Western Province Topped One-Day Cup Champions

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Six Gun Grill Western Province accomplished a medical victory over the DP World Lions to clinch the CSA Ladies’s Provincial One-Day Cup title, edging the Hollywoodbets Dolphins who went right down to the Six Gun Grill Backyard Route Badgers on Saturday, 1 April 2023.

Skilled batter Saarah Smith recorded an unbeaten half-century to encourage Western Province to an eight-wicket victory inside 28.4 overs whereas chasing the Lions’ complete of 112 all out on the Orban Oval in Johannesburg, to verify prime spot on the conclusion of the 2022/23 One-Day Cup marketing campaign.

In the one different Division One encounter that might have an effect on the destiny of the trophy, the Dolphins wanted a bonus level win to have any likelihood of usurping the log-leaders. The Backyard Route Badgers had different concepts although, as Tazmin Brits and Jané Winster starred with bat and ball respectively, to propel the house aspect to a 55-run win.

In Potchefstroom, the Glencore North West Dragons, who have been mathematically relegated after the penultimate spherical, saved the perfect for final as Proteas Ladies all-rounder Anneke Bosch smashed an emphatic hundred to assist her aspect to a 126-run overcome the Constancy Titans.

Heading into the ultimate day of the season, Western Province had one hand on the trophy with a four- level cushion over second-placed Dolphins and the workforce from Cape City started the day’s play with the anticipated confidence as they gained the toss and elected to bowl first towards the Lions.

Proteas’ all-rounder Delmi Tucker (2/19) began issues off for the away aspect, eradicating each Lions openers, earlier than Kirstie Thomson (24) and Nonkululeko Thabethe (22) appeared to regular the ship. That reprieve didn’t final lengthy because the hosts misplaced the rest of their batters with none additional double- digit scores because the retiring Robyn Appels (3/23) and teenager Nosipho Vezi (3/32) ripped by means of the Lions batting order, bowling them out for 112.

Of their chase, regardless of cheaply dropping their opening batters, Smith and Faye Tunnicliffe (46) mixed brilliantly for a 92-run stand for the third wicket to guide their aspect in direction of victory earlier than lastly wrapping up the encounter and the league title with 22.2 overs to spare.

On the Six Gun Grill Recreation Floor, the Dolphins gained the toss and selected to bowl first understanding {that a} bonus level run chase might maintain them within the title image earlier than Proteas opening batter Brits continued her high quality kind on the crease to report a 74-ball 98 (11 fours, 4 sixes) to strike a blow to the Dolphins’ hopes.

Brits’ knock, coupled with late cameos from Jané Winster (20*) and Khayakazi Mathe (17*) took the Badgers to 225/8 after their allotted 50 overs earlier than Winster returned with ball in hand to choose up 4 wickets for 25 runs because the Dolphins have been dismissed for 170.

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