25 Nov BACK-TO-BACK CENTURIES FOR WESTERN PROVINCE’S DE ZORZI IN THE CSA 4-DAY SERIES
JOHANNESBURG: It’s the last round of the 2022/23 Cricket South Africa (CSA) 4-Day Domestic Series this side of the season and Division One teams will look to take the break on a high-note.
The Six Gun Grill Western Province continued where they left off this past week in today’s encounter against the ITEC Knights at Newlands. The visitors opted to bat first as the batting line-up struggled to take shape against Western Province bowlers. Notable contributions were in the twenties from Gihahn Cloete (29), Alfred Mothoa (25), and Raynard van Tonder (20).
Beuran Hendricks was most successful, returning 4/16 in less than ten overs. Nandre Burger, Dane Paterson, and Tshepo Moreki all claimed two wickets each as Knights were restricted to 111 all out.
Back-to-back centuries for Tony de Zorzi (104*), who shares an unbeaten 227-run partnership with Yaseen Vallie (119*) to give the hosts a comfortable lead on Day One.
The Jukskei derby was off to a good start between the DP World Lions and Momentum Multiply Titans at the Wanderers. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Lions’ Joshua Richards (107 of 127) powered to a comfortable century with 18 boundaries and one maximum to set the home-side for a solid start.
Ryan Rickelton (42*) and Sisanda Magala (31*) saw the day off and Lions are 251/6.
Simon Harmer was the chief destroyer on day one, claiming all six wickets to record 6/48 in 32 overs with 14 maidens.
In Durban, Jon Jon Smuts led the charge claiming five wickets as the Hollywoodbets Dolphins bowled out the Gbets Rocks for 211 runs.
Rocks won the toss and elected to bat first. Clyde Fortuin’s unbeaten 93* was the only resistance against the dominant Dolphins bowling attack. Other notable contributions were from Ferisco Adams (30) and Romano Terblanche (22).
The Dafabet Warriors were put to the bat first in Gqeberha against the North West Dragons. Matthew Breetzke is currently on 97* off 208 and has had the support of Diego Rosier (80 off 136) as Warriors ended the day on 339/5. A steady innings with contributions from Kyle Jacobs (48), Jordan Hermann (48), and Lesiba Ngoepe (32).
CSA 4-Day Series Fixtures: Thu – Sun: 24 – 27 November 22 (Stumps on Day 1)
Six Gun Grill Western Province vs ITEC Knights, Six Gun Grill Newlands, Cape Town (Knights won the toss and elected to bat first.
- Western Province lead Knights by 116 runs
- Knights: 111/10 in 40.2 Overs – G. Cloete 29 (50), A. Mothoa 25 (25) / B. Hendricks 4/16, D. Paterson 2/18.
- Western Province: 227/1 in 51 Overs – Y. Vallie 119* (153), T. de Zorzi 104 (152) /
Dafabet Warriors vs North West Dragons, St George’s Park, Gqeberha (Dragons won the toss and elected to field first.)
- Warriors are 339/5
- Warriors: 339/5 in 101 Overs – M. Breetzke 97* (208), D. Rosier 80 (136) / R. Meyer 2/65
- Dragons: Yet to Bat
DP World Lions vs Momentum Multiply Titans, DP World Wanderers, Johannesburg (Lions won the toss and elected to bat first).
- Lions are 251/6
- Lions: 251/6 in 88.3 Overs – J. Richards 107 (127), R. Rickelton 42* (154), S. Magala 31* (81) / S. Harmer 6/48
- Titans: Yet to Bat
Hollywoodbets Dolphins vs Gbets Rocks, Hollywoodbets Kingsmead, Durban (Rocks won the toss and elected to bat first)
- Dolphins trail Rocks by 135 runs
- Rocks: 211/10 in 65.3 Overs – C. Fortuin 93* (145), F. Adams 30 (41) / JJ Smuts 5/55, K. Maharaj 3/80
- Dolphins: 76/2 in 19 Overs – S. Erwee 42* (73), K. Zondo 7* (9)
All matches can be streamed live from the CSA YouTube Channel and ball-by-ball action available on the CSA App.
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