SWD champions on good wicket

SOUTH Western Districts cricket champions Union Stars, who recorded two victories last weekend, have joined Pacaltsdorp United at the top of the log on 38 points, but Stars have the advantage of having a game in hand.
This comes after Union Stars registered a close two-wicket win over their rivals on Sunday after Pacaltsdorp had made a competitive total of 179/7.
A day earlier, Stars completed a comfortable victory over Mayflower, bundling them out for 46 after making 118.
Sussex (182/6) recorded a much-needed 96-run victory in the derby clash against Mossel Bay (86), while George (75/9) were victorious after they had dismissed Pirates United for 75.
Harlequins Forces had a disappointing weekend, losing both matches.
On Saturday, they lost by 95 runs against Pacaltsdorp United, followed by a 74-run defeat at the hands of Mossel Bay.
Summarised scores:
Union Stars 118 (Donay Wagenaar 21, Riaan Prins 3/15, Marius de Vos 3/21, Hugh Minnies 2/34); Mayflower 46 (Mac Juan Dyssel 15no, Marco Kammies 3/5, Mario Jansen 2/8, Reagan Booysen 2/14, Leroy Bredenkamp 2/18). Union Stars won by 72 runs
Pacaltsdorp United 178 (Gilroy Saaiman 46, Enver Bezuidenhout 38no, Sidwill Williams 4/27, Wayne Gelant 2/19, Warren Sevierus 2/35); Harlequins 83/9 (Warren Sevierus 32, Enver Bezuidenhout 2/9, Marshall Willeman 2/14, Roberto Davids 2/14, Gilroy Saaiman 2/34). Pacaltsdorp won by 95 runs
Sussex 182/6 (Craig Thana 66no, Reavan Plaatjies 23no, Rowin Groenewald 22, Ruaan Moore 2/33); Mossel Bay 86 (Barry Oosthuizen 34, Regarth Olckers 3/2, Jemaine Jeona 2/23). Sussex won by 96 runs
Pirates United 74 (Garth Bock 16, Grant Simpson 6/15, Dominique Van Niekerk 2/12, Moheen Elyas 2/20); George 75/9 (Wim Basson 27, Garth Bock 3/14, Irvin Campher 3/20, Darryl Sigula 2/22). George won by 1 wicket
Mossel Bay 236/7 (Ricky Lessing 63, Barry Oosthuizen 55, Drikus Visagie 35, Christo van Schalkwyk 23, Enverino Swarts 2/32, Glenton Stuurman 2/33, Ronald Dirks 2/49); Harlequins 162 (Kurt Fourie 30, Sidwill Williams 24, M Linters 23, Shane Smith 3/21, Christo van Schalkwyk 2/24, Stefan Terblanche 2/28). Mossel Bay won by 74 runs
Pacaltsdorp 179/7 (Carl Meyer 48, Gilroy Saaiman 33no, Danzil Manewil 22, Otniel Baartman 3/41); Union Stars 180/8 (Jean Heunis 41, Atta Ur Rehman 32, Jacques Campher 29, Ruall de Reuck 3/35). Union Stars won by 2 wickets
Latest log: Union Stars 38 (12), Pacaltsdorp United 38 (13), Harlequins 29 (13), NMMU 27 (10), Mossel Bay 27 (11), George 24 (12), Sussex 23 (13), Pirates United 19 (12), Mayflower 17 (12)
The Oudtshoorn team won the SWD Women’s League for the fourth consecutive season at the weekend when they defeated Hessequa by nine wickets in the final at the Recreation Ground.
Heidelberg United (351/8) caused a major upset in this weekend’s Promotion League competition when they defeated Knysna Cavaliers (132) by a whopping 219 runs.
Ramblers (126/9) consolidated their position for a place in the semifinals with a 47-run victory against Bongolethu (79 all out)
Summarised scores
Promotion league: Western Hope 325/8 bt Dysselsdorp 127/9 by 198 runs; Riversdale 146 bt Albertinia 85 by 61 runs; Heidelberg 351/8 bt Knysna Cavaliers 132 by 219 runs; Melkhoutfontein 113 bt Slangrivier 57/9 by 56 runs; Pioneers 298/9 bt Kranshoek Cobras 150 by 148 runs; Ramblers 126/9 bt Bongolethu 79 by 47 runs
Reserve league: Union Stars C 343/4 bt Harlequins B 86/8 by 257 runs; Mossel Bay B 234 bt Union Stars B 169 by 65 runs; Pirates United B v Sussex B – match abandoned; Thembalethu B 310 bt NMMU B 124/6 by 186 runs; Pacaltsdorp B 156 lost to Ramblers B 157/7 by 3 wickets; Sussex B 166/9 lost to NMMU B 167/5 by 5 wickets; Ramblers B 118/9 lost to George 120/9 by 1 wicket

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