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.
It’s all even at the Wally Wilson Oval, WPCC where hosts, Western Province (WP) are playing Griqualand West in the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Three-Day Provincial Competition.
The home side won the toss and elected to bat first. The team struggled to produce steady partnerships as they were 79 for five at one stage. It was the 49 run sixth wicket partnership of Sybrand Engelbrecht and George Linde that took the side past the 120 mark before Werner Coetsee struck to dismiss Linde for 31. While Engelbrecht was standing firm in the crease on one end, off-breaker Aubrey Swanepoel was picking up wickets on the other end and finished with figures of 5 for 48 in 21 overs.
Engelbrecht eventually got his well deserved half century off 118 balls before he became Coetsee’s third victim 10 balls later for 57. Coetsee finished with figures of 3 for 54 to dismiss WP all out for 174 in their first innings.
The Griquas lost the wicket of Roy Adams to Nathan Swartz in the first over of their innings. George Linde made use of the wicket that assisted the spinners to fight back for WP. He ended the day with figures of four for 25 to reduce Griquas to 95 for 6 in 45 overs at close of play. WP were 97 for 5 in the same stage.
WP: Matthew Kleinveldt (captain), Sharn Gomes, Michael Pote, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Bradley Barnes (w/k), Mondli Mahlombe, George Linde, Nathan Swartz, Johan Bothma, Jason Smith and Francois Plaatjies
Griquas: Roy Adams, Alan Kruger (captain), Aubrey Swanepoel, Wesly Landsdale, Werner Coetsee, Diego Rosier, Griffin Nieuwoudt, Jean-Pierre Triegaardt (w/k), Jan Steenkamp, Lonwabo Rodolo and Deon Carolus
Umpires: Rudi Birkenstock and Laurance Willemse
Reserve umpire: Stephen Rex
The Western Province First Class Provincial team will take on Griqualand West at the Western Province Cricket Club (WPCC) in the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Provincial Three-Day Competition on Thursday, 28 February to Saturday, 02 March 2013 and the CSA Provincial T20 Competition on Sunday, 03 March 2013.
The team is as follows:
Matthew Kleinveldt (captain), Sharn Gomes, Michael Pote, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Bradley Barnes (w/k), Jason Smith, GF Linde, Mondli Mahlombe, Johan Bothma, Nathan Swartz, Francois Plaatjies, Chad Fortune and Faiek Davids (coach).
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Wet pitch forced umpires Adriaan Crafford and Lourens Engelbrecht to redeuce the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Provincial Pro20 match between Gauteng and Western Province at the Wanderers to 15 overs a-side.
Gauteng won the toss and elected to field first and they bowled WP out for a mere 79 runs in 14.1 overs. The homeside reached the target in just 10 overs with seven wickets remaining.
WP: Yaseen Vallie, Matthew Kleinveldt (captain), Michael Pote, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Bradley Barnes (w/k) Sharn Gomes, Aviwe Mgijima, Siyabulela Simetu, Travis Muller, Nathan Swartz and Francois Plaatjies.
GAUTENG: Stephen Cook, Yasaar Cook, Devon Conway, Shane Burger, Brian Banaard, Thami Tsolekile (w/k), Shaheen Khan, Richard das Neves (captain), Sean Jamison, Eddie Leie and Ethan O’Reily
Shaheen Khan took five wickets to give Gauteng a comfortable 126 run win over Western Province (WP) in the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Provincial Three Day Challenge at the Wanderers Stadium. The visitors resumed on day three requiring another 334 runs to win with eight wickets remaining and were bowled all out for 232 in the second innings. While Khan dismissed four of WP’s top order batters, Eddie Leie came in and rocked the middle and lower order to wrap it up for Gauteng. He finished with figures of three for 41 in 24.3 overs.
Bradley Barnes’ 72 off 168 balls and his 93 run fifth wicket partnership with Sybrandt Engelbrecht (45) was not enough to secure victory for their team as the Gauteng bowlers already did the damage on top.
The two teams will battle one last time in the CSA Provincial Pro20 Challenge on Sunday, 24 February 2013 at the Wanderers Stadium.
Day 2 at the Wanderers ended with Gauteng still on top of WP in their CSA Provincial Three Day match.
WP had resumed on the second morning on 50 for two in their first innings and Michael Pote and Yaseen Vallie remained positive in the crease to produce a third wicket partnership of 111 before a double strike by Shaheen Khan set them back. Vallie’s 58 was what the visitors needed to avoid the follow on.
