A magnificent batting performance by Sybrandt Engelbrecht lead Western Province (WP) to a ten wicket victory over Namibia in the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Provincial Three-Day Competition match in Windhoek.
Engelbrecht was undefeated on 214 when captain, Matthew Kleinveldt called for a declaration of innings on 473 for nine. They had a lead of 169 runs in the first innings.
Namibia were bowled all out for 176 runs in the second innings. Francois Plaatjies and Chad Fortune took three wickets each to limit the hosts to a lead of only seven runs in the second innings.
WP needed only 8 runs to win the match and it only took them 10 balls to reach the target. They finish the season seventh in the CSA Provincial Three-Day Competition log.
After dismissing Namibia for 304 runs all out in the first innings, WP had a steady start of their batting innings when openers Matthew Kleinveldt and Sharn Gomes built a 54-run opening stand before quicky, Sarel Burger gave Namibia a breakthrough when he dismissed Kleinveldt for 25 runs.
Sybrandt Engelbrecht and Yaseen Vallie came in and stood firm in the crease to recover their team’s innings after losing two wickets (Gomes 29, & Adams 5) in just five runs. Together they assembled a fourth wicket partnership of 181 runs. Off-breaker, Xander Pitchers came in and dismissed Vallie for 74. Engelbrecht was involved in another 55-run crucial partnership with Bradley Barnes (25) and went on to score his second hundred in the three-day competition this season.
At close of play WP are 307 for six in 92 overs. They lead by three runs with four wickets remaining in the first innings.
Namibia finished the first day of play on 299 for 9 in 107 overs in the Cricket South Africa (CSA) 3-day Provincial Competition match against Western Province (WP) in Windhoek. The homeside won the toss and elected bat first. Craig Williams scored his third ton this season for Namibia in the three-day competition. He and right-hander, Sarel Burger constructed a 111 third-wicket partnership before Williams became Chad Fortune’s first victim.
Sybrandt Engelbrecht also did well with the ball for WP. He took three wickets for 57 runs in eighteen overs. He was assisted by Francois Plaatjies, George Linde and Chad Fortune who all took two wickets respectively to limit Namibia 299 at close of play.
WP: Matthew Kleinveldt (capt); Sharn Gomes, Yaseen Vallie, Qaasim Adams, Sybrandt Engelbrecht, David Bedingham, Bradley Barnes (w/k), Aviwe Mgijima, George Linde, Chad Fortune and Francois Plaatjies.
Namibia: Pikky Ya France, Xander Pitchers, Stephen Baard, Craig Williams, Sarel Burger (capt), Nicolaas Scholtz, Christie Viljoen, Wayne Raw (w/k), Bernard Scholtz, Brandon Viret, JJ Smit.
Umpires: Lubabalo Gcuma and Wynand Louw
Reserve Umpire: Andrew Louw.
The Western Province First Class Provincial team will play against Namibia at the Wanderers Cricket Ground in Windhoek in the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Provincial 3-Day Challenge from Thursday, 04 to Saturday, 06 April 2013 and the CSA Provincial T20 Challenge match on Sunday, 07 April 2013.
The team is as follows
Matthew Kleinveldt (Capt), Sharn Gomes, Mohammed Yaseen Vallie, Qaasim Adams, S.A Engelbrecht, David Bedingham, Bradley Barnes (w/k), Aviwe Mgijima, G.F Linde, Chad Fortune, Francois Plaatjies, Brendan Young, Nathan Swartz and Faiek Davids (coach).
CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) on Sunday congratulated Free State on their success in winning the CSA provincial T20 Challenge.
They won their final match against Boland at Boland Park on Sunday by five wickets to give them seven wins out of seven.
“It is a magnificent achievement for any team to go through a competition with a 100 percent winning record,” commented CSA Acting CEO Naasei Appiah. “They also reached the final of the CSA provincial one-day competition so they have played consistently outstanding cricket in both the limited overs formats.”
After overnight rain delayed start of the second day of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) three day match between Western Province (WP) and Easterns, play finally got underway after lunch time. Easterns added only 72 runs to their overnight score to finish with 162 all out in the first innings.
Left-arm spinner George Linde picked up four wickets for 69 runs to give WP a lead of 31 runs in the first innings. Francois Plaatjies and Matthew Kleinvedt finished with 3 for 31 and 3 for 35 respectively.
WP found themselves in the same predicament they were in in the first innings when Dillon Stanley again dismissed captain Kleinveldt in the third ball of their innings. At one stage they were 30 for 3. David Bedingham came in was patiently making his way well to his maiden half century before Stanley denied him just two runs short.
Off-breaker Imran Manack finished with 4 for 45 to reduce WP to 118 for 8 at close of play. They lead by 155 runs with two wickets remaining.
Giliam Pretorius took four wickets for Easterns in the first day of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Provincial Three Day match against Western Province (WP) in Cape Town on Thursday.
