The final day of the Cricket South Africa U19 Girl’s tournament concluded on a high as teams played for pride and honour in the T20 format on Monday, 20 December 2021, in Paarl.
The two unbeaten provinces in the competition – Western Province and Gauteng – went head to head in a much-anticipated match to start off the day’s proceedings.
Province won the toss and elected to bat as they posted a total of 106/6. Jemma Botha scored 13 (29 deliveries) and Anri Grobbelaar top scored with 22 (41 deliveries). Emily Basel and Malikah Hamza took two wickets each for Gauteng.
Demica Zaayman top scored for Gauteng with 27 (32 deliveries) with three fours in her stance at the crease, but it was not to be for the Gauteng side as they reached 94/9 in their innings. Caitlin Wyngaard and Kayla Reyneke picked up two wickets each, which assisted Western Province to beat Gauteng by 12 runs and retain their unbeaten streak in the tournament.
North West Join Gauteng as Log Leaders
North West beat Free State by 75 runs, to ensure that they finished on six wins from seven matches in the tournament. North West set a target of 124/9, with Elandri Janse van Rensburg yet again shinning with the bat scoring 62 (39 deliveries) hitting six fours and three sixes. Anneme Janse van Rensburg was the pick of the bowlers for Free State, picking up three wickets. Free State were bowled out for 49 in 14.1 overs. Humairah Ebrahim took a magnificent five wicket haul for North West.
Easterns beat Kei by five wickets. Kei were bowled out for 69 with Madison Landsman taking four wickets for Easterns. Landsman has been the cricketer to watch this tournament as she has been brilliant with both bat and ball.
Easterns scored 72/5 in 11.5 overs. Landsman top scored with 36 (22 deliveries) hitting five fours as she helped steer her team to victory. Sive Silo and Mihlali Langa picked up two wickets each for Kei.
Border beat SWD by 9 wickets in their match which saw Siyolise Fawule and Liyema Jubati take three wickets each as they bowled out SWD for 47. Border reached the target of 48 in eight overs.
Alexandra Candler top scored with a brilliant 77 (59 deliveries) hitting eleven fours but it was not enough as KZN Inland fell short by 5 runs to hand Northerns their final win of the tournament.
Cricket SA U19 Girls Day 5 Results on Monday, 20 December 2021:
Western Province vs Gauteng:
Western Province 106/6
Jemma Botha 13 (29); Anri Grobbelaar 22 (41)
Emily Basel 2–25; Malikah Hamza 2-14
Demica Zaayman 27 (32) 3×4; Kayla Abbott 17 (30) 2×4
Caitlin Wyngaard 2-11; Kayla Reyneke 2-12
Western Province won by 12 runs
Western Provincial Invitational vs Northern Cape:
Northern Cape 97/6
Lahwien Alben 13 (35); Luane Schoeman 21 (34)
Leshay Walker 2-6
Western Province Invitational 65/10
Tayla Grisdale 15 (13)
Maxine Alexander 3-10; Lorika Kruger 2-18
Northern Cape won by 32 runs
Easterns vs Kei:
Khonolwakhe Mangala 23 (41)
Madison Landsman 4-5
Madison Landsman 36 (22) 5×4
Sive Silo 2-20; Mihlali Langa 2-15
Easterns won by 5 wickets
Eastern Province vs Mpumalanga:
Eastern Province 101/10
Allison Kroon 37 (38) 6×4
Lalique Broxham 3-10; Wilna Chatterton 2-15
Megan Fourie 4-5; Jordan Cole 2-13
Namhla Ngxanda 2-6
Eastern Province won by 77 runs
North West vs Free State:
North West 124/9
Elandri Janse van Rensburg 63 (39) 6×4 & 3×6
Anica Swart 19 (24)
Anneme Janse van Rensburg 3-26; Erica Gates 2-17
Free State 49/10
Miane Smit 21 (28)
Humairah Ebrahim 5-9; Elandri Janse van Rensburg 2-3
North West won 75 runs
Northerns vs KZN Inland:
Dineo Tlatla 29 (33) 5×4; Kgalalelo Matsepe 26 (37)
Amogelang Muphangulu 23 (13) 4×4
Sarah Barber 3-15; Amanda Ngcobo 2-15
KZN Inland 122/7
Alexander Candler 77 (59) 11×4
Eliz-Mari Marx 3-14; Aabha Joshi 2-17
Northerns won by 5 runs
KZN Coastal vs Limpopo:
Nicole Labuschagne 14 (12) 3×4; Koketso Manyaga 11 (29)
KZN Coastal 68/3
Nonhle Nobuhle Busane 42 (34) 9×4
KZN Coastal won by 7 wickets
Border vs SWD:
Desone Albertyn 14 (35)
Siyolisa Fawule 3-5; Liyema Jabuti 3-7
Kwanga Pinini 14 (18); Sisipho Siswana 17 (24)
Border won by 9 wickets
Photo 1 Caption: While unbeaten Western Province earned top honours, North West (pictured) beat Free State by 75 runs to ensure that the team matches Gauteng with six wins in seven matches in the CSA U19 Girls Tournament on Monday, 20 December 2021, in Paarl. Photo: Supplied