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The Matches St George's Park - EP vs SA Coloured Cricket XI
EP vs SA Coloured Cricket XI

The South African Coloured Cricket XI were all out for 163 in their first innings on the opening day of the two-day friendly match against Eastern Province at the Adcock Stadium today.

Eastern Province's left-arm bowler, Charles Houlie, and the England Test cricketer, Basil D'Oliveira, bowling off spiners, each took four wickets.

The powerful SA XI batting failed to impress in their 260 minutes at the crease against the tight EP attack on an easy-paced wicket, not one batsman reaching the 30 mark.

Solly Chothia (27 in 76 minutes), Coetie Neethling (27 in 56 minutes) and Kulu Maclons (22 in 60 minutes) all seem well in their stride till causing their own dismissal with lofted shots.

Gopal Manicum won the toss for the visitors and decided to bat.

After Conrad played a maiden off Bunny Snyman's opening over, Barnes fell to his second ball from the opposite end, caught by Govindjee in the gully without scoring.

In Houlie's third over, Conrad, attempting to pull to leg, was beaten by the swing and bowled for one.

The bowling remained on top and only 20 runs came in the first hour from 12 overs.

Chothia hit five fours in his 27 before he was well caught on the backward square leg boundary by Bunny Snyman.

The Natal left-hander, Patrick joined Bagnin and in a partial recovery took the score to 68, scored in 139 minutes.

Basil D'Olveira came into the attack and struck a great blow for EP with his off-spinners.

He dismissed Patrick Majiet and Bagnin in a row to see the SA XI struggling with 93/6 at lunch.

The fastest scoring of the innings came in the first 30 minutes after the break, when Neveling and Maclons added 32 runs. After adding 47 runs for the seventh wicket, both fell in the space of three runs to Houlie.

Manicum and Govender put on 27 for the final wicket.

Weekend Post
November 25, 1972.

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