Suné Luus and Delmi Tucker were stars with both bat and ball, leading Northerns to a 40-run victory against rivals Gauteng in their first T20 match of Day Three at the Cricket SA National Girls Under-19 Week in Kimberley on Monday.
Northerns won the toss and batted first where Tucker was unbeaten for 15* and Luus scored 19 to post 139/9. Both players returned to star with the ball with Luus taking three wickets for just five runs and Tucker 3/14 to win the match.
South Western Districts (SWD) beat Limpopo by 46 runs when Bernadine Bezhuidenhout scored 61 off 63 balls to get her toss winning side to 112/2. Limpopo could not reply in kind with their highest run scorer, Jessica McMurtie managing 10 (32). They were bowled out for 66 with Michaela Andrews taking 2/11.
In a twist no one was expecting, Kei beat Griqualand West (Griquas) by eight runs while Border beat Free State by nine wickets.
In round two, Gauteng suffered their second loss of the day when they faced Boland. Gauteng won the toss and chose to bat first, posting 80/7 with Savanna Cordes top scoring with 33 runs. Boland’s Stacy Lackay did well to get an unbeaten 37 from 34 runs to get her team their four-wicket victory.
Border claimed their second win when they beat KwaZulu-Natal Inland by eight wickets. Zintle Mpupha took three wickets for 13 and contributed 30 unbeaten runs to help her side to victory.
Griquas suffered another setback when they were beaten by a mammoth 119 runs, when they faced a determined KwaZulu-Natal squad. Griquas won the toss and chose to bowl first. Mishel Jeena and Caitlin Dowes were both unbeaten for 76 and 48 respectively, posting 152/1 at the end of their 20 overs.
Griquas could not retaliate and were losing wickets too quickly to recover. They were bundled out for 33 runs with Emma Pennefather taking 3/9 and Jody Lane conceding no runs for two wickets.
Days four and five are the 50 over games and they promise to bring out the strength of some teams, while others will have to dig down deep to secure their mark in this format.
Round 2 Match summaries at the CSA Girls Under-19 National Week, Kimberley:
Gauteng vs BolandGauteng won toss, chose to bat Gauteng 80/7 Savanna Cordes 33, R. Searle 27 (Amy Walker 2/14, Maud-Mari Wagner 2/15) Boland 84/6 Stacy Lackay 37* (Jessica Perreira 2/19, Chene Bester 2/21) Boland won by 4 wickets
Border vs KwaZulu-Natal InlandBorder won toss, chose to bowl KZNI 86/8 Natasha Botha 19, Chene Steenkamp 17 (Zintle Mpupha 3/13, Eloise Webb 2/12) Border 89/2 Anneke Bosche 42*, Zintle Mpuphu 30* (Tanya Cronje 2/10) Border won by 8 wickets
Easterns vs KeiEasterns won the toss, chose to bowl Kei 59/9 Yonela Ndongeni 15 (Shannon Henderson 3/8, Naomi van Wyk 3/18) Easterns 61/4 Naomi van Wyk 23* (Ndileka Silo 1/13, Onele Magwentshu 1/13) Easterns won by 6 wickets
Eastern Province vs Free StateFree State won toss, chose to bowl Eastern Province 110/7 Marilize Erasmus 14, Kyla Pretorius 11 (Izel Cilliers 2/20, Simone Tol 2/23) Free State 60/5 Izel Cilliers 27* (Chene Arnolds 2/13) Eastern Province won by 50 runs
Griqualand West vs KwaZulu-NatalGriqualand West won toss, chose to bowl KZN 152/1 Mishel Jeena 76*, Caitlin Dowes 48* Griqualand West 33/10 Genevive Swartz 12 (Emma Pennefather 3/9, Jody Lane 2/0, Kemisha Moodley 2/5) KZN won by 119 runs
Mpumalanga vs LimpopoLimpopo won toss, chose to bat Limpopo 120/5 Bronwyn Sumption 62* (Nadia Nel 2/10, Katherine Joss 2/27) Mpumalanga 121/5 Zané van der Merwe 44, Sandisile Madonsela 19 (Mancha Mankoe 2/12, Richelle Lambert 2/18) Mpumalanga won by 5 wickets
Northerns vs Western ProvinceNortherns won toss, chose to bat Northerns 118/6 Anrie Steyn 38 (Ashton Heldsinger 3/16) Western Province 107/5 Ashleigh Knoetze 45, Ashton Heldsinger 19* (Suné Luus 2/18) Northerns won by 11 runs
South Western Districts vs North WestNorth West won toss, chose to bat North West 34/10 Michelle Janse van Vuuren 9 (Jilian Carelse 3/2, Michaela Andrews 3/13, Monique Booysen 2/7) SWD 35/1 Bernadine Bezhuidenhout 18 SWD won by 9 wickets
Round 1 Match summaries at the CSA Girls Under-19 National Week, Kimberley:
Western Province vs BolandBoland won toss, chose to bat Boland 96/3 Stacy Lackay 34, Bianca Booysens 30* (Ashton Heldsinger 2/11) WP 61/9 Richa van Eck 24 (Nicole La Fleur 3/13) Boland won by 35 runs
Easterns vs North WestNW won the toss, chose to bat NW 114/7 Rose Russel 46, Innerie Jacobs 23 (Zante Steyn 2/15, Thato Kope 2/28) Easterns 71/7 Kirsten Odine 18 Easterns won by 3 wickets
Eastern Province vs KwaZulu-NatalEP won the toss, chose to bowl KZN 62/10 Caitlin Downes 13 (Tiffany Wiltshire 3/7, Kayla Pretorius 2/10) Easterns 63/3 C Carstens 19*, Keylynne Fick 15* EP won by 7 wickets
Free State vs BorderBorder won toss, chose to bowl Free State 18/10 Wania Carelse 4/5, Nobulumko Baneti (2/8) Border 19/1 Siphokazi Nazo 12, Zintle Mpupha 6 Border won by 9 wickets
Griqualand West vs KeiGriquas won the toss, chose to bowl Kei 65/3 Yonela Ndongeni 12* Griquas 57/10 Ndileka Silo 2/1, Yonela Ndongeni 2/13 Kei won by 8 runs
Mpumalanga vs KwaZulu-Natal InlandMpumalanga won toss, chose to bowl KZNI 105/9 Natasha Botha 37 (Nadia Nel 3/32, Rialda Jacobs 2/15) Mpumalanga 74/4 Arishma Maghoo 2/18 KZNI won by 27 runs
Northerns vs GautengNortherns won toss, chose to bat Northerns 139/9 Suné Luus 19, Delmi Tucker 15* (Jessica Perreira 3/11, Chene Bester 2/32) Gauteng 69/10 Luus 3/5, Tucker 3/14 Northerns won by 40 runs
South Western Districts vs LimpopoSWD won toss, chose to bat SWD 112/2 Bernadine Bezhuidenhout 61 Limpopo 66/10 Michaela Andrews 2/11 SWD won by 46 runs