Fourie On Fire for SA Emerging Women

The Cricket SA Emerging Women’s team on their way to winning the second of three T20 fixtures against the visting U19 England side, in Potchefstroom on Sunday, 13 October, 2013. Photo: Chené Bester

Yolani Fourie’s outstanding haul of five for 18 led the South Africa Emerging women to their second consecutive victory, when they took on England Under-19 Women in Potchefstroom on Sunday.

This victory gives the home side the T20 series win as they lead the series by an unassailable 2-0 margin.

(Click here to read opening match report on gsport, click here for the opening T20 scorecard at Cricinfo, click here for the second T20 scorecard at Cricinfo)

South Africa posted a modest 112/7 after winning the toss and batting first. Freya Davies, Georgia Hennessey and Grace Gibbs took two wickets each to restrict the hosts to the below par score. Fourie emerged the top run scorer with just 25 runs, with Nonkhululeko Thabethe following closely with 21.

The hosts were not going to allow the runs on the board to defeat them however, Fourie took a staggering five wickets for just 18 runs to make quick work of the visitors, and to secure her side’s victory.

England were bowled out for 101 runs. “It’s an amazing feeling to be able to help my side to the win,” Fourie said.

“This is an amazing opportunity for all of us to grow as cricketers, and we’re all taking each game like it’s our last.”

There is no time to rest however, the sides meet up for the last match on Monday at 14:00 at B Oval, at the North West PUKKE Sports Village.

 

(With editing by gsport)

 

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