Imitiaaz Groenewald predicts easy sailing for Western Province


At Senwes Stadium, Potchefstoom

Western Province’s all-rounder, Imitiaaz Groenewald believes that his team has all what it take to go an extra-mile in the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week.

This after the team won their two T20 matches in Day 3 of this week long under-19 cricket tournament which is under-way at the University of North West in Potchefstroom.

Earlier on the day, the Western Province narrowly beat South West District by only one run after the score read 155/5 against their opponents’ for 86.

“I enjoyed that game and did well as I managed got three sticks and 12 runs, and I did not have much pressure in the second game in which we easily rubbed aside our opponents where I managed 9 runs from 7 balls,” said Groenewald.

For the record, Western Province easily walked all over Free State in the second game, beating Free State by 41 runs after the match ended 127/6 as opposed to the Free Staters’ 86/5.

The 18 year-old Wynberg Boys High School Groenewald said a week long tournament like this gives them an opportunity of taking their game to the next level.

“As the team we are excited that we have been doing well since our arrival here as we managed to win all our first four games and we hope to go all the way as the competition progresses,” said the optimistic Groenewald.

For the record, the Western Province won their first match against Northerns in the first Innings on Day 1 before they could brush aside KwaZulu-Natal Coastal in a replica of what they did to Northerns when they beat them in the first Innings on Day 2.

Western Province is expected to continue with their good run tomorrow when they face Eastern Province at the Puk Oval on Day 4 of the competition.

In another match which is expected to be the centre of attraction on Day 4, Gauteng will take on Border at the Puk Ibbies)

The rest of Day Fixtures are: Boland v Northerns, KwaZulu-Natal v Mpumalanga (Potchefstroom Boys High), Free State v Griqualand West (Potchefstroom Gimnasium), Easterns v Limpopo (Defence), South Western Districts v Namibia (Potchefstroom THS) AND North West v KwaZulu-Natal Inland (Oval).

Kick-Off for these matches is at 9.45am.

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