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Gauteng surge ahead of Northerns

The 2004-05 domestic season kicked off in glorious sunshine, but the day didn't look too bright for Notherns, who declared at 147 for 9, and then watched Gauteng run up 188 for 4 by the time bad light stopped play

Wisden Cricinfo staff
24-Jun-2005
Gauteng 188 for 4 (Motaung 44, Snijman 47) lead Northerns 147 for 9 dec (Burger 4-49, de Bruin 3-44) by 41 runs
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The 2004-05 domestic season kicked off in glorious sunshine, but the day didn't look too bright for Notherns, who declared at 147 for 9, and then watched Gauteng run up 188 for 4 by the time bad light stopped play. The game was played under the amateur wing of the United Cricket Board's Provincial 'A' competition, with the professionals due to start playing on the 7th.
Northerns declared after Shane Burger (4-49), Gerhard de Bruin (3-44) and Johnson Mafa (2-38) took advantage of some poor shot selection. Gerald Dros (27) and Kruger van Wyk (37) were the only ones to offer any resistance, with their 54-run partnership. But the seven scores under 20 had set them back significantly.
When bad light stopped play, 5.4 overs early, Gauteng had tipped the scales in their favour with some positive batting by William Motaung (44) and Blake Snijman (47) leading the way with an opening partnership of 95. Vaughn van Jaarsveld (38 not out) and Derek Crookes (4 not out) remained unbeaten.