April 12, 2001

South Africa dismiss Vice-Chancellor' XI cheaply at Montserrat

Marcus Prior MWP

South Africa dismissed the University of the West Indies Vice-Chancellor's XI for 218 from 47.5 overs in their one-day game at the picturesque but tiny Salem Oval in Montserrat on Thursday.

The game is being played as part of an effort to help regenerate the island after the catastrophic volcano of 1995, which forced over half the population to flee.

It was a good effort from the South African bowlers, who gave the batsmen little opportunity to free their arms in search of the boundary ropes. Only left-arm spinner Paul Adams was hit for six, once by test batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul and then again by retired West Indian fast bowler Curtly Ambrose, who is the match honouree.

Adams got his own back Chanderpaul top scored for the Vice-Chancellor' XI, striking 70 classy runs off 72 balls with a six and eight fours, but the rest of the batting order failed to fire after a useful start from captain Daren Ganga (45) and Leon Garrick (29).

Allan Donald, back in the side after missing the fourth test with a strained right hamstring, picked up 2-36 from wight overs, while all-rounder Justin Kemp finished with 3-35, also from eight overs.