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Wisden Cricinfo staff
April 5, 2004
<SuperSport Series Shield
Easterns beat Gauteng to win the 2003/04 SuperSport Series Shield.
Easterns 405 for 4 dec and 338 for 9 dec beat Gauteng 286 and 229 (Snijman 64, Gain 68*, Morkel 3-67) by 228 runs
Rain and bad light had the players on and off the field, but enough play was possible for Easterns to beat Gauteng by 228 runs. In so doing, they secured the 2003-04 SuperSport Series Shield by a whopping margin of 27 points. Gauteng resisted through Blake Snijman, who scored his maiden first-class fifty, and Douglas Gain, who finished undefeated on 68, and with some help from the inclement weather, they nearly put a damper on the Easterns party. But Morne Morkel picked up 3 for 67 to make sure that they came out on top.
Eastern Province 432 drew with Boland 324
No play was possible on either of the final two days because of rain
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