Cool Commins Steers Western Province to Victory

Cool Commins Steers Western Province to Victory

Post by Tony Hasset » Mon, 11 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Cool Commins Steers Western Province to Victory

Jack Botha

John Commins steered Western Province to another nail-biting
victory over North West at the Gert van Rensburg Stadium in
Fochville last night.

Requiring 244 to win their Standard Bank league match, Province
struggled at times although Desmond Heynes (34) had given them
a sound start.

However, Province had slumped to 47 for three before Commins came
in, took a firm grip on the game and led his team to victory.
He put on 56 runs for the fifth wicket with Eric Simons (40) then
with Dave Rundle he added 72 for the seventh wicket.

When Rundle out with 34 needed for victory Commins and Paul
Kirsten (10 not out) saw their side home in the last over.
North West, spurred on by their shock victory over league leaders
Northern Transvaal, on Wednesday, fought mightily.

Morne Strydom, man of the match against Northerns for his
bowling, did well enough to qualify for the accolade with his
batting. His 92 and a hard hit 77 not out by Martin Venter formed
the backbone of North West's innings.
However Commins was named man of the match.

Source: Sunday Times

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