The Momentum Proteas wrapped up an important phase of their preparation for next week’s hugely anticipated once off Test match against England with a drawn three-day, warm-up encounter with the England ‘A’ side at the Arundel Cricket Club in West Sussex on Thursday, 23 June 2022.
South African captain, Suné Luus contributed with a measured 50 not out off 100 deliveries, including six boundaries to help usher her side to a 350-run second innings lead after the Proteas Women declared on 325 / 9 in addition to their 301 all out from their first outing with the bat.
In response, the English outfit ended the final day’s play on 123 / 3 after 36 overs, still 227 runs behind their target, with Eve Jones raising her bat for a 98-ball 59 (7 fours), after having declared their first innings on 276 / 9 in order to provide their guests with the maximum match preparation.
To kickstart proceedings on Day 3, batters Andrie Steyn (63) and Lizelle Lee (36) only managed to add 13 and eight runs respectively to their overnight scores before they both fell in quick succession in the first session, bringing an end to their 73-run stand. Although Marizanne Kapp entered the fray in destructive fashion, racing to a 28-ball 34 that involved six fours, England ‘A’ managed to continue taking wickets, removing Kapp and Anneke Bosch (3) which helped introduce Luus and Nadine de Klerk (43) to the crease.
The pair went onto add 56 runs for the seventh wicket before Luus combined well with Sinalo Jafta (20) to take South Africa past the 300-run mark before declaring with one wicket in hand. Needing 350 runs to win, England began their second innings in impressive fashion as Jones and Ella McCaughan recorded a 91-run partnership for the opening wicket before Luus (1 / 23) made the allimportant breakthrough as she had McCaughan caught by Laura Wolvaardt for 46.
Following the fall of the opener, Nonkululeko Mlaba’s left-arm spin (2 / 33) picked up the final two wickets to fall in the match before both captains shook hands on the result, bringing an end to an enthralling three days of cricket.
Warm-Up Test – South Africa vs England ‘A’ – Match Drawn
South Africa: 301 all out (L. Wolvaardt 101 (148), L. Goodall 51 (103); S. Glenn 5 / 47)
England ‘A’: 276 / 9 dec after 78 overs (G. Elwiss 100* (122), M. Villiers 42 (73), A. Bosch 3 / 17, T. Sekhukhune 2 / 27 South Africa: 325 / 9 dec after 89 overs (A. Steyn 63 (144), S. Luus 50* (100); G. Potts 3 / 41, S. Glenn 3 / 61) England ‘A’: 123 / 3 after 36 overs (E. Jones 59 (112), E. McCaughan 46 (81); N. Mlaba 2 / 33, S. Luus 1 / 23
Momentum Proteas Squad for England Tour – Test & ODIs:
Anneke Bosch (Senwes Dragons)
Trisha Chetty (Hollywoodbets KZN Coastal)
Nadine de Klerk (Six Gun Grill Western Province)
Lara Goodall (Six Gun Grill Western Province)
Shabnim Ismail (Hollywoodbets KZN Coastal)
Sinalo Jafta (Six Gun Grill Western Province)
Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province)
Ayabonga Khaka (Imperial Lions)
Lizelle Lee (Senwes Dragons)
Suné Luus (Titans Ladies)
Nonkululeko Mlaba (Hollywoodbets KZN Coastal)
Tumi Sekhukhune (Imperial Lions)
Andrie Steyn (Six Gun Grill Western Province)
Chloé Tryon (Hollywoodbets KZN Coastal)
Laura Wolvaardt (Six Gun Grill Western Province)
Momentum Proteas Tour to England Itinerary:
Warm-Up Match – Tuesday, 21 June – Thursday, 23 June @ 11h00 local time – Three-Day – South Africa vs England A (Arundel CC, Arundel)
Only Test – Monday, 27 June – Thursday June 30 @ 11h00 local time – Once-off Test – England vs South Africa (Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton)
Warm-Up Matches – Monday, 04 July @ 14h00 local time – T20 – South Africa vs England A (Cheltenham CC, Cheltenham)
Thursday, 07 July @ 11h00 local time – 50-over – South Africa vs England A (Cheltenham CC, Cheltenham)
One-Day International Series – Monday, 11 July @ 14h00 local time – 1st ODI – England vs South Africa (The County Ground, Northampton)
Friday, 15 July @ 14h00 local time – 2nd ODI – England vs South Africa (Bristol County Ground, Bristol)
Monday, 18 July @ 14h00 local time – 3rd ODI – England vs South Africa (The Uptonsteel County Ground, Leicester)
T20 Series – Thursday, 21 July @ 19h00 local time – 1st T20 – England vs South Africa (The Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford)
Saturday, 23 July @ 14h30 local time – 2nd T20 – England vs South Africa (Blackfinch New Road, Worcester)
Monday, 25 July @ 18h30 local time – 3rd T20 – England vs South Africa (The Incora County Ground, Derby)
Photo 1 Caption: The Momentum Proteas wrapped up an important phase of their preparation for next week’s hugely anticipated once off Test match against England with a drawn three-day, warm-up encounter with the England ‘A’ side at the Arundel Cricket Club in West Sussex on Thursday, 23 June 2022. Photo: Suné Luus (Instagram)
With editing by gsport