The 3-Day match between JAG WP and Boland is taking place at Northerns Goodwood Cricket Club. JAG WP won the toss and elected to bat first.
After shaky start when the first 2 wickets Ali Gray (1) and Matthew Kleinveldt (14) fell in just 12 overs. It was Mujahid Behardien and Qaasim Adams who came to the rescue for JAG WP building a strong partnership of 56 runs in 16 overs with Boland spinner Raubenheimer eventually dismissing Behardien for 25 runs.
Qaasim Adams was the star batter for the first day when he scored his Maiden First Class Century off 170 balls. The century comes in after 10 games of his First Class Career since 2007 and now Averages 47.14 and is the player with the highest average in his team thus far. Adams came in to bat at No. 4 and was the last wicket to fall for JAG WP scoring 132 runs in 185 balls (11 fours and 4 sixes). He was assisted by teammates Behardien and Schreuder who scored 25 and 22 respectively.
JAG WP fell six runs short to 250 when they were dismissed all out for 244 runs in 70.3 overs. Boland’s Leg Break spinner Carl Raubenheimer bolwed well to reduce JAG WP’s first innings’ score when he took his fifth Five-for of his cricketing career. He took 5 wickets for 84 runs off 21 overs.
JAG WP fast bolwer Johannes Bothma bowled well towards the end of the Day’s Play taking 2 wickets for 17 in 8 overs. Debutant Anees Davids also got his first First Class wicket dismissing Boland’s key batsman Emile Kriek for 2. Boland are currently on 94/4 in 29 overs with Imran Nackerdien (41*) and night watchman Petrus Jeftha (0*). Boland still trail by 150 runs with 6 wickets remaining in the first innings.