SA Crush Dutch in 2nd Warm-Up

by | Feb 16, 2008

The South African Women’s Cricket Team is all smiles in Stellenbosch, as they await the start of the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifiers, starting in Stellenbosch on Monday. Picture: Ilse Langhout

The South African Women’s Cricket Team is all smiles in Stellenbosch, as they await the start of the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifiers, starting in Stellenbosch on Monday. Picture: Ilse Langhout

South Africa
won the toss and decided to bat in their second ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier
warm-up match in Stellenbosch on Friday, and three solid partnerships put the
home team well on their way to securing a comprehensive 144-run win over Pool A
contenders, the Netherlands.


Daleen
Terblanche (43 runs) opened the South African innings with Olivia Anderson (58 in
111 balls), and when Terblanche lost her wicket, the two openers had posted a
first-wicket partnership of 58 to welcome captain Cri-Zelda Brits to the
middle.

The skipper was
in belligerent mood, her 80 runs requiring only 87 balls, and in combination
with the more subdued Anderson, the two added a further 93 runs for the
second wicket, before the Dutch team struck, removing Anderson.

Coming in at
no. 4, Claire Terblanche (30* in 43 balls) adding another 65 runs to the total with her captain before
the Netherlands dismissed Brits for their final wicket of the match. Susanna
Benade (25 not-out) and Terblanche finished off the batting innings for a total
of 253 for three in their 50 overs.

In reply, the
Netherlands
had no answer to the disciplined bowling of the South Africans attack spearheaded
by Alicia Smith and Dinesha Devnarain, losing wickets regularly as they
crumbled to 109 all-out.

Middle-order
batswoman, Annemarie Tanke was the mainstay of the Dutch team with a personal
best of 51, and Helmien Rambaldo contributed with a steady 26 in 72 balls, but
it was Alicia Smith’s day as she finished with commendable
figures of 4/13 in 5.4 overs, and Devnarain took 3/13.

Brits was
satisfied with her team’s performance. "I think it is a good sign because we
batted and fielded properly. It was also nice to be in the middle and got some
runs under our belts.

"We still
have two more days to sharpen our skills before the tournament proper starts,
but we are overall chuffed with today’s performance."

The South
African Women will open their ICC World Cup qualifier against Bermuda
at the Stellenbosch University 2 Cricket Ground on Monday. For further
information and statistics, visit the Qualifier page at the official ICC
website
.


Abbreviated scores:
South Africa Women: 253/3 (50 overs)
Cri-Zelda
Brits 80
Daleen
Terblanche 34
Olivia
Anderson 51
Claire
Terblanche 30*
Susanna
Benade 25*
Netherlands Women: 109 all out (45.4 overs)
Annemarie
Tanke 51
Helmien
Rambaldo 26
Smith 4/13
Devnarain
3/13

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