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The Matches St George's Park - South Africa vs Netherlands
South Africa vs Netherlands

Thanks to a magnificent 150 not out by Jennifer Gove, South Africa finished the first day of the third and final women's cricket "Test" match, on January 4, 1969, well on top after scoring 281 for six declared and then took five Dutch wickets for 69 by close of play on the Port Elizabeth Cricket Ground.

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The South African and Netherlands Women's Cricket Teams
Front Row: Saskia Bakker (Netherlands), Jennifer Gove (S.A.), Patricia Lankenau (S.A.),Carole Gildenhuys (S.A.), Pauke van der Voort (Netherlands), Lorna Ward (S.A.), Eileen Hurly(S.A.)
Second Row: Gloria Williamson (S.A.), Grietha Jurriens (Netherlands), Jeanette Janzen (Netherlands), Sally Edwards (S.A.), Eda Cohen (S.A.), Patricia Vleeming (Netherlands),Ust van Galen Last (Netherlands), Barbara Clowes (S.A.)
Standing at Back: Lyn van der Maas (S.A.), Maria van de Woord (Netherlands), Maggie van Berckel (Netherlands), Miek Keizer (Netherlands), Yolande Lofvers (Netherlands), Liz Schnitger (Netherlands), Marijke Hoeufft (Netherlands), Peep Dijkmeester (Netherlands), Pam Walls (tour manageress), Tinie de Ruiter (Netherlands), Shirley Johnson (S.A.), Shirley Carroll (S.A.)

Lorna Ward bowled well for the South Africans to take three wickets for 26 runs in 23 overs. South Africa started slowly after winning the toss but the inning's speeded up and they eventually declared at 281 for six scored in 251 minutes.

Although going for the bowling throughout her knock Jennifer Gove never looked in any trouble. Her innings included 26 fours to all parts of the field. She reached her first 50 including ten fours in 36 minutes and her 100 in 6l minutes, which included 20 fours.

Gove and her captain, Eileen Hurly, were involved in a 124 run partnership which was scored in only 56 minutes. Hurly made 33 of these runs.

Gove had scored a brilliant 150 not out when South Africa declared their innings closed at 281 for six wickets.

Other useful contributions were made by Clowes and Edwards.

Lofvers bowled steadily for the tourists to take four for 78. Van der Flier also bowled well and took two wickets and also held two catches.

The Netherlands innings started slowly and the first eight over's were maidens. The tourists were in some early trouble when Dijckmeester was bowled with only three runs on the board.

After losing another wicket Hoeufft and Keizer added 42 before Hoefft was bowled for a well played 37.

The Netherlands team came in to bat facing the mammoth total of 281 their previous highest score on their South African tour being only 58. They fared a little better but were eventually all out for 90.

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Jennifer Gove, of Natal, goes for a big hit during her magnificent innings of 150 not out for the South African XI in the third Test against the Netherlands women on the P.E.C.C. ground. Miss Gove helped her side score 281/6 declared. Her innings included 26 fours and was scored in only 102 minutes. The Netherlands wicket-keeper is Miek Keizer.
Eda Cohen (SA) was the wrecker-in-chief with four wickets for two runs in five overs. Lorna Ward bowled very well to capture four wickets for 36 runs in 31 overs.

Rather surprisingly the South African skipper, Eileen Hurley, decided to bat again. Her decision was a good one as far as the small crowd was concerned because Eda Cohen struck a glorious 47 before holing out at mid-wicket.

The lunch-time score was 81 for two wickets. After lunch Miss Hurley declared the innings closed and the Dutch girls came out to bat again.

They were soon in trouble when Lorna Ward bowled Tine de Ruiter for a duck. In the same over she also bowled Cor van der Flier and the tourists were struggling at two for two.

The third wicket fell at ten when Marijke Hoeufft was well caught by Eda Cohen off the bowling of Gloria Williamson. Miek Keizer, the youngest member of the team was brilliantly run out after some great fielding by Eda Cohen.

Liz Schnitger was out with the score at 47 - to a magnificent diving catch by Gloria Williamson off the bowling of Lorna Ward.

The second fine catch of the day came when Peep Dijckmeester attempted a square cut off Pat Lankenau. Jennifer Gove, fielding at cover point, moved across to her left and diving full-length, snatched up the catch inches above the turf.

At this stage the Dutch girls were 47 for eight wickets. With only one run added to the total Saskia Bakker edged a ball from Lorna Ward and Carole Gildenhuys, the wicket-keeper, picked up another good catch.

Pat Lankenou ended the Netherlands Innings when Pat Vieeming played on and the Dutch girls were all out for 52.

It has been decided that a "festival" match will he played during the remaining playing time tomorrow, provided the game ends early. In this case two mixed teams will play.

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