Junior players deliver scintilating cricket at SA Cubs week

2014-01-07 00:00

THE Knights defeated the Dolphins by six wickets during the third day of Cricket South Africa’s Cubs week in Stellenbosch.

The team’s opening bowlers, Patrick Kruger (3/27) and Aiden Brooker (2/17), had the Dolphins in trouble at 28/5. The Dolphins’ Sibonela Makhanya (69) and Lwandisa Zuma (11*) however took a stance with a partnership of 69 runs for the last wicket.

The Dolphins were all out for 129 after they were on 75/9 before Zuma joined Makhanya at the wicket. Sachinta Galhenhage (2/18) also bowled well for the Knights, while the team’s other spin bowler Sean Whitehead (1/18) had an economical 10 overs. Hanco Olivier (37) and Pule Mokoena (25*) made the most important contributions with the bat for the Knights.

 The Cape Cobras were trumped by one of their own. The pace deliveries by Rondebosch Boys’ High pupil Dayyaan Galiem for the national U17s had the batsmen in the Cobras’ U17 team ducking.

Galiem was in the South Africa’s U19 team that toured India last year, and showed his class with 4/13, with the Cobras only getting 58 runs.

The Cobras were in a 20/5 fix after the opening spell by Galiem and Keith Dudgeon (2/15).

The national team’s left-arm spinner, Stefan Klopper, removed three batsmen for 18 runs.

The South African U17 team needed 17.4 overs to win after opener Grant Roelofsen (28*), excelled first up.

In what was the match of the tournament the Warriors retained their unbeaten status by narrowly defeating the Titans by six wickets in a nailbiter of a game.

The versatile Bradley Bopp (87*) hit a six in the second last over to put the winning runs on the board for his team. Bopp was also his team’s best bowler (3/48).

Bopp and Lloyd Brown (58) recorded 104 runs in a partnership for the third wicket.

The Titans got 237/9 in their 50 overs thanks to a partnership of 97 runs for the second wicket between Aiden Markram (51) and Tian Koekemoer (43), as well as an excellent final effort by Driaan Bruwer (48*).

 The Lions’ national U19 player, Bradley Dial, made 77 runs off 42 balls to help his team beat Zimbabwe.


Day 2 results

Warriors 272/4 (Kirwin Christoffels 98, Lloyd Brown 76, Aubrey Ferreira 38; Kagiso Rabada 2/44); Highveld Lions did not bat. No Result.

Dolphins 110/4 in 34 overs (Greg Oldfield 38*, Luke Schlemmer 21; Ndumisa Mvelase 1/7); Cape Cobras 73/7 in 22.4 overs (Clyde Fortuin 21; Lwandisami Zuma 2/13). Dolphins won by 37 runs (Duckworth/Lewis method).

South Africa U17 124/7 (Andrew Rushmere 25; Sine Ntshona 3/27); Knights did not bat. No Result.

Zimbabwe 163/8 in 31 overs (Ryan Burl 43*, Dylan Nel 35; Leus du Plooy 2/27); Titans 122/4 in 26 overs (Kabela Sekekhune 37; Tinashe Kamhunukamwe 2/31). Titans won by six wickets (Duckworth/Lewis method).

Day 1 results

Warriors 222 (Lloyd Brown 39, Bradley Bopp 38; Greg Oldfield 7/42); Dolphins 118 (Jason Oakes 53; Lance Roelfse 6/12). Warriors won by 59 runs (Duckworth/Lewis method).

Knights 158 (Christian Steyn 48, Patrick Kruger 23; Leus du Plooy 3/19, Corbin Bosch 2/14); Titans 159/3 (Aidan Markram 72, Leus du Plooy 34*; Paballo Mogoera 1/13). Titans won by seven wickets.

South Africa u17 163 (Andile Phehlukwayo 47, Grant Roelofsen 21; Kagiso Rabada 2/11); Lions 161/9 (Yaseen Valli 65*; Dayyaan Galiem 4/29). Lions won by one wicket (Duckworth/Lewis method).

Zimbabwe 121 (Blair Lake 42; Justin Dill 2/17, Yolisa Mona 2/34); Cape Cobras 87/4 (Jason Smith 26*, Riaz Sader 25). Cape Cobras won by six wickets (Duckworth/Lewis method).

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