Tazmin Brits hits ton as Dragons, Western Province, Titans register wins on day 2 of Provincial One Day

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Tazmin Brits in action for South Africa. © Cricket South Africa

Tazmin Brits shone with a sensational century for North West Dragons as her team thumped Easterns by a whopping 236 runs on Day 2 of the Cricket South Africa Provincial One-Day tournament on Sunday (October 24). Western Province and Northern Titans also registered wins in other matches of the day.

At the Jamieson Oval, Brits’ 76-ball 106 along with a half-century by Masabata Klass, propelled Dragons to 322 for seven in 50 overs. Madison Landsman took two wickets, but apart from Tsholofelo Marema, every other bowler from Easterns went for runs. In reply, Easterns could only score 86 runs in 33.3 overs as Erxleben ran through their batting line-up, taking four wickets.

At the St. Stithians Baytop in Johannesburg, Lara Goodall and Alexis le Breton scored half-centuries for Western Province to propel them to 258 runs. But they were bowled out in the 46th over. In the chase, KZN Coastal lost two early wickets, but Courtney Gounden (48) and Chloe Tryon (61) steadied the ship. Tryon’s second consecutive half-century of the competition went in vain as Coastal were bowled out for 216.

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In the third match of the day, Titans won the toss and decided to bat first against Lions. Sune Luus scored 90 runs off 102 balls to take them to a competitive total. Lehlohobolo Sardick was able to take three wickets for the Lions and she was supported by captain Ayabonga Khaka, who took two wickets.

Lions' chase started on shaky grounds as Eliz-Mari Marx trapped captain Sharne Mayers on the second ball of the innings. Nkuli Thabethe missed her well-deserved half-century by just one run before Nicolien Janse van Rensburg and Ricea Coetzer took three wickets to sink Lions for 161 runs in 48.4 overs to help Titans to a 23-run win.

Brief Scores: 

Dragons 322/7 in 50 overs (Tazmin Brits 106, Masabata Klass 76; Madison Landsman 2/69) beat Eastern 86/9 in 33.3 overs (Jemma Searle 24, Verunissa Reddy 20; Alyssa Erxleben 4/13) by 236 runs

Western Province 258 all out in 45.1 overs (Lara Goodall Alexis le Breton 50; Dheyanka Naidoo 3/43) beat KZN Coastal 216 all out in 45.3 overs (Chloe Tryon 61, Courtney Gounden 48; Robyn Apples 4/63) by 42 runs

Titans 184/4 in 50 overs (Sune Luus 90, Nicolien Janse van Rensburg 27; Lehlohobolo Sardick 3/39) beat Lions 161 all out in 48.4 overs (Nkuli Thabethe 49, Ayabonga Khaka 25; Nicolien Janse van Rensburg 3/30) by 23 runs.