Strong performance by Garden Route Badgers u’19’s

The Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers u/19 team put up a strong performance on the first three day’s of the Cricket South Africa Khaya Majola national tournament that is hosted in Makanda (previously Grahamstown).

After a narrow 1 wicket defeat on the first day against Northern Cape the men from the Garden Route pulled off two strong performances.  On Sunday they defeated Limpopo by 122 runs and on Monday, thanks to another brilliant team effort, they recorded a 48-runs victory against Easterns.

On Wednesday they will log horns against Mpumlanga.  The winner of this match will advance to promotion-relegation play-off match for promotion to the platinum division next year.

The summarised score cards are:

Garden Route Badgers 119 (Charl-Francois Marais 33*, Extras 26; Malan Lubbe 3/6, Oratile Jubeni 2/17, Monnapule Jansen 2/22); Northern Cape 120/9 (Simon Liversage 48, Malan Lubbe 47; Sibabalwe Msi 3/5, Enathi Khitshini 3/35, Charl-Francois Marais 2/38). Northern Cape won by one wicket. 

Garden Route Badgers 321/5 (Enathi Kitshini 86, Zane Greyling 81, Extras 49, Zander Nel 58, Devino Koert 24*; Nsuku Mathye 2/39, Masilo Moremi 2/42); Limpopo 199 (Ruben Vosloo 77, Maan Mistry 38, Extras 20; Enathi Kitshini 4/37, Josh Karelse 2/25, Corné Kennedy 2/50). Garden Route Badgers won by 122 runs.

Garden Route Badgers 273/6 (Zane Greyling 66, Elro Spies 61, Thurston Murphy 48, Extras 36, Devino Koen 21*; Tshegofatso Nthare 2/48, Parth Patel 2/54); Easterns 225 (Sabelo Mabanga 65, Tristan van Schalkwyk 57, Aldré Huyzers 43, Dean Hackner 23; Stefan May 4/48, Jessie Lewis 2/23, Charl-Francois Marais 2/54). Garden Route Badgers won by 48 runs.

The team is: Back Row:  Devino Koert, Zander Nel, Stefan May, Elro Spies, Corné Kennedy, Thurstin Murphy, Igcobe Khitshini, Sibabalwe Msi and Josh Karelse.
Front Row:  Jesse Lewis, Keith Wagner (Manager), Charl-Francois Marais (Captain), Wynand de Ridder (Head Coach), Enathi Khitshini (Vice-Captain), Warren Bell (Assistant Coach) and Zane Greyling.

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