The first T20 of the ladies’ tournament took place on Sunday, 16 February. Bethal Bears Ladies won the toss and elected to bat first.
First ball of the innings saw Nanette Behr, Bears captain, lose her wicket with Elizma Heydenreich taking a catch off Brigitte Binneman’s bowling. Sasol Secunda took wickets at regular intervals wrapping up the innings with the Bears Ladies making 92 all out. Pick of the bowlers was Bianca Brummer that took 3 wickets.
Bethal Bears took to the field and knocked over a quick 3 wickets in the first two overs. Marie-Louise Forbeck and Terry-Lee Kleynhans pulled the match back by staying at the crease until the end. Marie-Louise played a steady innings making 22 not out and Terry-Lee 46 not out. Sasol Secunda Ladies won the game by 7 wickets. The next T20 is taking place in Standerton on the 1st of March. – TL Kleynhans