It was a case of double trouble for St Alban’s in last Saturday’s 1st team cricket match against Jeppe, when Jeppe’s identical twins, Katlego and Tebogo Thena did the business – almost single-handedly, in each case – against them, taking Jeppe to an 32-run victory that seemed highly unlikely earlier in the day.
Jeppe batted first and were bowled out for just 115. Katlego Thena was the only batsmen to put up any real resistance. He stubbornly defended his wicket in the face of all that the St Alban’s attack threw at him, and was still there at the end of the innings, on 43 not out.
It was dire situation for Jeppe, and it could have been a lot worse if it were not for him. And when St Alban’s got to 23 without the loss of a wicket by lunch, it looked all over bar the shouting.
That was until the captain tossed the ball to Tebogo Thena. He proceeded to send down 8 overs of very quick, straight and full bowling and the St Alban’s middle-order and tail crumbled.
He ended up with figures of 5/21 off 8.3 overs and St Alban’s were 83 all out.
It meant a 32-run victory for Jeppe, and they had the terrible Thena twins to thank for it.
Jeppe 115 (K Thena 43 not out, Mouchteros 17). St Alban’s83 (T Thena 5/21, Mouchteros 2/13, Van der Berg 2/24). Jeppe won by 32 runs.