At least there was a bit of cricket

2012-10-31 00:00

THE inclement weather was kinder to Durban club cricketers than their Pietermaritzburg counterparts, but at least Standard got in enough time to beat Midlands fairly comfortably in the KZN Inland Premier 50 League

This Sunday’s derby between Standard and their neighbours across the Aberfeldy Road divide, Zingari, should bring a fair number of supporters to Wanderers Club on Sunday.

Before that, Standard have another testing encounter when they tackle home side Varsity in the KZN Inter-City T20 competition at 4 pm on Friday.

Crusaders’ relatively easy win over traditional rivals Berea Rovers sees the Durban North club on top of the KZN Coastal Premier 50 League, ahead of Chatsworth’s Sporting and United, while Pinetown, African Warriors and Delta are at the bottom.

The KZN Inland Premier 50 log is not yet available.

The KZN Coastal Women’s League sees Simplex RHCSC ahead of Collegians II and African Warriors, while the Maritzburg Cricket Association XI, Phoenix and Hillary Malvern prop up the table.

Meanwhile, the KZN Coastal side and Border had very little to do over the scheduled four days of CSA Provincial Competition matches at Chatsworth Stadium.

The 50-over match did not see a ball being bowled, due to the wet outfield, while no play was possible on two days of the three-day match.

The only day of action saw KZN Coastal dismissed for 170, after being sent in by Border. Only Keshav Maharaj (54) and Calvin Savage (36) spent productive time at the crease in the face of Ayabulele Gqamane’s five for 26 and Darryl Brown’s three for 48.

At this early stage of the season, Namibia is top of the 50-over table, followed by Boland and North West, while KZN Inland lie in eighth place, one ahead of KZN Coastal.

The three-day log is led by Boland, followed by Eastern Province and Western Province, with KZN Coastal in 10th spot and KZN Inland in 12th place in the 14-team competition.

KZN Inland meet South Western Districts at the Maritzburg Oval from Thursday to Sunday next week, before visiting Border in East London from November 22 to November 25, while KZN Coastal also face WP in Chatsworth from November 22.

Then it’s the much-anticipated KZN derby from November 29 at the PMB Oval.


Friday — KZN Inter-City T20 (Varsity Oval): Standard vs Varsity (4 pm); Young Natalians vs Chatsworth Sporting (7 pm).

Sunday — KZN Inland Premier 50: Standard vs Zingari (Wanderers); Midlands vs Young Natalians (Eston); Varsity vs Lancashire (Varsity).

KZN Coastal Premier 50: Topham vs Crusaders (Chats Oval); Chatsworth Sporting vs Berea Rovers (Tills); DHS Rhythm vs Delta (DHSOB); African Warriors vs Uthungulu (Kingsmead Oval); Pinetown vs Chatsworth United (Lahee Park).

• KZN Women’s League resumes on January 20.


KZN Inter-City T20: Midlands vs Zingari, Lancs vs Rovers (postponed because of a floodlight electrical failure).

KZN Inland Premier 50: Lancashire vs Young Natalians (washout, wet outfield); Zingari vs Varsity (washout, wet outfield).

Midlands 82 (Brent Kay 6.2-0-17-3, Darryn Mortimer 8-2-11-2, Marcel Frenzl 6-0-9-2). Standard 83 for four (Bradley Moses 52*). Standard won by six wickets.

KZN Coastal Premier 50: Topham 250 for eight (Darren Govender 84, Calvin Savage 52). African Warriors 57 (Craig Alexander 6-0-12-3, Shaun Rampersad 4-1-15-3). Topham won by 193 runs.

Crusaders 241 for seven (Riaan Minnie 69, Vaughn van Jaarsveld 121*; Grayson McMullen 10-4-32-3). Berea Rovers 180 (Jason Lacon-Allen 46; Mark Proctor 10-1-38-3). Crusaders won by 61 runs.

DHS Rhythm 230 for nine (Grant Hodnett 94; Jason Roy 44; Nash Govender 8-1-39-3; Vyash Gobind 10-0-41-3). Chatsworth Sporting 233 for five (Jonathan Vandiar 117; Cody Chetty 37; Saidi Mhlongo 9-1-26-3). Chatsworth Sporting won by five wickets.

Chatsworth United 85 (Daryn Smit 10-3-22-4; Kushen Kishun 10-3-18-4). Delta 43 (Keshav Maharaj 7-2-17-4; Pravashin Grammy 7.1-0-26-6). Chatsworth United won by 42 runs.

Pinetown vs Uthungulu (washed out).

KZN Women’s League: Simplex vs MCA XI (washed out).

Collegians II 182 for nine (Debbie Patterson 49). Berea Rovers 81 for nine (Kay-Leigh Tapp 6-3-13-5). Collegians II won by 101 runs.

Chatsworth Sporting vs African Warriors (washed out).

Phoenix 20 all out (Chenoa Brenkman 3-0-7-3). Chatsworth United 21 for four. Chatsworth United won by six wickets.

Hillary Malvern 243 (Clair Young 146; Mandi Jones 48). MCA X1 81 for one (washed out).

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