Tigers make history

2010-11-23 00:00

UVONGO witnessed a cricketing record on Sunday as the Douglas Mitchell Powerade Tigers smashed 501/6 in their annihilation of Gamalakhe in their Southern Natal Clubs Cricket (SNCC) 50-over Challenge match at Douglas Mitchell Sports Grounds.

The score is the highest seen in Southern Natal Clubs Cricket history.

Still smarting after they had relinquished their SNCC Twenty20 Challenge title, the hosts won the toss, opted to bat first and unleashed their rage on the unsuspecting visitors from Gamalakhe, who were left shell-shocked by the Tigers’ explosive batting.

Captain De Wet Lombard opened the batting and set the tone with 103 from 77 balls, followed by Barry Carlsson’s 51 from 42 balls and Anton Potgieter’s 98 from 58 balls.

The star of the show was man-of-the match Jhean Ludick, who smashed an incredible 131 from just 69 balls.

Gamalakhe responded well with Hopewell Zulu (27) and Innocent Zulu (30) putting on an opening-wicket partnership of 57 before they were dismissed by Lombard, while Gordon Harris claimed three for seven.

Gamalakhe proceeded to plummet to 96/7 after 25.4 overs before rain stopped play.

The match was decided via the Duckworth-Lewis method, which revealed the visitors were 297 runs short of their reduced target of 393.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com 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.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


01 Jan 0001

More information
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.