SAA Provincial Challenge, Final: Gauteng v Eastern Province at Johannesburg, Mar 10-13, 2007
Gauteng won by 95 runs
10,11,12,13 March 2007 (4-day match)
  Gauteng 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SC Cook* c Bell b Theron 51 170 130 7 0 39.23
41.1 slashed to sq leg, and Bell takes a spectacular catch, one handed and to his right, what an unfortunate way for Cook to be dismissed 127/3
View dismissal J Symes c †Adair b Parnell 8 20 16 1 0 50.00
5.1 first blodd for the visitors! Symes edges one and its taken with minimal effort by the Adair 12/1
View dismissal WB Motaung c & b Theron 1 17 17 0 0 5.88
10.6 fed back to Theron, takes it in his follow through, cubs in trouble, EP on top 26/2
ET Nkwe not out 148 301 215 19 4 68.83
View dismissal DJ Vilas lbw b Parnell 0 10 10 0 0 0.00
43.4 lbw 132/4
View dismissal DM van Wyk c Jeggels b Bell 5 31 19 1 0 26.31
50.1 edged to gully, and taken face height, the home side in trouble now 147/5
View dismissal HW le Roux lbw b Parnell 32 66 47 3 2 68.08
67.1 hits himlow down on the pad, looks good, and the shot is convincing, its out! 219/6
View dismissal R Cameron c †Adair b Bell 22 28 24 4 0 91.66
75.1 going on the expansive drive, and gets the edge, easy catch for the keeper, the tail is in now 262/7
View dismissal A Nawab c †Adair b Bell 1 11 11 0 0 9.09
77.6 edged and a simple catch for the keeper, little collapse here 266/8
View dismissal BM Mathebula c †Adair b Theron 3 15 8 0 0 37.50
80.5 edged and caught behind, and it brings Mafa in now 271/9
View dismissal JT Mafa b Theron 0 10 6 0 0 0.00
82.5 looking to come forward and defend and offstump is out the ground 286/10
Extras (lb 1, w 8, nb 6) 15
  Total (all out; 82.5 overs; 346 mins) 286 (3.45 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets J Theron 19.5 7 35 4 1.76 (2nb)
10.6 to Motaung, fed back to Theron, takes it in his follow through, cubs in trouble, EP on top 26/2
41.1 to Cook, slashed to sq leg, and Bell takes a spectacular catch, one handed and to his right, what an unfortunate way for Cook to be dismissed 127/3
80.5 to Mathebula, edged and caught behind, and it brings Mafa in now 271/9
82.5 to Mafa, looking to come forward and defend and offstump is out the ground 286/10
View wickets WD Parnell 17 5 61 3 3.58 (3nb, 2w)
5.1 to Symes, first blodd for the visitors! Symes edges one and its taken with minimal effort by the Adair 12/1
43.4 to Vilas, lbw 132/4
67.1 to le Roux, hits himlow down on the pad, looks good, and the shot is convincing, its out! 219/6
View wickets WE Bell 14 2 52 3 3.71
50.1 to van Wyk, edged to gully, and taken face height, the home side in trouble now 147/5
75.1 to Cameron, going on the expansive drive, and gets the edge, easy catch for the keeper, the tail is in now 262/7
77.6 to Nawab, edged and a simple catch for the keeper, little collapse here 266/8
  ACR Birch 18 4 72 0 4.00 (1nb, 1w)
  CR Dolley 5 0 36 0 7.20
  CA Ingram 9 0 29 0 3.22 (1w)
  Eastern Province 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CA Ingram lbw b le Roux 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
0.1 first baller! struck on the back pad, very confident appeal and its gone! 0/1
View dismissal C Baxter st †van Wyk b Nawab 98 293 204 16 0 48.03
66.6 and they've some alive, Bxter out of his crease, van wyk whips the bails off, danger man gone, and ther's something still left in this game 256/5
View dismissal U Abrahams b Mathebula 39 70 55 7 0 70.90
14.5 leaves this one alone and gets the bails clipped off and he's bowled! Definately the breakthrough the home side wanted 77/2
View dismissal MBA Smith* c Motaung b le Roux 12 77 53 1 0 22.64
32.2 edged and taken at third slip. The constraining of the runs seems to have worked, some reward at last 118/3
View dismissal SR Adair c Motaung b Symes 66 131 94 14 0 70.21
63.1 full toss, fed to Motang at mid wicket, maybe too little too late here 246/4
