Bronwyn Sumption took a total of eight wickets and scored a century to hurtle Limpopo to a colossal triumph by an innings and 182 runs against Kei in the timed cricket format of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Girls Under-19 National Week in Kimberley on Sunday.
Teams were happy to finally get some game time after day one was marred by rain, resulting in all the matches being rained out.
Limpopo batted first with Sumption (100) and Richelle Lambert (32) the two most notable batters before they declared on 225/6. Kei’s reply was not good enough as Sumption ruthlessly tore through the batting order, taking an incredible six wickets for three runs before they were bowled out for 24.
They could not avoid the follow-on where Sumption showed no mercy, adding two more wickets for just three runs. Kei were once again all out, this time for just 19 runs.
Gauteng’s Chené Bester scored 121 against KwaZulu-Natal Coastal to win the match for her side in the first innings. Kemisha Moodley of KZN took three wickets for 40, while Jessica Engelbrecht contributed with an unbeaten 33 runs before they were bowled out for 247 runs.
KZN managed 103 before they were dismissed with Carla Strydom taking an impressive 4/28.
Western Province’s Richa van Eck scored an unbeaten 109 with Ashton Heldsinger contributing 75 runs to lead their side to a 98-run victory against Easterns in a highly anticipated match.
The first full day of play has showcased a lot of talent with talent scouts impressed with some of the talent they have seen so far.
The SA under-19 squad will be announced at the end of the tournament; as a result, all of the players participating are playing their hearts out for an opportunity to receive this highest honour in a young girl’s cricket career.
A few of the teams still have a long way to go in terms of developing the game among girls in their respective provinces, but coaches and managers alike are excited about the direction girls cricket is taking in South Africa.
Summarised scorecards at the CSA Girls Under-19 National Week, Kimberley :
Eastern Province 1st Innings 106 all out M de Ridder 47, (M Andrews 5/16). South Western Districts 1st Innings 183/6 dec M Booysen 63*, B Bezuidenhout 50 (L Booysen 2/24, M Erasmus 2/49) Eastern Province 2nd Innings 61/5 (all out) M de Ridder 33 (M Andrews 3/10) SWD won by an innings and 16 runs
Limpopo 1st Innings 225/6 dec B Sumption 100, R Lambert 31 (N Silo 2/20) Kei 1st Innings 24 all out Y Ndongeni 9 (B Sumption 6/3) Kei 2nd Innings 19/5 (all out) Z Ndimangele 9 (Sumption 2/3) Limpopo won by an innings and 182 runs
KZN Inland 1ST Innings 119 all out A Paul 33, T Cronje 33 (I Jacobs 4/18, N Mochongoane 3/18) North West 1st Innings 60 all out E Theunissen 17*, I Jacobs 12 (A Moola 2/4, P Molefe 2/6) KZN Inland 2nd Innings 37/0 dec C Steenkamp 22* North West 26/5 (all out) R Russel 19 (A Magoo 1/0) KZN Inland won by 70 runs
Boland 1st Innings 52 all out S Klein 25, (K Swanepoel 3/2, A Steyn 2/11) Northerns 1st Innings 144/3 dec S Luus 44, S Veer 31 (A Walker 2/23) Boland 2nd Innings 20/5 (all out) A Walker 6 (A Steyn 3/9) Northerns won by an innings and 72 runs
Western Province 1st Innings 207/3 dec R van Eck 109*, A Heldsinger 75 (O Kirsten 1/41, K Winter 1/41) Easterns 1st Innings 94 all out K Winters 27* (C Steenkamp 6/20) Western Province 2nd Innings 34/1 dec A Knoetze 20* (O Kirsten 1/9) Easterns 2nd Innings 49/5 (all out) O Kirsten 20* (S Naidoo 2/10) Western Province won by 98 runs
Mpumalanga 1st Innings 117 all out M van der Spuy 19 (S Toil 6/10) Free State 1st Innings 21 all out L Photane 4 (R Jacobs 4/6, M van der Spuy 2/8) Mpumalanga 2nd Innings 47/3 dec L Tlaka 13 (J Thulo 2/2) Free State 2nd Innings 27/5 (all out) S Tol 15 (R Jacobs 2/0) Mpumalanga won by 112 runs
Griqualand West 1st Innings 55 all out L van Biljon 15 (Z Mpupha 4/20, A Bosch 2/7) Border 1st Innings 123/4 dec A Bosch 51*, S Jafta 23 (Z van Zyl 2/24) Griqualand West 2nd Innings 13/5 (all out) L van Biljon 8 (A Bosch 3/2) Border won by an innings and 55 runs
Gauteng 1st Innings 247 all out C Bester 121, J Engelbrecht 33* (K Moodley 3/40, B Payne 2/51) KZN Coastal 1st Innings 103 all out H Bevis 25, M Jeeno 23 (C Strydom 4/28) Gauteng 2nd Innings 33/1 dec C Bester 23 (S Umichand 1/11) KZN Coastal 2nd Innings 63/4 C Downnes 42 (C Strydom 3/32) Gauteng won in first innings