In a Chris Hani District school league cricket match that took place at the Dumpy Adams complex, Queenstown went head to head with Ekuphumleni on Saturday.
Chris Hani cricket hub coordinator Viwe Yawa said there were good individual performances where Ekuphumleni, a team from Dongwe, made a solid start. He said left arm spinner Asemahle Dinga took his career best figures of seven wickets for 20 runs in seven overs. “Aphiwe Matoso hit 11 runs in the second over of the game. Kamva Moya and Mihlali Dalivane took the score to 53 after nine overs. This was the highest opening partnership of the season.”
Yawa said Dinga took four wickets with successive deliveries with support from Hlonela Menzi who broke through into the tail-enders with two wickets.
“Captain Kamva Moya was the star performer for the visitors after he grabbed four wickets for 16 runs in six overs. Iviwe Sigcu took one in eight stellar overs that included three maidens and was fiery up front, dismissing Lwandiso Taba and Chuma Mgwayi in the 37 overs.”
Yawa said Queenstown got a total of 108 all out and Dongwe won by 22 runs.
He added that a cricket festival was set to take place today (February 22) at Queen’s Junior, where 16 schools are expected to take part in 32 games. “This event will be sponsored by KFC and out of the 300 games allocated by Cricket SA and Border Cricket for the season, we have managed to play 275. We want to make sure that by the end of the season we will have completed each game. This will assist us in getting points on the score card. So far Komani is topping the charts as one of the leading areas that have completed the most games in all Border district areas and is the first district to have completed all games before the initial due date. We encourage schools to allow seven and eight year old players to start participating in cricket so that in the next season, teachers and coaches are able to identify players who will represent the district in the provincial festival.”
He also noted that tomorrow (February 23) eight teams from the district will come together to battle it out in an under 13 T10 schools tournament championship at the Dumpy Adams complex. He said gates will open at 7am and games are scheduled to start at 10am and the public is urged to come out in numbers in support of these teams.