Pretorius finished with 4 for 42 in 18 overs to restrict WP to 199 in the first innings. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, WP lost a crucial wicket of captain Matthew Kleinveldt in the third ball of their innings to Dillon Stanley, three overs later they lost another important wicket of Michael Pote (4) who was Pretorius’ first victim.
Debutant David Bedingham stepped into the crease to join Sharn Gomes and together they assembled a 90-run third wicket partnership. This critical partnership was broken by Pretorius who dismissed Bedingham for 39 and went on to dismiss Gomes for 53. This was Gomes’ second fifty this season in the competition.
Easterns got off a positive start with a 48-run opening stand by Tumelo Bodibe and Wesley Coulentianos. Matthew Kleinveldt came in and gave WP a much needed breakthrough when he dismissed Coulentianos for 19 who was followed by Bodibe (44) off Francois Plaatjies. The day concluded with Easterns on 84 for 3 in 40 overs. They trail by 115 runs with 7 wickets remaining in the first innings.
WP: Matthew Kleinveldt (capt), Sharn Gomes, Michael Pote, David Bedingham, Bradley Barnes (w/k), Jason Smith, George Linde, Mondli Mahlombe, Johannes Bothma, Nathan Swartz and Francois Plaatjies.
Easterns: Dillon Stanley, Tumelo Bodibe (capt), Wesley Coulantianos, Jean-Pierre Kok, Grant Thomson, Lesiba Ngoepe, Dylan Bennie (w/k), Shaun Liebisch, Giliam Pretorius, Imran Manack and Clayton August,
Umpires: Earl Hendrickse and Clifford Isaacs
Reserve Umpire: Stephen Rex
Griqualand West ended their tour of Cape Town with a win. The Kimberly side beat Western Province (WP) by three wickets in the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Provincial Pro20 match at the Wally Wilson Oval on Sunday.
WP won the toss and elected to bat first. The home team had a dismal innings’ start when they lost four wickets in a space of just 4.1 overs for 10 runs. Michael Pote and Bradley Barnes recuperated WP’s innings to put up a 60 run fifth wicket partnership, however the stand was broken when Barnes got run out for 24. Pote finished undefeated on 50 off 48 balls to help WP score 110 for seven in their allotted 20 overs.
Griquas also had a gloomy innings’ start when they lost their first two wickets in two overs. Aubrey Swanepoel batted his way to 31 off 36 balls before being stumped by Barnes but Werner Coetsee was the only other batsman to reach double figures for the visitors and ended with a rapid 44 off 26 balls with one four and three sixes to secure victory for his team in the 19th over with three wickets in hand.
WP: Stiaan Van Zyl, Andrew Puttick, Yaseen Vallie, Qaasim Adams, Michael Pote, Bradley Barnes (w/k), George Linde, Matthew Kleinveldt (capt) and Siya Simetu.
Griquas: Roy Adams, Niel Bredenkamp, Aubrey Swanepoel, Griffin Nieuwoudt, Werner Coetsee, Wesly Landsdale, Alan Kruger (capt), Jan Steenkamp, Jean-Pierre Triegaardt (w/k).
Umpires: Stephen Rex and Laurance Willemse
Reserve Umpire: Rudi Birkenstock
Francois Plaatjies and Matthew Kleinveldt took three wickets respectively to give WP a 92 run win over Griqualand West who were dismissed all out for 166 in the second innings.
The home side needed only one wicket to win at the start of the third and final day of the match and it only took them 4.4 overs to achieve that.
Francois Plaatjies who in recent times has been troubled with injuries finished with overall figures of five for 44 in 14 overs.
Griquas needed more than Alan Kruger’s 61 to beat Western Province.
The two teams play one last time in the Cricket South Africa (CSA)Provincial Pro20 Competition on Sunday, 03 March 2013. Game will start at 11h00.
George Linde recorded his first five-wicket haul in the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Three-Day Competition this season. Linde added two more wickets to his overnight 4 wickets to give WP a lead of 62 after the Griquas were dismissed all out for 112 in the first innings.
Matthew Kleinveldt and Sharn Gomes laid the foundation for WP in the second innings when they put together an opening stand of 69 runs before Swanepoel dismissed Gomes for 20 in the 23rd over.
Kleinveldt (84) was well on his way to his maiden ton in the three day competition before he became the first of five Griffin Nieuwoudt’s victims. This was his sixth 50 in the three day competition this season and his 84 was what his team needed to put a decent target of 259.
Griquas had a depressing second innings’ start when they lost two quick wickets of Roy Adams (0) and Aubrey Swanepoel (0) in the first over to Fracois Plaatjies for no runs. Alan Kruger (61) and Wesly Landsdale (17) constructed 49 runs between them to recover their team’s innings, however the damage was already done upfront by Plaatjies who finished the day with three wickets to his name while Mondli Mahlombe, Matthew Kleinveldt and George Linde all finished with 2 wickets apiece to diminish Griquas to 139 for nine at close of play. They require another 120 runs to win with one wicket remaining.