Calypso innings by Andrews stuns Western Province

A calypso batting display by Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badger all-rounder, Miceala Andrews, stunned the unbeaten log leaders in the CSA Twenty20 Women Top 6 competition at the Six Gun Grill Recreation Ground on Sunday. 

Micheala Andrews. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

Andrews blasted an unbeaten 58 (from 37 balls, 10×4) to take the Badgers over the line after 15.5 overs to secure an emphatic 7 wickets bonus point victory.  She and Yolandi Saayman (23*; 31 balls, 4×4) produced a match-winning unbeaten partnership of 75 runs from 59 balls for the 4th wicket.  Saayman however deserves credit for a mature performance with the bat.

The visitors, who won the toss and opted to bat scored 118/3 in their allotted 20 overs after the local bowlers ended with tight bowling supported by two direct-hit runouts to restrict Western Province to a modest total.

Although the Badger’s batting hero, Tazmin Brits (7), was dismissed early Mieke de Ridder added 18 (from only 16 balls) before Andrews and Saayman took control.

In the Limited over match played on Saturday Western Province extended their lead at the top of the log after winning the match-anticipated clash against the Garden Route Badgers on Saturday in the  Cricket South Africa (CSA) One-Day Cup.

Western Province turned to their bowlers as they completed a dominant 65-run victory in the Western Cape derby against the Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers, winning their fifth 50-over match out of six, to reinforce their place at the top of the table.  

The weekend matchup took place at the Six Gun Grill Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn as two in-form sides collided. After winning the toss, Western Province elected to bat first before they were restricted to 185 all out as the Garden Route Badgers captain Haroline Rhodes (4/38) led from the front with ball in hand while Saarah Smith top-scored with an 81-ball 43.    In reply, the Badgers also found it tough to settle at the crease as the seam attack of Nosipho Vezi (3/22) and Proteas Women all-rounder Nadine de Klerk (3/36) ripped through the home side’s batting order. Despite Micaéla Andrew’s (35) best attempts with the bat, Western Province dismissed the Badgers for 120 within 35.3 overs to win by 65 runs.

Limited Overs match

WESTERN PROVINCE 185 all out – 46.3 overs (Andrie Steyn 28, Saarah Smith 43, Delmi Tucker 35, Miceala Andrews 2/36, Haroline Rhodes 4/38, Marnazelle Rabie 2/25) GARDEN ROUTE BADGERS 120 all out – 36.3 overs (Miceala Andrews 35, Jané Winster 26*, Nadine de Klerk 3/36, Delmi Tucker 2/17, Nosipho Vezi 3/22)

Western Province won by 65 runs 

Twenty 20 match

WESTERN PROVINCE 118/3 all out – 20 overs (Andrie Steyn 66, Lara Goodall 25, Nadine de Klerk 20*) GARDEN ROUTE BADGERS 121/3 – 15.5 overs (Miceala Andrews 58*, Julandi Saayman 23*, Mieke de Ridder 18)

Garden Route Badgers won by 7 wickets

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