EP title chasers in three-day and 50-overs formats

EASTERN Province are wellplaced in both the Sunfoil three-day and limited-overs cricket competitions, but coach Christo Esau admits there is work to be done if they are to remain title contenders.

After a break of seven weeks, the EP team are back in action today when they host KwaZulu-Natal Inland in the three-day affair at St George’s Park, followed by Sunday’s 50-overs encounter.

While they have chances in both formats, Esau said yesterday the team were focusing strongly on doing well in the three-day competition, targeting at least three wins in their final four games.

With three wins in six matches, EP are on a par with pool B log-leaders Gauteng, who have four wins in eight games and are 30 points ahead of their closest rivals. Despite having played two games more, Gauteng have the advantage in that their points are on the board, so to speak, and EP will need to make sure they stay in touch in their remaining matches.

 – Neale Emslie 

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