Neo Molefe’s Massive 175 Sees Lions Roar on Day One of the CSA Girls U16 Week

Neo Molefe‘s unstoppable form at the crease paved the way for the Gauteng Lions‘ massive 363-run victory over the Garden Route Badgers on the first day of the CSA U16 Girls Week. Photo: Screengrab of Supersport Schools match recording

Neo Molefe‘s unstoppable form at the crease paved the way for the Gauteng Lions‘ massive 363-run victory over the Garden Route Badgers on the first day of the CSA U16 Girls Week.

They, along with the KZN Coastal and Western Province, recorded big victories to open their campaign at the annual Youth Week.

Meanwhile, the battle between Boland and North West could go either way until the North West girls managed to cut the Boland innings short with only seven runs to spare.

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Molefe saw out all 50 overs as she smashed 24 boundaries in her nearly four-hour spell.She was assisted by a confident knock of 72 by Fay Cowling, who also went on to take four wickets for a loss of only three runs as they plowed through the Badgers’ batting lineup.

Lebohang Rakoena also struck four times for Free State against Limpopo.

The Western Province batters were on song on Day One, with Danielleh Hugo leading the charge to score 85 runs. Nuha Benjamin and Cara Bester both also passed the 50-run milestone, while Zintle Dzizi and Ashline Titus both found their target twice to help dismiss Mpumalanga for 55.

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Shreeya Subbia recorded the astounding bowling figures of 4/5 in KwaZulu-Natal‘s romp over Kei, and her teammates Riankah Rameshwur and Aleah Govender combined superbly to leave their batters an easy target by dismissing the remaining six Kei girls in no time.

Despite the accuracy of Melissa van der Merwe and the rest of the Boland bowlers, the North West girls responded in kind, protecting their low total for a thrilling win on their first outing.

Puseletso Sekhute struck down four Boland batters, conceding only two runs. Her brilliant performance alone still might not have been enough though, were it not for the excellent support she received from Tebogo Moate (3/8) and Lesedi Loate (2/20). 

The hosts came up 39 runs short against Northern Cape on the first day. Remoneilwa Gabobonwe ran the show for her team, snaring six KZN Inland wickets to help her side to a positive start to the week’s action.

Summarised Scorecards of Day 1 of Cricket SA’s U16 Girls’ Week

Gauteng Lions 427/6 (Neo Molefe 175*, Extras 78, Fay Cowling 72, Keabetwe Hlake 36, Callia Bennette 21; Inam Sigede 2/37)

Garden Route Badgers 64 (Felicia Prins 27; FayCowling 4/3, Jenna-LeeLubbe 2/4, Leani Swanepoel 2/13)

Gauteng Lions won by 363 runs

Border 44 (Extras 14, Asemahle Nyoka 11; Shreeya Subbiah 4/5, Riankah Rameshwur 3/3, Aleah Govender 3/16)

KwaZulu-Natal 46/1 (Shreeya Subbiah 20*; Lathitha Swartbooi 1/12)

KwaZulu-Natal won by nine wickets

Free State 215 (Extras 65, Bokamosho Motsabi 34, Leoze Lottering 29, Nonceba Valashiya 27; Robson 2/13, Malokwane Shika 2/20, Thato Maseka 2/35, Respect Mabasa 2/44)

Limpopo 102 (Extras 45, Tlhompo Tjia 29; Lebohang Rakoena 4/28, Bokamosho Motsabi 3/7, Zanelle Carelsen 2/8)

Free State won by 113 runs

Western Province 358/8 (Danielleh Hugo 85, Nuha Benjamin 74, Cara Bester 68, Extras 55, Miya Lalor 36, Ashline Titus 24*; Charmaine Shongwe 2/82)

Mpumalanga 55 (Extras 17, Thato Ngwenya 15; Zintle Dzizi 2/11, Ashline Titus 2/21)

Western Province won by 303 runs

Kei 106 (Extras 44, Enkosi Mditswa 27; Palesa Mokheseng 3/23, Mohau Phasha 2/11, Monique Vinson 2/17)

Titans 109/4 (Extras 29, Ymke Handford 26; Qhawe Tenjwa 2/21)

Titans won by six wickets

North West 78 (Ayanda Mosothoana 27, Extras 23; Melissa van der Merwe 3/9, Kezia Jordaan 2/9, Janel Steenkamp 2/20)

Boland 71 (Tayman Muggels 31; Puseletso Sekhute 4/2, Tebogo Moate 3/8, Lesedi Loate 2/20)

North West won by seven runs

Northern Cape 146 (Extras 43, Keziah Adams 31; Slindile Mamba 2/12, Minenhle Mkhize 2/19, Mia van der Merwe 2/19, Nothando Khumalo 2/26)

KwaZulu-Natal Inland 107 (Tana Sinclair 38, Extras 36; Remoneilwa Gabobonwe 6/30, Shauneeq Stewart 2/23)

Northern Cape won by 39 runs


Original Copy: Willem Louw for SuperSport Schools 

Photo Caption: Neo Molefe‘s unstoppable form at the crease paved the way for the Gauteng Lions‘ massive 363-run victory over the Garden Route Badgers on the first day of the CSA U16 Girls Week. Photo: Screengrab of Supersport Schools match recording

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