Brilliant Brits propels Badgers to victory over Lions

Tamzin Brits was brilliant with the bat on Saturday against the Lions with a score of 124. Photo: Supplied

THE Six Gun Grill Garden Route Bad-gers and DP World Lions locked horns in Oudtshoorn as the hosts claimed victory in the 1-Day Cup whilst Lions secured victory in the T20 Challenge in the latest round of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Professional Women’s Domestic League.

On Saturday, 11 November, Tazmin Brits blasted a 96-ball 124 (11 fours and 6 maximums) to power the Badgers to a 220/10 total that led to a massive 92-run win. Sarah Nettleton was the pick of the bowlers, returning 4/39 in her 10 overs.

Badgers’ bowling destruction from Khayakazi Mathe (3/16), Haroline Rhodes (2/11), Annerie Dercksen (2/22) and Jane Winster (2/31) saw the Lions bowled out for 128 in just under 31 overs.
On Sunday, however, the Lions were given the ball first and their disciplined bowling display saw the Badgers restricted to 99/4 in their allotted 20 overs. A decent chase was given by the Lions who ended the innings on 100/6, winning the game by four-wickets, thanks to contributions from Kirstie Thomson (31) and Madison Landsman (29).

The Badgers will travel to Cape Town this weekend for a clash against Western Province at Newlands. The Badgers will be without Asakhe Nyovane, Annerie Dercksen, Mieke Ridder and the captain Jané Winster, who are all travelling to Zimbabwe where they will represent the SA Emerging XI.

The summarised score cards are:
Limited over match
GARDEN ROUTE BADGERS 220 all out (41 overs) (Tasmin Brits 124 (96 balls; 11×4; 6×6), Julia Hoal 26, Annerie Derksen 17, Sarah Nettleton 4/39, Ayabonga Xhaka 2/41, Kgomotso Rapoo 2/43) LIONS 128 all out (30,5 overs)
(Palesa Mapoo 36, Khayakazi Mathe 3/16, Haroline Rhodes 2/11, Annerie Dercksen 2/22, Jane Winster 2/31) Garden Route Badgers won by 92 runs.

Twenty/20 match
Garden Route Badgers 99/4 (20 overs) (Julia Hoal 23*, Tasmin Brits 21, K Rapoo 1/11, R Mkhize 1/16) LIONS 100/6 (17.4 overs) (K Thompson 31, M Landsman 29,
Chantelle van Schoor 2/8, Jane Winster 2/26) DP World Lions won by 4 wickets.