JCC – 240/9 in 45 overs
Soweto – 177 all out in 34.3 overs
JCC won by 63 runs
The log-leading Sunday 1 side travelled to Soweto to take on the second-from-bottom team. The stark difference in positions on the log may have contributed to some complacency, although JCC eventually triumphed by 63 runs.
A stutter by the usual opening stalwarts quickly had our boys with their backs to the wall at 42/2 before the innings was rescued by a match-winning, undefeated 102 runs by Dinolan Doorsamy. He received solid support from Sizwe Ziqubu (29 off 23) and Mpumi Mncube (23 off 32) to see the team record a total of 240/9.
The defence of this total started off inauspiciously, with too many extras and loose balls. This continued only until Siyabonga Peter and Mpumi wrenched back control in 18 overs in which they claimed the last eight wickets.
Followers of the Sunday 1 team won’t be surprised to see Peter’s tally of 6 wickets for 35 runs in his 9 overs. This is Peter’s second five-for for the Su-1 team, and his third this season after taken 5 for 23 in 7 overs against Heidelberg in the Saturday 1 competition.
The win has set the team back on its winning ways following a shock loss to Wanderers the previous weekend.
JCC – 463/5 in 34 overs
Dobsonville – 134/10 in 24 overs
JCC won by 329 runs
The Sunday 7 side put on a masterful display of batting aggression in their comfortable win over Dobsonville CC, claiming a 329 run victory in their home game at JCC Saheti.
Batting first, the ‘JCC Babies’ showed no mercy in amassing 463 runs. This effort was largely thanks to 122 off 39 balls by Dillon Doorsamy and 117 off 68 by Waqar Sayed, and two more blistering half-tons by Muhammed Zubair (57 off 23) and Siviwe Dikela (51* off 29). Sadiq Salehjee’s 40 off just 11 balls also bears special mention.
With a monumental total on the board, the Su-7 bowlers set about taking apart the opposition. This was achieved in 24 overs, led by LJ with three wickets for 22 off three overs. He was ably supported by Uveshen and JB who claimed two wickets apiece.
JCC – 252/10 in 28.4 overs
B. Ntini – 176/5 in 35 overs
JCC won by 76 runs
The JCC ‘Babies’ warranted their promotion from Su-9 with a comprehensive 76 run win over B. Ntini at JCC’s second home ground, Saheti School.
Having won the toss, captain John (LJ) Mdlalose chose to bat. An aggressive scoring rate of nine runs to the over (on the admittedly small field) saw the home team post 251 all out in 28 overs. LJ led the charge with 70 runs, admirably supported by 64 from Siviwe Dikela and 50 by Waqar Syed.
Siviwe backed up his batting performance by claiming a single wicket, while Katlego Malepe and Dillon Doorsamy each claimed two scalps to restrict B Ntini to 176/5 in their 35 overs.