The hosts of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week Northerns’ national u19 player, Janneman Malan (79*), produced the most outstanding performance of the second day of the tournament in Pretoria. He struck his half-century against Western Province from only 61 deliveries which included eight fours and three sixes before lighting and later on rain halted play.
The day’s matches were scheduled to be played in the time-cricket format, but due to rain in the morning the matches was reduced to Twenty/20 games. The encounter between Namibia and South Western Districts however got underway before they got the message and they played a time-cricket match. Tomorrow’s matches will be played in the 50 over format, replacing the initial scheduled T20-matches.
Malan, who faced 31 deliveries in the first day without scoring a run, was in devastating mood as he also didn’t spare his fellow national u19-players, Dayyaan Galiem. He struck two of his three sixes off Galiem’s bowling and scored 30 runs off the 16 deliveries he faced from Galiem.
The only match which produced a result was between North West and South Western Districts. North West came out on top with 26 runs according to the Duckworth/Lewis-method. North West reached 144/5 in their allotted overs thanks to Ruan Haasbroek (48) and Vian Maritz (22). Limpopo slipped to 12/2 with legbreak bowler, Alex Meyer (2/6) causing all the damage. The losing side faced two more deliveries than the five overs they needed to face to make the game constitute as a match.
Boland’s Shaun de Necker (75) produced the other outstanding performance with the bat in hand of the second day with his half-century against Eastern Province. He faced 66 deliveries of which he dispatched seven past the boundary rope. Four of these boundaries were maximums.
Kwazulu-Natal fast bowler, Jesse Smit (4/12), boasted with the best bowling figures of the day as his team restricted the Free State to 86/8. Fritz de Beer (31) was the only Free State batsman who managed to stem the tide.
Fixtures for tomorrow (Limited Overs):
Western Province vs. Northerns (Tuks Oval)
Gauteng vs. KwaZulu-Natal Inland (St. Alban’s College Oval)
Eastern Province vs. Boland (Pretoria Boys’ High – Hofmeyr)
KwaZulu-Natal vs. Free State (Affies)
Mpumalanga vs. Easterns (Menlopark)
Namibia vs. South Western Districts (Pretoria Boys’ High – Abernethy)
Border vs. Griqualand West (St. Albans – Baloyi)
North West vs. Limpopo (Pretoria Boys’ High – Dorey)
KwaZulu-Natal Inland 80/3 in 12 overs (Sohail Mahmoud 34; Nicholas Scholtz 2/17); Gauteng did not bat. No result.
Northerns 142/4 in 19.1 overs (Janneman Malan 79*, Willie Ludick 32; Junaid Dawood 2/21); Western Province did not bat. No result.
Boland 124/4 in 18 overs (Shaun de Necker 75, Heinrich Odendaal 31; Stephan Tait 2/16); Eastern Province did not bat. No result.
Free State 86/8 (Fritz de Beer 31; Jesse Smit 4/12); KwaZulu-Natal 4/1 in 0.5 overs. No result.
Border 151/4 (Bathandwa Isaac 64*, Yamkela Oliphant 33; Pule Mokwena 2/19); Griqualand West did not bat. No result.
North West 144/5 (Ruan Haasbroek 48, Vian Maritz 22; JP Prinsloo 3/25); Limpopo 12/2 in 5.2 overs (Alex Meyer 2/6). North West won by 26 runs (Duckworth/Lewis method)
Mpumalanga 81/3 in 13 overs (Daniel Griesel 36*; Calvin Ntombela 2/16); Easterns did not bat. No result.
Namibia first innings 213/9 decl. (Joshuan Julius 68, Zane Green 57; Jaco van Rensburg 3/64); South Western Districts 66/4 (Jean Heunis 22*; JJ Smit 2/18). Match drawn.