This weekend sees the final action of the year for most teams in Cricket South Africa’s Women’s Inter-Provincial tournament, with only Mpumalanga and KwaZulu Natal Inland meeting next Saturday in Witbank.
In the Coastal Challenge, South Western Districts are at home to Boland and Western Province, and will look to compound their early league form against this year’s early toughest competition, with two wins in two against Free State and Griqualand West.
Bottom-of-the-log Border will hope to improve fortunes in Saturday’s challenge against Griqualand West, who are without a win in three matches and only ahead on run-rate, followed by their weekend closer in Bloemfontein against a hot-and-cold Free State.
In the tournament’s Inland League, log leaders KwaZulu Natal will hope to avenge their routing at the hands of Gauteng two weekends ago against Mpumalanga in Witbank on Saturday.
Northerns have two in the bag after wins over KZN Inland and Limpopo, and their Saturday match against North West in Potchefstroom place the winning team in a commanding position on the league log, with none of Gauteng, KZN Inland, Northerns or North West managing to stay with KwaZulu Natal.
The Inland League’s Sunday match is between Northerns and Gauteng in Joburg, and a win for Northerns against North West on Saturday will increase the pressure on Gauteng to stay in the top half of the leader board.
Saturday, 18 November 2006
SWD vs Boland (Oudshoorn)
Griqualand West vs Border (Kimberley)
North West vs Northerns (Potchefstroom)
Mpumalanga vs KwaZulu Natal (Witbank)
Sunday, 19 November 2006
SWD vs Sekunjalo Western Province (Oudtshoorn)
Free State vs Border (Bloemfontein)
Gauteng vs Northerns (Johannesburg)