December rains put a damper on Kingsmead Mynahs’ provincial selection

2013-01-02 00:00

THE Kingsmead Mynahs U17 cricket tour took place during the earlier part of December during the wet period, which badly affected the matches, and the last two were cancelled without a ball being bowled.

The youngsters in the side were all close to selection for either of the two KZN provincial sides, and when they played both Coastals and Inland, there were some Mynahs players who would have wondered why they had not been selected.

Of the three matches that were played, only one was unaffected by the weather. Bad light was a factor later in the two-day match against the KZN Inland U17 team at the picturesque Eston Oval.

There were some wet patches in the outfield, but the Eston groundsman had done well to get the game going on time. The outfield was relatively slow and reaching the boundary along the ground proved quite difficult.

Mynahs made 195 in their first innings. Karl Hillermann (Maritzburg College) top-scored with 55 and Mekholir Naidoo (Glenwood) scored 48.

Inland’s first innings saw them reach 239, with Marc van Wymeersch (Hilton) and Jason Marshall (Michaelhouse) the mainstay of the batting, with both scoring in the 70s.

Jessie Smit (Westville) grabbed a fifer and prevented Inland from getting a bigger lead.

In the second innings, Mynahs were 161 for eight when play was called off early.

Here Alex Whitelaw (Kearsney) just missed his half-century as he was on 48 when the players left the field.

Aiden Hughes (Westville) was the next best with 30.

Tyron Walsh (M College) captured four wickets for Inland.

In the first match, a game reduced to 35 overs a side due to a wet surface and a late start on the Luther field in Kloof, Mynahs played the Coastal U17 side. After losing the toss, Mynahs were bowled out for just 85 where Sureshan Moodley (Northwood) did most of the damage.

It was not easy for Coastals, but an undefeated 30 by Tristan Tedder (Kearsney) took them to a four-wicket win.

The other game played was against the Crickets Club, also on Luther field, and it was reduced to a 25-over game.

Crickets asked to bat first and also found conditions difficult, and perhaps it was complacency by some seasoned cricketers, but they were all out for 84 with T Louw (Glenwood) taking three wickets for just five runs.

Mynhas reached the target with three wickets down and C. Flowers (Glenwood) on 29 when they won the game.


Game 1 (reduced to 35 overs) Mynahs 85 (S Moodley 4/7)

KZN Coastals 86-7 (T Tedder 30*)

Coastals won by 3 wkts

Game 2 (25 overs) Crickets 84 (T Louw 3/5)

Mynahs 85-3 (C Flowers 29*)

Mynahs won by 7 wkts

Game 3 (two days) Mynahs 195 (K Hillermann 55, M Naidoo 48, M Naidoo 3/15)

KZN Inland 239 (M nan Wymeersch 79, J Marshall 77, J Smit 5/26)

Mynahs 161-8 (A Hughes 30, A Whitelaw 48*, T Walsh 4/45)

Match Drawn

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