Gloomy weather sees National Cricket Weeks interrupted

2009-12-15 00:00

THREE other National Cricket Weeks began over the weekend — the Standard Bank Under 13 in Cape Town, the Girls’ Under 19 in East London, and the National Under 17 week in Grahamstown — however, two of them were rained out midway.

The Girls’ Under 19 week in East London saw a dismal start by the KZN Inland girls as they only ma­naged 25 in their first innings against Border.

Border then declared on 137 for 5.

In their second innings, Inland were on 30 for four when rain stopped play.

Tanya Cronje had bowled quite tidily to take two of the five wickets to fall.

The Under 17 Inland Boys in Grahamstown got off to a great start when they made 304 in 61 overs against Griquas.

Chief scorers were Gareth Sharpe (Maritzburg College), Waseem Asmall (Ladysmith HS) and Jason Shield (Hilton), all who made half centuries and were the mainstay of the batting.

During the lunch break, a de­luge in Fthe form of a thunderstorm prevented any further play.

The Under 13 Inland team at the Standard Bank Week in Cape Town also got off to a good start by bowling Northerns out for 95 on a bowler friendly pitch.

Three wickets a piece were ta­ken by Sohail Mahmoud (Forderville), Lindeswa Zuma (Athlone) and Michael Lovatt (Cordwalles). No Inland batsman was able to remain at the crease for any significant length of time, but most of them chipped in with some runs, in a gale-force wind.

Thandi Dlamini (Newcastle) was the top scorer, with 30 runs, as Inland reached 156, which gave them a first innings win in the declaration game.

The Mynahs Under 17 lads were disappointed with the weather over the last few days, as they were unable to play their last two matches.

After a disappointing batting performance in their first match against the KZN Inland Under 17 team, they played a 50-over game against a Presidents Select XI on the Maritzburg Oval.

Although the skies were leaden for most of the day, the game was played and the Mynahs showed better application in their batting, managing to win the game by eight runs.


Score in brief from Mynahs game:

Mynahs Under 17 246-7 (Atherstone 73, Cele 52, Ivey 33)

Presidents XI 239 (Chaplin 46, Moses 42, Barron 38)

Mynahs won by 8 runs

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