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Truter century gives Northerns edge over WP

By Hannes Nienaber , in cricket Cricket | News News , at 11 December 2016

An unbeaten century by Wald Truter paved the way for Northerns to beat Western Province on the second day of the Momentum National Under-15 Week taking place in Potchefstroom on Saturday.

The right-handed opener struck an impressive 151 (157 balls, 18 fours, 4 sixes) to help his team reach an imposing 275/9 declared at the Witrand Cricket Field.

Hanu Viljoen also made 55, before the WP were restricted to 177/8 in reply, handing their opponents victory on first-innings totals in the time cricket format. Reyneke Sheik took an outstanding 4/15 in eight overs, while Jonathan Bird made a consolation 85 for his team.

In other action, Johan Smal (51) and Francois Joubert (58) both hit half-centuries as Boland beat Border on first innings totals.

Batting first, Boland were bowled out for 191 – Anda Duda picking up 4/32 – with Anele Matya (3/21) and Juan Wilson (3/29) then sharing six wickets as Border fell for 172 at North-West University No3 Ground.

In other results from day two, Free State beat Easterns, KwaZulu-Natal Inland overcame Gauteng, Eastern Province won against KwaZulu-Natal, Namibia saw off Mpumalanga and Limpopo lost out to Northern Cape.

In the only match with four completed innings, South Western Districts were eight-wicket winners over North West.

Summarised Scorecards (Time Cricket): 

Northerns first innings 275/9 decl. (Wald Truter 151*, Hanu Viljoen 55; Guy Sheena 4/106, Thembani Ngcizela 2/29); Western Province first innings 177/8 (Jonathan Bird 85, Isma-eel Prince 38, Raees Carr 34; Reyneke Sheik 4/15). Match Drawn.  

Free State first innings 222/8 decl. (Marco de Kock 68, Pheku Moletsane 36, Corne Viljoen 34, Christean Neethling 30*; Saahil Khan 3/27); Easterns first innings 152 (Jayden Snyman 72, Maxwell Meyer 41; Andile Mbambo 4/20, Ruan Cronje 4/39); Free State second innings 25/1 decl. (Pheku Moletsane 13); Easterns second innings 1/0. Free State won on first innings

Gauteng first innings 169 (Bryce Parsons 68; Michael Booth 3/28, Mondli Khumalo 3/32); KwaZulu-Natal Inland 240/9 decl. (Chris Meyer 74, Subi Sekawable 48, Extras 30; Kabelo Hlekelele 3/46, Bryce Parsons 3/57); Gauteng second innings 18/2 (Mondli Khumalo 1/7). KwaZulu-Natal Inland won on first innings


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