SA U19 Women Star In Latest Round Of The CSA Professional Domestic Women’s League

SA U19 Women Star In Latest Round Of The CSA Professional Domestic Women’s League

JOHANNESBURG: The Cricket South Africa (CSA) Professional Domestic Women’s League is in full swing and months after the inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup, South Africa U19 Women have geared up for their local teams in the league.

In Cape Town, Recon Tactical Free State claimed a five-wicket win against Western Province in the CSA Women’s 1 Day Cup at Newlands on Saturday.

The hosts opted to bat first as the batting order struggled to come up against Free State’s attack. It was a half century from Saarah Smith (84) and additional runs from Faye Tunnicliffe (33) that helped Western Province end the innings on 195 all out.

*Elandri Janse van Rensburg (3/21),  Yolandi Potgieter (3/27), and Mampe Ntsane (2/23) spearheaded the attack that collapsed the Western Province lineup.

Free State batters set a comfortable chase to claim victory by five wickets. Skipper, Zintle Kula led from the front with an unbeaten 42*, backed by *Miane Smit (41) , Mignon van der Merwe (41), and Verunissa Reddy (33) to reach the target with six overs to spare.

Smith backed her performance with bat by claiming two scalps with teammate, *Kayla Reyneke (2/24) and a single scalp from *Caitlin Wyngaard, Free State ended the innings on 196/5.

Full scoresheet available here.

In Johannesburg, DP World Lions secured a four-wicket win against Fidelity Titans in the Jukskei derby at the Wanderers.

Titans were put to the bat first when *Simone Lourens, blasted 102 off 114 (13 boundaries and a maximum) to help the visitors to a respectable target.

In her quest, Lourens was supported in the double digits by Amogelang Maphangula (48), Eliz-Mari Marx (34), Gandhi Jafta (29) and Tebogo Macheke (21*) as Titans ended the innings 264/6.

Jameelah Shaikjee returned 2/55 and everyone chipped in the bid to restrict the visitors’ innings.

In response, *Jenna Evans’ century of 104 off 97 (12 boundaries and one maximum), backed by Nonkululeko Thabethe’s half ton (94 off 121) provided the Lions with a formidable chase.

Lourens was trapped lbw by Kay-Leigh Tapp whilst Thabethe fell six runs short of a century after being clean bowled by Titans skipper, Robyn Searle.

Tapp (3/35) was the pick of the bowlers, also recording the dismissals of Sunette Viljoen-Louw (28) and *Karabo Meso.

Marx was also destructive with the ball, dismissing Palesa Mapoo and Kirstie Thomson without any runs.

Full scoresheet available here.

In Division 2, KZN Inland secured a massive eight-wicket wicket against Mpumalanga in White River.

Full scoresheet available here.


*SA U19 Women



Sunday, 15 October 2023 @10h00 – CSA Women’s T20 Challenge


Western Province vs Recon Tactical Free State – Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town

DP World Lions vs Fidelity Titans – DP World Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg


Mpumalanga vs KwaZulu-Natal Inland – Uplands College, White River

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