Defending champions of the women’s provincial cricket leagues Western Province are peaking at the right time, according to captain Olivia Anderson, following their spectacular 10-wicket away win over Inland-league log-leaders Northerns at Supersport Park on Saturday, 31 March.
The final of the domestic women’s cricket season will be a repeat of last year’s Western Cape derby after provincial rivals Boland and Western Province both winning their respective semi-finals over the weekend.
Playing away under fair conditions at the University of the Western Cape, Boland once again proved the cricketing power they are, after they beat Western Province by 6 wickets to claim another bonus-point win on Sunday.
With five bonus point wins out of the six women’s provincial cricket matches played over the weekend, Boland and Northerns remain at the top of their respective Coastal and Inland Women’s Provincial leagues.
This weekend the country’s provincial women cricketers return to the ovals after a bye last weekend, and the girls will have enjoyed some well-earned rest and recreation as they approach the business end of the tournament.
In the Coastal Women’s limited overs league this weekend, KwaZulu Natal women will earn four critical points care of a withdrawn Limpopo side in the first of their two away scheduled weekend matches, a bonus before a tough visit to Pretoria on Sunday to take on top-of-the-log Northerns at home.
On Saturday, Western Province will travel to meet Griqualand West in Kimberley, and take on the Free State women on Sunday in Bloemfontein in their third last One Day match of the season.
As the national women’s cricket team continue to rebuild with a view to qualifying for the Women’s Cricket World Cup in Australia in 2009, cricket commentator, Natalie Germanos, looks back at a satisfying ODI series win against the Pakistani women’s team.
Boland captain, Sunette Loubser is in good spirits despite a dose of flu and a poor batting innings against Border.
Most people in South Africa know that the Proteas are competing against Pakistan in the Test series, five ODI’s and Friday’s Pro20. Some even have tickets to the games.
South Africa’s hopes of achieving a 5-0 white-wash of the touring Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team was dashed by weather at Sinovich Park in Pretoria on Sunday, but not before the hosts racked up another match-winning first-innings total.
South Africa women achieved a now-familiar winning margin of 101 runs against a Pakistan Women’s cricket team clearly not able to pose a threat to the home side, when the two met in the fourth of five One Day International (ODI) cricket matches in Pretoria today.