View dismissal RR Jeggels c Nkwe b Symes 25 51 55 3 0 45.45
78.6 caught Nkwe 288/6
View dismissal WE Bell c Nawab b Mathebula 28 98 78 4 0 35.89
91.3 scooped out to sq leg, Nawab takes a gooc catch 324/7
View dismissal WD Parnell c le Roux b Mafa 8 65 35 1 0 22.85
92.3 fed to mid off, straight to le Roux, the home side need to finish this quickly now 325/8
View dismissal ACR Birch c Cameron b Mafa 3 19 12 0 0 25.00
94.6 lofted up to Cameron at mid off, who fumbles, and then gets hold of it, he seems to have hurt something as he walks off the field 330/9
View dismissal CR Dolley c Nkwe b Mafa 5 19 14 0 0 35.71
96.2 edged and caught at second slip 333/10
J Theron not out 0 7 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 8, lb 8, w 5, nb 28) 49
  Total (all out; 96.2 overs; 418 mins) 333 (3.45 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets HW le Roux 17 4 50 2 2.94 (4nb)
0.1 to Ingram, first baller! struck on the back pad, very confident appeal and its gone! 0/1
32.2 to Smith, edged and taken at third slip. The constraining of the runs seems to have worked, some reward at last 118/3
View wickets JT Mafa 18.2 4 81 3 4.41 (5nb, 2w)
92.3 to Parnell, fed to mid off, straight to le Roux, the home side need to finish this quickly now 325/8
94.6 to Birch, lofted up to Cameron at mid off, who fumbles, and then gets hold of it, he seems to have hurt something as he walks off the field 330/9
96.2 to Dolley, edged and caught at second slip 333/10
View wickets BM Mathebula 22 1 84 2 3.81 (15nb, 1w)
14.5 to Abrahams, leaves this one alone and gets the bails clipped off and he's bowled! Definately the breakthrough the home side wanted 77/2
91.3 to Bell, scooped out to sq leg, Nawab takes a gooc catch 324/7
  R Cameron 19 6 48 0 2.52 (2w)
  ET Nkwe 3 1 12 0 4.00
View wicket A Nawab 11 2 23 1 2.09
66.6 to Baxter, and they've some alive, Bxter out of his crease, van wyk whips the bails off, danger man gone, and ther's something still left in this game 256/5
View wickets J Symes 6 0 19 2 3.16
63.1 to Adair, full toss, fed to Motang at mid wicket, maybe too little too late here 246/4
78.6 to Jeggels, caught Nkwe 288/6
  Gauteng 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SC Cook* c Smith b Birch 5 9 9 1 0 55.55
2.1 edged to second slip, easy catch, well taken 15/1
View dismissal J Symes c Smith b Dolley 93 270 176 11 0 52.84
63.3 caught Smith 199/5
View dismissal WB Motaung c Ingram b Birch 39 96 76 5 0 51.31
24.6 edged as he looks for the drive again, and caught at third slip, it was a probing over or two from Birch and he gets reward 87/2
View dismissal ET Nkwe c Birch b Theron 11 58 37 1 0 29.72
39.2 lofted it in the air, Birch runs backward at mid off, and takes a great catch 126/3
View dismissal DJ Vilas c Abrahams b Parnell 13 44 31 2 0 41.93
49.2 edged and taken at first slip, trouble for the cubs now 155/4
View dismissal DM van Wyk c Baxter b Ingram 22 66 57 3 0 38.59
64.5 caught Baxter 199/6
View dismissal HW le Roux c Ingram b Theron 102 118 111 10 4 91.89
94.5 pulled high in the air, caught easily at mid on, what a great innings from le Roux 324/8
View dismissal R Cameron lbw b Dolley 3 12 11 0 0 27.27
69.2 lbw 207/7
View dismissal A Nawab c †Adair b Birch 16 112 69 2 0 23.18
97.2 edged and caught behind, Nawab played an exceptional role supporting le Roux, well done 334/9
View dismissal BM Mathebula b Birch 19 22 14 2 1 135.71
99.3 going for another big one, and he misses, Birch hits, was always going to happen, but a nice little cameo from the number 10 345/10
JT Mafa not out 0 10 7 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 7, lb 7, w 7, nb 1) 22
  Total (all out; 99.3 overs; 406 mins) 345 (3.46 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets ACR Birch 24.3 6 84 4 3.42 (3w)
2.1 to Cook, edged to second slip, easy catch, well taken 15/1
