Jaguars Suffer First TNL Loss as Crinums Reclaim the 2024 Log Lead

Day nine of the Telkom saw the Free State Crinums regain the top of the 2024 Telkom Netball League Division A leaderboard, after Jaguars lost to Fireballs in a highly contested match that left fans and analysts swayed.

The Free State team’s 11 points keeps them ahead of the Gauteng Fireballs, with the Gauteng Jaguars dropping to third position on the leaderboard. 

Despite a tough start with six straight defeats, the Baobabs from Limpopo aim to regroup and bounce back before the next round of matches commencing on 31 May 2024.

The Kingdom Stars maintain their first place position in the 2024 Telkom Netball League Division B with 6 victories and 12 points. The Kingdom Stars lead the Eastern Cape Comets, followed by the Free State Sonoblomo in third place.

In Division B the KwaZulu-Natal teams, went head to head in a highly anticipated match between the Kingdom Stars and the Kingdom Queens. This match however ended in favour of the Kingdom Queens securing the victory. 

“The Limpopo Lillies in last place in division B are still seeking their first win after seven matches, but redemption may be on the horizon as they face off against the Kingdom Queens this Sunday.

In Sunday’s matchups feature Division B teams going head-to-head, aiming for a shift in goal differences and overall performance as they wrap up the first leg of the Telkom Netball League 2024.

Day 10 Fixtures of the Telkom Netball League at Ellis Park Arena in the City of Johannesburg on Friday, 4 Saturday , 2024

08:00 Lilies v KD Queens
10:00 EC Comets v Sonoblomo
12:00 Diamonds v KD Stars
14:00 Tshukudu v Tornados

Day 1 Results on Friday, 26 April, 2024 

Kingdom Stars 53 – 42 Tshukudu
Kingdom Queens 32 – 37 Sunbirds
Tornados 46 – 34 Lillies
Jaguars 53 – 40 Baobabs
Comets 43 – 35 Diamonds
Fireballs 42 – 39 Flames

Day 2 Results on Saturday, 27 April, 2024 

Sunbirds 14 – 7 Sonoblomo
Tshukudu 45 – 41Lillies
Flames 43 – 48 Stings
Jaguars 68 – 37 Aloes
Tornados 37 – 41 KD Stars
Crinums 64 – 35 Baobabs

Day 3 Results on Sunday, 28 April, 2024

KD Queens 39 – 48 EC Comets
Sunbirds 47 – 45 Diamonds
Stings 47 – 49 Fireballs
Baobabs 50 – 62 Aloes
Jaguars 48 – 48 Crinums

Day 4 Results on Monday, 29 April, 2024

KD Queens 40 – 32 Diamonds
EC Comets 41 – 47 KD Stars
Sonoblomo 48 – 44 Tshukudu
Lilies 21 – 49 Sunbirds
Fireballs 33 – 44 Crinums
Stings 48 – 53 Jaguars

Day 5 Results on Tuesday, 30 April, 2024

Tornadoes 40 – 42 EC Comets
Diamonds 47 – 38 Lilies
Sonoblomo 52 – 43 KD Queens
Baobabs 31 – 70 Fireballs
KD Stars 42 – 33 Sunbirds
Flames 33 – 48 Crinums

Day 6 Results on Wednesday, 1 May, 2024

Sonoblomo 42 – 60 KD Stars
Diamonds 42 – 51 Tornadoes
KD Queens 50 – 49 Tshukudu
Baobabs 36 – 44 Flames
Lilies 34 – 44 EC Comets
Aloes 35 – 61 Stings 

Day 7 Results on Thursday, 2 May, 2024

Lilies 42 – 59 Sonoblomo
Sunbirds 45 – 44 Tshukudu
Aloes 41 – 58 Fireballs
Tornados 60 – 45 KD Queens
Crinums 44 – 37 Stings
Flames 40 – 60 Jaguars

Day 8 Results on Friday, 3 May, 2024

EC Comets 53 – 40 Sunbirds
Sonoblomo 52 – 48 Tornados
KD Stars 52 – 26 Lilies
Stings 60 – 34 Baobabs
Aloes 46 – 51 Flames
Tshukudu 56 – 45 Diamonds

Day 9 Results on Saturday, 4 May 2024

Diamonds 47-57 Sonoblomo
Tshukudu 35-49 EC Comets
KD Stars 47-49 KD Queens
Crinums 57-39 Aloes
Sunbirds 41-52 Tornados
Fireballs 53-48 Jaguars


Original Copy: Netball SA, with editing by gsport

Photo Caption: Crinums regained the TNL log top spot after beating the Aloes, while the Gauteng Jaguars suffered their first tournament loss, in the weekend’s Gauteng derby tie with the Fireballs, on Day 9 of the 2024 Telkom Netball League at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg on Saturday, 5 May, 2024. Photo: Netball South Africa

Photo 2 Caption: The tournament’s sole unbeaten team, the Free State Crinums, left nothing to chance in their 57-39 win over Aloes. Photo: Netball South Africa

Photo 3 Caption: Division B’s Kingdom Queens inflicted Saturday’s second derby upset on the KD Stars. Photo: Netball South Africa

Photo 4 Caption: The Tornados’ win brings them two points closer to the Sunbirds in Division B’s fourth place fight. Photo: Netball South Africa

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