Badgers Colts victorious in one-day match

The Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers colts team had mixed success against their Boland opponents in the Cricket SA Provincial Colts competition.

In a series of matches that was hosted at Boland Park in Paarl the Boland won the three day match from the last ball of the match after they successfully chased a target of 176 – from 35 overs – with two wickets in hand.  Hayden Sweet, the skipper of the Badgers, excelled with the bat with contributions of 80 in both the first and second innings.  Liyabona Malife (6/91) and (3/47) bagged nine wickets in the match.

In the 50-over match of Sunday the Badgers amassed 257/7 thanks to half-centuries by Matthew Christensen (89) and Heath Richards (55).  Thanks to a match winning bowling performance by Grant Esau (3/29) and Malife (4/49) the Boland was dismissed for 176 as the Badgers won by 81 runs.

The summarised score cards are:

Three Day match

GARDEN ROUTE BADGERS COLTS 1st innings 221 all out (Mark Andrianatos 52, Hayden Sweet 80, Ethan Cunningham 2/32, Adrian du Toit 4/71, Boago Gaoraelwe 2/27) and 2nd innings 235 (Hayden Sweet 80, Heath Richards 46, Liabona Malife 28, Thurstin Murphy 26, Ethan Cunningham 2/42, Lehan Botha 2/47, Boago Gaoraelwe 3/50)

BOLAND COLTS 1st innings 281 all out (David Christie 62, Kent Goedeke 112, Adrian du Toit 33, Enathi Kitshini 2/63, Liyabona Malife 6/91) and 2nd innings 176/8  (Kent Goedeke 38, Lehan Botha 36, Riaz Palekar 50, Enathi Kitshini 3/64, Liyabona Malife 3/47) 

Boland Colts won by 2 wickets 

One-Day match

GARDEN ROUTE BADGERS COLTS 257/7 – 50 overs (Mark Andrianatos 32, Matthew Christensen 89, Heath Richards 55, Imraan Manack 3/58, Adrian du Toit 2/29) 

BOLAND COLTS 176 all out – 37.5 overs (Kent Goedeke 32, Lehan Botha 45, Riaz Palekar 57, Grant Esau 3/29, Mesuli Vuba 2/32, Liyabona Malife 4/49) 

Garden Route Badgers Colts won by 81 runs

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