-0 (Mohanlall 32*)

Varsity won by 10 wickets.

Zingari vs Standard at Collegians (50 overs)

Match abandoned without a ball bowled.

Cosmos vs Young Natalians at Carter (50 overs)

Cosmos won by a walkover.

Lancashire vs MCC at Woodlands (50-overs)

Match abandoned without a ball bowled.

Log

MCA Division 1

Standard 34 points

Varsity 19 points

Zingari 13 points

Masibemunye three points

MCA Division 2

MCC 25 points

Lancashire 21 points

Cosmos 20 points

Young Natalians six  points

Fixtures — Sunday (50 overs)

MCA Premier Division 1

Standard vs Masibemunye at Wanderers

Varsity vs Zingari at Varsity 1

MCA Premier Division 2

MCC vs Young Natalians at Linpark

Cosmos vs Lancashire at Carter

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