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FS claim amateur one-day cup

2012-04-02 17:10

Cape Town - Free State beat the South Western Districts (SWD) by the huge margin of 142 runs to claim the top spot on the log (29 points) and win the Cricket South Africa (CSA) domestic one-day competition in Bloemfontein over the weekend.

Pite van Biljon scored an extraordinary 100 off 87 balls when the hosts were put in to bat by the visitors. They posted a competitive 259/9 with Rudi Second contributing a half-century (53) off 77 balls. Ross McMillan was the pick of the SWD bowlers, taking 5/54.

SWD scored a disappointing 117 from 37.5 overs. Quinton Friend was the pick of the bowlers, taking a remarkable three wickets for 11 runs while Patrick Botha claimed another three wickets for 30 runs and Shadley van Schalkwyk, who finished on top of this season’s Leading Bowling Averages, chipped in with 2/32. Waldo Lategan was the top scorer for SWD with 26 from 46 balls.

KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) beat home team Easterns by seven wickets to claim second place in the competition. KZN put the hosts in to bat first after winning the toss. Easterns managed 121 all out in 37.5 overs with Keshav Maharaj doing the most damage with 4/43 in 9.5 overs.

Bruce Kruger’s unbeaten 51 from 62 balls helped steer the visitors into a winning position after they lost Chad Bowes for 15 in the fifth over. He did well to hold together a 41-run partnership with opening partner, Cameron Delport (25). Easterns bowlers struggled to take wickets with only Vincent Moore and Cobus Pienaar taking a wicket each. KZN chased down the score in 24 overs to win the match and leave Easterns at the bottom of the log.

In other matches, Northerns claimed third place with 22 points after they beat Boland by a narrow three runs in Pretoria while Namibia suffered a four-wicket loss to Eastern Province (EP) in Port Elizabeth to take the hosts to number four on the log with 17 points. EP finished ahead of SWD who also have 17 points due to a higher net run rate.

Border came in sixth place after beating Gauteng by two wickets in East London and Western Province beat North West by eight wickets in Potchefstroom to take eighth place.

End of season log:


P

W

L

Tied

NR

Bonus

Penalty

Pts

Net RR

Free State

7

6

0

0

1

3

0

29

1.53

KwaZulu-Natal

7

5

0

0

2

2

0

26

1.17

Northerns

7

5

2

0

0

2

0

22

0.47

Eastern Province

7

4

3

0

0

1

0

17

-0.10

South Western Districts

7

4

3

0

0

1

0

17

-0.32

Border

7

4

3

0

0

0

0

16

-0.54

Griqualand West

7

3

3

0

1

1

0

15

0.23

Western Province

7

3

4

0

0

3

0

15

-0.14

Boland

7

3

4

0

0

2

0

14

-0.17

Gauteng

7

3

4

0

0

1

0

13

-0.18

KwaZulu-Natal Inland

7

2

4

0

1

2

0

12

0.17

North West

7

2

5

0

0

1

0

9

-0.11

Namibia

7

1

5

0

1

1

0

7

-0.42

Easterns

7

1

6

0

0

1

0

5

-1.06


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