Varsity cricket bag a big win

2007-11-28 00:00

Varsity cricket bag a big win

JONATHAN COOK

Club cricket

Last season’s KZN Inland Premier League champions Varsity earned an excellent seven-wicket win over the Woodlands-based Lancashire first XI at the Varsity Oval on Sunday.

Despite runs from Bradley Moses and Shadley Walters, Lancs could not muster a big enough total to challenge the campus-based club, for whom Bradley Robinson and Ross McMillan were in wicket-taking form. In reply, the talented Gerry Penford once again underlined why so many believe he deserves a call-up to the KZN Inland squad with a superb 85 off 70 balls.

At the Eston Country Club, the K&L team were no match for Midlands and succumbed by six wickets in a match where no legible report card was

available.

A number of Premier League matches around KZN were abandoned due to the inclement weather that played havoc with pitches and the outfield, and this is bad news for those sides affected as it could have an impact on who eventually wins the league as well as final log positions.

In the KZN Coastal Premier League, reigning champions Crusaders had an extremely productive weekend. Unusually, playing on both Saturday and Sunday, Crusaders thrashed Tertiary by 195 runs with Warren Hauptfleisch and East Springer getting hundreds and Scott Power five for 50. The second match saw the club from Ranleigh Crescent in Durban North hammer Collegians by 182 runs. Former first-class players Grant Rowley (106) and Robbie McQueen (58 and six for 20) came to the fore, while the player many feel deserves a chance at Dolphins level — Warren Hauptfleisch — again got runs with a 40.

The winning results put Saders in second spot on the log but they are still a massive 27 points behind frontrunners Berea Rovers and have played one game more than the rest of the Premier League sides.

SCORES IN BRIEF

KZN Inland: Lancashire 184 (Brad Moses 52, Shadley Walters 46; Brad Robinson 4-35, Ross McMillan 3-20). PMB Varsity 185/3 (Gerry Penford 85, Glen Addicott 37*). Varsity won by seven wkts.

K&L 70 all out. Midlands 71/4. Midlands won by six wkts (no result cards legible).

KZN Coastal: Crusaders 323 for nine (W. Hauptfleisch 103, E. Springer 127, A. Razak five for 126, J. Biddulph four for 75). Tertiary 128 (C. Woods 48, S. Power five for 50). Crusaders won by 195 runs.

Berea Rovers 165 for seven (D. Hatch 36, W. Madsen 40, K. Chetty three for 29, R. Reddy three for 19). Delta 93 for six (D. Smit 50*). Berea Rovers won by 72 runs.

Crusaders 286 for nine (W. Hauptfleisch 40, R. le Roux 33, G. Rowley 106, R. McQueen 58, A. Abeit three for 50, M. Serame three for 85). Collegians 104 (R. Hornsveld 43, R. McQueen six for 20). Crusaders won by 182 runs.

Tertiary 116 (C. Hauptfleisch 40). Pinetown 117 for six (N. Naidoo three for 32). Pinetown won by 4 wickets.

KZN Coastal Premier League log (matches played in brackets, percentages rounded off, everyone played nine matches except Crusaders, who have played 10): 1 Rovers 138 points; 2 Crusaders 111 pts; 3 Chatsworth United 103 pts; 4 Chatsworth Sporting 96 pts; 5 Pinetown 94 pts; 6 Delta 73 pts; 7 Amanzimtoti 61 pts; 8 Tertiary 59 pts; 9 Collegians 51 pts; 10 Dawnheights 38 pts; 11 DHS Rhythm 37 pts; 12 African Warriors 36 pts.

•There are queries pending in a number of cases, so things could change.

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