Spinners and big shots prove Inland U17s’ downfall in Pretoria

2010-12-15 00:00

THE third day of the Under-17 cricket week in Pretoria saw the T20 morning games being reduced because of further rain.

KZN Inland had to play neighbours KZN Coastals at St Albans.

Coastals made 158 for five in their 20 overs. This was largely due to Jared van Heerden (DHS) who made 83 in 60 balls. Because of the rain the target was reduced to 120 in 15 overs.

Inland got off to a good start and were on 73 for three, but they needed to score 47 in five overs.

Spinners and playing big shots were Inland’s downfall, as they lost five wickets in adding only 26 runs.

They ended on 99 for eight with Dean Robinson (St Charles) top-scoring with 42 in 37 balls. Mishkal Ramsaroop (Glenwood) and Declan Ahern (Kearsney) both took three wickets.

In the afternoon Inland played Gauteng and, although Cody Mortimer (Howick) captured a wicket in the first over, Michael Faasen (St Stithians) and Wesley Coulentianous (St Johns) added 114 for the second wicket to finish on 152 for six. Ebrahim Khan (Lincoln Heights) was the best of the bowlers with two wickets.

Inland batting again struggled and this time they reached 99 in 20 overs for the loss of eight wickets. Andy Charters (Maritzburg College) was undefeated on 41.

Coastals made 156 for five with Senuran Muthusamy (Clifton) making 46 in 36 balls. Zimbabwe were bowled out for 140 with Craig Kirsten (Kearsney) and Javier Frost (Glenwood) taking three wickets each.

A magnificent bowling performance by Fezile Mamela (Maritzburg College) was not enough to give Inland a win against Northerns in the Under-15 Week in a windy Port Elizabeth.

Mamela took five wickets for 30 in nine overs, including a hat-trick and a broken stump. Northerns made 266 in the “time” game, but at one stage were 185 for two before Mamela took out the middle order.

Inland’s batting let them down as they reached 133 all out with Kyle Pyne-James (Michaelhouse) top-scoring with 31. Northerns then declared on 0 for 1 (a run-out) and at the close Inland were 49 for three, thus losing on the first innings.

Coastals also won on the first innings after Griquas had been bowled out for 180. G.M. Bruwer became the first centurion when he made 107 and together with a score of 36 by P. Kruger there was not much else in the Griquas’ batting. Nicholas Pentz (Westville) captured four wickets for 20 in 10 overs.

Pentz completed a good all-round performance, scoring 35 runs, but it was 70 by Darius Veeran (Glenwood) and a quick 33 by Ryan Wallace (Kearsney) that got them to 213 for six, thus winning on the first innings.

The under-13s played a 20/20 match in the afternoon as the grounds were too wet in the morning.

Coastals won by 29 runs against Mpumalanga with Tyron Koen (Kloof) again doing well making 30.

Gauteng scored 142 for seven against Inland, who reached 17 before losing their first wicket, only to fall apart as Bongi Skwashe took four wickets for two runs in his four overs bowled. Inland were bowled out for a paltry 37.

Scores in brief:

Under 17 20/20:

KZN Coastal 156-5 (J van Heerden 83)

KZN Inland 99-8 (D Robinson 42)

Coastals won by 21 runs D/L

Gauteng 152-6 (M Faasen 56, W Coulentianous 57)

KZN Inland 99-8 (A Charters 41*)

Gauteng won by 53 runs

KZN Coastals 156-5 (S Muthusamy 46, A Maharaj 28*)

Zimbabwe 140 (M Bentley 42, C Kirsten 3/28, J Frost 3/29)

Coastals won by 16 runs

Under 15 Time:

Northerns 266 (F Mamela 5/30) and 1-0 dec

KZN Inland 133 (K Pyne-James 31) and 45-2

Northerns won on 1st innings

Griqualand West (G Bruwer 107, P Kruger 36, N Pentz 4/20)

KZN Coastal 205-7 (D Veeran 70, R Wallace 33, L Schlemmer 26, N Pentz 35)

Coastals won on 1st innings

U13 20/20:

Gauteng 142-7 (W Human 50, T de Zorzi 27)

KZN Inland 37 (B Skwasha 4/2)

Gauteng won by 105 runs

KZN Coastal 131-8 (T Koen 30, J Syed 25*, F de Villiers 3/16)

Mpumalanga 102-8

Coastals won by 29 runs

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