March 4, 2001

Seymore sees Easterns to win over Northerns


Another useful batting performance by Andre Seymore enabled Easterns to claim a comfortable four-wicket victory over Northerns in their Supersport Series Super Eight match at Supersport Park on Sunday.

After bowling out Northerns for a dismal 192 in the second innings, Easterns comfortably reached the 229 runs they needed for victory, with four wickets to spare.

Seymore, who was the backbone behind his team's first innings total of 380 following his superb 174, again top-scored for Easterns with a solid 65 on Sunday.

This is Easterns' second victory in the Super Eight section of the competition after they beat Free State a month ago.

Earlier on Sunday, Northerns resumed on 106 and with their hopes pinned firmly on Steve Elworthy. Elworthy was on 14 overnight and, on his day, is always capable of a match-winning innings. But the veteran bowler could only add four more runs to his total before being dismissed.

Instead it was fellow tail-ender David Townsend who did his best to restore some pride to Northerns' performance. Townsend top-scored with his 45 runs as his team fell desperately short of their first innings total of 415.

Ironically, Mike Rindel, another of Easterns' imports from Pretoria, also made a valuable contribution with his 45.

The only consolation for the men from Pretoria is that Elworthy's four wickets in this match now leaves him only two short of the 400 mark.