MATTHEW MONTGOMERY produced the outstanding individual performance on the opening day of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) under-13 week in Bloemfontein when he made the only century in the eight matches played.
His innings of 118 plus 81 not out from Jason Brown enabled KwaZulu-Natal to make a mammoth 291/5. Their opponents, Easterns, however, managed to hold out for a draw.
There was also a fine innings of 96 not out by Kieran Williams for Boland while the other 10 batsmen (plus extras) between them contributed exactly 100 against Zimbabwe. He ran out of partners and this deprived him of what would have been a well deserved century. Boland nevertheless won on the first innings.
The best bowling performances came from Sebastian van Rooyen whose 5/22 enabled North West to upset Eastern Province on the first innings and Mason Zacharia whose 5/51 enabled Griquas to score an easy first innings win over SWD.
Boland 196 (Kieran Williams 96*; Tafara Muzamindo 4/39, Jonathan Connolly 3/14) and 76/0 dec (Marthus Coetzee 54*); Zimbabwe 139 (Eleazar Stuurman 3/31, Gareth Wolmarans 3/13) and 16/2. Boland won on 1st innings
Border 147/8 (James Ritchie 47; Ximus du Plooy 3/24) and 33/1; Northerns 152 (Anslin Fortuin 54; Sebastian Denison-Brown 3/16). Match drawn
North West 185/9 (Robert de Villiers 63, Duan Jansen 45; Mzolisi Dotwana 4/11) and 17/0; EP 95 (Sebastiaan van Rooyen 5/22). North West won on 1st innings
KZN Coastal 291/5 (Matthew Montgomery 118, Joshua Brown 81*, Caleb Pillay 42); Easterns 86/7. Match drawn
Free State 228 (Garnett Tarr 77, Brandon Callis 51*); KZN Inland 142/9 (Gerald Coetzee 3/10). Match drawn
Gauteng 186 (Cameron Shekleton 56, Gareth Schreuder 40) and 71/3; Mpumalanga 147 (Mudiwah-Jonah Chankira 5/27, Tetelo Mphaka 3/24). Gauteng won on 1st innings
SWD 115 (Tristan Stubbs 47; Mason Zacharia 5/51); Griquas 173/8 (Jan Willem Duvenhage 42; Brian Jack 4/24). Griquas won on 1st innings
Limpopo 62 (Guy Sheena 4/34, Tatenda Shuttleworth-Richardson 3/11); WP 230/8 (Gabriel Gad 46, Riaz Paleker 40; Junior Snyman 5/50). WP won on 1st innings.