After another day in extreme heat at Radloff Park, Somerset West, Cape Town, Northern Gauteng (NG) remain log leaders in the blind cricket national tournament.
A close encounter with Free State saw NG win by 3 wickets. Free State in their innings were all out for 63, with Johan Venter (NG) taking 3 wickets for
13 runs in 3.3 overs.
Northerns chasing 64 to win were made to battle to hold on to their top spot with Free State bowlers in devastating form as Simon Nama and Tefo Claasen
both taking 3 wickets within the 11 overs bowled.
In the other results of the day, Western Province (WP) beat Central Gauteng by 12 runs after scoring 228 for 8 off 40 overs. Bongani Stofile (WP) top scoring
with 72 off 87 balls supported by Israel Hatting (WP) with 38 runs off 59 balls. Central Gauteng were bowled out for 217 in 37.4 overs, Israel Hatting
(WP) 3 wickets for 32 runs in 6.4 overs.
Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) won their match against Boland by 7 wickets. Boland set a target of 294 which was eclipsed
by KZN with a sterling performance by Desigan Pillay scoring 144 runs not out. This was Pillay’s second century in this tournament.
Current log standings NG (1st); KZN (2nd); WP (3rd); Boland (4th); Central Gauteng (5th) and Free State (6th). Tomorrow see Free State vs Boland; KZN
vs Central Gauteng and WP vs Northern Gauteng.
The tournament will end on Saturday, 12 April. Matches start
at 10:00 AM.