Standard’s colours lowered once again

2011-02-25 00:00

THIS season’s most impressive team, Standard, suffered their second successive defeat after going down by four wickets to Midlands in the KZN Premier League last weekend.

The previous week it was the in-form Zingari who lowered Standard’s colours and the slump in form of the lads from Wanderers Club must be of concern to coach Robbie Coutts.

In the remaining matches, Zingari continued their winning ways with a very good 32-run win over the competitive Lancashire outfit at Collegians Club; Varsity’s clash with Cosmos at Khan Road was washed out; while home side K&L registered a valuable win in beating Young Natalians by 25 runs in Ladysmith

At Richmond, it was the combined efforts of veteran seamer Allan Briscoe and Shaun Simpson that accounted for Standard’s modest 117 all out, while John Rawstorne was Midlands’s mainstay in their chasing down the target.

Zingari’s Brown brothers, Gareth and Lyndon, can do no wrong this season and this time it was the elder sibling, Gareth, who played a part in his side’s defeat of Lancs at Collegians.

Heartening for the home side is the form of their teenagers.

The Maritzburg College 2010 first XI captain and opening batsman, Jarryd Walsh, who has been out with injury since the Cubs Franchise Week in Stellenbosch in early January, served notice to the Inland selectors that he must come into the reckoning soon with a well-played 70, while his school team-mate last year, Gareth Sharpe, also made a significant contribution with the bat.

Lancs all-rounder Tahir Essack was prominent with bat and ball, although he must have felt like the lone ranger at times and could have done with better contributions from his colleagues.

The Mungaroos, Sheldon and Astin, starred with bat and ball respectively for K&L in their defeat of Natalians, while there were also extremely handy contributions from Sandile Hlatshwayo and Mfundo Zakwe.

This Sunday, the Inland Premier sides move from 55/50-over cricket back to the 40-over format and K&L host Midlands; Natalians are at home to Zingari; Lancs entertain Cosmos at Woodlands and in the pick of the weekend matches, Standard invite Varsity to Wanderers Club.

Meanwhile, in the Maritzburg Cricket Association finals, Varsity were winners in two of the divisions, and in Durban Cherri Cannon was one of three stars in the MCA women’s XI’s massive T20 defeat of African Warriors.

In the KZN Coastal Premier Division, the teams took a break from their 50-over competition and T20 action was the order of the day.



Inland Prem League - At Richmond: Standard 117 (Allan Briscoe 3-37, Shaun Simpson 4-33). Midlands 119 for 6 (John Rawstorne 45). Midlands won by 4 wickets.

At Khan Rd: Varsity vs Cosmos (washed out).

At Collegians: Zingari 202 (Jarryd Walsh 70, Gareth Sharpe 47; Tahir Essack 2-14). Lancashire 170 (Tahir Essack 33; Gareth Brown 3-42). Zingari won by 32 runs.

At Ladysmith: K&L 180 (Sheldon Mungaroo 45, Mfundo Zakwe 38). Young Natalians 155 (Sandile Hlatshwayo 4-19, Astin Mungaroo 4-61). K&L won by 25 runs.

MCA Finals – Div I: Varsity II 137 (Jethro Eustice 46*; Carl Hillerman 5-32). Zingari II 134 for 6 (Blessed Ncube 3-16). Varsity II won by 3 runs.

Div II: Young Natalians III 54 for 9 (Jeremy Gray 3-15, Arnold Musadziruma 3-15). Varsity III 55-3. Varsity III won by 7 wickets.

Div III: Azalea 78 (Rishergan Naidoo 5-10). Young Natalians IV 79 for 8 (Sipho Memela 3-19). Natalians IV won by 2 wickets.

Sunday League - Semi-final I: Higher Grade Schools 128 for 8 (Ant Sutofield 4-17). Saints Old Boys 131 for 3 (Mike Strydom 32, Mike Reed 30). SOB won by 7 wickets.

Semi-final II: Saints I 30. Kaymac 31 for 4. Kaymac won by 6 wickets.

KZN Coastal T20 Pool A – Morning:Topham 129 for eight (K. Nagan 41, D. Govender three for 21). Chatsworth United 130 for four (F. Crowie 30*). United won by 6 wickets.

Crusaders 151 (R. Reeves six for 18). DHS Rhythm 154 for five (S. Erwee 48*, A. Razak 70). DHS won by 5 wickets.

Afternoon: Crusaders 145 for 8. Chatsworth United 115 (D. Soobramoney 30). Saders won by 30 runs.

DHS Rhythm 126 for 8 (G. Roderick 63, R. Reddy three for 25). Delta 127 for 6 (S. Sunkari 43*). Delta won by 4 wickets.

Pool B – Morning: Berea Rovers 122 for 8 (R. Vaughan 39*). Toti105 (C. Wilson-Yelverton 3 for 18). Rovers won by 17 runs.

Chatsworth Sporting 136 for 4 (D. Anand 59). Pinetown 138 for six (B. Kruger 64*). Pinetown won 4 wickets.

Afternoon: Chatsworth Sporting 155 for 3 (D. Anand 85, C. Chetty 38*). Toti 144 for 8 (R. de Beer 70, J. Michaux 32, N. Govender 3 for 28). Sporting won by 11 runs.

Rovers 161 for 3 (J. Lacon-Allin 65, G. Rowley 56). African Warriors 146 for 4 (G. Ford 61*, Y. Maharaj 53). Rovers won by 15 runs.


Coastal Women T20 – Pool A: MCA XI 169 for 2 (C. Cannon 54*). African Warriors 45 (J. Hewt 3 for 5, A. Klopper 4 for 1). MCA XI won by 124 runs.

Hillary Malvern 97 for 7 (N. Delphe 31*, Y. van Wyk 3 for 1). Collegians 1 98 for 3 (N. Turner 58*). Collegians 1 won by 7 wickets.

Simplex RHCSC 201 for 5 (M. Jeena 90, P. Govender 64). Verulam 13 for 5. Simplex won by 188 runs.

Pool B: Chatsworth United 129 for 5 (N. Khwela 34). Rovers 58. United won by 71 runs.


Fixtures – KZN Inland Premier 40 (Sunday): K&L vs Midlands (Ladysmith), Lancs vs Cosmos (Woodlands), Natalians vs Zingari (Khan Rd), Std vs Varsity (Wanderers).

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