Defeat Border by 64 runs in final at East London March 7, 2005

Gauteng win Interprovincial title

Cricinfo staff

The Gauteng women's cricket team were crowned UCBSA champions after they romped to a 64-run victory against Border at East London on Sunday.

Gauteng reached 200 for 7 after being sent in to bat: South Africa's international Daleen Terblanche topscored with 45 from 81 balls. She shared an opening stand of 92 with Kerry Laing, and then their captain, Tamara Reeves, lifted the side with 41. Kirsten Blair added 28 late on in the innings.

Genevieve Fritz was Border's most successful bowler. She removed the opening pair and Liechen Reid. The offspinner Elodi Pienaar also bowled well, conceding just 26 runs from ten overs.

Border were pegged back by Gauteng's opening bowlers, they had crawled to 27 for 1 by the 18th over. But Kuselwa Soka (33) and the captain Leisel Jordaan (27) posted 60 between them to give the hosts a fighting chance. However, both fell on 98 and thereafter the innings collapsed.