AJ Fourie in action during Saturday's match.

It's Vikings vs Limpopo in final

Date: 11 August 2017 By: Anton van Zyl

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The Limpopo Dairy XI will come up against the Werda Toyota Vikings on Sunday in the final match of the Limpopo Dairy 18/18 league.

The past weekend saw the last of the round-robin clashes taking place. The Premjee team had to “borrow” players to fill the side, but still managed to put up a decent fight. On Saturday they came up against Limpopo Dairy. Limpopo opted to bat first and, thanks to Chris-Jan Hendriks (57 off 29 balls) and Juan Phillips (12 from 14 balls), got off to a good start. Vimal Shah (16 off 18) and Joubert Fourie (11 off 12) helped to take the score to 139/7 in 18 overs.

Premjee lost a number of early wickets, which didn’t assist their chances of chasing the score, but Louis van Jaarsveld (11), Riaan Gerber (31) and Vic Grobler (17) then put in a good effort to take the score to 101. For Limpopo, four bowlers, namely AJ Fourie (2/23), Vimal Shah (2/11), Brendon Bridge (2/24) and Joubert Fourie (2/14), each took two wickets.

On Sunday, the Premjee team came up against Strikers and this time they batted first. AJ Fourie (this time in Premjee colours) opened the batting and scored a good 34 runs before being caught. Grant Phillipson added 10 runs, but the rest of the batsmen battled with an unpredictable pitch and some tight bowling. At the end of the 18th over the score stood at 108/7.

Strikers started off well, thanks to Christo Gerber (17) and Ettienne van Heerden (33). Riaan Gerber (18 not out) helped to take the score past the target in the 14th over with 5 wickets down. For Premjee’s team, Grant Phillipson took 2/14 in two overs and Louis van Jaarsveld took 2/9 in two overs.

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Anton van Zyl

Anton van Zyl has been with the Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror for over 27 years. He graduated at the the Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg) and obtained a BA Communications degree. He is a founder member of the Association of Independent Publishers.

Email: anton@zoutnet.co.za

 
 

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Paolo Piorek from Strikers misses the ball during Sunday's clash. 

Joubert Fourie scored 11 before being bowled on Saturday.

Joubert Fourie of Limpopo Dairy in action during Saturday's clash.

Joubert Fourie of Limpopo Dairy in action during Saturday's clash.

Vimal Shah scored 16 runs to help Limpopo secure a victory against Premjee's team.

Chris-Jan Hendriks top-scored on Saturday, hitting 57 runs to help his team to victory.

Chris-Jan Hendriks top-scored on Saturday, hitting 57 runs to help his team to victory.

FC Phillipson in action during Sunday's match.