29 Nov WARRIORS TAKE 20 WICKETS TO SECURE EMPHATIC VICTORY OVER WESTERN PROVINCE
JOHANNESBURG: The Gbets Warriors completed a destructive innings and 114-run victory over the Six Gun Grill Western Province on day two of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) 4-Day Domestic Series fourth round at St George’s Park in Gqeberha on Friday.
A real team effort with ball in hand helped the Warriors take a spectacular 20 wickets which were spread across the bowlers, with Tshepo Ndwandwa taking impressive figures of three for seven in the first innings, before all-rounder Wihan Lubbe (3 – 27) lead the onslaught in the second outing to help secure the big win for the home side.
The Warriors added 81 runs to their overnight score, with Kyle Jacobs going on to reach his second First-Class fifty to take his team to 366 all out before the hosts turned on the screws when they had the cherry in hand.
Western Province’s first innings response was far from ideal as the visiting side were skittled out for 79 after 28.3 overs, with Ndwandwa and Mthiwekhaya Nabe (3 -33) taking three scalps apiece to blow Province away in the windy city and enforce the follow on.
The Cape Town-based fared a bit better in their second attempt to close in on the Warriors’ score, with a late cameo from Basheeru Walters (52 off 47 balls; 5 fours, 4 sixes) taking WP to 173 all out, which was ultimately not enough to stave off defeat as the Warriors sealed the result.
In Potchefstroom, Marques Ackerman (123 off 156 balls; 11 fours, 2 sixes) and the Hollywoodbets Dolphins amassed 400 / 9 declared against the North West Dragons at the JB Marks Oval, with youngster Bryce Parsons (65) and Ruan de Swardt (71) also contributing hugely to the total.
The Dragons navigated themselves to 4 / 0 at stumps, with an uphill battle facing the eighth-placed team while still trailing by396 runs.
Meanwhile in the clash between the GbetsRocks and the Momentum Multiply Titans, the home side made a solid response to the Titans’ score of 308 / 10 in the first innings as an unbeaten half-century from Ismael Gafieldien (52 off 185 balls; 6 fours) pushed the Paarl side to 142 / 4, 166 runs behind.
In a rain-interrupted day at the Imperial Wanderers, where only 42 overs were bowled, the Imperial Lions continued their first innings journey at the crease after they bowled out the ITEC Knights on the opening day.
An 88-run partnership between Kagiso Rapulana (41*) and Joshua Richards (80* off 181 balls, 9 fours), with the latter recording a measured fifty, gave the Lions the lead by 26 runs by the end of the day.
Day three takes place on Saturday, 27 November with matches streamed live via SuperSport’s YouTube Channel.
CSA 4-Day Domestic Series – Latest Scores:
Imperial Lions lead ITEC Knights by 26 runs
ITEC Knights: 124
Imperial Lions: 150 / 2 after 59 overs; J. Richards 80* (181), K. Rapulana 41* (115); P. Kruger 2 – 25, J. Snyman 8 – 0
North West Dragons trail Hollywoodbets Dolphins by 396 runs
Hollywoodbets Dolphins: 400 / 9 dec; M. Ackerman 123 (156), R. de Swardt 71 (97); D. Potgieter 5 – 85, L. Senokwane 2 – 40
North West Dragons: 4 / 0 after 1.5 overs; W. Marshall 4* (5), L. Senokwane 0* (6); P. Subrayen 0 – 0, B. Parsons 0 – 4
GbetsRocks trail Momentum Multiply Titans by 166 runs.
Momentum Multiply Titans: 308
GbetsRocks: 142 / 4 after 65.5 overs; I. 52* (185), F. Adams 31* (37); D. Galiem 2 – 17, A. Gqamane 1 – 29
Gbets Warriors beat Six Gun Grill Western Province by an innings and 114 runs
Gbets Warriors: 366 / 10 after 122.5 overs; M. Breetzke 100 (202), R. Second 76 (136); K. Simmonds 4 – 78, Z. Abrahams 3 – 59
Six Gun Grill Western Province: 79 / 10 after 28.3 overs; Y. Vallie 18 (28), D. Smith 17 (28); T. Ndwandwa 3 – 7, M. Nabe 3 – 33 & 173 / 10 (f/o) after 43.4 overs; B. Walters 52 (47), Y. Vallie 29 (20); W. Lubbe 3 – 27, K. Jacobs 2 – 11
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