24.6 to Motaung, edged as he looks for the drive again, and caught at third slip, it was a probing over or two from Birch and he gets reward 87/2
97.2 to Nawab, edged and caught behind, Nawab played an exceptional role supporting le Roux, well done 334/9
99.3 to Mathebula, going for another big one, and he misses, Birch hits, was always going to happen, but a nice little cameo from the number 10 345/10
View wicket WD Parnell 21 2 73 1 3.47
49.2 to Vilas, edged and taken at first slip, trouble for the cubs now 155/4
View wickets J Theron 20 4 64 2 3.20 (1nb)
39.2 to Nkwe, lofted it in the air, Birch runs backward at mid off, and takes a great catch 126/3
94.5 to le Roux, pulled high in the air, caught easily at mid on, what a great innings from le Roux 324/8
  WE Bell 12 1 48 0 4.00
View wickets CR Dolley 11 3 34 2 3.09
63.3 to Symes, caught Smith 199/5
69.2 to Cameron, lbw 207/7
View wicket CA Ingram 11 1 28 1 2.54
64.5 to van Wyk, caught Baxter 199/6
  Eastern Province 2nd innings (target: 299 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CA Ingram c †van Wyk b Mafa 14 41 27 3 0 51.85
9.4 and the breakthrough has come! edged behind and van Wyk takes the catch, he needs 3 more dismissals to break the record for the most dismissals in a first class season 21/1
View dismissal C Baxter c Motaung b Cameron 31 101 71 5 0 43.66
22.1 caught Motaung 66/3
View dismissal U Abrahams lbw b Cameron 2 25 17 0 0 11.76
14.4 struck on the pad everyone up at once, it looks good, and its out! 37/2
View dismissal MBA Smith* c Cook b Cameron 89 172 111 15 0 80.18
52.6 edged to first slip, Smith is the danger man, with him gone now the Lion Cubs have a sniff 175/6
SR Adair retired hurt 10 42 26 2 0 38.46
View dismissal RR Jeggels c †van Wyk b le Roux 3 23 20 0 0 15.00
36.6 edged and taken behind! van Wyk needs two more to break that record 121/4
View dismissal WE Bell c †van Wyk b Mafa 7 21 17 0 0 41.17
41.4 edged and taken! van Wyk equalls the reocrd now of the most dismissals taken in a first class season, well caught Diaan 136/5
View dismissal WD Parnell c Motaung b Mafa 18 83 65 1 0 27.69
61.1 yes! driven to mid off, spectacular catch by Motaung, well taken leaping and diving, cubs can sniff it now 192/7
J Theron not out 7 57 23 0 0 30.43
ACR Birch c †van Wyk b le Roux 10 18 18 1 0 55.55
View dismissal CR Dolley run out (Cameron/†van Wyk) 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
64.4 le Roux to Birch, and he's got the record! Well done Diaan. It was a difficult chance, taken low down, but he made no mistake 203/9
64.6 from le Roux, run out (Cameron/†van Wyk) 203/8
Extras (lb 3, w 1, nb 8) 12
  Total (all out; 65 overs) 203 (3.12 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets HW le Roux 14 4 44 2 3.14 (1nb)
36.6 to Jeggels, edged and taken behind! van Wyk needs two more to break that record 121/4
View wickets JT Mafa 19 4 38 3 2.00 (3nb)
9.4 to Ingram, and the breakthrough has come! edged behind and van Wyk takes the catch, he needs 3 more dismissals to break the record for the most dismissals in a first class season 21/1
41.4 to Bell, edged and taken! van Wyk equalls the reocrd now of the most dismissals taken in a first class season, well caught Diaan 136/5
61.1 to Parnell, yes! driven to mid off, spectacular catch by Motaung, well taken leaping and diving, cubs can sniff it now 192/7
View wickets R Cameron 14 6 32 3 2.28 (1nb)
14.4 to Abrahams, struck on the pad everyone up at once, it looks good, and its out! 37/2
22.1 to Baxter, caught Motaung 66/3
52.6 to Smith, edged to first slip, Smith is the danger man, with him gone now the Lion Cubs have a sniff 175/6
  BM Mathebula 11 0 57 0 5.18 (1w)
  A Nawab 4 0 8 0 2.00
  J Symes 1 0 14 0 14.00
  ET Nkwe 2 0 7 0 3.50 (2nb)

Match details


Toss - Eastern Province, who chose to field
Series - Gauteng won the 2006/07 SAA Provincial Challenge
