Jor­dan leads vic­tory charge for Felix­ton

Eyethu Baywatch - - SPORT • EZEMIDLALO - Richard Springo­rum

FELIX­TON Cricket Club picked up a one wicket vic­tory over eSikhaweni in a first di­vi­sion Satur­day 24 Over League match played at Ad­di­son Park on Satur­day.

The game had an in­tense end­ing, with the light de­te­ri­o­rat­ing and eSikhaweni need­ing one wicket for vic­tory and Felix­ton need­ing a hand­ful of runs with only two overs to go.

But Neill Jor­dan’s un­beaten stand of 83 off 70 balls got Felix­ton home.

Felix­ton cap­tain Guy Richard­son won the toss and elected to field first.

eSikhaweni put on 180/5 thanks to good con­tri­bu­tions from Sizwe Ntanzi (55 off 57) and Sphelele Sibiya (35 off 46).

Jor­dan led from the front with the nut, end­ing with fig­ures of 2/31 in 6.

He was backed up at the op­po­site end by spin­ner Mo­hammed Taqvi, who took two wick­ets for 46 runs in five overs.

Felix­ton reached 181/8 in 23 overs, with Taqvi con­tribut­ing 32 off 48 balls in sup­port of Jor­dan’s knock.

Phi­lane Cuambe and San­diso Mkhize were the pick of the eSikhaweni bowl­ing at­tack with fig­ures of 3/39 in 5 overs and 2/41 in 7 re­spec­tively.

Felix­ton will head to eShowe for their next fix­ture on Satur­day, with eSikhaweni tak­ing on uM­folozi at uM­folozi.

Richard Springo­rum

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