Mixed results for Tongaat

2015-11-11 06:00

TONGAAT Cricket Club kicked off their 50 over KZN Challenge League campaign with a game against Dawnheights Cricket Club at the Outspan Grounds at the weekend.

Winning the toss Tongaat captain Rishen Madheo elected to bat first on a batsman friendly wicket.

Openers Shaun Pillay and Theoshan Naidoo didn’t look troubled at all by Dawnheights opening bowlers and punished the loose deliveries to race to 31 before Naidoo was bowled by a deceptive slower ball.

After a promising start Tongaat lost two quick wickets. First Dharmesh Suklall was adjudged to be out LBW to L Moodley and then Shaun Pillay was also given out LBW to spinner A Kumar.

Rishen Madheo and Mithan Paparam put on a 39 run 5th wicket partnership to steady the Tongaat innings. After Madheo was dismissed caught and bowled by F Mustact things fell apart for Tongaat who lost wickets at regular intervals.

Tongaat eventually were bowled out in the 41st over for 197.

F Mustact was the standout bowler for Dawnheights claiming 5/39 in his allotted 10 overs.

Tongaat began the defence of their total on the backfoot when Ebrahim Nabi fell ill and was unable to take the field leaving Tongaat to take the field with 10 men.

Logan Govender claimed 2 quick wickets to put Dawnheights in a spot of bother but a brilliant 70 from M Dean and 43 from S Arora put Dawnheights on course for victory.

With the end in sight Dawnheights stumbled and lost a further 4 wickets after the reintroduction of Logan Govender who ended with figures of 4/44 in his 10 overs but it wasn’t enough as Dawnheights won the match by 3 wickets.

Tongaat next plays Silver Saints from Chatsworth at Outspan Grounds on 15 November.

While the Tongaat senior side lost their game the Tongaat Under 11 team was victorious in the DDCU under 11 league when they took on Kwangolosi at the Tynebridge grounds in Phoenix. Tongaat won the toss and elected to bat.

Good contributions from Luyanda Nzuza 35 and Taylin Govender 28 allowed Tongaat to score 160 for the loss of 8. In reply the opposition could not play the good line and length that was bowled by Tongaat openers Damien Naidoo and Chirag Kassie.

Both finished with figures of 3 for 4 and 3 for3 respectively.

Tongaat bowling Kwangolosi out for a paltry 40 runs claiming victory by a massive 120 runs. This was the final under 11 game before the exam break with teams resuming in January.

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