Crusaders cruise past United’s total to win

2014-03-20 00:00

IN the Premier T20 League A, Premier League champions Crusaders took on Chatsworth United in a crunch game on Sunday, winning by six wickets to stay ahead of the chasing pack.

United called correctly and opted to bat on what looked a great strip but unfortunately they came unstuck against controlled, tight bowling from the experienced Crusaders outfit. They struggled to 102-9 in their 20 overs, thanks to Tshepo Moreki (2-20), Kyle Morrison (2-24), Kyle Simmonds (3-17) and Rob Clift (1-8).

It was always going to be an attainable total for Crusaders and they cruised past the total in the 14th over, finishing on 105-4.

Riaan Minnie did the business with a solid 51 and for United, Dolphins spinner Keshav Maharaj fought a lone battle with the ball, taking all four Crusaders wickets for 20 runs.

Berea Rovers, also in the A league, enjoyed a comfortable nine-wicket win against Topham, chasing 102.

Thabiso Ndlovu (4-17) had the Topham batsmen on the defensive and Rovers’ in-form batsman Craig Currin continued his purple patch following his undefeated century last week, smashing 31*. With Dolphins opener Cameron Delport (58), there was never any doubt who the winners would be.

In the B league, Uthungulu stretched their advantage at the top of the table with a six-wicket win against Southern Natal on Saturday and repeating the dose against DHS Rhythm on Sunday.

Premier T20 League B (Saturday)

Southern Natal 87 all out (Stephan Joubert 3.4-0-6-3)

Uthungulu 90 for four (Eugene Zwart 33*, Neill Jordan 30*)

Uthungulu won by 6 wickets

Premier T20 League A (Sunday)

Chatsworth United 182-2 (Maharaj 95*)

African Warriors 101-5

Chatsworth United won by 81 runs

Topham 101 (Scullard 47; Delport 4-18)

Berea Rovers 105-1 (Currin 31*, Delport 58)

Berea Rovers won by 9 wkts

Topham 107 (Ndlovu 4-17)

African Warriors 110-3 (Makhanya 36*, Zondo 41)

African Warriors won by 7 wkts

Chatsworth United 102-9 (Simmonds 3-17)

Crusaders 105-4 (Minnie 51; Maharaj 4-20)

Crusaders won by 6 wkts

Premier T20 League B (Sunday)

Uthungulu 101-4 (Joubert 37)

DHS Rhythm 96 (Reddy 42; Kietzmann 3-17,

Kramer 3-22)

Uthungulu won by 6 wkts

Southern Natal 89-5 (Bishop 36*)

Chatsworth Sporting 90-2 (Bowes 38*)

Chatsworth Sporting won by 8 wkts.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.