Lions, Dragons and Titans register wins on the opening day of Provincial One-Day tournament

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Half-centuries by Gandhi Jafta, Chloe Tryon, Andrie Steyn and Delmari Tucker highlighted the opening day of the Cricket South Africa Provincial One-Day tournament on Saturday (October 23) as Central Gauteng Lions, North West Dragons and Northern Titans registered vcitories.

Despite Alysia Rudolph’s four-fer, Easterns faced an 85-run loss against Central Gauteng Lions at the Dlamini Oval in Johannesburg. Batting first, Central Gauteng Lions were bowled out for 187. Some late hitting by Ayabonga Khaka helped them cross the 150 mark. In reply, Easterns were all out for 102 as Yolani Fourie and Kgomotso Rapoo took three wickets each.

In the other match, at the Jaimeson Oval, Tucker (60) and Steyn (51) scored half-centuries for the Western Province as they scored 170 runs in the first innings. Northern Titans were put under pressure by three-wicket hauls from Leah Jones and Nosipho Vezi, but Gandhi Jafta’s patient knock of 81 led the Titans to a narrow victory by two wickets.

Tryon’s run-a-ball 86 went in vain as North West Dragons chased down the modest target of 147 with six wickets in hand. Batting first, KZN Coastal lost some early wickets before Tryon steadied the ship with her half-century, which included 11 fours and two sixes. Nthabiseng Nini took three wickets for Dragons and helped her side skittle Coastal for 146.

Half-centuries from openers Tazmin Britz (63) and Izel Cilliers’ (66*) were enough for the Dragons to chase down the target in the 33rd over. Nondumiso Shangase and Tryon took two wickets each for the KZN Coastal.

Brief Score: 

Central Gauteng Lions: 170 all out in 38.5 overs (Palesa Mapoo 24, Ayabonga Khaka 24; Alysia Rudolph 4/36) beat Easterners: 102 all out in 33.2 overs (Jenna Searle 28, Madison Landsman 15; Kgomotso Rapoo 3/15,) by 85 runs

Western Province: (Delmari Tucker 60, Andrie Steyn 51; Paulina Mashishi 4/26) lost to Northerns: 171 for 8 in 43.5 overs (Gandhi Jafta 81, Sune Luus 35; Nosipho Vezi 3/29) by two wickets.

KZN Coastal: 146 all out in 42 overs (Chloe Tryon 86, Courtney Gounden 11; Nthabiseng Nini 3/25) lost to North West 148/4 in 32.1 overs (Tazmin Britz 63, Izel Cilliers 66*; Chloe Tryon 2/19) by six wickets