04 Dec BADGERS, HEAT AND TUSKERS VICTORIOUS IN SATURDAY’S DIVISION TWO 1-DAY CUP ACTION
JOHANNESBURG: The Cricket South Africa (CSA) 1-Day Cup action continues with Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers, Northern Cape Heat, and AET Tuskers claiming victory in Division 2’s opening matches on Saturday.
Badgers opted to field first against the Mpumalanga Rhinos in Oudtshoorn. Basheeru-Deen Walters (2/43) and Keenan Vieira (2/31) took two wickets each and all chipped in as Rhinos were bowled out for 213 runs in their allotted 50 overs.
Half centuries from Alexander Kok (72), and Rubin Hermann (51), followed by 32 runs from Yassar Cook played a huge role in ensuring a decent total for the visitors.
Badgers made an easy chase, reaching the target in 38.5 overs, thanks to a half-century from Matthew Christensen (69 off 99) and Hanno Kotze’s 39* off 30. Other contributions were in the twenties from Onke Nyaku (29), Blayde Capell (23), and Sean Whitehead (22) as the hosts won the game by six wickets.
AET Tuskers secured a narrow five-run victory against Limpopo Impalas in Pietermaritzburg. The match was reduced to 45-overs after a delayed start on Saturday morning.
Impalas needed seven runs in the 45th over with just one wicket in hand. Keith Dudgeon (2/45) only conceded one run and took the required wicket to secure victory for the home-side.
Earlier, Tuskers were put to the bat first as Michael Erlank (63), Yaseen Valli (52), and Tian Koekemoer (47) helped the hosts end the innings on 237/8.
In response, Ruan Haasbroek (61), Thomas Hobson (58), Morne Venter (42*), and Sizwe Masondo (38) set the chase for Impalas.
Malcom Nofal (3/28), and Kyle Nipper (3/40), claimed three wickets each, whilst Keith Dudgeon and Stefan Tait took two wickets apiece.
In East London, Eastern Cape, Iinyathi fell three-runs short of the target against the Northern Cape Heat.
The Heat elected to bat first as half-centuries from Jason Oakes (66 off 66), Kelly Smuts (60* off 59), and Grant Thompson (50 off 60) saw the Kimberly-based side end the innings on 276/5.
Grant Thompson (4/41) was tasked with defending 12 runs in the final over, with Iinyathi on 265/9. Thomson had already seen to the dismissals of Marco Marais (46), Thomas Kaber for eight, Jerry Nqolo and Jade de Klerk with three runs and the brilliant runout of Jason Niemand (70).
The final over added only eight runs, as the visitors took home maximum points.
The CSA 1-Day Cup continues on Sunday, 04 December 2022:
10h00: Six Gun Grill Western Province vs Hollywoodbets Dolphins – Six Gun Grill Newlands, Cape Town
10h00: North West Dragons vs ITEC Knights – JB Marks Oval, Potchefstroom
10h00: Momentum Multiply Titans vs Dafabet Warriors – SuperSport Park, Centurion
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