Northerns v Natal
Standard Bank League 1997/98
VenueSupersport Centurion, Centurion on 24th October 1997 (45-over match)
Balls per over6
TossNortherns won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNortherns won by 24 runs (Clark curves method)
PointsNortherns 2; Natal 0
UmpiresR Brooks, WA Diedricks
TV umpireJD Cloete
Man of the MatchMJR Rindel

Northerns inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
MJR Rindelc Bruyns b Bosch828710611-94.25
D Jordaanc Johnson b Storey1325582-52.00
M van Jaarsveldnot out811021343-79.41
PJR Steync and b Johnson81521--53.33
S Elworthyb Botha5910--55.56
DJJ de Vosc Johnson b Wingfield2426302-92.31
DJ van Zylb Gilder9711--128.57
RE Brysonnot out148112-175.00
+G Morgandid not bat      
*MJG Davisdid not bat      
PS de Villiersdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 12 lb, 5 nb, 9 w)27
Total(6 wickets, innings closed, 45 overs)263
Fall of wickets:
1-76 (Jordaan), 2-137 (Rindel), 3-157 (Steyn), 4-170 (Elworthy), 5-217 (de Vos), 6-241 (van Zyl)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Gilder9   1361--54.004.00
Bosch9   06617454.007.33
Storey9   04412554.004.89
Johnson7   0331--42.004.71
Botha8   0471--48.005.88
Wingfield3   0241--18.008.00

Natal inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
NC Johnsonlbw b Elworthy112227-150.00
DJ Watsonlbw b de Villiers3451783166.67
+ML Bruynsc sub b van Zyl4664755-71.88
*DM Benkensteinst Morgan b van Zyl40395931102.56
CB Sugdenc Morgan b de Villiers1620222-80.00
ELR Stewartc Bryson b Davis142028--70.00
WR Wingfieldnot out30263622115.38
AG Bothac Steyn b Elworthy334--100.00
KG Storeyc sub b de Villiers126911200.00
GM Gilderb de Villiers124--50.00
T Boschb Bryson243--50.00
Extras(18 lb, 6 w)24
Total(all out, 42.5 overs)233
Fall of wickets:
1-26 (Johnson), 2-95 (Watson), 3-124 (Bruyns), 4-160 (Sugden), 5-170 (Benkenstein), 6-192 (Stewart), 7-200 (Botha), 8-227 (Storey), 9-230 (Gilder), 10-233 (Bosch)
Northerns bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Elworthy9   0452--27.005.00
de Villiers8   02842-12.003.50
van Zyl9   04621-27.005.11
Davis9   0701--54.007.78

--> Natal target was 258 runs in 43 overs
--> KG Storey made his debut in List A matches
--> T Bosch made his last appearance in List A matches
--> CB Sugden passed his previous highest score of 11 in List A matches
--> WR Wingfield passed his previous highest score of 13 in List A matches

Rain interrrupted the Northerns innings for 32 minutes at 21.3 overs, and again, for 22 minutes, at 24 overs.
At the start of their innings, Natal were allotted only 44 overs in which to reach the target of 264, due to their bowling their overs too slowly.
Rain interrupted the Natal innings for 8 minutes at 31.3 overs, after which their target was reduced to 258 off 43 overs.