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Molefe, Fowler and Wessels set Khaya Majola Week alight

By Hannes Nienaber , in News , at 17 December 2018

NewsGCokeWeekGauteng’s SA Schools spin bowler, Kgaudise Molefe, was on top of his game as his side secured an outright victory against Border on the second day of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week in Cape Town.

Molefe was honoured with the accolade as Coca-Cola Hero of the Day for his performance.

Molefe bowled right through both Border’s innings and got rid of seven batsmen conceding only 39 runs in the 23.3 overs he bowled. Border was knocked out for 66 runs in their first innings and could only muster 46 runs before losing their fifth wicket which secured the outright victory for Gauteng.

Molefe boasted bowling figures of 4/19 in the first innings, while removing three batsmen for a mere 20 runs in the second innings.

Gauteng only needed to bat once declaring their innings at 211/9 after valuable contributions by captain, Jacob Miltz (70) and Bryce Parsons (46).

The only century of the second day was scored by Free State’s Calvin Flanegan (110). He faced 99 deliveries in his innings against Mpumalanga and dispatched 13 of them past the boundary rope of which three was maximums.

Free State almost managed to secure an outright victory, but just couldn’t manage to pick up the last second innings wicket op Mpumalanga they needed. Flanegan received some valuable support from CP Klijhans (73) and Ruan Cronjé (33*).

The best bowling performance of the day belonged to Eastern Province’s off-spinner, Nicholas Fowler. He picked up seven wickets for a mere 37 runs his side’s victory over KwaZulu-Natal.

The spinner’s performance was the fifth best since 1994 at the tournament. His captain, Tristan Stubbs (69), followed up his century on the opening day with a solid half-century to strengthen his chances to be selected for the South African Schools’ side.

South Western District’s seam bowler Tyrique Wessels produced a unique performance to help his side from the jaws of defeat to a victory over Namibia. SWD had to defend only 104 runs and Namibia was with their score at 68/2 on their way to secure a victory on the first innings when Wessels stepped up to the plate.

Wessels rearranged Shaun Fouché’s (49) stumps and also removed another two batsmen, Matthew de Gouveia (5) and Dian Neethling (3), to finish with the outstanding figures of 3/0 in his six overs. All of them maidens. This also allowed Reagan Rhode (4/17) to help clean up the Namibian batting line-up.

What makes his performance even more remarkable that he was only the sixth change bowler on the day.

Hosts, Western Province, had to sweat a little bit to keep Northerns to a draw in their encounter. Northerns amassed the highest total of the week a massive 290/7 in their allotted 65 overs, mostly thanks to Ximus du Plooy (61*). He received some help thanks to contributions from Modiri Litheko (44), Musa Twala (33) and Sebastian van Rooyen (32).

Western Province reached 199/7 when play was called with Justin Broad (90) and Thando Ntini (31) playing vital roles with the bat in hand to keep Northerns to a draw.

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Round 1

Gauteng vs Free State from Wynberg Boys’ High
Northerns vs Namibia from Rondebosch Boys’ High

Round 2

Gauteng vs Easterns from Wynberg Boys’ High
Northerns vs Limpopo from Rondebosch Boys’ High

Summarised Scorecards (Time Cricket):

Northerns first innings 290/7 (Ximus du Plooy 61*, Modiri Litheko 44, Musa Twala 33, Sebastian van Rooyen 32; Jordan Collier 3/53); Western Province first innings 199/7 (Justin Broad 90, Thando Ntini 31; Dian Forrester 2/25, Sebastian van Rooyen 2/40). Match Drawn.

Border first innings 66 (Matt Dewar 15, Luke Dallas 15; Kgaudise Molefe 4/19, Wesley van der Spuy 3/15, Tumelo Yeki 3/10); Gauteng first innings 211/9 (Jacob Miltz 70, Bryce Parsons 46; Luke Dallas 4/76, Matt Dewar 3/34); Border second innings 46/5 (Matt Dewar 30*; Kgaudise Molefe 3/20). Gauteng won outright.

Boland first innings 242/3 (Rudolf Classen 60*, Ruben Terblanché 53, Samuel Henderson 51, Khaya Cotani 46; James Ritchie 3/43); KwaZulu-Natal Inland first innings 231/7 (James Ritchie 73, Robert McGaw 41, Lwando Gqiba 39, Gareth Schreuder 35*; Achille Cloete 3/47). Match Drawn.

Eastern Province first innings 219/9 (Tristan Stubbs 69, Heinrich Leighbrandt 52; Joshua Brown 3/34, Carl Heunis 2/6); KwaZulu-Natal first innings 160 (Caleb Pillay 69, Hayden Rossouw 38*; Nicholas Fowler 7/37); Eastern Province second innings 16/1 (Andile Mogakane 1/1). Eastern Province won on first innings.

Free State first innings 246/5 (Calvin Flanegan 110, CP Klijhans 73, Ruan Cronjé 33*; Helmo du Preez 2/45); Mpumalanga first innings 101 (Graeme Bouwer 26; Brian Kershaw 3/10, Ruan Cronjé 3/13); Free State second innings 4/0 (Delano Williams 4*); Mpumalanga second innings 39/4 (Thandekile Plank 1/0, Ruan Cronjé 1/11, CP Klijnhans 1/12). Free State won on first innings.

South Western Districts first innings 104 (Brian Jack 24; Jan-Izak de Villiers 2/17, Gerhard Lottering 2/22); Namibia first innings 88 (Shaun Fouché 49; Reagan Rhode 4/17, Tyrique Wessels 3/0); South Western Districts second innings 60/4 (Jade Titus 32; Mauritius Ngupita 3/3). South Western Districts won on first innings.

North West first innings 156/9 (Duan Jansen 65, Saad Shabbir 26; Fumani Maluleke 4/27, Sello Malatji 2/18); Limpopo first innings 88 (Glen Groenewald 16; Stiaan Swanepoel 3/6, Odirile Modimokoane 3/20, Karabelo Matlawe 3/27); North West second innings 38/3 (Stiaan Swanepoel 11; Louis Nel 2/4). North West won on first innings.

Northern Cape first innings 123 (Andrew Louw 53, Mason Zacharea 28; Sinenhlanhla Zwane 4/18, Nhlakanipho Nxumalo 3/14); Easterns first innings 176/5 (Luke Holland 63, Maxwell Meyer 31; Mkhuseli Mayekiso 2/22). Easterns won on first innings.

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