CSA 4-DAY SERIES RESUMES WITH ALL TEAMS EYEING THE FINALS

CSA 4-DAY SERIES RESUMES WITH ALL TEAMS EYEING THE FINALS

JOHANNESBURG: The highly-contested domestic red-ball season returns on Wednesday, 14 February 2024 as Division 1 teams are back in action with the Cricket South Africa (CSA) 4-Day Series. This, after a five-week recess, with the past month filled with the action-packed Betway SA20 competition.

The CSA 4-Day Series in Division 1 has brought about thrills and spills so far and now looks set to go down to the last two rounds with the top five teams all still retaining realistic hopes of reaching the final, played between the top two league sides at the end of February.

Just under 20 points separate the Momentum Multiply Titans (91,96) in first from Western Province (72,50), who currently occupy fifth spot.

In between them sit the Dafabet Warriors (80,60), DP World Lions (80,48) and Hollywoodbets Dolphins (75,28), the only unbeaten side still standing in 2023/24. In fact, even the two teams outside that leading group – the Gbets Rocks (61,38) and North West Dragons (61,08) – will be hopeful of qualifying for the final.

What has been refreshing thus far, though, are the new names that have been coming through. Titans’ wicketkeeper Rivaldo Moonsamy tops the run charts with 502 runs in nine innings, followed by Ben Compton (438 in 9 innings) of the AET Tuskers and the Warriors’ Jordan Hermann (435 in 10 innings).

Lions batter, Zubayr Hamza, has also been making a statement by topping the averages with his 427 runs in 6 innings at a brilliant 85.40.

The leading wicket-taker is all-rounder Beyers Swanepoel of the Warriors, after he claimed 24 wickets with his right-arm pace to lead from the Rocks’ slow left-armer Siyabonga Mahima (22).

Lions’ Bjorn Fortuin is next along with Province’s Kyle Simmonds, both on 19 wickets apiece.

Meanwhile, the Division 2 race is even more closely fought with only one round remaining before the top two teams clash later this month. ITEC Knights, Limpopo and Northern Cape can all still win the title.

If Limpopo (87,42) beat Northern Cape Heat (81,16) then they will finish first, and vice versa, except in the unlikely event that they get less than 1.50 bonus points in which case the ITEC Knights (98,66) will finish first.

If there is a draw in the Limpopo v Northern Cape match, Limpopo will need to get 5.26 bonus points to finish ahead of Knights and Northern Cape will need to get 11.52 bonus points to finish ahead of Knights.

Blayde Capell (605) and Jean du Plessis (591) of the Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers are the leading batters in the division, followed by the Knight’s Dian Forrester (536) and Jurie Snyman of Mpumalanga with 529 runs.

Iinyathi’s Jade de Klerk (28 ) leads the wicket-taking followed by Thomas Kaber from Badgers, who collected 21 wickets thus far and will return to the Oudtshoorn-based outfit after a successful stint in the Betway SA20.

 

CSA 4-Day Series Division 1 2023/24

Note
North West Dragons were penalised 1 point for a slow over-rate in their match against Warriors.

 

Bonus points are awarded an the first 100 overs of each team’s first innings as follows:
Batting: 1 point on reaching 150 and 0.02 points for each run thereafter
Bowling: 1 point for taking 3 wkts, 2 for 5 wkts, 3 for 7 wkts and 4 for 9 wkts.

 

 

As at 31 December 2023

Supplied by Andrew Samson
Official Statistician of Cricket South Africa

CSA 4-Day Series Division 1.xls

 

CSA 4-Day Series Division 2 2023/24

Bonus points are awarded an the first 100 overs of each team’s first innings as follows:
Batting: 1 point on reaching 150 and 0.02 points for each run thereafter
Bowling: 1 point for taking 3 wkts, 2 for 5 wkts, 3 for 7 wkts and 4 for 9 wkts.

 

CSA 4-Day Series Division 2.xls

 

ENDS

Issued by: Cricket South Africa – Corporate Communications


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