The ICC Winter Training Camp team suffered its first defeat of an eight-match programme on Friday, going down by 64 runs to Northerns in Pretoria.

The ICC WTC had a 100 per cent record going into the game, having won their opening three matches, but a good all-round performance from Northerns' Alwyn Viljoen ended that unbeaten record at the half-way stage in an eight-match programme.

Viljoen hit 67 off 76 balls as Northerns posted a total of 234 all out having won the toss and choosing to bat. He then followed it up with and important four-over spell with the ball, ending up with figures of 2-12, including two maidens and the prize wicket of Dan van Bunge.

The ICC WTC bowlers had fought hard and would have been reasonably pleased with restricting Northerns to 234. Dutchman Mark Jonkman was the pick of the attack, taking 3-33 off 10 overs. Ross Lyons of Scotland (2-29) and Irishman Kevin O'Brien (2-59) also did their bit. Indeed, Northerns were struggling at one stage on 159-7 but an impressive lower-order innings from Mandla Mashimbye (42 off 42 balls) gave them the momentum at the changeover.

In reply, the ICC WTC lost a couple of early wickets before William Porterfield of Ireland and van Bunge of the Netherlands put together a good partnership. Porterfield made 30 before being caught by Heino Kuhn off the bowling of Mashimbye as they put on 63 for the third wicket.

After that wickets kept falling for ICC WTC with only van Bunge (74) putting up any real resistance. John Mooney and Ross Lyons both made double figures towards the end but by that stage the damage was done and the team eventually fell 64 runs short.

The ICC WTC team plays its next game against North-West Province at Sedgers Park, Potchefstroom today.

Northerns beat ICC WTC by 64 runs.
10 November 2006
LC de Villiers Oval, Pretoria
Toss: Northerns

NORTHERNS
H Kuhn                 b Jonkman  9
A Viljoen      c Bagai b O'Brien 67
F du Plessis             b Samad 24
N van Woerkom            run out 23
A Letsi                  b Lyons  3
S Myburg               b Jonkman 38
F Behardien            lbw Lyons  3
C Pinker     c O'Brien b Sandher  2
M Mashimbye        c & b O'Brien 42
P Harris                 not out  1
Sorrenson            lbw Jonkman  3
  Extras          (4b, 6lb, 9w)  19
  TOTAL   (all out, 48.5 overs) 234

FOW: 36  78 130 139 141
    146 159 228 228 234

Jonkman     9.5   3   33   3
O'Brien      10   1   59   2
Samad         6   0   39   1
Mooney        7   0   34   0
Lyons        10   0   39   2
Sandher       5   0   23   1
Carroll       1   0    7   0
 
ICC WTC
W Porterfield c Kuhn b Mashimbye 30
K Carroll            b Sorrenson  6
A Bagai                  run out  2
D van Bunge   c Letsie b Viljoen 76
K O'Brien                run out  5
O Hussain     c Kuhn b Mashimbye  1
A Samad               lbw Harris  1
J Mooney                b Harris 14
M Jonkman              b Viljoen  5
R Lyons                  not out 16
K Sandher          lbw Sorrenson  0
  Extras         (7lb, 1nb, 6w)  14
  TOTAL   (all out, 44.2 overs) 170

FOW: 21  27  90 104 105
    106 137 153 167 170

van Woerkom   7   0   15   0
Sorrenson   8.2   2   29   2
Pinker        2   0   32   0
Mashimbye     7   0   18   2
Harris       10   1   34   2
Behardien     6   0   23   0
Viljoen       4   1   12   2