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Boshoff and Abrahams lead Boland to unbeaten day four

By Franco Oberholzer , in Cricket | Featured Cricket | News Uncategorised , at 2023-12-14 Tags:

Jacques Kallis Oval on December 11, 2023, in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Grant Pitcher/Gallo Images)

Day four of the CSA u19 Girls Week, taking place in Cape Town, saw South Africa’s top young talent battle it out in two rounds of T20 action, to see who would take on whom on the tournament’s final day.

Daneli Boshoff and Gizelle Abrahams played pivotal roles for Boland to help their side maintain its unbeaten record.

Boshoff showed immense character with the bat as she piled on the runs in both matches. She kicked off the fourth day with an exhilarating 91 runs from just 75 deliveries against the Mpumalanga Rhinos.

She then continued her superb form with another half-century – a mature knock landing her the top score in the Boland innings once again, this time with 51. Her opening partner, Gizelle Abrahams, wasn’t far behind.

She got in on the action against the Rhinos with a measured 72 runs from 75 balls as the pair batted the entire 20 overs to hurry Boland to 181 without loss.

Abrahams, then, also contributed a half-century, making 50 against Northern Cape, as the openers combined for another century stand.

Western Province also finished their day with a clean record thanks to a wonderful bowling exhibition from Caitlin van Wyngaard, who captured six wickets for 22 runs in her side’s two victories, picking up 3/11 in both games.

On the batting front, it was the consistently impressive Kayla Reyneke, who set the tone for the hosts, putting together a half-century against Free State to guide Province to a decent 113/4 in their 20 overs.

The biggest upset of the day was Kwazulu-Natal’s victory over the favourites, the Gauteng Lions. Nokulunga Shangase’s two for 18 helped restrict the Gauteng side to a disappointing 103/6. Then it was the turn of Seshnie Naidu to put the Lions’ bowlers to the sword.

Playing a mature knock, she anchored the KZN innings with 30 runs, which helped her team to a narrow but well deserved two-wicket victory.

In their second game of the day, the Coastal side expertly shrugged off the Eastern Storm’s challenge. Luyanda Nzuza starred with a committed innings that left her unbeaten on 55 when KZN secured a comfortable six-wicket victory.

An impressive Kei side appeared to have finally hit their straps as they, also, bagged two victories. Elethu Mataka led the way against the Garden Route Badgers, snaring 3/11 as the Badgers were bundled out for just 35. It was an easy run chase for Kei, who won by a comprehensive margin of nine wickets.

The second time out, Kei held on for a two-wicket win over LimpopoSgempana Elethu, with 3/13, and Yonga Rutsha, with 3/10, were pivotal in the victory.

The Titans’ pair of Janicke Janse van Rensburg and Simone Lourens got their side back to winning ways following a loss to Western Province.

Up against Eastern Province, the Titans romped to a convincing 60-run win. Janse van Rensburg batted well for an excellent 80 runs from 86 deliveries, while Lourens contributed 64 runs of her own, from just 57 balls.

Summarised Scoresheets 

Boland 181/0 (Daneli Boshoff 91*, Gizelle Abrahams 72*); Mpumalanga 79/9 (Chris-Marie Bezuidenhout 29, Sveva Moore 24; Mia-Lize van der Vyver 3/3, Siyema Stefana 2/1). Boland won by 108 runs. 

Boland 134/4 (Daneli Boshoff 51, Gizelle Abrahams 50; Boitsoko Molusi 2/10); Northern Cape 55/9 (Mothapelo Ntsayagae 18, Extras 21; Tinita van Zyl 4/12). Boland won by 79 runs.

Western Province 113/4 (Kayla Reyneke 50*, Alexia Kontopirakis 27; Boitumelo Lephaila 1/6); Free State 96/6 (Miane Smit 51; Caitlin Wyngaardt 3/11, Jemma Botha 2/19, Reneke 2/20). Western Province won by 17 runs. 

Western Province 82/10 (Lilitha Bukabuda 23; Monalisa Lefodi 3/12, Mienke de Jager 3/18); Titans 74/9 (Christelle van der Schyff 37; Caitlin van Wyngaardt 3/11). Western Province won by eight runs. 

Gauteng Lions 72/7 (Karabo Meso 36, Mia Kruger 20; Nokulunga Shongase 2/18); KwaZulu-Natal 104/8 (Seshnie Naidu 30, Extras 26; Khanyisile Nkosi 1/7). KwaZulu-Natal won by two wickets.

Eastern Storm 104/7 (Tamzyn Hartman 22, Mpumelelo Mashiloane 20; Sisanda Ngubane 3/13, Luyanda Nzuza 3/12); KwaZulu-Natal 108/4 (Luyanda Nzuza 55*, Olwethu Gaza 27; Thando Zulu 2/11). KwaZulu-Natal won by six wickets.

SWD Badgers 35/10 (Kelsey Stuurman 11; Elethu Mataka 3/11); Kei 36/1 (Siviwe Silo 12). Kei won by nine wickets. 

Limpopo 71/9 (Meghan-Lee Mans 28; Yonga Rutsha 3/10, Sgempana Elethu 3/13); Kei 72/8 (Nontokoza Mchiza 18; Shelfa Mukhari 4/15). Kei won by two wickets.

Other Results 

North West 72/7 (Deidre van Rensburg 32; Tokologo Motsepe 2/11, Khanyisile Nkosi 2/6); Gauteng Lions 73/2 (Karabo Meso 24, Lethabo Bidli 20; Tsegofatso Thomas 1/5). Gauteng Lions won by eight wickets.

Titans 179/2 (Janicke Janse van Rensburg 80, Simone Lourens 64; Lana von Hagen 1/20); Eastern Province 119/8 (Iman Bonnasse 23, Megan Fourie 23, Sesona Jodwana 22*; Lesedi Madisha 4/31, Monalisa Legodi 2/22). Titans won by 60 runs.

Free State 137/5 (Miane Smit 47, Erica Gates 32; Lana von Hagen 2/26); Eastern Province 116/8 (Alison Kroon 25, Extras 24; Miane Smit 4/27, Chane Lang 2/12). Free State won by 21 runs.

SWD Badgers 95/5 (Kelsey Stuurman 33; Mbali Mkhize 1/7); KwaZulu-Natal Inland 73/6 (Jessica Chandler 38*; Sange Somatamba 2/8, Rusha van Wieling 2/21). SWD Badgers won by 22 runs. 

Limpopo 78/8 (Meghan-Lee Mans 17; Jessica Chandler 3/9, Asanda Zondi 3/9); KwaZulu-Natal Inland 59/10 (Nelile Nzimande 16, Extras 27; Manyaga Itumeleng 2/5, Shakira Malatji 2/9, Nicole Labuschangne 2/12, Shelfa Mukhari 2/15). Limpopo won by 19 runs.

North West 120/6 (Karabo Lemphane 36, Deidre van Rensburg 24; Leeyandre Bently 2/9); Eastern Storm 113/5 (Mpumelelo Mashiloane 69; Leratho Kotokoane 2/21). North West won by seven runs.

Northern Cape 96/3 (Elizma Erasmus 23*, Nonnbuso Makatang 22; Akhile Mollalane 1/13); Border 74/8 (Cayleigh Wanckel 33; Elizma Erasmus 2/10). Northern Cape won by 22 runs.

Border 137/4 (Holly Harris 48*, Thabelani Metu 29*, Extras 34; Snothando Letswele 1/17); Mpumalanga Rhinos 81/5 (Donalee Cloete 19*; Cayleigh Wanckel 3/14). Border won by 56 runs.

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