Country Districts Quadrangular tournament this weekend
AFTER the success of last year’s inaugural event, Midlands Country Districts Cricket Union host the second Country Districts Quadrangular tournament from Friday to Sunday this weekend ( February 20 to 22).
Matches will be played at Eston and Richmond, with the Varsity Oval hosting the two T20 matches tomorrow, starting at 4 pm and 7 pm. Saturday and Sunday’s clashes are 45- over affairs.
Participating teams are East Griqualand ( Harding, Kokstad, Swartberg, Matatiele), Southern Districts ( Underberg, Ixopo, Creighton), Midlands North ( Noodsberg, Mooi River) and Midlands South ( Eston, Richmond).
KZN Inland have come on board, supplying balls, umpires and scorers, plus covering the costs of using the Varsity Oval for the T20 games.
Entry to the venues is free. Food and refreshments are on sale for Saturday and Sunday’s matches. Fixtures - Friday, February 20 Midlands North v Midlands South, 4pm, Varsity Oval, T20 East Griqualand v Southern Districts, 7pm, Varsity Oval, T20
Saturday, February 21 Midlands South v East Griqualand, 9am, Eston, 45- overs Midlands North v Southern Districts, 9am, Richmond, 45- overs
Sunday, February 22 Midlands South v Southern Districts, 9am, Eston, 45- overs Midlands North v East Griqualand, 9am, Richmond, 45- overs
East Griqualand Squad: Orrin Shand ( C), Warwick Miles, Brian Mannix, Victor Walker- Randall, Mike Osborn, Kyle Pride, Russ Dorning, Sven Rossler, Brian Rawlins, Justin Belbin, Scooter Johnson, Cliffy Gilson, Jim Payn ( Manager)
Southern Districts Squad: Alex McArthur, Craig Lucy, Shaun Hiltenun, Dale Taylor, Larrence Cheeseman ( C), Warren Humphries, Bruce Humphries, Patrick Hancock, Josh Foster, Graham Horne, Lance Walker, Kirsten Heslop, Andrew Foster ( Manager) Midlands North Squad: Garth Ratsey ( C), Rory Ratsey, Travis Walker, Jason Pelser, Ross Haines, Paul Brande, Anton Burger, Magnus van Rooyen, Jason Vaughn- Davies ( more names to be announced)
Midlands South Squad: Ryan Cook, Clint Lock, Stuart Woodroffe, Hendrik Marais, Ant Foster, Darren Love, Murray Hampson, Scott Hosking ( C), Rob Hampson, George Bronkhorst, Clement Mvovo, Alan Briscoe, Rob Gait.