Gauteng had a first innings’ lead of 181 when they dismissed WP for 198, compliments of Junior Dala and Grahame Hume who took four and three wickets respectively.
The hosts made an encouraging start of their second innings, with Stephen Cook (61) and Dominic Hendricks (31) adding 60 for the first wicket before Nathan Swartz ended what seemed to be a menacing partnership.
Shane Burger (34) and Richard das Neves (20) also chipped in with the bat to stretch the lead past the 350 mark before another double strike this time by Matthew Kleinvedt to force captain das Neves to declare their second innings on 177 for six, leading by 358 runs.
WP started their second innings scruffily when they lost Gomes (0) and Pote (0) in one over to Shaheen Khan. At one stage, they were 0 for two wickets. Kleinveldt (2*) and Vallie (21*) took the visitors to 25 for two at close of play, they require another 334 runs to win with 8 wickets remaining.
The Western Province (WP) First Class Provincial team travelled to Johannesburg for their Cricket South Africa (CSA) Provincial 3-day match against Gauteng at the Wanderers stadium on Thursday, 21 Feb 2013.
The visitors won the toss and elected to field first.
After the hosts lost their first two wickets in the first seven overs of the match, it was Devon Conway (46) and Grant Mokoena (90) who stood firm in the crease to recover their team’s innings when they produced a third wicket partnership of 104 runs which was followed by another 101 run partnership by Shane Burger (79) and Sizwe Masondo (66). Captain Richard das Neves also came in and scored a quick fire 50 off 48 balls to assist his side secure a decent first innings target of 379 runs.
Brendan Young and Nathan Swartz took three wickets apiece to help reduce Gauteng from setting an enormous target.
With just 14 overs left for the day, WP came in to bat and lost to quick wickets of captain Kleinveldt (1) and Sharn Gomes (12) to Junior Dala. Day 1 ended with the visitors on 50 for 2 trailing by another 329 runs in the first innings.
WP: Matthew Kleinveldt (captain), Sharn Gomes, Michael Pote, Yaseen Vallie, Sybrandt Engelbrecht, Bradley Barnes (w/k), Aviwe Mgijima, Brendan Young, Johannes Bothma, Mondli Mahlombe and Nathan Swartz.
Gauteng: Stephen Cook, Dominic Hendricks, Devon Conway, Grant Mokoena, Shane Burger, Sizwe Masondo (w/k), Richard das Neves (captain), Shaheen Khan, Graham Hume, Eddie Leie and Junior Dala.
The Western Province First Class Provincial team will play Gauteng in the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Provincial Three Day match from Thursday, 21 February - Saturday 23 February 2013 at New Wanderers Stadium. This match will be followed by a CSA Provincial T20 match between the two teams at the same venue on Sunday, 24 February 2013.
Matthew Kleinveldt (Capt), Sharn Gomes, Mohammad Yaseen Vallie, Michael Pote, Sybrandt Engelbrecht, Bradley Barnes (w/k), Aviwe Mgijima, Mondli Mahlombe, Travis Muller, Johan Bothma, Nathan Swartz, Brendon Young, Francoi Plaatjies, Siyabulela Simetu and Faiek Davids (coach)
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Following the rain affected Three Day Provincial match between WP and Northerns in Pretoria, the rain continued to frustrate the teams when the first Cricket South Africa (CSA) Provincial Pro20 match for the season was also affected by the rain halfway through the match.
WP won the toss and elected to bowl first under overcast conditions. Brendan Young, Sybrandt Engelbrecht and Siya Simetu all took two wickets apiece to reduce the hosts to 104 runs in their allotted 20 overs.
WP’s innings were reduced to 15 overs due to rain and the revised target was 85 runs. The team had shaky start when they lost to quick wickets of Matthew Kleinveldt and GF Linde in the first two overs of their innings, however it did not take too long for the rain to pour down again forcing the match to be called off by the umpires at only 3.1 overs bowled.
WP will travel to Free State for their next fixture.
WP: Matthew Kleinveldt, George Linde, Kyle Schreuder, Sybrandt Engelbrecht, Dale Campbell, Bradley Barnes, Brendan Young, Siya Simetu, Mondli Mahlombe, Johan Bothma and Nathan Swartz.
EP: Lerato Kgoatle, Francois le Clus, Cobus Pienaar, Graem van Buuren, Shershan Naidoo, Heinrich Klaasen, Jeandre Jumat, Eden Links, Thomas Kaber, Eldred Hawken and Tumi Masekela.