Sunshine does nothing for KZN side

2013-12-21 00:00

FOR the second successive day the Khaya Majola Cricket Week in Durban was blessed with sunny, dry conditions, allowing another day of full activity and results.

The KZN U19 side were at Osler Field, Kearsney College, for their final match, meeting Northerns in a 50-over match.

Winning the toss, KZN skipper Sibonelo Makhanya opted to bat and his team’s total of 223-8 after 50 overs was thanks to Jason Oakes (Westville) at the top of the order, who made a polished 75 from 118 balls, with six fours.

He was the lone top order batsman who handled the conditions with any authority, leaving the middle and lower order to bolster the score. Thankfully they did contribute with Kearsney’s Tristan Tedder (25), Glenwood’s Mekhalin Naidoo (33) and Andile Phehlukwayo (25) giving the total some respect as they pushed it beyond the 200 mark.

Best of the bowlers was Dustin Melton (Pretoria Boys’ High) with 2-59. Bar a run-out, the rest of the wickets were shared among the bowlers.

Northerns had opening batsman Danie Rossouw (Waterkloof) to thank for their six-wicket win with nine balls to spare as he constructed a superb, undefeated 107 from 150 balls, with 11 fours and a six.

With contributions from Affies’ Dirk Bruwer (44*) and Leus du Plooy (35), Northerns crossed the line comfortably. Phehlukwayo was the only KZN bowler to take more than one wicket, getting 2-33 in his 10 overs.

Another centurion on the day was Eastern Province middle order batsmen Bradley Bopp (Grey High School) who made 101 in his side’s 113-run win against Border.


• Western Province 250-7 (Kegan Wheeler 62*, Jean Strydom 45, Zubayr Hamza 41; Kagiso Rabada 2-30)

Gauteng 254-8 (Grant Roelofsen 63, Jayden Broodryk 38*, Kagisa Rabada 35*; Dayyaan Galiem 2-41) Gauteng won by two wickets.

• Eastern Province 254 (Bradley Bopp 101, Lyle Petersen 35; Aphiwe Elembi 4-75)

Border 141 (Aubrey Ferreira 32; Bradley Bopp 3/10) Eastern Province won by 113 runs.

• KwaZulu-Natal 223-8 (Jason Oakes 75, Mekhalin Naidoo 33)

Northerns 227-4 (Danie Rossouw 107*, Dirk Bruwer 44*)

Northerns won by six wickets.

• Easterns 219 (Wickus Germishuizen 73, Jurie Snyman 43, Reder van Rooyen 33)

Mpumalanga 126 (Tumelo Simelane 4/15)

Easterns won by 93 runs.

• Namibia 158-9 (Gerhard Erasmus 46, Malan Kruger 44; Niel Botha 3/28)

Boland 142 (Niel Botha 58; Bredell Wessels 4-14, Tiaan Snyman 3-28).

Namibia won by 16 runs

• Free State 219-3 (Hanco Olivier 91*, Sine Ntshona 46*, Ryan du Plessis 36)

Griqualand West 167-8 (Maghiel Brits 43, Patrick Kruger 39*; Lyle Heilbron 3-34)

Free State won by 52 runs.

• South Western Districts 117 (Arno Moolman 19; Eddy Human 4-29)

Limpopo 37 (Richard Maree 6-28, Lance Roelfse 3-8)

South Western Districts won by 80 runs.

• North West 87 (Greg Oldfield 4-22, Nick Elliot 2-9) KwaZulu-Natal Inland 88-4 (Oldfield 33, Hendrik Weyers 4-20).

KwaZulu-Natal Inland won by six wickets. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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