CSA T20 Challenge Weekly Round-Up: Western Province

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  • Post published:April 8, 2024

World Sports Betting Western Province are currently placed 4th on the CSA T20 Challenge log standings after their defeat to the DP World Lions and a no result against the Gbets Rocks, which was abandoned due to inclement weather in Cape Town.

A summary of last week’s results:

World Sports Betting Western Province vs DP World Lions – WSB Newlands, Cape Town

An electrifying 151-run opening partnership between Ryan Rickelton and Reeza Hendricks paved the way for the DP World Lions to earn a thumping 132-run bonus-point win over World Sports Betting Western Province in their latest T20 Challenge clash in Cape Town on Wednesday.

The Proteas duo both hit half centuries to help their side amass 213/2, before rookie spinner Nqaba Peter claimed a remarkable four wickets to blow away the hosts for just 81. Another South Africa international, Lutho Sipamla, was also key with his three wickets, rounding off a fine evening for the visitors, who took control of second spot in the standings.

However, the game was set up by the Rickelton-Hendricks stand, which came inside 14 overs.

The former thumped four sixes and five fours in a 46-ball 73, while the latter was even more rapid on his way to 90 off 49 balls, crunching six sixes and five fours at World Sports Betting Newlands Cricket Ground where the home side would have undoubtedly bee ruing their decision to bowl first.

After the stand was finally broken by George Linde, the most respectable of the bowlers (1/34), Rassie van der Dussen (29*) and Delano Potgieter (14*) ensured there was a flourishing end to set 214.

WP were never in the game after slipping to 9/2 and then 20/3 thanks to Sipamla, before Nqaba’s leg spin bamboozled the rest of the line-up. The 21-year-old now has seven wickets for just 21 runs from his last two outings.

Kyle Verreynne top-scored for Province on their way to being dismissed emphatically in 14.3 overs.

World Sports Betting Western Province vs Gbets Rocks – WSB Newlands, Cape Town

The match between World Sports Betting Western Province and Gbets Rocks ended in a no result after rain ruined the clash in Cape Town.

The game lasted 9.2 overs with Province reaching 86/1 after winning the toss and batting. Tony de Zorzi was unbeaten on 51 (3 fours, 4 sixes) and Kyle Verreynne had reached 28 when the weather intervened.

Upcoming WSB Western Province Matches:

Friday, 12 April 2024 @18h00: Auto Investment North West Dragons vs World Sports Betting Western Province – JB Marks Oval, Potchefstroom

Sunday, 14 April 2024: World Sports Betting Western Province vs Hollywoodbets Dolphins – WSB Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town.

Issued by: Cricket South Africa – Corporate Communications

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