Guy Sheena (Western Province) and Justin Potgieter (Griqualand West) continued the trend of the spin bowlers being the standout performers at the Cricket South Africa’s CSA) National under-13 Week here.
Potgieter produced the best performance by a bowler so far of the tournament as he dismissed six of Northerns’ batsmen for only 29 runs as the latter were bundled out for only 68 runs. Griquas managed to surpass Northerns first innings total thanks to Jan Duvenhage whom scored 46 of his side’s total of 95. Anslin Fortuin (4/25) and Yaseen Ebrahim (3/18) caused some problem for the side from the Northern Cape.
Sheena who has bagged the most wickets at the tournament after two days’ play could not prevent his side from losing their match against Eastern Province with his performance. Sheena grabbed six wickets for the cost of 46 runs as Eastern Province recorded 128 in their first innings. Western Province could only manage 93 in their corresponding innings. Sheena has taken 11 wickets during the tournament thus far.
Robert de Villiers of North West continued his form with the bat in hand with 87 runs against KwaZulu-Natal. He is the top run scorer after two days with 150 runs in his side’s two matches. He could however not secure a victory with his innings as the match finished in a draw.
Gauteng’s Mudiwah-Jonah Chankira (94) showed with his half-century against Zimbabwe that he is able to pull his weight with both bat and ball for his team. He grabbed five wickets (5/27) in his side’s first match against Mpumalanga. He and Gareth Schreuder (59) helped Gauteng to 266/8 in their first innings against Zimbabwe which set up the only outright victory for the day.
Free State’s Stefan van der Linde who missed out on the action on the first day produced an allround performance against Easterns. Van der Linde (96) recorded the highest innings of the second day as his side declared their innings on 252/8. He was also the pick of his side’s bowlers picking up three wickets for 17 runs with his leg spinners. Easterns were on 96/7 when rain interrupted the match.
Gauteng first innings 266/8 decl. (Mudiwah-Jonah Chankira 94, Gareth Schreuder 59; Tinovonga Gwatidzo 3/45); Zimbabwe first innings 52 (Tetelo Maphaka 3/12, Jean-Pierre Bloem 2/7, Clayton Perring 2/7); Zimbabwe second innings 70/5 (Marshall Takodza 29; Keayan Naidoo 2/7, Clayton Perring 2/15). Gauteng won outright.
Free State first innings 252/8 decl. (Stefan van der Linde 96, Garnett Tarr 30; Aya Huwa 3/43); Easterns first innings 96/7 (Ryan Joyce 33; Stefan van der Linde 3/17). Match Drawn.
Northerns first innings 68 (Modiri Litheko 25; Justin Potgieter 6/29); Griqualand West first innings 95 (Jan Duvenhage 46; Anslin Fortuin 4/25, Yaseen Ebrahim 3/18); Northerns second innings 85/3 decl. (Nellis Daniels 31*; Andrew Louw 1/23); Griqualand West second innings 4/0. Griqualand West won on first innings.
Limpopo first innings 171 (MW Theunissen 54, Albert Wells 54; Anele Makhongolo 2/9); Border first innings 139 (James Ritchie 45; Nyiko Mabulwane 3/34); Limpopo second innings 6/0. Limpopo won on first innings.
South Western Districts first innings 188 (Jean Bruiners 61, Brian Jack 54; Faheem Nomani 3/45); Mpumalanga first innings 110 (Graeme Bouwer 37, Jordan Grové 33; Neil Bekker 4/14, Matthew Bolttler 4/22); South Western Districts second innings 4/0. South Western Districts won on first innings.
Eastern Province first innings 128 (Tiaan van Vuuren 20; Guy Sheena 6/46); Western Province first innings 93 (Brent Johnson 20; Tiaan van Vuuren 3/12, Heinrich Leibbrandt 2/10, Mzolisi Dotwana 2/13); Eastern Province second innings 13/1 (Chase Hermanus 1/0). Eastern Province won on first innings.
KwaZulu-Natal Inland first innings 155 (William Norton 37, André Bradford 31; Eleazar Stuurman 4/25, Brenton Manuel 3/9); Boland first innings 159/8 decl. (Gareth Wolmarans 55*; Maziko Theu 3/40); KwaZulu-Natal Inland second innings 39/1 (Robbie McGaw 22). Boland won on first innings.
North West first innings 211/7 decl. (Robert de Villiers 87, Jared Venter 56*; Joshua Brown 2/29); KwaZulu-Natal first innings 158/5 (Thomas Trotter 78, Matthew Montgomery 21*; Marco Jansen 2/19). Match Drawn.