THE Eastern Province under-19 cricket team have wrapped up their section in the CSA competition after winning their third and final match at the weekend.
The under-19s followed up convincing eight-wicket wins over Border and Boland with a seven-wicket triumph over Western Province in Cape Town. These results have placed them at the top of the log on 48.08 points, ahead of WP (41.30). The top two sides were followed by Boland (26.38), South Western Districts (24.94) and Border (11.66).
SWD also ended their campaign on a high note to ensure they avoided the wooden spoon, thumping Border by nine wickets in East London. They set up the victory with a massive first innings of 397 for six.
In Cape Town, EP took control of their match against WP by skittling the home side for 88 and then making 234 for a handsome first innings lead of 146. WP fared better second time around and made 285, setting EP a target of 140. They achieved it comfortably.
Summarised scores were:
EP v WP
WP 88 (A Nortje 3-21, M Abrahams 4-46) and 285 (J Newby 49, C Fortuin 32, D Bedingham 101, A Mather 41; A Nortje 4-70, B Carse 3-29); EP 234 (B Carse 54, C Samboer 67, H Conradie 30, O Nyaku 30no; A Mather 4-46, H van der Berg 3-45) and 143-3 (S Conradie 54). EP won by 7 wickets
Border v SWD
SWD 397-6 dec (L Spies 45, L van der Horst 50, R Stander 133, J Heunis 47, C Marrow 51, T Marrow 37); 19-1; Border 233 (M Modiba 30, M Marais 56, B Makeleni 34; J Pieters 3-64, LA Roelofse 4-40) and 182, followed-on (T Mgugudo 41, A Elembi 48, E Nonyukela 37; J Pieters 3-46). SWD won by 9 wickets