Eastern Province v Free State
Standard Bank League 1996/97
VenueSt George's Park, Port Elizabeth on 18th December 1996 (45-over match)
Balls per over6
TossEastern Province won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEastern Province won by 79 runs
PointsEastern Province 2; Free State 0
UmpiresBG Jerling, CJ Mitchley
Man of the MatchGC Victor

Eastern Province inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
GC Victorc Venter b Boje786069111130.00
LJ Koenc and b Venter4547765195.74
*KC Wesselsnot out4449715189.80
DJ Callaghanc Stephenson b Craven314238-273.81
MW Rushmerenot out1716251-106.25
AG Princedid not bat      
+G Morgandid not bat      
EAE Baptistedid not bat      
TG Shawdid not bat      
Q Ferreiradid not bat      
M Haywarddid not bat      
Extras(5 lb, 1 w)6
Total(3 wickets, innings closed, 36 overs)221
Fall of wickets:
1-125 (Victor), 2-126 (Koen), 3-175 (Callaghan)
Free State bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Bakkes4   0310---7.75
Stephenson7   0580---8.29
Player7   0410---5.86
Boje8   0361--48.004.50
Venter7   0271--42.003.86
Craven3   0231--18.007.67

Free State inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
D Jordaanc Morgan b Ferreira1429501-48.28
FD Stephensonc Shaw b Hayward1420272-70.00
GFJ Liebenberglbw b Baptiste168--16.67
*LJ Wilkinsonc Baptiste b Shaw2223272-95.65
JF Venterrun out (Koen)367--50.00
CF Cravenc Rushmere b Shaw1624281-66.67
N Bojelbw b Hayward3045571-66.67
BT Playerc Callaghan b Baptiste1117151-64.71
HH Dippenaarnot out101832--55.56
HC Bakkesc and b Hayward5761-71.43
+PJL Radleyc Morgan b Ferreira276--28.57
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 2 nb, 3 w)14
Total(all out, 33.1 overs)142
Fall of wickets:
1-32 (Stephenson), 2-40 (Liebenberg), 3-62 (Jordaan), 4-67 (Wilkinson), 5-68 (Venter), 6-91 (Craven), 7-109 (Player), 8-130 (Boje), 9-138 (Bakkes), 10-142 (Radley)
Eastern Province bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Hayward7   0323--14.004.57
Shaw7   0232--21.003.29
Baptiste6   0322--18.005.33
Callaghan7   1240---3.43

--> The match was reduced before play started to 36 overs per side