KwaZulu-Natal Inland bowler, Daryn du Pavillon, produced what could arguably be the best bowling performance in the 70 years of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Under-19 Week. He picked up and outstanding seven wickets for just 18 runs in his side’s limited overs match against hosts, North West on Day Four of the tournament held in Potchefstroom on Wednesday.
He removed the last North West batsman on the second last delivery of his seventh over to restrict them to 75 runs after having dispatched the four frontline batsmen, leaving them struggling on 27/4. Inland won the match by an resounding 161 runs.
Du Pavillon’s bowling figures are without a doubt, the best since 1983. The previous record (after 1983) was held by seam bowler Simon Minnaar of Western Province (WP) who removed seven of Mpumalanga’s batsmen for 26 during the 2004 tournament in Pretoria. In the same match a certain Richard Levi (122) scored a century for WP.
Inland’s Greg Oldfield (100*) has sent a blaring signal to the national selectors. He reached his century from the last delivery of his side’s innings. He missed out narrowly on another century earlier in the week against Griqualand West (Griquas) when he was dismissed on 99.
The main match of the Week will be played between WP and Gauteng at Senwes Park Stadium tomorrow. They are the only unbeaten sides left. WP is also the only side left in the tournament that managed to win all its games.
They kept their unbeaten record thanks to a fourth wicket partnership of 119 runs between Hayes van der Berg (89) and Jason Smith (52) to beat Eastern Province (EP) by four wickets. EP set WP a target of 262 for victory with Andrew Rushmere (89) being the main contributor.
The highest individual innings of the fourth day was scored by Easterns’ Jurie Snyman (115) against Limpopo. He struck 16 fours and a six to help his side to victory.
Eastern Province 261 (Andrew Rushmere 89, Lloyd Brown 49; Bryan Vorster 3/38, Alexander Mather 3/42); Western Province 262/6 (Hayes van der Berg 89, Jason Smith 52, ZubayrHamza 47*; MbuleloBudaza 3/36).Western Province won by four wickets.
Gauteng 242/7 (WesleyCoulentianos 48, Bradley Dial 48;SifundileTyebileyo 2/29); Border 205/9 (Tim Niemand 61, KirwanChristoffels 39; TumeloThloke 2/27). Gauteng won by 37 runs.
Boland 229/8 (Du Toit Maree 58, David Stofberg 54; Bjorn Fortuin 43; Jacques Snyman 3/39); Northerns187 (Jacques Snyman 89, Johann Smit 62; Oliver Nel 4/28, Justin Dill 4/30). Boland won by 42 runs.
Easterns 312/7 (Jurie Snyman 115, Wesley Marshall 46, ThandoZweni 42; Maverick Sedibe 3/32); Limpopo 133 (Kofi Apea-Adu 43; Vincent Moore 3/20). Easterns won by 179 runs.
Free State 195/8 (VasiliOrros 59; Matthew du Plessis 2/23); Griqualand West 182 (Diego Rosier 52, Sergio Arends 37; Sine Ntshona 3/27).Free State won by 13 runs.
KwaZulu-Natal Inland236/8 (Greg Oldfield 100*, Kyle Pyne-James 52, Robert Anderson 35; SteanNaudé 3/43); North West 75 (Daryn du Pavillon 7/18, SohailMahmood 2/15).KwaZulu-Natal Inland won by 161 runs.
Mpumalanga 163 (Marko Barnard 44; SiboneloMakhanya 3/29, Craig Kirsten 2/38); KwaZulu-Natal 167/7 (Kyle Simmons 32*, Tyler Smith 31*; Marko Barnard 2/13). KwaZulu-Natal won by three wickets.
South Western Districts 259/8 (Ruan Stander 51, Lornell Spies 48, Luther van der Horst 33; Bredell Wessels 4/43); Nambia92 (Justin Baard 41; Dillan Moos 3/7, Jan Oberholzer 3/17).South Western Districts won by 167 runs.