Boland juniors down WP

2011-12-20 17:42

Cape Town - Boland finished the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola under-19 Schools Cricket Week in a blaze of glory on Tuesday when they beat Western Province by 5 wickets in the feature match of the final day.

It has been an outstanding week for Boland who set out their stall when they dismissed Border for 31 runs on the first day and, apart from a setback against Easterns, have gone from strength to strength to establish themselves as one of the teams to watch.

They have had to make do without their captain, Lizaad Williams, one of the best bowlers in the country, for virtually the entire tournament although Jean Bredenkamp has stepped into the leadership position outstandingly well.

After Boland had bowled Western Province out for 214, Bredenkamp and all-rounder Rudolph Pollard proved their worth when they enabled their side to recover from 31/4 with a partnership of 126 runs before Bredenkamp (71 off 94 balls, 5 fours and 2 sixes) was dismissed. Pollard went on to finish unbeaten on 93 (110 balls, 7 fours) and was unlucky to be denied the century he richly deserved.

He had earlier taken three wickets with his leg-breaks for a fine all-round performance.

This was Western Province’s first defeat and they can be proud of the way they have performed in which team work rather than individual brilliance has been the key to their success.

KZN Coastal finished the week with a resounding victory by 77 runs over Northerns. Their total of 228 had looked a bit on the light side but they need not have worried as Craig Kirsten produced a superb four-wicket new ball spell to blow away the Northerns top order.

It has been a good week for some of the smaller unions such as Boland, Easterns and Griquas who beat Gauteng by a convincing 40 runs.

One of the best performances on the last day came from Calvin Savage who made 85 off 86 balls and then took 2/24 in KZN Inland’s 151-run victory over SWD.

Summarised scorecards:

Border 165 (Aubrey Ferreira 34, Mkhululu Calana 24, Russell Sansom 24, Tovhi Nefale 3/12 Markus Koen 2/15, Waldi Kamfer 2/30). Limpopo 122 (Dewald Joubert 37, Markus Koen 26, Enkosi Nonyukela 5/39, Ngazibini Sigwili 3/17). Border won by 43 runs.

Eastern Province 275/8 (Michael Rushmere 82, Edward Moore 55, Ian Herold 46, Anton Muller 3/68, Jan-Andre van Rooyen 2/34). Easterns 125 (Thando Zweni 21, Anton Muller 21, Edward Moore 4/19, Shakier Abrahams 3/23). Eastern Province won by 150 runs.

Free State 278/5 (Andries Gous 137, Sine Ntshona 39 not out, Heinrich Roberts 28, Danie Lombaard 2/50). Mpumalanga 130 (Danie Lombaard 28, Neels Bergh 26, Vasili Orros 3/37, Sachintha Galhenage 2/10, Sine Ntshona 2/23). Free State won by 148 runs.

Griquas 176/8 (Zane le Roux 47, Xander Pitchers 41, Aiden Brooker 25 not out, David Rhoda 3/32, Anton van Dam 2/34). Gauteng 136 (Bruce Jaftha 28, Yassar Cook 25, Aidan Brooker 4/20, Dylan McKenzie 3/22). Griquas won by 40 runs.

KZN Inland 237/8 (Calvin Savage 85, Jason Shield 36, Robin Mitchell 28, Jurie van Vuuren 4/54, Marcello Piedt 2/35). SWD 86 (L Du Plessis 27, Keegan Davids 2/10, Darryn duPavillon 2/21, Calvin Savage 2/24). KZN Inland won by 141 runs.

KZN Coastal 228 (Grove Venter 83, Jared van Heerden 37, Senuran Muthusamy 30, Cloete Buitendag 3/30, Jovaun van Wyngaardt 2/60). Northerns 151 (Gerald Pike 50, Jovaun van Wyngaardt 25, Craig Kirsten 4/20, Jared van Heerden 2/29, Kyle Simmonds 2/32). KZN Coastal won by 77 runs.

Western Province 214 (David Bedingham 49, Rudolph Cronje 31, Sebastian Golding 29, Rudolph Pollard 3/22, Clint Brockman 3/37, Jan Frylinck 2/43). Boland 215/5 (Rudolph Pollard 93 not out, Jean Bredenkamp 71, Travis Muller 3/22). Boland won by 5 wickets.

North West 179 (Rupert Viljoen 90, Wian van Vuuren 4/34, Zhivago Groenewald 3/38). Namibia 183/7 (Gerhard Lotter 55, Christopher Coombe 34, Gerhard Erasmus 29, Herman Lemmer 4/48, Herman Smith 2/38).