Tough 2011/12 season for KZN sides

2012-04-07 00:00

IT has been a long 2011/12 season for cricketers in the provincial challenge competitions but at the end of the day Griqualand West won the Provincial Three-Day Challenge while Free State are the Provincial One-Day Challenge champions.

KZN Inland finished second-last in the 14-team three-day competition with KZN Coastal ending in 10th place. In a very tight race amongst the top three in which just seven log points separated them after 13 matches, Gauteng ended as runners-up with South Western Districts in third place.

Free State finished just three log points ahead of second-placed KZN Coastal in the 50-over competition with KZN Inland ending 11th out of the 14 teams.

The three-day batting averages were led by 22-year-old Aubrey Swanepoel of Griquas, who scored 721 runs at an average of 72.10 while the heaviest run-scorers were Christiaan Jonker (SWD), Pieter Malan (Northerns) and Western Province’s Moegamat Adams, who all topped the 1 000-run milestone. Inland’s Glen Addicott (43.66) and SJ Erwee (40.42) finished 12th and 18th in the averages respectively. No KZN Coastal batsmen featured in the top 20.

The three-day bowling averages were topped by Oudtshoorn product Gurshwin Rabie, whose 54 scalps made the SWD paceman the only bowler to top 50 wickets in the competition.

The one-day averages were led by Eastern Province’s Michael Price in both aggregate runs and runs per innings. Price scored 383 runs at 95.75 while Addicott finished second with 295 runs at a 73.75 average. Chad Bowes of KZN Coastal was in seventh place.

In the bowling stakes, Inland seamers Faheem Suleman and Brady Barends ended in seventh and 18th places respectively. KZN Coastal’s Saidi Mlongo (eighth), Dane Paterson (ninth), Abdul Razak (15th) and Keshav Maharaj (20th) also featured in the top 20, which was led by Shadley Schalkwyk of Free State. SWD skipper McMillan ended second in the averages and was far and away the top wicket-taker with 23 scalps at 11.34 per wicket.

Meanwhile, the KZN Coastal Premier League season was wrapped up on Sunday with a remarkable T20 final between Chatsworth Sporting and Berea Rovers that saw the trophy shared after a tie. The KZN Women’s T20 final between Collegians and Simplex, saw Simplex win.


KZN Coastal Premier T20 final: Chatsworth Sporting 123 for seven (Cody Chetty 48, Kyle Buckthorpe 4-0-32-3). Berea Rovers 123 for eight (Kyle Chetty 4-0-26-3). Match tied. Trophy shared.

KZN Women’s T20 final: Simplex 173 for one (Chloe Tryon 113*). Collegians II 91 for nine (Preshnee Govender 4-0-14-4). Simplex won by 82 runs.

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