Umpires - BM White and LJ Willemse
Match referee - D Govindjee
Reserve umpire - ZTA Ndamane
Close of play
  • Sat, 10 Mar - day 1 - Eastern Province 1st innings 40/1 (C Baxter 21*, U Abrahams 12*, 9 ov)
  • Sun, 11 Mar - day 2 - Gauteng 2nd innings 29/1 (J Symes 11*, WB Motaung 8*, 6 ov)
  • Mon, 12 Mar - day 3 - Gauteng 2nd innings 338/9 (BM Mathebula 12*, JT Mafa 0*, 98.1 ov)
  • Tue, 13 Mar - day 4 - Eastern Province 2nd innings 203 (65 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Gauteng 50 runs in 77 mins off 104 balls in 17.4 overs, 5x4 0x6
    • 50 partnership for Cook and Nkwe in 63 mins off 90 balls, 8x4 0x6 (Contributions: Cook 17, Nkwe 33, Extras 1)
    • Gauteng 100 runs in 129 mins off 188 balls in 30.1 overs, 15x4 0x6
    • Nkwe 50 runs in 63 mins off 62 balls, 8x4 1x6
    • 100 partnership in 118 mins off 172 balls, 15x4 1x6 (Contributions: Cook 38, Nkwe 60, Extras 2)
    • Gauteng 150 runs in 226 mins off 323 balls in 52.4 overs, 21x4 1x6
    • Nkwe 100 runs in 215 mins off 147 balls, 15x4 2x6
    • 50 partnership for Nkwe and le Roux in 47 mins off 64 balls, 5x4 3x6 (Contributions: Nkwe 26, Le Roux 25, Extras 0)
    • Gauteng 250 runs in 304 mins off 449 balls in 73.2 balls, 33x4 5x6
    • new ball taken at 80 overs: 269/8
    • Eastern Province 50 runs in 46 mins off 66 balls in 9.5 overs, 8x4 0x6
    • 50 partnership for Baxter and Abrahams in 45 mins off 65 balls, 8x4 0x6 (Contributions: Baxter 21, Abrahams 22, Extras 7)
    • Eastern Province 100 runs in 102 mins off 139 balls in 20.5 overs, 15x4, 0x6
    • Baxter 50 runs in 162 mins off 106 balls, 9x4 0x6
    • 50 Partnership for Baxter and Adair in 60 mins off 83 balls, 7x4 0x6 (Contributions: Baxter 20, Adair 22, Extras 8)
    • Eastern Province 150 runs in 189 mins off 200 balls in 41.0 overs, 21x4 0x6
    • 100 partnership for Baxter and Adair in 98 mins off 136 balls, 18x4 0x6
    • (Contributions: Baxter 37, Adair 51, Extras 12)
    • Adair 50 runs in 98 mins off 68 balls, 11x4 0x6
    • Eastern Province 200 runs in 239 mins off 335 balls in 52.2 overs, 31x4 0x6
    • Eastern Province 250 runs in 285 mins off 406 balls in 63,5 overs, 39x4 0x6
    • New ball taken at 80 overs: 288/6
    • Eastern Province 300 runs in 355 mins off 530 balls in 83.5 overs, 42x4 0x6
    • Gauteng 2nd Innings
    • Gauteng 50 runs in 43 mins off 66 balls in 10.5 overs, 6x4 0x6
    • 50 partnership for Symes and Motaung in 58 mins off 85 balls, 7x4 0x6 (Contributions: Symes 17, Motaung 32, Extras 2)
    • Gauteng 100 runs in 114 mins off 162 balls in 26.5 overs, 15x4 0x6
    • Symes 50 runs in 119 mins off 75 balls, 10x4 0x6
    • Gauteng 150 runs in 204 mins off 290 balls in 48.1 overs, 19x4 0x6
    • Gauteng 200 runs in 277 mins off 392 balls off 65.0 overs, 23x4 0x6
    • Gateng 250 run sin 317 mins off 474 balls in 78.4 overs, 26x4 4x6
    • New ball taken at 80 overs: 255/7
    • 50 partnership for le Roux and Nawab in 35 mins off 66 balls, 2x4 4x6 (Contributions: le Roux 42, Nawab 6, Extras 2)
    • le Roux 50 runs in 60 mins off 58 balls, 3x4 4x6
    • Gauteng 300 runs in 369 mins off 545 balls in 90.3 overs, 32x4 4x6
    • 100 partnership for le Roux and Nawab in 86 mins off 134 balls, 8x4 4x6 (COntributions: le Roux 81, Nawab 15, Extras 2)
    • Eastern Province 2nd innings
    • Eastern Province 50 runs in 75 mins off 100 balls in 16.1 overs, 8x4 0x6
    • Eastern Province 100 runs in 139 mins off 189 balls in 30.5 overs, 17x4 0x6
    • Smith 50 runs in 88 mins off 58 balls, 11x4 0x6
    • Eastern Province 150 runs in 215 mins off 293 balls in 48.1 overs, 21x4 0x6
    • Eastern Province 220 runs in 288 mins off 389 balls in 63.3 overs, 26x4 0x6
    • SR Adair retired hurt at 103/3
 
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Hours of play (local time) 10.00 start, Lunch 12.20-13.00, Tea 15.20-15.40, Close 18.00