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Gauteng remains unbeaten at 2023 CSA u16 Girls Week

By Willem Louw , in Cricket | Featured Cricket | News , at 2023-12-16 Tags:

Gauteng continued its dominance at the CSA u16 Girls Week in Pietermaritzburg on Friday. With another solid victory, this time over Boland, the Gauteng ladies kept their record neat and unblemished.

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Batting first, Boland’s efforts to force an uncomfortable run chase on the Lions never got off the ground.

They lost wickets regularly in the face of a committed Gauteng fielding performance, which left the girls from the Cape on 81 for 9 from their 20 overs. Leani Swanepoel, with 3/10, led the Lions’ attack, while Thutu Thibedi, with 2/3, and Tana Burne, with 2/19, delivered further breakthroughs for Gauteng.

Fay Cowing, a consistent run scorer throughout the week, then delivered another excellent knock, striking an unbeaten 54 from 51 deliveries, to steer the Lions to a comfortable four-wicket win.

Meanwhile, Hannah Warner‘s excellent all-round contributions spurred KZN to a win over KZN Inland.

She took 2/3, and Aleah Govender claimed 2/4, as any momentum provided by Siphokazi Xaba‘s fine 39 was lost in a flurry of falling wickets in the latter stages of the Inland innings of 81 for 7.

Warner followed up on her bowling success with 20 runs from the bat. That was the vital support Shreeya Subbiah, who top scored with 38, needed to steer KZN to the local rivalry honours by eight wickets.

Lillie Blignaut stood firm as all around her wickets tumbled and batters scrambled for runs in the match between Mpumalanga and Kei.

Blignaut made 34 but received precious little support as Kei were limited to a meagre 56 for 6 in their innings.

Needing just 57 to win, all that was required was one innings of substance and Enkosi Mditswa’s 21 was enough, to take Mpumalanga to a victory in their final outing of the week.

With rain soaking the fields in the area, only two games will be contested on the final day.

It will be Gauteng and Easterns doing battle for the title, while Eastern Province and Boland will duel for a place in the Platinum Group at next year’s event.


Boland 81/9 (Extras 19, Cornelia Destroo 17; Leani Swanepoel 3/10, Thuto Thibedi 2/3, Tana Burne 2/19); Gauteng Lions 86/6 (Fay Cowling 54*; Kezia Jordaan 2/20). Gauteng Lions won by four wickets.

Limpopo 77/7 (Extras 31, Karabo Monyela 11; Oletha Cindi 2/13); Easterns 81/6 (Extras 26, Mieke van Voorst 18*; Respect Mabasa 2/18, Murisi Rikhotso 2/25). Easterns won by four wickets.

KZN Inland 81/7 (Siphokazi Xaba 39; Hannah Warner 2/3, Aleah Govender 2/4); KZN 82/2 (Shreeya Subbiah 38, Hannah Warner 20; Nothando Khumalo 1/2). KZN won by eight wickets.

Titans 85 (Extras 28, Jane Verhage 14; Estelle Russouw 3/13, Ashline Titus 2/14, Miya Lalor 2/18); Western Province 86/4 (Imaan van Schalkwyk 25; Gabrielle Sequiera 3/16). Western Province won by six wickets.

Mpumalanga 56/6 (Lillie Blignault 34; Papama Zinyosi 2/11, Qhawe Tenjwa 2/11); Kei 57/5 (Enkosi Mditswa 21; Omphile Mandi 2/5). Kei won by five wickets.

North West 98 (Extras 25, Ayanda Mosothoane 22; Inam Sigede 2/14); Garden Route Badgers 47/3 (Tiché Frans 21*; Lesedi Loate 1/10). Garden Route Badgers won by Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method.

Northern Cape 35/2 (Chloe Nagel 16; Kekeletso Mohapi 1/4); Free State 37/1 (Leoze Lottering 19*; Remoneilwe Gabobonwe 1/24). Free State won by nine wickers. (Reduced overs)

Eastern Province vs Border – Match abandoned

Willem Louw
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