Win over Yorkshire moves St Augustine into top four

Western Province Cricket Association’s First Division 1B side, St Augustine Cricket Club, bagged a well deserved win to move to fourth spot, at the weekend.

Wayne Martin’s half-a-century helped St Augustine Cricket Club bag a 159-run victory over Yorkshire Cricket Club, during a Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) First Division B one-day match, in Elfindale, on Saturday.

Yorkshire won the toss and sent the home team to bat first. St Augustine were up for the challenge, recording 244/10 in 49.5 overs.

Opening batsmen, Jarryd Crowe (34) and Divesh Ghiwala (22) ruffled up the new ball, making it easy for Martin (54) to destroy Yorkshire from the middle order.

Reon Witbooi scored 36 runs in seventh spot, while the last batsman, Evan Jacobs remained unbeaten at 21 runs.

Yorkshire’s bowlers were left to work overtime on the day. Opening bowler, Ebrahiem Sadien picked up 3/47runs in 10 overs. Their best bowler on the day was arguably Dawood May for his figures of 2/37 runs in 10 overs. The second change bowler, May, averaged 3.7 runs an over, with a maiden over.

Yorkshire’s batsmen, on the other hand, had a difficult time adjusting to the wicket. St Augustine’s Luthando Mnyanda bagged 3/28 runs in 10 overs, with an average of 2.8 runs and two maidens.

St Augustine bowled out Yorkshire for 85 runs in 31.2 overs. St Augustine’s 159-run win over Yorkshire moved them into fourth place on the First Division B log. They are a point behind third-placed Edgemead Cricket Club; five points away from second-placed United Cricket Club and seven points behind log-leaders Hottentots Holland Cricket Club. Yorkshire are in eighth place with 19 points.

Meanwhile, United Cricket Club will be kicking themselves back to the drawing board following their four-wicket away defeat to Somerset West Cricket Club.

Third-placed batter, Aneeq Gamieldien scored an impressive century to put his team in a respectable score of 207/8 in 50 overs. Gamieldien scored 115 runs, from 140 balls. His century includes 16 boundaries.

Somerset West’s Jan Rademan scored 92 runs off 141 balls before he was dismissed by bowler, Gamieldien and catcher Aqeel Burns. The rest of the 208 runs were made by middle order batsmen, George Hlazo (41 runs) and Wiehann Meyer (28 runs). Somerwest West are in fifth spot with 35 points.