TNL Sees Jaguars vs the Stings and Fireballs vs Crinums in Thrilling Monday Semi-Finals

Thrilling 2024 Telkom Netball League Division A semi-final clashes await eager fans on Monday, as the Jaguars face off against the Stings, and the Fireballs battle it out with the Crinums with the annual crown on the line. All Photos: Netball South Africa

Throughout the season of 3 intense power-weeks, fans were treated to a thrilling display of skill and determination The 2024 Telkom Netball League’s round-robin stages came to an exhilarating close at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, on Sunday evening, 16 June, 2024.

While teams put in their best efforts in every game, they will now rely on the lessons learnt during the past two power weeks as the stakes are higher.

Four standout teams from Divisions A and B have secured their spots in the semi-finals.  All eyes are now eagerly fixed on the Ellis Park Arena, where the semi-final action will kick off today.

Fans are encouraged to get ready for thrilling Division A semi-final clashes Monday, as the Jaguars face off against the Stings, and the Fireballs battle it out with the Crinums.

To start the day, the first Division B semi-final match will see the Comets take on the Sunbirds. Zandile Njeza and her charges have been impressive this season, recording 14 wins while suffering only one loss to the KD Stars (during the first Power Week), and they recently won their match against the KZN team, levelling matters.

The Comets beat the Lillies 41-37, and the Limpopo side were the first team to go home. Nthabiseng Mothusi’s side bow out of this year’s tournament ending things off on a high. 

They however leave the competition having finished things off in 9th place, regardless of putting up a good fight and finishing off strong. The Lillies go back home with a single point.

The Sunbirds go into the semis as the underdogs against the Comets after losing to the debutants Tshukudu yesterday. Faith Motau’s team will need a solid plan to beat the Comets and progress further in the competition.

The second semi-final will be a battle between KD Stars and the Tornados. Coach Precious Mthembu is determined to lead the team back to the A division. Aphiwe Thusini has proven herself as the team’s key player in the shooting circle. The defensive duo of Mpanza and Ntshangase has shown unwavering determination and skill on the court.

The Western Cape team, coached by Adele Zeelie, performed well in their final match against the KD Queens. They have a strong squad of 12 players providing Zeelie with many options for substitutions. This team aims to be a strong contender in the second division.

All matches must have a conclusive result starting on Monday and, in the event of a draw, extra time will be played.

Knockout Fixtures on Day 21 of the Telkom Netball League at Ellis Park Arena in the City of Johannesburg on Monday, 17 June, 2024

10:00 Division B 7th/8th Position Playoffs – Queens vs Diamonds
12:00 Division B Semi-Final 1 – Comets vs Sunbirds
14:00 Division B Semi-Final 2 – KD Stars vs Tornados
16:00 Division A Semi-Final 1 – Jaguars vs Stings
18:00 Division A Semi-Final 2 – Fireballs vs Crinums

Day 1 Results on Friday, 26 April, 2024 

Kingdom Stars 53 – 42 Tshukudu
Kingdom Queens 32 – 37 Sunbirds
Tornados 46 – 34 Lilies
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

Day 10 Results on Sunday, 5 May 2024 (End of Power Week 1)

08:00 Lilies 44 – 49 KD Queens
10:00 EC Comets 51 – 43 Sonoblomo
12:00 Diamonds 36 – 55 KD Stars
14:00 Tshukudu 46 – 62 Tornados

Day 11 Results on Friday, 31 June, 2024 (Power Week 2 Begins)

EC Comets 48 – 44 KD Stars
Jaguars 78 – 44 Baobabs
Tornados 56 – 35 Lilies
Crinums 53 – 43 Aloes
Fireballs 58 – 43 Flames

Day 12 Results on Saturday, 1 June, 2024

Diamonds 47 – 51 Comets
Sonoblomo 41 – 42 Sunbirds
Flames 52 – 54 Aloes
KD Queens 39 – 45 Tshukudu
Fireballs 51 – 53 Jaguars
Crinums 51 – 43 Stings

Day 13 Results on Sunday, 2 June, 2024

Sonoblomo 40 – 38 Lilies
EC Comets 47 – 33 KD Queens
Tshukudu 49 – 50 KD Stars
Sunbirds 54 – 48 Diamonds
Stings 74 – 36 Baobabs
Aloes 41 – 59 Jaguars

Day 14 Results on Monday, 3 June, 2024

KD Queens 54 – 47 Diamonds
Sunbirds 46 – 51 Comets
Tshukudu 57 – 38 Sonoblomo
KD Stars 41 – 37 Tornados
Stings 46 – 38 Flames
Baobabs 25 – 65 Crinums

Day 15 Results on Tuesday, 4 June, 2024

Lilies 28 – 47 KD Stars
Tornados 50 – 41 Tshukudu
Sonoblomo 38 – 40 Comets
Jaguars 59 – 41 Flames
Aloes 41 – 65 Fireballs

Day 16 Results on Wednesday, 5 June, 2024 (End of Power Week 2)

Tornados 50 – 40 Diamonds
Tshukudu 49 – 43 Lilies
KD Stars 53 – 43 Sonoblomo
Aloes 49 – 60 Stings
KD Queens 43 – 58 Sunbirds
Baobabs 43 – 52 Flames

Day 17 Results on Thursday, 13 June, 2024 (Power Week 3 Begins)

Sonoblomo 54 – 35 KD Queens
Lilies 53 – 58 Diamonds
Comets 52 – 39 Tornados
KD Stars 54 – 31 Sunbirds
Stings 46 – 66 Jaguars
Fireballs 49 – 47 Crinums

Day 18 Results on Friday, 14 June, 2024

KD Queens 42-42 Lilies
Tshukudu 44-45 Comets
Diamonds 47-53 Sonoblomo
Sunbirds 40-62 Tornados
Crinums 54-33 Flames
Baobabs 31-72 Fireballs

Day 19 Results on Saturday, 15 June, 2024

Lilies 43 – 50 Sunbirds
Sonoblomo 49 – 52 Tornados
Diamonds 53 – 46 Tshukudu
KD Queens 38 – 40 KD Stars
Jaguars 39 – 37 Crinums
Stings 49 – 57 Fireballs

Day 20 Results on Sunday, 16 June, 2024 (End of Power Week 3)

Sunbirds 34-55 Tshukudu
Comets 41-37 Lillies
KD Stars 47-33 Diamonds
KD Queens 40-55 Tornados
Baobabs 53-62 Aloes


Original Copy: Netball SA, with editing by gsport

Photo Caption: Thrilling 2024 Telkom Netball League Division A semi-final clashes await eager fans on Monday, as the Jaguars face off against the Stings, and the Fireballs battle it out with the Crinums with the annual crown on the line. All Photos: Netball South Africa

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