Argentina's North v South match has been played annually since 1891, and is usually a three day match, one of few in the associate world outside of the Intercontinental Cup.

It was scheduled for three days this year too, but after rain caused it to be postponed by a week from its original dates of 29 February-2 March to 7-9 March, rain washed out the first two days and it was reduced to a 50 over game this year.

The rain had left the pitch in a damp state, tipping the game towards the bowlers, and runs were hard to come by. The North batted first and apart from 27 from Donnie Forrester and an unbeaten 40 from Gary Savage, their batsmen struggled in the face of some good bowling from Augstin Casime (3/13) and Dutch overseas professional Atse Buurman. (3/22)

Buurman's bowling is perhaps surprising as he has never bowled for the Netherlands, and usually plays as a wicket-keeper, but he nevertheless helped restrict the North to 155/9 from their 50 overs. He then led the way with the bat when the South batted, scoring 48 before he was bowled by Gary Savage.

His innings enabled the South to score quicker than the North, and they reached their target inside 35 overs for the loss of 6 wickets.


South of Argentina beat North of Argentina by 4 wickets
9 March, Virrey del Pino
North of Argentina 155/9 (50 overs, G Savage 40*, A Casime 3/13, A Buurman 3/22)
South of Argentina 156/6 (33.5 overs, A Buurman 48)