1 Day Cup

Kreusch leads from the front

2010-11-17 22:51
Justin Kreusch (Gallo Images)
East London - Stand-in captain Justin Kreusch produced a captain’s innings to lead the Chevrolet Warriors to a four-wicket victory over the bizhub Highveld Lions at Buffalo Park on Wednesday evening.
Kreusch’s unbeaten innings of 92 off 82 balls (4 fours and 3 sixes) also made him the leading runs scorer in the MTN40 competition to date with an average of more than 70 and a strike rate of almost 100.
It was a first defeat for the Lions in this season’s competition.
The Warriors went into the match looking for a bonus point win to stay in contention for a semi-final place but it was not to be and in the end they won with just 4 balls to spare.
The Lions scored a competitive total of 245/6 which was built on a third wicket partnership of 105 off 100 balls between Jean Symes and Neil McKenzie. Symes (72 off 90 balls, 4 fours and 2 sixes) was the top scorer for the Lions.
The visitors looked as though they held a strong hand at the halfway stage of the Warriors’ innings when the home side was 5 down for 107 runs.
But Kreusch found a perfect partner in Jon-Jon Smuts and the pair added 146 for the sixth wicket off 129 balls. Smuts finished on 61 off 67 balls (4 fours) before being dismissed in the second last over when he attempted to hit a six to finish the match and was caught in the deep.
The Lions’ defeat now gives the Nashua Dolphins the chance to finish top of the Pool B log. For this to happen the Lions will have to lose twice this coming weekend against the Nashua Titans and the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras while the Dolphins will have to win their outstanding match against the Chevrolet Knights on Friday.
Pool A is a straight shootout between the Titans and the Knights who meet at Kimberley on Sunday.
The semi-finals start the following Friday.

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