Northerns 163 for 7 (Hinkel 4-31) beat Border 72 for 5 by 27 runs (D/L Method)

At Buffalo Flats in East London, the leg spin of Warrick Hinkel proved to be the undoing of Northerns as he helped Border restrict the visitors to 163 in the 45 overs allocated. Johann Myburgh (46) and Francois du Plessis (37), who had both settled at crease, played rash shots - and they paid dearly as five players failed to reach double figures.

But then disaster struck for Border, as they collapsed to 72 for 5 in 27 overs against the pace attack of Northerns. Dumisa Makalima (32) tried in vain to recover the innings but, with wickets falling around him, he and Border were saved further embarrassment when the heavens opened. With no further play possible, Northerns won by virtue of Messrs Duckworth and Lewis.

Gauteng 165 for 4 (van Jaarsveld 55) beat Easterns 236 (Seymore 66) by 12 runs (D/L Method)

Having been asked to bat first by Gauteng in Benoni, the Easterns openers Andre Seymore (66) and Tumelo Mahlangu (19) gave the home team a solid platform of 88 runs to launch from. The middle order responded and set Gauteng a stiff target of 236.

Gauteng did not get the start that they wanted but Marthinus Otto (40) and Vaughn van Jaarsveld (55) steered them back on to the right track. With the light deteriorating, the two at the crease upped the tempo to get ahead of Duckworth/Lewis.

After 32 overs, the umpires took the players off the field with Gauteng on 165 for 4 and 12 runs ahead of the slide rule.

Griqualand West 163 for 5 (Kruger 55) beat Eastern Province 161 (Kruger 4-20) by 5 wickets

In Port Elizabeth, Griqualand West took full advantage of winning the toss and then they bowled Eastern Province out for 161 in 42.1 overs.

Eastern Province never recovered from a poor start, with Ruan Nel's 43 the highest contribution by far. Alan Kruger took 4 for 20 in his nine overs of pace bowling and also scored 55 with the bat to cap off an excellent personal four days of cricket.

Griqualand West stuttered in their chase, losing five wickets on the way to winning inside 41.4 overs, and in so doing lost the chance of the extra bonus point. Wendell Bossenger finished with 36 not out, while Deon Carolus took 3-38.